Adding a new Activity Stream entry when a user changes his avatar

Here’s a quick tip straight from the BP-Trac created by R-A-Y. Put the snippet below in your child theme’s functions.php or in your bp-custom.php:

/* Add a new activity stream item for when people change their Profile Picute */
function xprofile_new_avatar_activity() {
 global $bp;
 if ( !function_exists( 'bp_activity_add' ) )
 return false;
 $user_id = apply_filters( 'xprofile_new_avatar_user_id', $bp->displayed_user->id );
 $userlink = bp_core_get_userlink( $user_id );
 bp_activity_add( array(
 'user_id' => $user_id,
 'action' => apply_filters( 'xprofile_new_avatar_action', sprintf( __( '%s uploaded a new profile picture', 'buddypress' ), $userlink ), $user_id ),
 'component' => 'profile',
 'type' => 'new_avatar'
 ) );
add_action( 'xprofile_avatar_uploaded', 'xprofile_new_avatar_activity' );

Now when a user changes his avatar a new entry gets added to the stream notifying everyone of the new profile picture. Awesome!

Schermafbeelding 2011 03 16 om 7.24.04 PM Adding a new Activity Stream entry when a user changes his avatar

This functionality will probably be added to BP 1.3 so keep an eye out when you update to 1.3 in the future. It might cause a conflict!

Source: R-A-Y his patch on BP-Trac

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5 Responses to Adding a new Activity Stream entry when a user changes his avatar

  1. Jed March 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Nice theme design on the screenshot… which BP theme is it?

    • Bowe Frankema March 31, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

      It’s a custom theme I’m developing.. it might be released for sale later :-)

  2. Juanma Guerrero June 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    Hi! amazing trick! Will this add the custom filter for selection? or how can I create that, let’s suppose I ‘m recording a custom activity (type => ‘custom_name’ ) can I add a filter somehow for the users to do that or show only that kind of updates in a custom activity loop somewhere? Thanks for all!!!

  3. Juanma Guerrero June 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Oh, I’ve achieved it :D thanks anyway!

    * bpfb_activity_links_filter()
    * Adds 'Enlaces' and 'Wall Photos' to activity stream filters.
    function bpfb_activity_links_filter() {
    echo 'Enlaces';
    echo 'Fotos del muro';
    add_action( 'bp_activity_filter_options', 'bpfb_activity_links_filter' );
    add_action( 'bp_member_activity_filter_options', 'bpfb_activity_links_filter' );
    add_action( 'bp_group_activity_filter_options', 'bpfb_activity_links_filter' );

    PS: It’s still a bit hardcoded but anyone can tweak it if needed

  4. Hope January 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    This is nice! Thanks! and how to show the new profile pic with the activity entry so users can comment and like it too ?


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