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Font Awesome breaks ajax on delete link

  • shanebp


    I can replace the activity stream item ‘Delete’ text with a Font Awesome icon, but it causes a page reload instead of using ajax.

    Any ideas as to why or a solution?

    function sc_swap_delete_text( $link ) {
    	$trash = '<i class="icon-trash icon-large"></i>';
    	$link = str_replace("Delete", $trash, $link);
    	return $link;
    add_filter( 'bp_get_activity_delete_link', 'sc_swap_delete_text', 1, 1 );
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  • shanebp


    Replacing the text with a basic img tag has the same effect; when clicked, the activity item is deleted but on a page reload instead of via ajax.

    So I don’t think it’s specific to font awesome.



    This issue gets stranger the farther I dig…

    1. We aren’t using the BP Default theme, so why is the activity stream using global.js instead of buddypress.js from the legacy theme?

    2. in either /js, this click handler is never triggered if an image is used in the < a > tag for activity->delete or activity->fav

    jq('div.activity').click( function(event) {



    It’s the jquery in global.js

    The ‘target’ becomes the icon rather than the a tag.
    So if ( target.hasClass('delete-activity') fails.

    Changing to this gets the right target:
    if ( target.hasClass('icon-trash') {

    And then you need to change:
    var link_href = target.attr('href');

    var link_href = target.closest("a").attr("href");

    otherwise the nonce won’t be found and the ajax will fail.

    Note: why is global.js being loaded from BuddyPress Default Theme when BP Legacy Theme is being used? Don’t know, but something is funky in this particular client’s installation.



    I ran into the same problem and by the time I found this post I had tried various js click pass-throughs and it was getting ugly.

    Here is a css-only approach to fix font-awesome and other a.button conflicts of that nature.

    a.button * { pointer-events:none; }

    Since anchors are almost always the click targets for a user pointer perspective, it makes no sense that any thing within the anchor would catch pointer interactions.

    If you’re a genius and created a design that uses nested link elements you could further specialize the selector a.button :not(a):not(button)… Not recommended at all though!

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