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How can I use the ‘hide_sitewide’ function to hide certain activity types from showing up in the Sit

  • Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    Hi guys,

    I just learned about the hide_sitewide functionality, and if I understand correctly it should allow you to hide certain activity types from showing up in the sitewide stream, but still show these items to the user’s friends/followers. Is this right?

    If so is there a snippet I could add to bp-custom.php or my theme, so I can strip down the global activity stream to only show useful info for non-logged in members (they don’t care who became friends with who etc).

    Has anyone done this, or could some smart php guy help me out with this (I’m just a poor “designer’).

    Cheers!

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  • Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Hi poor designer

    Actually, hide_sitewide is used for two different things. Check http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/2293#comment:10 for some detail. I’d recommend against touching it because it’s so fiddly at the moment, and instead work on filtering something appropriately. If no-one else beats me to it this evening, I’ll have a look where in the code things need to be changed

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    Hi not-so-poor Programmer,

    That stuff made my head spin. Exactly the reason why I became a poor designer. I kind of misunderstood the functionality as it seems, and so it is more to prevent dupes in the stream, and for hidden and private groups.

    I think the functionality described by me will be extremely useful for bigger communities. I’d rather not start blocking certain types of Activity Stream items (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-block-activity-stream-types/) and just show certain items to followers/friends only.

    So if you could do something magical to make that happen.. I think a lot of bigger BP communities will be pleased. Or just turn it into a plugin! (HINT HINT LOUD NOISES)

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