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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#5610 closed enhancement (maybelater)

"Favorite" button, like comment, needs to be in any post too

Reported by: ronia's profile ronia Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.0
Component: Blogs Keywords: trac-tidy-2018
Cc: mpa4hu@…, mercijavier@…


At present comments made from a blog post shows up in activity stream but "Favoriting" cannot be done. This is confusing to users as all users in any social net can Favorite/Like any post from the post itself or from the stream - both ways.

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5610.patch (14.1 KB) - added by imath 10 years ago.

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Change History (18)

#1 @ronia
10 years ago

This means - I click on a blog post link from activity stream to read it. Then I come to the blog post page and read it in full. I liked the content and think that I should Favorite it for my future re-reading as well as let others know. But I do not find any button to do so in the blog post. (Inhibitory effect) I again come back to the stream but by the time other entries in the stream may have pushed down where that blog post link was. So I do a scrolling and searching ............ at last I may be able to Favorite it BUT next time I may think all the labor that the site is making me do is not encouraging me to Favorite anything.

Should this behavior be not stopped immediately?

Last edited 10 years ago by ronia (previous) (diff)

#2 @mpa4hu
10 years ago

  • Cc mpa4hu@… added

#3 @imath
10 years ago

hi ronia

Thanks for your feedback. On my local dev, if i have the Site tracking component active and the settings "Allow activity stream commenting on blog and forum posts" disabled, each comment is displayed in the screen and i'm able to favorite them.

If this setting is active, then since 2.0, there's a sync between the comment made on the post from the activity stream and the comments made directly from the blog post itself. And in the activity stream, the comments are "appended" to the post activity. Just like any comments made on an activity update for instance. And yes, in this config, i agree it's more complicated to favorite a comment but still doable. If you go to the user's profile activity page, you'll see that the comments are displayed individually in the user's stream and from this place it's possible to mark them as favorite.

That said, i personally think we should keep this behavior :

  • favorite for comment if it's individually displayed in the stream
  • ! favorite if displayed appended to activity

But IMO, the friends tabs should use a "stream" mode for comments (comments displayed individually), because these listings are not incorporating "all" comments made by a friend. Only the replies they made on a parent activity they posted are displayed.
So if "stream" mode on friends tabs : it would be possible to favorite friends comment.

Finally, favoriting a post/comment directly from the post itself is also something that i find interesting. I've been working on #5644 lately, and if this enhancement is committed, then "favoriting a post/comment directly from the post itself" is my next "target" to explore ;) My only fear in this part is UI..

#4 @imath
10 years ago

  • Component changed from Core to Blogs
  • Keywords has-patch 2nd-opinion added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 2.1

Hi ronia,

I realize i completely misunderstood your ticket!!! I'm really sorry.

Correct me if i'm wrong but your point is to be able to favorite a 'new_blog_post' activity directly from the post itself. I think the fact you were mentioning comment made me reply in a bad way.

I agree with you. I've worked on it today. I think it can be a good way to make the blogs component even more attractive.

Here's a screenshot of how it could look like :

In 5610.patch i've built something that we can easily transform into a plugin if we don't think it's a core feature. I think it's a really nice feature & if combined with #5644 we could build something very interesting for a community : the members would be able to see who are the other members who also favorited the post and maybe get in touch with them and become friends ;)

The big challenge is how we "arrive" in the template. At the beginning i was thinking about prepending the post title but realized filtering 'the_title' was really risky.. So chose 'the_content'. But people might not like to have it at the bottom of the content ...etc .. it can be problematic. So i've included filters and actions to allow people to include themselves the button where they want and to eventually not use dashicons. (I've chosen dashicons because the WP Admin Bar is enqueueing it)

I'd like to discuss about it during 2.1 dev cycle and have your opinions about it.

10 years ago

#5 @mercime
10 years ago

  • Cc mercijavier@… added

This ticket was mentioned in IRC in #buddypress-dev by imathfromparis. View the logs.

10 years ago

#7 @DJPaul
10 years ago

This is something I've wanted in BuddyPress for a long time, but I fear we've left it too late for 2.1. Moving to 2.2 for now; our own "like" button could be an interesting headline feature for 2.2.

#8 @DJPaul
10 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.1 to 2.2

#9 @DJPaul
10 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.2 to 2.3

#10 @ronia
9 years ago

Instead of indefinitely delaying, can the patch be please applied to the BP release this month?

#11 @DJPaul
9 years ago

Afraid not. We've identified a number of architectural improvements that we need to get in place before we can do something like this. I'm hopeful we can get these done and more like/favouriting features added to BuddyPress in the next couple of release (later this year).

#12 @ronia
9 years ago

Thanks @DJPaul. Basically many of us has been waiting for this (and a few more) features so that our sites can be released. Since the milestone was 2.1 we thought waiting will be good. Imho, architectural improvements will continue to be discovered as time advances but halting "necessary" features is actually show-stopper for us unfortunately.

Since commenting on a blog post is 2 ways already, and Liking is not its really critically difficult to explain this ambiguity to end-users.

Last edited 9 years ago by ronia (previous) (diff)

#13 @DJPaul
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.3 to Future Release

#14 @rosyteddy
9 years ago

Is there any patched / alpha version of BP downloadable as zip from github that let us do Favoriting both from the blog post and the stream?
Any chance of re-using / using / in-building Jetpack Likes instead to have a better integration all over the wordpress family ?

Thanks a lot to the Devs.

#15 @DJPaul
8 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch 2nd-opinion removed

#16 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Keywords trac-tidy-2018 added

We're closing this ticket because it has not received any contribution or comments for at least two years. We have decided that it is better to close tickets that are good ideas, which have not gotten (or are unlikely to get) contributions, rather than keep things open indefinitely. This will help us share a more realistic roadmap for BuddyPress with you.

Everyone very much appreciates the time and effort that you spent sharing your idea with us. On behalf of the entire BuddyPress team, thank you.

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#17 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Contributions deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed
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