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  • Avatar of monkfish13
    monkfish13
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    @monkfish13

    Hello,

    I have searched the forums, as i am sure i have read a similar post on here before, but ai can see the wood for the trees, so apologies for this repeat post.

    I would like to ask if there is a BP plugin that can mange member image across the scope of a WP/BP installation ?

    For instance, if a user upload image to the blog, those image can also be used in the BP side of the site.

    Also, is there a plugin that will allow members to manage and add images from their gallery into group forum posts within BP?

    Any insight or information greatly appriciated.

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    Tammie
    Moderator

    @karmatosed

    As BuddyPress is just a plugin that sits on WordPress it shares the same media gallery as that. Now, perhaps you want more functionality than that?

    Avatar of monkfish13
    monkfish13
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    @monkfish13

    As BuddyPress is just a plugin that sits on WordPress it shares the same media gallery as that. Now, perhaps you want more functionality than that?

    Unless i am missing something it would appear not to work in that fashion.

    If, as an author, I upload image to a blog post, then go to my buddypress profile page to access my album ( using BP-album plugin ) – the images I upload to the blog post don’t appear in the profile album.

    The same is true vice versa – images uploaded to the BP gallery via a users profile, are saved in a different location, as it asks you to make the folder writable on installation.

    So is there a plugin that correlates the two so they work in unison?

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    Tammie
    Moderator

    @karmatosed

    Ah, right that’s a plugin – BP album would put them not in a central point. That’s the bit I was saying if you are using a plugin it would change. I’m not sure of the settings but perhaps BP album has one to use the ‘media gallery’? It may also be as it’s setting up ‘personal’ galleries. You’d not be able to see another users.

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    Check if BP Album has shortcode/s you can insert into posts so whatever you uploaded in Album can be used in your post. The premium BP Gallery plugin has this feature for albums or single image shortcode. It’s possible that the beta BP Media plugin has the same feature as well.

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    monkfish13
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    @monkfish13

    Thanks Mercime. I am investigating this now.

    Avatar of monkfish13
    monkfish13
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    @monkfish13

    @mercime,

    Thanks for your input – i have done a bit more investigating, but can;t seem to find any information on my question.

    Infact, it appears that all the plugins that were developed for uploading images to buddypress have been pretty dormant for the last 2 years.

    Both BP Album and BP-Gallery don’t appear to have been updated in the past 12 months from what I can see.

    Are these plugins still current and secure to use ?

    It does appear a bit strange to me that this functionality isn’t included with Buddypress, considering that sharing images is such a key part of building a social network.

    Are there any plans to integrate such functionality in the future ?

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @monkfish13 For BP Album, the plugin devs are working on BP Media http://code.google.com/p/buddypress-media/ Check out the system requirements and read documentation before installing in test installation/server first. Having said that, I may be wrong but I gathered that BP Album is still good for current BP/WP.

    As for BP Gallery, the plugin has always been updated to latest BP/WP versions http://buddydev.com/plugins/bp-gallery/ Been using it since Feb 2010 circa BP 1.2 for different sites.

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    Shahzad Saeed
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    @ibnusaheed

    @monkfish13 You can checkout BuddyPress Media plugin here

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-media/

    This plugin is actively updated so you may love this. Note that this is different from bp media plugin that @mercime has shared just above. It has features like multiple file upload, album support and more. You can also check the demo page here.

    http://demo.rtcamp.com/buddypress-media/

    As far as I know, currently there is no plan for BuddyPress to integrate multimedia sharing as core feature.

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    monkfish13
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    @monkfish13

    @ibnusaheed

    Thanks for the link – i’ve installed it and it looks great. I’ve got a few question on the functionality , but will ask them at the github support :D

    Certainly provides some of the functionality I am looking for.

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