Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

Plugin Review – BP Activity Share

Plugin Review – BP Activity Share

https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-activity-share/

Version Tested: 1.3.0

BP Activity Share is a plugin that allows users to share the activity updates of others, similar to how this can be done on Facebook.

Installation is a case of Installing and Activating the plugin from Dashboard>>Plugins>>Add New. Once activated there is a new section in Dashboard>>Settings>>BuddyPress>>Options:

Once installed the plugin adds a “Share” button to all activity updates in the social networks activity feed. When I tested the first version of this I was happy to see that it was simple and did what it said it would do – my share of a friends activity showed up on the activity feed for the site. Since that first version the developers have added the ability to share to groups, which immediately adds a new dimension to the plugin and makes it all the more useful.

What this means is that if you are reading an activity update you can choose to either share it to all, or to flag it to a particular group.

Nice to see that the look and feel of the button matches the BuddyPress default buttons, the expanded view on selection equally opens up nicely in the frame so long as you don’t have too many buttons on that particular line. This is an improvement to the user interface, making it easy to integrate this feature into the fabric of your site activity page.

A simple and effective plugin, I hope it’s feature set continues to grow. I give this plugin 10 out of 10.

My Star Rating

Other Peoples Reviews

    • Sanket on November 14, 2016 at 7:51 pm

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    Hi VENUTIUS,

    We have just released a new version ( v1.1.0 ) of BP Activity Share plugin with Share to a Group option. Please check it out and let us know if you find any issue.

      • jenod on December 29, 2016 at 1:34 am

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      This is a great plugin but her is a an issue that when someone shares an activity which has some mentions, all the mentioned users in that activity get a notification that they are mentioned.
      This needs to be get fixed.

    • Venutius on November 14, 2016 at 9:53 pm
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    Thanks, I’ve updated the review, keep up the great work!

      • jenod on January 5, 2017 at 1:50 am

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      Venutius have you noticed that?

        • Venutius on January 11, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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        I’ve not had a chance to look at that so far, your best bet is to raise it with the plugins support forum.

    • jenod on December 29, 2016 at 1:32 am

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    This is a great plugin but her is a an issue that when someone shares an activity which has some mentions, all the mentioned users in that activity get a notification that they are mentioned.
    This needs to be get fixed.

    • Keith Pennington on July 9, 2017 at 3:39 pm

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    Hello,
    Great plugin! I am using rtmedia right now which works great with bp activity share. But I have other issues with rtmedia and would like to switch to mediapress. However, bp activity share doesn’t seem to support mediapress. Any plans to integrate mediapress with bp activity share?

      • Venutius on July 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm
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      I’m not the plugin developer I’m afraid, you’d need to ask BuddyDev.

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