[BP1.2] External Group Blogs plugin
Buddypress 1.2, WordPress MU 126.96.36.199, External Group Blogs plugin 1.1.
Version 1.1 of the plugin according to the changelog was released to support BP1.2, but I’m having some issues I hope someone can help with on my 1.2 testbed. Grabbing RSS items and throwing them into the global activity stream is essential to the functionality of the site I’m working on.
With the previous version of BP, you could navigate directly to the list of recent RSS items. Here’s an example from the live site in question: http://jobsee.kr/community/groups/jobs-and-work/external-blog-feeds/
Notice it’s just adding ‘external-blog-feeds’ to the Group home URL and that there’s a ‘Blog feeds’ item in the Group Menu.
That doesn’t seem to work anymore with the latest version, which seems like a fairly significant loss of functionality. There’s no item in the UI for the Group to get there, nor does manually typing in ‘external-blog-feeds’ at the tail end of the URL get you to a list of recent RSS items.
But this isn’t just a matter of aesthetics or loss of functionality, it’s also a pretty big problem of having the plugin actually work, because the only way I ever found to get the plugin to actually pull in new RSS items was to visit that page, and it would kick off, and update the list. Annoying and clumsy, but it worked, more or less. Without anywhere to visit now to manually kick off an update, I’m at a loss!
Am I missing something, or doing something wrong here? I’m deep into redesigning a new child theme for BP1.2, but I’d really like make this work before I upgrade on the live site.
I’ve tried going into the admin panel where you add RSS urls (http://localhost.localdomain/community/groups/jobs-and-work/admin/external-blog-feeds on my testbed) and updating that doesn’t seem to update the RSS feeds either, sadly. Functionality is pretty comprehensively broken for me, then.
Anyone else having these issues? @andy any ideas what’s happening there? Thanks in advance.
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