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Facebook-esque status updates?

  • Avatar of blackarbor
    Anonymous

    Is there a widget out there or plug-in that allows users to update their status, much like what Facebook has?

    Thanks :)

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  • Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    They’re on the way in a very basic, text only form. Check the trunk version if you’re curious, but right now the trunk is getting some big changes so don’t count on it working 100%.

    Avatar of blackarbor
    Anonymous

    Thanks John, I’ll be eagerly awaiting the release of it :). All I need is simple text updates, nothing fancy like Facebook with notes, photos, etc.

    :D

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    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    Yep. It works really slick and does exactly what it sounds like you want it to do.

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    texet
    Participant

    @texet

    dumb question, but isn’t that what the wire does already?

    Avatar of blackarbor
    Anonymous

    not really texet, the wire is more like Facebook’s wall :).

    status updates are personal updates about w/e you want. you can only have 1 update in the status place and when you want to update, it deletes your previous status.

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    Tore
    Participant

    @toregus

    I’m using the WordPress P2-theme for this functionality. It won’t be integrated into Buddypress like the status update (since it’s a WP theme), but its the right thing for me. You might want to consider it.

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    Nightlyfe
    Participant

    @nightlyfe

    Anyone try to merge P2 and the wire or bp in general?

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
    Participant

    @nicolagreco

    If you update to BP 1.1 the status component is in BuddyPress and does exactly what you’re looking for

    Avatar of Roy McKenzie
    Roy McKenzie
    Participant

    @roymckenzie

    I would be careful about upgrading right now. So much has changed and there is not a final tagged version of 1.1 yet. Word on the street is 2 weeks and we’ll have a stable release of 1.1

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    blackarbor originally wrote:

    not really texet, the wire is more like Facebook’s wall :).

    status updates are personal updates about w/e you want. you can only have 1 update in the status place and when you want to update, it deletes your previous status.

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around status updates… couldn’t you just use your latest wire post with an expiry date of a week? By “expiry”, I mean the wire post won’t be shown underneath your name, but will be archived in the wire). Functionality-wise, they’re both the same… the only difference I see is segregating data and labels. But maybe I’m just daft and slow on the uptake!

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
    Participant

    @nicolagreco

    Oh yeah Roy is right,

    if you’re not a developer and if you’re working on a production site, don’t upgrade, wait the stable release

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