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@jonasnick /bca.php
Last active Oct 9, 2018

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Blog Comments in Activity (bca) Shows blog post comments in buddypress' activity stream. Does currently not keep track of editing or removing comments.
* Blog Comments in Buddypress Activity
* WARNING: Test thoroughly if it works in your environment before using in production code.
* LICENSE: Public domain
* When a new comment gets added to the database, add this comment to the
* activity stream
function bca_record_activity($comment_id, $approval) {
if($approval == 1) {
$comment = get_comment($comment_id);
$userlink = bp_core_get_userlink($comment->user_id);
$postlink = '<a href="' . get_permalink($comment->comment_post_ID) . '">'
. get_the_title($comment->comment_post_ID) . '</a>';
'action' => sprintf( __( '%1$s commented on the post, %2$s', 'buddypress' ),
$userlink, $postlink),
'content' => $comment->comment_content,
'component' => 'bp_plugin',
'user_id' => $comment->user_id,
'type' => 'new_blog_comment',
//comment_post is triggered "just after a comment is saved in the database".
add_action('comment_post', 'bca_record_activity', 10, 2);
* We want activity entries of blog comments to be shown as "mini"-entries
function bca_minify_activity($array) {
$array[] = 'new_blog_comment';
return $array;
add_filter('bp_activity_mini_activity_types', 'bca_minify_activity');
* Disables comments on this type of activity entry
function bca_remove_commenting($can_comment) {
if($can_comment == true) {
$can_comment = ! ('new_blog_comment' == bp_get_activity_action_name());
return $can_comment;
add_filter('bp_activity_can_comment', 'bca_remove_commenting');

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shuffless commented Dec 29, 2014

Where do you put this piece of code?


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mattker commented Mar 11, 2015

@shuffless You add this code to the file bp-custom.php in the /wp-content/plugins/ folder

Also - if I didn't want to disable the comments... how would I do that?


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thenetking commented Sep 13, 2015

Thank you so much. I looked for this for hours, days even. Buddypress is a great piece of code for the most part but omg trying to find info on how to manipulate it is ridiculous.


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richardfoley commented Oct 9, 2018

Kudos for a fine snippet of functionally useful code!

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