Yet another plugin resurrection :-) BuddyPress Block Activity Stream Types for BP 2.x


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.

screenshot-1So, 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 

 

 

 

 

 

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BP Groups Suggestions plugin v. 1.3


New version of BP Groups Suggestions plugin available at https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-groups-suggestions/
Minor fix.

WP MS + Buddypress experiences

Some time ago I tested the ‘BP Groups Suggest Widget’ (http://buddydev.com/plugins/bp-group-suggest/)  from  Brajesh Singh, which gave me the idea to extend it, since I needed the groups suggestion to also take into account more user data.

So the result, was BP Groups Suggestions plugin.

The plugin adds “Suggested groups” functionality into Buddypress groups.

By default, it uses the user’s friends’s groups in order to suggest groups of the login user, but this can be extended throught available filters.

It adds a “Suggested group” tab into the Groups Directory page, and also a widget “Suggested groups” is available.

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The login user can hide groups from suggestion list, by pressing the “Remove group”, either through the widget, the “Suggested groups” tab or by the group’s homepage. Also the login user can reset the hidden suggestion list. The plugin uses various ‘filters’ so a developer can extend it, for example to include admins…

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BuddyPress Hashtags LS – version 1.2


I just updated the Buddypress Hashtags plugin.

In this version 1.2 two options were added in the Buddypress Hashtags Settings page:

1. Display or not the “#” infront of the hashtags in widgets and in hashtag cloud.

2. (For multisite). If the blog’s post’s taxonomy (categories, tags) should also included in the hashtags list.

 

“BuddyPress Hashtags LS ” is available at https://github.com/lenasterg/ls_bp_hashtags

 

In general, the Buddypress Hashtags LS plugin, “mimics” the Twitter hashtag behaviour, allowed the users to use # to tag a topic into there activity update and into their blog’s post (for multisite installations).

  • it supports unicode ex. Greek language
  • it provides a “Popular terms” widget.
  • it provides a shortcode [ls_bp_hashtags] which accept same arguments as wp_generate_tag_cloud() function.
  • in multisite installation it also includes the tags and categories of each post
  • in multisite installation, if a hashtag is inside the post content it also has link to the related activity.
  • it doesn’t alter the activity contents instead all hashtags are stored in a new db table in order to make lighter queries in activity table

I have tested it with BuddyPress  2. The base functionality seems OK.

It would be great if someone try it or even contribute to it.

The alpha version of “BuddyPress Hashtags LS ” is available at https://github.com/lenasterg/ls_bp_hashtags

 

Keep in mind that it is still under heavy developement so don’t use it in a production site.

The plugin creates a new db table, which is not deleted when the plugin is deactivated.

 

 

BuddyPress Hashtags LS


I’m in a process of making a hashtag plugin, based on BuddyPress Activity Stream Hashtags.

The Buddypress Hashtags LS plugin:

  • it doesn’t alter the activity contents instead all hashtags are stored in a new db table in order to make lighter queries in activity table
  • it supports unicode ex. Greek language
  • it provides a “Popular terms” widget.
  • it provides a shortcode [ls_bp_hashtags] which accept same arguments as wp_generate_tag_cloud() function.
  • in multisite installation it also includes the tags and categories of each post
  • in multisite installation, if a hashtag is inside the post content it also has link to the related activity.

I have tested with the latest BP 2 RC. The base functionality seems OK.

Things which need fixing are:

  • Unistaller function
  • Popular terms” widget. Add parameters
  • Related Activity listing. Find a way to display activities from private or hidden groups.
  • Create a Activity tab “Terms sitewide”
  • Create a “similar activity” widget for use under a blog post in case of multisite installation.
  • “Trends”. This is a difficult one 🙂

It would be great if someone try it or even contribute to it.

The alpha version of “BuddyPress Hashtags LS ” is available at https://github.com/lenasterg/ls_bp_hashtags

Keep in mind that it is still alpha version so don’t use it in a production site, cause:

1. The plugin creates a new db table, which is not deleted when the plugin is deactivated.

2. The plugin alters the activity contents by adding a link to each tag, prior inserting into the activity table.  This link don’t change when the plugin is deactivated.

 

BP Groups Suggestions plugin


Some time ago I tested the ‘BP Groups Suggest Widget’ (http://buddydev.com/plugins/bp-group-suggest/)  from  Brajesh Singh, which gave me the idea to extend it, since I needed the groups suggestion to also take into account more user data.

So the result, was BP Groups Suggestions plugin.

The plugin adds “Suggested groups” functionality into Buddypress groups.

By default, it uses the user’s friends’s groups in order to suggest groups of the login user, but this can be extended throught available filters.

It adds a “Suggested group” tab into the Groups Directory page, and also a widget “Suggested groups” is available.

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The login user can hide groups from suggestion list, by pressing the “Remove group”, either through the widget, the “Suggested groups” tab or by the group’s homepage. Also the login user can reset the hidden suggestion list. The plugin uses various ‘filters’ so a developer can extend it, for example to include admins specified groups as suggested, or to exclude groups from suggestion list.

 You can download the plugin from http://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-groups-suggestions/

External Group RSS tab extension plugin


For a Buddypress installation of mine, I needed to add external rss feeds to groups. There is a great plugin for this work called BP External Group Blogs (http://wordpress.org/plugins/external-group-blogs/). Don’t let the name fool you, it supports RSS feed from every source, not just blogs. The plugin give group creators and administrators to attach external RSS feeds to groups. The posts appear within the activity stream for the group.

But I also needed a separate group tab to display those external posts (like the documents tab). So I made a simple extension plugin which does exactly that.

The plugin is called External Group RSS tab extension and you can downloaded from http://wordpress.org/plugins/external-group-rss-tab-extension/

 

 

 

 

Buddypress Group Documents renamed to BP Group Documents and available on wordpress.org


In order to make the plugin Buddypress Group Documents  available through plugin repository of wordpress.org, we renamed it to BP Group Documents.

So from now on you can download it as BP Group Documents , leave feedback etc. in http://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-group-documents/.

Hope this help you (and me) to make the plugin better.