[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3451: Facebook Like Functionality

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Tue Aug 9 11:35:04 UTC 2011

#3451: Facebook Like Functionality
 Reporter:  enderandrew   |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Activity      |     Version:  1.5
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:  plugin-first  |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * keywords:  close => plugin-first
 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => wontfix


 There is no philosophical reason for not having a core component that does
 this. The main practical consideration has to do with resources. We have a
 hard enough time attracting contributors to maintain the feature set that
 we already have. This makes it very difficult to consider devoting large
 amounts of time to developing and maintaining yet another core component.

 If someone wrote a really excellent plugin for this purpose, we might
 consider including it in BP. hempsworth's "Like" plugin is pretty good,
 but it's a bit out of date, not really in line with BP core coding
 standards, and (most importantly) it only works for activity items, not
 for everything on the site. For such a functionality to be part of the
 core software, every object type must be "likeable", and there should be
 an API for plugin authors to make their own objects likeable as well. This
 can, and should, be done in a plugin first, as a proof of concept.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3451#comment:3>
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