[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #4539: Member photo galleries

buddypress-trac at lists.automattic.com buddypress-trac at lists.automattic.com
Wed Sep 19 01:11:43 UTC 2012

#4539: Member photo galleries
 Reporter:  sooskriszta  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Members      |     Version:  1.6
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * milestone:  Awaiting Review => Future Release


 > Photos are the biggest attraction in social networking.

 IMO you're overstating the case a bit. Photos are important, but only for
 a subset of applications of BP.

 In any case, handling images in a truly flexible and robust way is
 extremely difficult. The BuddyPress Media team has invested many thousands
 of developer hours into writing tens of thousands of lines of code to do
 it in a scalable way. https://code.google.com/p/buddypress-media/ This in
 itself should indicate that it's not quite as trivial to integrate as you

 If a plugin like BuddyPress Media can handle this well, then it's all the
 better that we not try to produce a lamer version of the very same
 functionality in core. Putting it in core simply means that our limited
 core developer resources get stretched all that much thinner. Our job as
 BP core is to provide the platform on which these other plugins can

 All of this being said, it's not impossible that some simple media
 capabilities would one day be built into BP. But it's out of the question
 for this release. If anything were to be included, it would have to be
 done very carefully, working closely with teams like the BP Media team to
 determine how we could build something minimal in BP that could be
 scaffolded by other plugins.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4539#comment:1>
BuddyPress <http://buddypress.org/>

More information about the buddypress-trac mailing list