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DESPERATE for help with Activity Streams/Read More Link fixes :(

  • Avatar of peeld
    peeld
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    @peeld

    PLEASE HELP ME WITH THESE ACTIVITY STREAM ISSUES…..I am pulling my hair out, this is such a huge fail in BP 1.5 functionality, I am so frustrated :(

    On http://mysite.com/activity, as well as http://mysite.com/groups/anygroup home page, the [READ MORE] link at the bottom of activity replies to posts expands to reveal the full text of the response ONLY if the user has posted an update – if they are posting in reply to a forum topic, then on the activity feed the end of the excerpt just has [...] and that doesn’t link to anything but SHOULD, as it used to. How to hack/fix?

    On http://mysite.com/gropu/groupname/groupforum/groupforumtopic/topicpage

    the [READ MORE] link at the bottom of activity feed replies to posts doesn’t do ANYthing.
    I have the group forums extras plugin installed in order to show activity replies below forum posts in a threaded view. It all worked just dandy before the BP 1.5 upgrade.

    How can I hack/edit to get this functionality back? I am really really frustrated and am getting to the point where I’d PAY to have this fixed….

    Thanks,

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  • Avatar of ketubahdiva
    ketubahdiva
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    @ketubahdiva

    The [READ MORE] link on comments to posts appears to be a current problem on all BuddyPress sites. I hope they come up with a patch soon..

    (In fact, I’m reporting it now — I just saw the Bugs widget to the right as I type this! )

    I noticed the [...] at the end of Forum Topic excerpts, and just assumed it was designed that way. Users can always click the subject link to get to the full Forum Topic, though you may need to educate your users about this.

    Melissa

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    ketubahdiva
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    @ketubahdiva

    The [READ MORE] link on comments to posts appears to be a current problem on all BuddyPress sites. I hope they come up with a patch soon..

    (In fact, I’m reporting it now — I just saw the Bugs widget to the right as I type this! )

    I noticed the [...] at the end of Forum Topic excerpts, and just assumed it was designed that way. Users can always click the subject link to get to the full Forum Topic, though you may need to educate your users about this.

    Melissa

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
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    @boonebgorges

    I just tested on testbp.org and on my local installations, and the ‘read more’ link seems to be working fine on activity comments.

    > It all worked just dandy before the BP 1.5 upgrade.

    The ‘read more’ links, that expand with jQuery, were new additions in BP 1.5. So it couldn’t have worked before the upgrade – it didn’t exist.

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
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    @boonebgorges

    I just tested on testbp.org and on my local installations, and the ‘read more’ link seems to be working fine on activity comments.

    > It all worked just dandy before the BP 1.5 upgrade.

    The ‘read more’ links, that expand with jQuery, were new additions in BP 1.5. So it couldn’t have worked before the upgrade – it didn’t exist.

    Avatar of ketubahdiva
    ketubahdiva
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    @ketubahdiva

    Still not working on my site. [Read more] works on original posts, but not on comments.

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
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    @boonebgorges

    Are you using a custom theme? And what does “doesn’t work” mean? Can you be specific about what happens when you click the links? Any chance you could open a Javascript debugging console like the one in Firebug and look for errors?

    Avatar of peeld
    peeld
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    @peeld

    When viewing the activity feed on my site, if the activity item was posted as an update (i.e. Daisy Peel posted an update (insert time since here), then the [READ MORE] link at the end is live and clicking drops down the remainder of the update and associated comments. Hovering over the hyperlink shows that it points to http://mysite.com/activity/p/some-number

    However, when viewing the activity feed, if the activity item was posted as a response to a forum topic, or as a new forum topic, then at the end of the excerpt, the [READ MORE] text is there, but there’s no hyperlink.

    I’m using Custom Community Pro, and I reinstalled it clean just to be SURE I hadn’t modified something.
    I can change the text in bp-activity-filters.php here:

    $append_text = apply_filters( ‘bp_activity_excerpt_append_text’, __( ‘[Read More]‘, ‘buddypress’ ) );

    And the text of the LIVE links changes accordingly, but [Read More] is still appended to the end of the forum topic updates in the activity feed, and it’s still just dead text, so I can’t figure out where that appended text is being pulled from. Hope that helps.

    Avatar of peeld
    peeld
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    @peeld

    Firebug doesn’t seem to be reporting any errors.

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
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    @boonebgorges

    It’s possible that the Custom Community theme is written in such a way that the JavaScript from bp-default will not work properly. If I get a chance sometime this week I may take a look myself, but I urge you in the meantime to contact the theme’s author. By changing some CSS selectors, the author may have broken this particular function.

    Avatar of peeld
    peeld
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    @peeld

    I switched back to the bp-default theme to see what’s going on. The text at the end of forum posts is [...] instead of [Read More], but it’s still dead text and not a link. But maybe that’s the default behavior?

    Avatar of tjchester
    tjchester
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    @tjchester

    @boonebgorges Hello, I am working with a user on our theme forum with this same issue. I have replicated it, my support user informs me that this started to happen when he update Java, as in Sun Java…not sure how this relates to javascript if it does but may be a way for you to replicate this issue. What I am finding is that the read more link does not populate itself so it just stays as [...]

    I am not sure what exchanges the [...] with Read More but I think that is what is broken. I would be happy to help you to replicate this issue. Let me know what I can do to help you troubleshoot this issue.
    Thanks!

    I wonder if it’s not appearing to expand if we’re storing an excerpted version of the content in the database.

    Would someone with this problem let us know of you can recreate it on testbp.org? You can create a new group, set up its forum, and then test this with the activity string.

    Is there a way to increase the excerpt size until this is fixed? My users longer comments are becoming useless because no one and read the entire comment.

    Hi Joey, just found out how to do this: open bp-activity-filters.php (should be in wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-activity) and search for bp_activity_excerpt_length
    I bumped mine up to 1500 and that did the trick for me

    p.s. re Paul Gibbs: the Read More works ok in the activity for a user. It seems only to be a problem within group activity.

    Avatar of bcnbuda
    bcnbuda
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    @bcnbuda

    this was helpful to me but there turns out to be more to it than just bp-activity-filters.php.

    Read the following thread

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/vexatious-read-more-linkslack-thereof?replies=4#post-3672956

    let me know if this is helpful to you. Or if you can think of improvements. A more elegant solution perhaps

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