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Demo Data Plugin with BuddyPress 1.2

  • Chris Taylor


    Hi everyone,

    I have a problem with my Demo Data Plugin ( in Buddypress 1.2. The functions that add dummy wire messages no longer work, and looking for the string “wire” in the BP source gives very few results. I guess it’s all rolled into the activity system now, yes?

    So my question is: can I use thebp_activity_add function to add wire messages to groups and profiles? The defaults for this function are:

    $defaults = array(
    'id' => false, // Pass an existing activity ID to update an existing entry.

    'action' => '', // The activity action - e.g. "Jon Doe posted an update"
    'content' => '', // Optional: The content of the activity item e.g. "BuddyPress is awesome guys!"

    'component' => false, // The name/ID of the component e.g. groups, profile, mycomponent
    'type' => false, // The activity type e.g. activity_update, profile_updated
    'primary_link' => '', // Optional: The primary URL for this item in RSS feeds (defaults to activity permalink)

    'user_id' => $bp->loggedin_user->id, // Optional: The user to record the activity for, can be false if this activity is not for a user.
    'item_id' => false, // Optional: The ID of the specific item being recorded, e.g. a blog_id
    'secondary_item_id' => false, // Optional: A second ID used to further filter e.g. a comment_id
    'recorded_time' => gmdate( "Y-m-d H:i:s" ), // The GMT time that this activity was recorded
    'hide_sitewide' => false // Should this be hidden on the sitewide activity stream?

    So to add a dummy wire message to a group I’d use:

    bp_activity_add( array(
    "action"=>"Posted a Wire message",
    "content"=>"Lorem ipsum...",
    "item_id"=>[ the group ID ]

    If anyone uses this plugin and can help with any other bugs I’d be very grateful.

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  • Mike Pratt


    I do not use the plugin but you should know that the wire no longer exists in 1.2. It has been rolled into Status Updates

    Chris – your latest update says compatible with standard wordpress but I have WordPress 2.9.2 and BP 1.2.3 and can’t find your plugin settings screen in my dashboard after activating. Can you tell me where to look?

    $activity_id = bp_activity_post_update( array( ‘content’ => $content, ‘user_id’ => $user_id ) );

    $activity_id = groups_post_update( array( ‘content’ => $content, ‘user_id’ => $user_id, ‘group_id’ => $group_id ) );

    The functions above will post an update by the user on their profile, or in a group. It will return the activity ID which you can use to attach a comment:

    $comment_id = bp_activity_new_comment( array( ‘activity_id’ => $activity_id, ‘content’ => $content, ‘user_id’ => $user_id, ‘parent_id’ => [optional] ) );

    You could post a reply to that comment by using the same function and passing the $comment_id as the parent_id param.

    Tom Longmate


    @chembro303 – I have the same issue, did you manage to find the form screen anywhere in regular WordPress?

    Chris Taylor


    Thanks Andy, I’ll try to use that syntax in the plugin.

    @chembro303 and @amigolargo: The Demo Data menu item is under “Tools” in standard WordPress. Let me know if you still have problems (I keep a closer eye on the WP forums, but I’ll try to remember to check here as well).



    This is smh reply

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