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BuddyPress Activity Plus

Add buttons to the BuddyPress activity feed that make it super easy to share images, videos, and links from around the web.

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4.2 out of 5 stars
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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 definitely 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 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 (UPDATE: Now they do!). 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 (Not anymore since BuddyBoss Wall fixed the issue) which doesn't store images locally but instead uses the images from the linked website.

As far as this plugin, I would recommend you look elsewhere, I think there are better alternatives like rtmedia.

Found it to be full of bugs
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Full of issues that made it more frustrating than useful. Common with WPMU Dev is half baked plugins that fall down in fully functioning stable plugin. Thickbox popup is unstable, It will 90 degree spin the photo or squash it. Jams the website if you accidentally try to upload a video file in photo file upload. Many other issues I cant remember now. Went to buddyboss media, although still bugged up, a nicer slideshow, and doesn't cause so many issues.

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