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  • What’s the easiest way to completely remove the Sitewide Activity tab!? Which php file should be modified for that!?


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  • paulhastings0


    Here’s what you’re looking for:


    thanks, nice article! But this is not really what I’m looking for…
    I just need to remove the Sitewide Activity (all members activity) under the main Activity page!

    Any ideas!?

    I figure it out by myself:
    Modify the line #116 within bp-activity-classes.php
    Change “a.hide_sitewide = 0” to “a.hide_sitewide = 1”

    Roger Coathup



    hide_sitewide is a boolean, and in this line is being used to test whether an activity item has been marked as hidden or not – (it’s not a count @tom_taylor_85)

    You should NOT be modifying the code there – that’s a core file, and you’ll run into problems when you upgrade if you’ve modified them. You’ve also changed the logic to say: if an item is marked as hidden get it to display – which is not what you want.

    @bojanski – can you be clearer about what you mean by “remove sitewide activity tab” – do you mean you want to remove the main Activity page from the main nav bar?

    If the latter – edit it out in header.php in your child theme.

    Roger Coathup



    your solution (using the admin panel setting) turns off all activity stream posting.

    The original poster only wants to remove the Sitewide Activity tab, and I assume wants to keep activity streams within profiles, etc.

    The best solution is just to remove this tab from the main nav bar, is to edit the header.php file appropriately

    Hi guys!
    Thank you all for your feedbacks.

    No. I just want to disable the “Site-Wide” or “All Members” activity tab (the first one) from the Activity Page itself.
    But I want to keep the rest, for example: the Group Activity, Friends Activity….


    Roger Coathup


    In your child theme (assuming it follows a similar structure to bp-default):

    Edit your /activity/index.php file to remove the tab

    Boone Gorges


    As @rogercoathup suggested, you should open up header.php in your child theme, find the code that creates the Activity tab, and delete it.

    If you don’t yet have header.php in your child theme, you’ll have to copy it here. More on BP child themes:

    Thank you all! I’m going to try that…




    Here is the code you are looking for, you’ll find it under /wp-content/themes/yourtheme/activity/index.php around line 22. This is presuming you have created a child theme based on the default BP theme.

    <li class="selected" id="activity-all"><a href=&quot;" title=""></a></li>

    Remove that code and you should be good to go.

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