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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#5976 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Addition of 'Live' notifications

Reported by: style960's profile style960 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Core Keywords: needs-patch, trac-tidy-2018


Would it be possible to add live Ajax notifications? This feature can be added with a plugin (not currently compatible with 2.1.1), and is available in some themes.

I feel such notifications would make for a much slicker, more familiar end-user experience.
Certainly, it would be more user friendly than relying on a browser refresh, or acknowledging an email notification.


Change History (3)

#1 @boonebgorges
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

I agree that this would be a pretty nice feature in terms of usability. However, I'm very wary of putting this kind of thing into BuddyPress itself. It has the ability to require significant amounts of additional server resources, because WP is getting loaded many times in the background. We already use WP's Heartbeat API to power "live" updates of the activity stream, but that's only for a single page in the BP interface (the Activity directory), while the notification stuff would be for every user on every logged-in page. So, we'd need very conservative default values for the ping interval, plus careful testing to ensure that, eg, the heartbeats stop when the browser is out of focus.

If someone can demo this with a patch that addresses some of the above, I'd be happy to take a further look.

#2 @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.

If you feel strongly that this enhancement should still be added to BuddyPress, and you are able to contribute effort towards it, we encourage you to re-open the ticket, or start a discussion about it in our Slack channel. Please consider that time has proven that good ideas without contributions do not get built.

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#3 @DJPaul
6 years ago

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