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How to make a Facebook-esque “Like” button for BP?

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    I’m looking for a simple way to make a button, which when clicked does basically the same thing as the Facebook Like button but for a BuddyPress installation. It would be great if it could be added to any WordPress site (not just BuddyPress).

    I was thinking I could use something like Twitter, where if you have a link, say “” the text area would say “blahblah”. How could I do this in the default theme for BP? Even better, if it could automatically make a link to the page you liked and added it to the BP Activity.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Did you look at the BuddyPress Plugins.. There is a nice BP LIKE plugin already done…

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    I did install that on my WPMU + BP site, but I’m wondering if there’s anyway to integrate that type of thing into a button that will work on any site?

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    Gwyneth Llewelyn


    I’m wondering about the same thing. :) So far, I had no luck finding any workable solution.

    While I’m reasonably familiar with WordPress, BuddyPress is still a mystery to me, namely, I have no clue (yet) on how to post an “activity” from within a BuddyPress plugin. The trick here, as I see it, is somehow exposing an API that allows remote sites to insert an “activity” when a button is pressed. Now this is something I know how to do using WP’s standard XML-RPC API for posts/pages/comments and so forth. BuddyPress, however, seems to have a completely different taxonomy, and none of those calls are exposed by WP’s API. Someone has a semi-abandoned project to create a XML-RPC API for BuddyPress, but it was all of a sudden abandoned a few weeks ago, the author claiming to have been victim of hackers, and deleting all documentation, examples, and warning plugin users that he wouldn’t support BP any longer.

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