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[Resolved] Turn off updates on Activity page

  • Deceth



    I do not want to disable the Activity page. I love the activity page. However, I don’t want people to be able to post updates on the Activity page directly.

    My users are getting confused. They go to the Activity Page, then write something in the “What’s New” box, but don’t select anything for the “Post in”. They think they are replying to the last post shown on the Activity page (like a forum), but really they are just posting to their profile (since that’s the default.).

    What I would like is to disable updates on the activity page. In fact, I wouldn’t mind disabling ALL activity updates. I still want the activity page, but I would like it to show an aggregate of forum posts, blog posts, new comments on blog posts, etc… I have already disabled commenting on blog and forum posts via the activity page so that replies actually go in the forum discussion, but there is still confusion.

    I.E – I want the activity page to be a summary of what’s going on, but not a place people can post updates. Same for group pages – show new members, new forums posts, but don’t let people post updates to the page because then there is one conversation in the forums and the same one on the activity stream, but they aren’t connected.

    EXAMPLE: To see what I’m talking about, visit Battle City and go to the What’s New (Activity) page. You’ll see some people are posting updates to their profile in reply to something posted in the forums or in a group, so their post never becomes part of the conversation.

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  • @ChrisClayton


    @Deceth – the easiest way to do this is to remove the content in the activity/post-form.php file in your theme. the second easiest is to go through the theme and remove all includes to that template.



    You can also add the following css command:

    #whats-new-form {display:none;}



    @ChrisClayton, @talha8877 – You guys are awesome, this is exactly what I needed!

    Since I want to leave the twitter style updates active on a users profile, but turn it off for group and the global site activity page, here is what I did using your advice:

    /bp-themes/bp-default/activity/index.php: // comment out line 29

    /bp-themes/bp-default/groups/single/activity.php: // comment out line 29

    I commented out the part as per above where the post-form is included. I could probably have also changed the true to false or just deleted it entirely…

    I didn’t try the CSS option, because I think that would remove all instances of the form, but for now, I think people understand how the profile status updates work, they were mostly confused by the global site activity page and how to add their message to the right conversation.

    Thanks for the quick help!

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