What is the point of the “Media” tab?
BuddyPress does not use the WordPress media directory, it uses it’s own directories for storing media
I know. I’m not talking about the media library in wordpress. When I post photos to the activity feed, they don’t show up in the media tab. I don’t think they’re in the media library either.
What ARE the directories for storing media? Do you know what I mean by the Media tab? Why are there no images, videos, files, etc under there when they’ve been posted to my activity feed?
Are you talking about a plugin added tab, like rtMedia? If so, why are you asking here?
Nope, I haven’t added any plugins for this. When I installed BP, it came with that media tab. I just never figured out where to upload media to it. Like I said, I have posted photos, etc on the activity feed, but they don’t show up under that tab.
I can hide the tab since it doesn’t do anything, and that’s fine, but I have to show other users how to work this, and I want to be able to tell them…. something.
So, this is the activity feed. In looking at screenshots, I’m noticing that mine is lacking some navigational tabs/links. And there is no “upload” button on the Media tab, which is described by rtMedia’s site (I just installed it to see if it would do anything, and it doesn’t).
I’m wondering if there is some theme-specific thing that is suppressing certain elements. That’s… way over my head, unfortunately. I suppose I’ll just hide the tab and call it a day.
Definitely no plugin. I installed BuddyPress, and that’s what it looked like out of the box.
I’m using a theme called Magnolia, which is built on Genesis I believe.
I don’t know if that’s helpful.
BuddyPress does not provide a media directory, never has. My best guess, is that your theme has an integration with a media plugin, probably rtMedia, and if you install the right one, you’ll get options to make your own galleries. but it still would not include your activity post media in there as BuddyPress is in control of those items.
I did try rtMedia and it didn’t do anything. I can ask the company that made the theme. They may be able to point me in the right direction, because I do suspect that this is a theme issue.
Thanks for helping me see that. I appreciate your time.
Not seeing anything BP related on that page so I’m as stumped as you
Heh that’s BuddyPress. That’s what popped up when I installed and activated the plugin. I’m sure the theme has hijacked some stuff. I’ll check in with the designers.
There’s no media tab in my BP profiles on my sites.
Lets’ look at it another way. You say you can hide the tab. how did you do that? is it an option in the BP member navigation in Customise? I don’t see that option on my site.
Are you using nouveau?
I am using Youzify, but that doesn’t change the look of what I showed you. That’s how I hide the tab.
BuddyPress looked like that as soon as I activated it, and before I installed Youzify.
Edit: I’d describe myself as an advanced beginner, and realize there’s exponentially more that I don’t know about both WP and BP than what I do know. I definitely don’t have the skills to change anything on BP beyond what I can do in Youzify, so I absolutely didn’t go in and mess with code or even too many settings.
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