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How to make Facebook Style Activity Stream


  • Baber Javed
    Participant

    @baberjaved

    Are there any ready made plugins out there for BuddyPress that can let me replicate the exact behaviour of Facebook Activity stream like you can Post messages, Photos, Links, Videos all from one single textarea

    BuddyPress Links and Buddy Press Album does it but for that you have to go to some separate pages in order to post links, images etc

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  • Baber Javed
    Participant

    @baberjaved

    any Ideas anyone?


    swanee
    Member

    @swanee

    That would be fantastic!


    byandreas
    Participant

    @byandreas

    I agree… the activity stream give me headache and I wonder why it is styled like it is…


    paulhastings0
    Participant

    @paulhastings0

    @baberjaved Not yet, but I believe someone on the forums was working on something like that. Dig around and you’ll find the post and pictures.


    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul


    gpo1
    Participant

    @gpo1

    oembed plugin is not like FB activity style !


    dre1080
    Member

    @dre1080

    @djpaul he is asking for post-form attachments similar to FB style


    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Consider my offer of help revoked, then.


    josh101
    Participant

    @josh101

    there is the embed half so at least its getting there.


    David Lewis
    Participant

    @takeo

    On a related note, one thing Facebook does really well is filtering and post type identification. In BuddyPress… all updates look about the same. A small icon for each type of event (friend add, new forum post, etc.) would go a LONG way to making the stream easier to understand at a glance.

    Also… the filter menu is kind of a mess. I would get rid of the “Show Show Show” text… makes is much harder to scan. And I also think I would not hide the filters in a drop down where they are much less likely to ever be used. Facebook has a linked list with icons for filtering. Much nice interface than a drop down.

    I know some of the icon stuff might be possible via theme development. I’ll look into that. But it would be nice if the default theme itself included more default visual cues. It’s pretty much 100% text-based right now.


    techguy
    Participant

    @crashutah

    Lest I have to revoke like Paul, I think this plugin (paid) has some of the features for posting videos/pictures in the activity stream: http://buddydev.com/buddypress/introducing-bp-gallery-rc4-for-buddypress-time-to-get-stable-in-next-week-now/ Although, I don’t know for sure since I can’t bring myself to pay for it. Too much of a fan of open source and the benefits of open source.


    rich! @ etiviti
    Participant

    @nuprn1

    @takeo “all updates look about the same. A small icon for each type of event (friend add, new forum post, etc.) would go a LONG way to making the stream easier to understand at a glance.”

    each activity type is tagged with a css class – should be easy to add something in


    Baber Javed
    Participant

    @baberjaved

    I’m surprised now has made such a thing :S


    abcde666
    Participant

    @erich73

    I am looking for such kind of Activity-stream as well. Currently there is too much information within the Activity-stream which is confusing.
    Additionally, it is very hard to customize the Layout of the current activity-stream.


    abcde666
    Participant

    @erich73

    anyone has ideas how to do this ?


    abcde666
    Participant

    @erich73

    @lincme

    great job on your theme, exactly what I was looking for !
    works like a charm and easy to customize !


    Michael Eisenwasser
    Participant

    @eisenwasser

    Check out http://www.buddyboss.com/demo. The theme has a built-in Facebook Wall. It doesn’t allow for picture uploads but it works just like a Facebook wall and you can add videos in via oEmbed. Full disclosure: I built that theme.

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