Following / Followers at testbp.org
just recognized the Following / Followers at testbp.org
Looks great on the my first check !
I have to say I would prefer a WPMU-install at testbp.org , so I can compare a Standard-BP-install with my own website (which is running WPMU).
Can you set-up a testbp.org for WPMU and another one for Single-WP ?
Having testbp.org as a Single-WP-install is somehow limiting for WPMU-users (webmasters).
Thanks a lot !
Andy moved testbp.org over to standard WP because the majority of new BP users are likely to be standard WP users:
You could probably use another test install that other developers have setup such as Marius Ooms (http://sandbox.ywamcloud.com/) or David Cartwright (http://namoo.co.uk/). Though their BP installs might not be running the latest trunk version like testbp.org is.
You could always create your own test environment locally as well!
WPMU is really gone in a few months or less…afaik WP3.0 is pretty much on track.
Best just wait and spend energy researching new functionality for you to enable Multi Sites in WP 3.0.
Is this now replacing two-way friend connections?
when are we getting access to following/follower setup? I like it better!
No, it’s an additional plugin. I’d expect it to be released sometime this week.
glad if it’s in addition not a replacement*…because it’s completely different dynamic depending on what you set out for a community. @djpaul will the plugin replace friends once activated or will it be in addition to? I’m thinking about and working on having both options, to friend and then be able to follow specific activities even beyond member activity such as groups, blogs, links, images, topic, searchkeyword….so its not follow member, it’s follow X activity and categorize my followings. anyway just what i’m thinking as how i’d try to use it …either way can’t wait to test it out.
So direct message rules how do they work with followers following? I guess if someone is following you, you can DM them? What about if you have both friends and followers following enabled?
Does it work like if you friends with someone you can dm them and also if someone is following you you can dm them?
I’m also debating using both here… but not sure on what the point would be really other than an extra name of ‘friends’
hmm was a little off on that, it seems by default you can send direct messages to anyone regardless of whether or not they are friends (can you easily block people from sending you messages? seems like that would have to be standard) Can you block people from following you?
So I guess in order to see someones profile though they have to follow you back?
I am following actually a few people here at buddypress.org , but I do not receive e-mail-notifications on updates of those people I am following.
So what is the point of following someone at buddypress.org ?
This is sure very cool feature. Since most people already familiar with this Follow method in Twitter and other sites..
This question has been asked many times.
The plugin will be released simultaneously when BP 1.2.4 comes out.
Hi @r-a-y, I wasn’t looking for a release version. Was wondering if it’s in SVN or something, because I can’t seem to find it.
Hi, Buddypress 1.2.4 is released last week, I don’t found the follower plugin, When it will be releaded?
“Follow” functionality request: allow members to follow Blogs, Forums, Galleries, and just about everything else offered with Buddypress, not just Members.
I’d love to be able to Follow my favorite blogs, forum discussions, etc. It’s more specific than just following a member and more dynamic than just adding as a Favorite. Ideally, there could be “Follow this ____ ” buttons all over buddypress and even tabs showing the number of followers for a given item.
now that’s a really nice idea! You couldn’t be a friend of a blog, but you could basically follow anything!! It’d open up a lot of possibilities if the followers plugin provided an api for other plugins to hook into… Now, if we could only get our itchy hands on the little bugger…
Looking at my own site, here are some of the kinds of things it would be cool to Follow:
Tags and Categories from blogs
This would make it really easy to keep track of everything…which right now is a huge pain!
great idea Greg !
I would suggest you post an enhancement-ticket for BP1.3
– Follow a Forum-thread = Subscribe to a specific Forum-thread. Would be cool to have……if it is simple to understand for users.
– Drop in “most followed Forum-Threads” , “most followed Blogs”, “most followed Users” , “most followed Group”, etc.
– This would replace what once has been “most active” , “most popular”.
– Skip the “Favourite” stuff.
The right way to do it would be llike this:
– the followers plugin provides the api
– other plugins implement the api
This way it doesn’t really matter what else you would like to follow…
You coule have blog posts, whole blogs, events, jobs, members, forums, forum threads, activity items or whatever else plugin authors can come up with…
Done. I hope this gets traction because it would make our communities a lot more intuitive!
Thought of one more awesome application for Following: Search results.
When someone searches a topic on the site with the new unified search, they see blog results, forums, groups, etc… How cool would it be to be able to “Follow” that query?
Say, for example, I wanted to find a good Chat Plugin to use…I could search “chat” and Follow the results…never missing any action.
Talk about customization!
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