[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #4303: Updates to Blog posts are not reflected in the Activity Feed

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Tue Jun 26 20:13:19 UTC 2012

#4303: Updates to Blog posts are not reflected in the Activity Feed
 Reporter:  jchew        |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Activity     |     Version:  1.6-beta
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * status:  closed => reopened
 * type:  defect (bug) => enhancement
 * resolution:  invalid =>
 * milestone:   => Future Release


 > Not to press the issue

 Pressing the issue is more than welcome, as long as it's civil :)

 The behavior in BP 1.5.x is pretty clearly a bug. Post edits should *not*
 be saved as `new_blog_post`, and they should not display the text "Boone
 wrote a new blog post...". That's simply incorrect.

 However, I do think it's a reasonable suggestion that edits/updates
 *should* be recorded. I can imagine lots of cases where this would be
 useful. I'm going to reopen this and change it to an enhancement ticket so
 that the dev team can discuss it, or someone can write a patch.

 In the meantime, if you would like to implement the behavior in a plugin,
 here's the strategy. Copy the function `bp_blogs_record_post()`, along
 with the associated `add_action()` line, into your own plugin file (or
 functions.php, or bp-custom.php). Change the name of the function (don't
 forget the `add_action()` call). Then change the `$existing` logic so that
 instead of checking whether it's *not* empty, you check whether it *is*:

 if ( empty( $existing['activities'] ) ) {

 Then, I'd suggest changing the activity type from `new_blog_post` to
 `edited_blog_post`, and change the language to something like "Boone
 edited the blog post...".

 In the future, we'll investigate whether it makes sense to do something
 like this in BP itself. My gut feeling is that we may want to wait until
 it's a bit easier to fine-tune the display of the activity stream, because
 I have a feeling that showing blog post edits will *not* make sense for
 the majority of BP sites.

 Thanks for the push ;)

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4303#comment:4>
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