Since I manage a very large BP community, I was in a need of a plugin which reduces the data recorded in the bp_activity table, which stores all the Buddypress activity. A plugin that would “block” an activity record from being saved to the stream/database. Activities like user joining groups, friendships and profile updates.
But the only plugin which does this was BuddyPress Block Activity Stream Types which was great, but is hasn’t been updated in over 2 years and so isn’t compatible with BP 2.x.
So, based on the ideas and footsteps of this plugin creators I made an updated version for Buddypress 2.x. :-), which uses the Settings API of wordpress and adds a “Buddypress Block Activity Stream Types” section into Buddypress Settings admin page.
The “resurrected” plugin code is currently available at https://github.com/lenasterg/buddypress-block-activity-stream-types-ls