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@DJPaul, where do I need to post a question like this to get a response?
@claud925, did Gigya get back to you about the activity stream stuff? (Or, by chance, profile pics?)
I’d guess check for something in the theme’s css that would be set to clear:right in the php file for group forums….? That, or you could have a problem with an uneven number of opened/closed divs in that php file.
@amanson: The part you mention with the avatar image sounds like it might be the normal behavior. On mine (child of bp-default), when editing the avatar for a group, it lets you crop in the top picture, while the bottom picture is a preview of what the cropped & resized image will look like…. I always assumed that’s just how BuddyPress does things, haven’t tried to do anything with my avatar or a group avatar here on this site, though.
@nuprn1, reviving this old thread. I’m going to have to give that a try (digging around in your code, that is) and get back to you….. (Also, thank you for making something to actually use the forum tags!)
Oops, I should’ve just bumped this thread. Naughty Beck.
Technically, you should probably be creating a directory named activity in your active theme’s folder (i.e., Unplugged) and copying the original bp-default’s index.php file (that you finally located) into that folder, then modifying the copy. I think.
Or, arguably, I guess you could even make a…grandchild theme? EDIT: Actually, I don’t think making a child of a child is really an option, but I don’t know for sure.
@jonnylons, are you looking for something that lets users write blog posts for their sites? Somebody pointed me to a few good front-end blog post plugins. If that’s what you’re looking for, say the word, and I’ll dig ’em up.
Or, now that I look more closely at the link @footybible offered, sweet. And he mentioned the front-end approach already. I have no current need of this solution myself, as I’m not running multisite, but I am definitely bookmarking that guide in case it comes up in the future….
So, sounds like it just depends on how much control your users need and how much time you want to invest in setting that up.
I think I may’ve posted this in the wrong place. Should it go under suggestions/feedback? Somewhere else?
This should be possible using just a child theme to create a page that pulls those in and to fix references throughout the site & adminbar, right? But still, anybody have thoughts and which/how many files would have to be modified? I still haven’t delved in too deep with the activity loop and such.
That said, having used this site more & more, maybe the divisions are a little useful–it’s already hard to find the type of activity I’m looking for sometimes.
Yeah, like I get a notice that 10 users want to join group A, but really, user X wanted to join 10 groups….
Hm…I’m not 100%, but you might think of username as just that–the username one uses to login. Something shorter than John Smith, like jsmith, is ideal. But then the name is the display name. It can be first & last (even with a middle name or initial) and provides useful, attractive information, but isn’t something everybody wants to type out all the time (whether for logging in or for [at]mentions….
Great Topic/thread. I’d save it as a “favorite” it, but….
@LPH2005 posted 6 great thoughts. (This is my vacuous analog to the “like” button or +1 reply, I suppose.)
I commented on the whiteboard (password worked for me too),
Can somebody help me with this nicenames business, too? I’m working on the username/displayname oddity I’ve already been chatting with @r-a-y about (re: the username only plugin) and have presently disabled his plugin and added this to my bp-custom.php:
Well that’s lovely at various points across my site, but it doesn’t add the title info to links in, for example, the members directory. (Perhaps I should’ve more deeply investigated using your plugin as a base point, r-a-y!) So now I’m messing with the file members-loop.php, but the file bp-core-templatetags doesn’t have anything to handle whether BP_ENABLE_USERNAME_COMPATIBILITY_MODE is set, and consequently I’m not sure whether to request
bp_member_user_login(). (as in: Example 2).
Obviously, as I’m currently set up, I know that I actually need to do the nicename thing, but on a more abstract level, what should I be doing? I see there’s a filter in
function bp_get_member_user_login()I might be able to monkey around with, but as it’s only passed
$members_template->member->user_login, I’m not sure that’d work (or, ignorant question, is a global variable really that global?).
I’m a bit over my head, in case that’s not already really obvious.
Would the best solution involve disabling these nicenames, whatever exactly they are? ( @r-a-y, I see the comment you pulled out of the WP code, but it doesn’t *mean* a lot to me. In my case, I’m not actually even sure how the two got set up, since I didn’t do the initial install of WP on my site. I just know the administrator comes over as [at]admin but with a login of cltgeeks, and I’ve sussed out that admin is evidently the nicename.)
I had a problem with a
xxxxxx[at]live.comaddress–as @liveview said, it never appeared in the junk folder even. But then I had no problem with a
xxxxxx[at]hotmail.comaddress a few days later. So it’s not even entirely consistent for me. I have yet to create more accounts to do further testing.
What exactly do you mean by members stuff?
And are you editing theme files (like header.php) or just wanting to link from within, say, a WordPress page or blog post?
You can definitely adjust the first one of those without being a CSS or PHP wizard, just by editing header.php. I suggest you create a Child Theme first.
There are also some good SEO plugins out there, although I don’t know what works with BuddyPress. Hopefully somebody else’ll chime in here.
Actually, no, I think that’d be the file for MU blogs, probably. You’re still talking about the main site blog; it’s just not the website’s home page. Anyway, I still think that other thread will help you out.
Try this yet?
Except instead of copying over and editing the site’s main index.php, make sure you find the right file for your theme (in bp-default, that’d be the index.php file in the blogs directory–probably the same for BP Widget Theme, but I haven’t looked at it).
Wait, I’m confused. You want it to show up in their profile, right? So why not just create a profile group and relevant fields?
Although…hmm….that might get tricky in terms of multiple Living/Deceased. Or you just allow a max number of pets (say, 5 in each category) and create that many profile fields. Anything left blank won’t show up in the profile.
That wouldn’t let you upload photos natively, although I wouldn’t be surprised if we already have a plugin for that.
Then again, you also wouldn’t have anything compiling everybody’s tributes. Is that what you want? Have to admit, I’m not super-clear on what you’re looking for.
Hm.. Not my most helpful reply, sorry.
Another thought: maybe you can mix a form you create with one of the front-end blog post plugins. So whatever interface they’d normally have to post an entry to the blog (your listing of everybody’s tributes) would be heavily locked down to just the info you want. I’m thinking BuddyPress would automatically include a link to the generated tribute post somewhere in their activity feed. (I know you said you don’t want a blog type page, but here I’m assuming you meant that you didn’t want the submission page to be part of a blog, not that you don’t want the submitted tributes to be incorporated in a blog.)