Plugin Review – BP Activity Share
Version Tested: 1.5.0
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