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Adding group blog posts to the activity stream?

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    Anointed
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    @anointed

    I just setup a fresh install of buddypress on a multisite setup.

    Now I only activated buddypress on the primary site, and not network wide.

    Problem:
    When I publish a post on another blog site, the new post is not showing up in the activity stream.

    Is this the way buddypress is supposed to work now?
    *Was I supposed to network activate buddypress in order to get the activity stream to show blog site posts from other sites?
    *If not, do I simply activate buddypress on the sites whom I want to have their activity show up in the activity stream? (that would be best if possible!)

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  • Avatar of Anointed
    Anointed
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    @anointed

    Ok, I ran a test on another install.

    If I network activate buddypress, then anything I post on group blogs shows up on the activity stream.

    If I activate buddypress on a site by site basis, then only the sites I activate buddypress will send blog posts to the activity stream.

    The downside to the second approach is that buddypress asks to have the pages setup on every blog I activate it on manually which is not what i want.

    Question:
    What is the best way of installing buddypress, where I can control which blogs posts are sent to my primary buddypress activity stream?

    - network activate = all posts go to stream
    - blog by blog = only active blogs do, but it’s a nightmare having to add bp pages manually to active sites.

    Is there a filter I can use if I activate network wide where I can exclude sites from activity stream?

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    Did you ever figure this out? Sounds like I’m looking for the same thing. Here is my post.

    http://buddypress.org/support/topic/bit-confused-about-bp-aggregation/#post-150665

    Avatar of @ubernaut
    Ben Hansen
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    @ubernaut

    i think buddypress needs to be network activated (i could be wrong on that) but it will only really be displayed on the main site (that part i’m certain of).

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    I can’t imagine doing that unless you wanted all of your sites to have their own BP instance.

    Avatar of @ubernaut
    Ben Hansen
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    @ubernaut

    well that’s not the way it works at all when network activated some aspects of buddypress provide network wide functionality but the front end display is only as i say on the primary blog/site for instance you can use buddypress to give your users the ability to create their own sub sites (in a more user friendly fashion then wordpress itself provides alone) and any activity on the various sub sites will be displayed in the network wide activity feed which again only displays on the primary blog by default.

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    I’m not sure I’m following.

    Are you saying that the main BP plugin can be run in network mode which in turn kind of aggregates all of the blogs?

    Right now, my setup is WPMU with all of the BP plugins running only on the main site. I wanted one single community area which blog owners can take part in when they aren’t working on their own blogs.

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    BuddyPress must be activated sitewide = network. http://buddypress.org/support/topic/bit-confused-about-bp-aggregation/

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    Ben Hansen
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    @ubernaut

    Are you saying that the main BP plugin can be run in network mode which in turn kind of aggregates all of the blogs?

    i’m saying it must be as far as i’m aware anyway. What it aggregates is the activity on the network of blogs.

    Right now, my setup is WPMU with all of the BP plugins running only on the main site. I wanted one single community area which blog owners can take part in when they aren’t working on their own blogs.

    that area would reside on the primary blog/site. hope that helps. and i believe most (any?) BP plugins would also need to be network activated.

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    As I said in the other thread, I’m not sure which thread to update now since they are ending up being related.

    As mentioned in my other thread…
    BP and all of it’s plugins are installed from the network but only activated on the main site.

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    I’ve been searching since reading your reply.
    Most articles say that BP should be network activated however, I’ve come across nothing saying if the rest of the BP plugins need to be network enabled as well or only on the main BP site.

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    So making BP alone network activated did allow for posts to show in the main activity stream.
    Only question I have left is what about the rest of the BP plugins, other than those which are specifically network, should I also enable the rest as network or keep them on the main site only as I have them now?

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    Ben Hansen
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    @ubernaut

    i believe most (any?) BP plugins would also need to be network activated.

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    It’s all working perfectly with only BP activated as network?

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    Ben Hansen
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    @ubernaut

    is that a question?

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    Yes, I am saying that it seems to be working fine with only BP activated as network.
    Meaning, does anyone know if I really need to enable the rest of the BP plugins as network?

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    Ben Hansen
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    @ubernaut

    not me but i would assume it would best to do it that way since that’s the way buddypress itself is activated i would have to assume any buddypress plugin would be designed to work properly with networks at one point buddypress was WMPU only if i’m not mistaken.

    Avatar of voopress
    voopress
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    @voopress

    I agree but since I can’t confirm this, I haven’t enabled the rest other than on the main BP site.

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    Ben Hansen
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    @ubernaut

    ok

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