[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #6736: Allow users to create WP posts on Buddypress Profile (was: Post On Buddypress Profile)

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Mon Nov 16 19:33:33 UTC 2015

#6736: Allow users to create WP posts on Buddypress Profile
 Reporter:  Dono12               |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement          |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal               |   Milestone:  Under Consideration
Component:  Component - Members  |     Version:  2.4.0
 Severity:  normal               |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback         |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * severity:  major => normal
 * component:  Component - XProfile => Component - Members
 * priority:  omg pizza => normal
 * milestone:  Awaiting Review => Under Consideration
 * keywords:  reporter-feedback dev-feedback => dev-feedback
 * type:  defect (bug) => enhancement


 Hi Dono12 - Thanks for the ticket, and welcome to BuddyPress Trac.

 I agree that many sites would find it useful for members to be able to
 create WP posts from their BP profiles. In the past, I've built this
 feature for clients.

 Unfortunately, it's more complicated than just "getting around to
 implementing it". The desired implementation will be quite different on a
 per-site basis:

 - My guess is that the majority - 70%? 80%? 90%? - of BP installations
 will *not* want this functionality. On most BP sites I've seen, the
 ability to create posts is something that admins wolud want to give to a
 very small subset of their users.
 - For those sites that *do* want the functionality, they'll want some
 fine-grained control over permissions. It's likely that an administrator
 would want to limit who gets the ability to create posts. Some might want
 users to be able to write and save posts, but not publish them
 (Contributor status). Some might only a subset of their users to have the
 ability, which means we need some admin tools for the feature.
 - We'll need to build a fairly extensive interface - rich text editor,
 taxonomy metaboxes, etc - to make the interface full-featured enough for
 the majority of users who do want the functionality.

 I'm happy to leave this ticket open for feedback from other contributors,
 but as you can see, it will take a significant amount of work to build the
 feature you've requested.

 In the meantime, I recommend BuddyForms Members, which I think does pretty
 much what you're asking for: https://buddyforms.com/downloads/buddyforms-

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