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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#3451 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Facebook Like Functionality

Reported by: enderandrew's profile enderandrew Owned by:
Milestone: 1.5 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Activity Keywords: plugin-first


I would a feature similar to Like/Digg/+1 for any activity in Buddypress. To clarify, I don't mean actual Facebook Like, but rather an equivalent specifically for Buddypress.

One use case might be a Digg-type service where the most popular blog posts in a Buddypress network rise to the top.

By creating positive recognition for good content, we are encouraging members of said network to contribute good content.

Change History (4)

#1 @r-a-y
13 years ago

  • Component changed from Core to Activity
  • Keywords close added

Plugin territory.

FYI, hempsworth has a plugin called "BuddyPress Like" and from what I've heard, there's going to be an update for that plugin when 1.5 final drops.

#2 @enderandrew
13 years ago

If this were a core component, others could build upon it and extend it further, such as replicating Digg-type promotion of popular content.

Out of curiosity, what is the argument against core inclusion?

I'd contend that this has become almost expected behavior from a social network to have similar functionality.

#3 @boonebgorges
13 years ago

  • Keywords plugin-first added; close removed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

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 hempsworth's "Like" plugin is pretty good, but it's a bit out of date, not really in line with BP core coding standards, and (most importantly) it only works for activity items, not for everything on the site.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.

#4 @johnjamesjacoby
13 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 1.5
  • Version 1.5 deleted

Moving closed ticket out of Awaiting Review.

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