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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

#8343 assigned defect (bug)

Custom Post Type activity in groups create duplicates

Reported by: etatus's profile etatus Owned by: imath's profile imath
Milestone: Up Next Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.2
Component: Activity Keywords: needs-patch


If I add support for "buddypress-activity" to my CPT (with add_post_type_support() and bp_activity_set_post_type_tracking_args() functions) everything works fine.

If I especify 'component_id => 'groups' in bp_activity_set_post_type_tracking_args(), the tracking still works, but item_id is by default the blog ID instead the group ID, so the activity is created but it will not be shown in group activity page.

If I fix this, using bp_after_activity_add_parse_args filter to set item_id to the group ID ($args['item_id'] = bp_get_current_group_id();) the activity is created and it is shown in group activity page.


The problem is everytime I update the post, a new activity is generated, so there will be several activities with exactly the same information for one single goup post.

Change History (9)

#1 @etatus
4 years ago

  • Component changed from Core to Activity

#2 @etatus
4 years ago

I found a workaround. It is not elegant, but it seems to avoid the creation of duplicate activities for the same cpt post on updating.

function me_activity_parse_args_filter( $args = array() ) {     
    if ( !empty( $args['type'] ) && $args['type'] == 'new_your-cpt' ) {
                $activities = bp_activity_get(array(
                        'max' => 1,
                        'filter' => array(
                        'action' => 'new_your-cpt',
                        'secondary_id' =>  $args['secondary_item_id'],
                ) );
                if (count($activities['activities'])==0) { // The cpt post doesn't have activity yet, so we set the group information
                        $args['component'] = 'groups';
                        if ( !empty(bp_get_current_group_id()) ) $args['item_id'] = bp_get_current_group_id();
                        if (empty($args['content'])) $args['content'] = ' ';  // To make sure content filter applies afterwards 
                } else { // Activity already exists
                        $args['type'] = false; // Delete duplicate activity
    return $args;
add_filter('bp_after_activity_add_parse_args', 'me_activity_parse_args_filter',10,1);

#3 @imath
3 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 10.0.0
  • Severity changed from major to normal
  • Version changed from 6.1.0 to 2.2

Hi @etatus

Thanks for your report. Reading your ticket, I realize the Post Type Activities API needs an improvement. Developers should be able to provide a new tracking argument: the callback function to use to get the single item_id for the selected component.

I'll try to have a look at it during 10.0.0. If someone wants to suggest a patch, they're very welcome 🙏.

#4 @imath
3 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 10.0.0 to Up Next

I'm sad to write, I haven't found the time for this ticket, sorry about it. I'll come back to it during next major release.

#5 @imath
18 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Up Next to 12.0.0

#6 @imath
9 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 12.0.0 to Up Next

#7 @imath
6 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Up Next to 14.0.0

#8 @imath
4 months ago

  • Owner set to imath
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#9 @imath
3 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from 14.0.0 to Up Next

We'll work on it during next development cycle.

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