[Plugin: BuddyPress Activity Plus] Plugin not Working for Links and Video
Except photos uploading, links and videos embedding can’t be previewed and posted. Please help, really love the awesome plugin.
If you’re not quite sure how to do that, the best route may be to deactivate other plugins to see where there may be a conflict.
Also, would you happen to be using the BuddyPress default theme? If not, could you quickly switch to that to see if it resolves the issue?
I’m using Genesis Connect http://www.studiopress.com/plugins/genesis-connect – A bridge between Genesis framework and Buddypress. Is it because of this reason that I couldn’t use the plugin?
Hope it can be solved, the extension is marvelous! Thank you!
Can we get a link to your site? We can check for js/css errors.
We haven’t tested with genesis-connect, but I don’t think it would cause any issues here.
You can check for these yourself by using a firefox extension called firebug. Just do a quick google search for it – there’s also a version for chrome.
Once installed, enable the ‘scripts’ tab and then refresh any page. From the console tab you’ll be able to see any errors happening on your site. It’s a pretty fantastic tool!
Hope this helps. Thanks!
Here’s my link.
The simple_html_dom funtions clash with other plugins such as transposh for example.
How can we make these functions unique so they do not clash. It seems like many plugins use the same html dom functions. Is there a way to address this in your plugin?
Another question. How do I add an ajax loader to the interface where a loader gif can show when users click to insert a photo, link or video?
Thanks for your time.
Just to say I had similar probs.
Images and links wouldn’t load ( and not just for this plugin). I took masonjames advice on the WPMUDEV forum and downloaded the firebug add-on to firefox.
It told me the prob was with a plugin I had deleted – WP Super Cache. So I reloaded the super cache plugin which repaired itself.
Now everything is working super. Can’t praise the plugin and masonjames advice enough about using fiirebug. Have being trying to sort out the upload of images on plugins for ages. Thanks again
@masonjames, I’ve just discovered the same issue – http://skiddnet.com/activity/ – the problem only lies with the preview function since it’s still possible to enter a link in the status update and for the oEmbed function to determine if it’s a video or standard link.
I will take a closer look via firebug, but in the meantime would welcome anyone’s thoughts or suggestions from past solutions.
I am running up-to-date versions of WP (3.21) and BP (1.29) with a custom theme built from bpdefault.
By a process of elimination I’ve managed to track down the source of the conflict – the new ‘Social’ plugin from mailchimp – http://mailchimp.com/social-plugin-for-wordpress/
Any suggestions for how I might go about resolving the conflict? (since I’d very much like to continue using BOTH plugins)
Yeah, for me it was Transposh…too bad really, really could use that plugin, it’s a balance between features for users and features for non-english speakers…it’s a tough call
Thanks for your feedback and praise 🙂 We’ve released an updated version that works with BuddyPress Group Documents as well:
As to the specific plugin conflicts, we’ll do the best we can, but if the conflict is due to a separate plugin with buggy code there’s little we can do other than report to the developers.
Thanks again everyone!
I just get a “Failed” after i try to do anything.
I just got the same issue on my site. It only broke the function to embbed a link we can see the waiting icon but nothing more, images and videos are working fine.
So I deactivated other installed plugins and then a yes to a plugin conflict.
The Plugin in question is Lightbox Plus. Why do I need Lightbox? Because there’s another plugin that allow users upload on the fly files to bbpress forums, when images are uploaded, Lightbox can make slide shows from them which is great.
Any help on how to prevent the conflict between activity plus and lightbox Plus?
I’ve tried to change some settings either on Lightbox and uploader plugin by changing Rel to Class, both allow that but without success the issue is still there.
My setup is running with WP 3.3, Buddypress 1.5.2 with default theme, Activity plus 1.3.1
Don’t bother with me, I just solved my issue.
Lightbox Plus is gone, instead I have Jquery colorbox, does the same and no incompatibility with Activity Plus. Everything working fine now.
Perhaps you can help? I am helping maintain an education portal. We experience the same problem with our website, that is, encounter errors whenever we post a video (e.g. Youtube link) and URL.
The message simply says “There has been an error processing your request”.
I checked the Worpress version (3.3.2) and Buddypress (version 1.5.5) and they are compatible with the plugin. We have 30 plugins activated, I wonder if one of these has a conflict and causes the error?
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