BuddyPress is a great plugin to build a community-based WordPress website. With BuddyPress, you can post activities, direct messaging, Create Groups, etc. It is an all-inclusive package for a community. And with many available plugins, you can even extend its features very easily. But support for the media is still not included in the core BuddyPress plugin.
Activity Plus Reloaded for BuddyPress provides you the feature to upload media through your activity post directly. It is very easy to use and easily uploads media files with your posts. The media files could be Image, Link, or Video.
Features of Activity Plus Reloaded
- Upload Images and Videos to Activity
- Embed Links to posts
- Link Preview before Posting
- Set default Width and Height of Media
- Multiple Theme Icons
This BP Activity Plus plugin just requires BuddyPress to be Installed and Activated in your WordPress.
Activity Plus Reloaded for BuddyPress Review
Activity Plus Reloaded for BuddyPress is so much easier to use. It needs no setup and will be effective as soon as you activate the plugin. Although, you can change some of its settings from the back-end. You can access Activity Plus Reloaded plugin settings through wp-admin > Settings > Activity Plus.
In the Appearance section, you can change the icon themes between Default (Legacy), New and Round, and alignment between Left and Right.
Just below alignment, In the Functional Section, you can set and change the width and height of the link preview box and the images you upload. Also, you can choose to clean the images and choose if the link opens in the new tab or in the same window.
Posting Media through Activity
Activity Plus Reloaded for BuddyPress allows you to post media through any activity feed. You can post media in Main Activity Feed, Group Activities, and also Member Activities. The three different icon is for images, videos, link. Here we are using Reign BuddyPress theme with this plugin because this BP activity plus plugin perform so well with Reign theme.
To post images, you can directly add it from your media or you can add via image URL.
To post videos, you need paste video URL under the field provided. Here you will get the option to preview your video before it get submit.
Once you upload images it will show you like this. You can add multiple images at a time.
A Preview option will be available while posting a link, it will show you a thumbnail of the link. Apart from this if you want to share post to your other social networking sites like Fb, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Then you can use BuddyPress Activity Social Share which is freely available.
We are wrapping this article up, to summarize all of it, we must say that Activity Plus for BuddyPress plugin is indeed useful and worthy. We highly recommend using this plugin if you want to integrate the feature to upload media in your community.
If you have any queries regarding this plugin, then you can ask in the comment section below. Thanks for Reading!