Support » Plugin: BuddyPress Activity Plus » Good idea, but not perfect

  • I’d like to use this plugin within Buddypress. But the function that should show a facebook-like teaser of a webpage link to be shared only works for users who have admin rights. Otherwise the preview can be seen, but after clicking on “add link” nothing happens. To normal users this appears like a real bug.

    I can’t tell this to WP MU DEV because before being able to get in contact I’d have to enter my credit card number into their website which I definitely don’t want.

    I’m also missing a better coordination with the oembed function of Buddypress. Normal users will not understand why some (whitelisted) websites show a teaser after merely entering the URL into the message field while other websites need to be shared by the link sharing function of BuddyPress Activity Plus. It would be much better usability if there was some kind of “silent mode”: If the message entered into the message field contains a link that is not on the whitelist of oembed BuddyPress Activity Plus could create a teaser out of this link (by reading the OG-Tags, similar to Facebook). This would be much easier to understand for normal users of a Buddypress site.

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  • Plugin Support Nastia – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support9)

    Hello @captaintomberlin

    Hope all is well!

    Thank you for having taken your time to provide us with your valuable feedback.

    To fix the issue with links, please add the following code to the functions.php file of your active theme:

    add_filter( 'bp_bypass_check_for_moderation', 'bp_activity_check_activity_types_custom', 10, 4 );
    function bp_activity_check_activity_types_custom( $ret, $user_id, $title, $content ) {
    	if(stristr($content,'[bpfb_')){
    		return true;
    	}
    	return $ret;
    }

    I can’t tell this to WP MU DEV because before being able to get in contact I’d have to enter my credit card number into their website which I definitely don’t want.

    The BuddyPress Activity Plus plugin is a free plugin, so if you have any questions or issues, like the issue above, you can always open a support thread here, on the plugin’s support page on wordpress.org. Our support frequently checking the forums and we will be glad assist.

    As for the oembed function, I see have it can be confusing for users. I have forwarded your feedback to our plugin’s developers. We appreciate your feedback.

    Also if you have any other suggestions that will make this plugin worth a 5-star rating, please let us know.

    Kind regards,
    Nastia

    captaintomberlin

    (@captaintomberlin)

    Thank you very much Nastia, indeed that made the plugin work also for normal users.

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