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BuddyPress Activity Plus

BuddyPress Activity Plus allows for embedding of oEmbed videos and media in your activities.

33 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
Didn't work on two themes I use and seems a little buggy.
By , for WP 4.4.1

I like many of WPMUDev's plugins (though not all) but this one just didn't quite do it for me. I like the idea of the plugin, however, I just couldn't get it to work properly on two different themes. It seems pretty buggy to me, though maybe it is just my themes or the combination of plugins I use. Not sure though because I rarely have any issues installing other plugins on these themes. Either way, it didn't work for me and I tried to get it working by disabling plugins, trying the different themes, etc. Maybe you will have better luck with your theme/plugin combination than I did.

If a plugin doesn't work for me pretty much right away I tend to look for alternatives. I ended up using rtMedia, albeit it costs money, however, it does image stuff well and they have a ton of addons (though can add up quick). For example, to get the functionality of URL preview in activity stream had to buy their addon but it works great. I also use BuddyBoss's Wall plugin for Facebook like functionality (that parts works fantastic!) and it also allows url preview/image in activity stream. For images, they have a separate plugin for images that you will need in addition to the wall plugin. Only thing about Buddyboss Wall plugin url/image preivew feature is it stores images on your local harddrive and they don't auto delete if a user deletes activity from the feed. Sucks cause the typical wordpress install has 5 to 9 images or more. Had to disable it, hence I ended up using rtMedia's addon for URL preview in activity stream which doesn't store images locally but instead uses the images from the linked website.

muito bom, gostei
By ,

permite compartilhar no buddypress a partir de uma imagem ou video ou de uma url

very good plugin
By , for WP 4.4

I just installed this plugin with wordpress 4.4 and latest buddy press, they are working together very well. I do not have problem at all. I am using Divi Theme from Elegant Theme.

Thank you for creating very helpful plugin.

Subhan

I tried to like it, but i can't
By , for WP 4.3.1

I tried to use this plugin several times, with different themes and different WordPress versions. The first time i tried it was several years ago and now i find the exact same ugly code i saw the first time i tried it.

br tags between images. Really? br tags? The plugin breaks the What's new form UX. Broken code everywhere. The code just don't make sense, i don't know how this even work. You need a degree just to understand it, and another one to make changes without breaking everything else.

I'm wasting more time fixing this plugin than i needed to build the rest of my website. I even tried to share my code, but i'm not good enough to make code that it's worth sharing.

I'm sorry if i'm being rude, but i hate laziness, specially when it hurts the community. Finding the exact same code i saw several years ago just made me mad. What would think someone who is trying Buddypress for the first time and he installs this plugin? What would he think when he tries it a few years later and it's the exact same ugly code? I can tell you, because i'm that user. I'm starting to think this is not an isolated problem, iirc i had similar problems with other WPMU DEV plugins.

Are you trying to lure users to your paid support? Because if not, then i don't understand it.

The worst thing is that the only alternative to this plugin is the paid version of rtMedia. I always end coming back to rtMedia, but i'm too poor to pay for plugins or storage (almost 30% unemployment in my country, it's not an overstatement). I NEED this plugin.

Please, update the plugin, we are in 2015, it's not 2010 anymore. PLEASE.

recomendado
By , for WP 4.3.1

Plugin recomendado para BuddyPress, muchas gracias.

Works just fine
By , for WP 4.2.2

Highest recommendation is to have it load it's CSS in the head and JS in the footer if at all possible, otherwise works great. And yes I stay updated on all plugins and the WordPress core itself, currently using 4.2.2 and works without a problem.

its not working..
By , for WP 4.1.1

its not working in my social website and plzz do make to use that.

works
By , for WP 4.1

Has been working fantastically so far. Needs to be updated for BP 2.2.0

Glad it exists, poorly built
By , for WP 4.0.1

This saved me a ton of time in one department and needlessly cost me time in another.

Wrapping forms with ugly css classes using JS? Enqueuing plugin css after child theme css? Bad!

Fantastic
By , for WP 4.0

This is awesome plugin.

All it needs left is attachments on the comments as well.

Also a clear button to clear out unused images left by activity plus.

I would totally buy/donate to this plugin when that happens.
It's the last thing I need for my website.

Thanks.

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