[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #6772: BuddyPress Embeds for activity, user profiles, groups
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#6772: BuddyPress Embeds for activity, user profiles, groups
Reporter: imath | Owner:
Type: idea | Status: new
Priority: normal | Milestone: 2.5
Component: API | Version:
Severity: normal | Resolution:
Keywords: dev-feedback |
Comment (by DJPaul):
I started to think about oEmbed for BuddyPress about 2 years ago. In one
of my many notepads, I've got a bunch of ideas about it that I need to
write up (I can't find it real quick, but I'll keep an eye out for it next
weekend). For example, the media extracter classes I wrote some releases
ago? It was built with embeds in mind so that we could always provide
embeds with media.
I suspect this will turn into a big discussion, so here's my current
1. Any JS AJAX must use the REST API.
1. Embeds will be the second BuddyPress template that is explicitly
designed (emails will be the first). The template in WP core is too
immature to consider using as a base template (etc) for ours. We must make
the new template look and work great.
1. This opens up new areas of contribution for designers, so we must use
this to try to get new contributors involved.
1. I think Activity would be a more usable thing to have embeddable than
Profiles, so I'd suggest we start there. As we know, Activity isn't
dissimilar in concept from Comments, so we can learn a lot by seeing what
WordPress(.com and o.rg) does/might do here.
1. Read versus write. A first pass at embeds could (should?) be read-only,
but we need plans to have them be interactable. For example, likes and new
comments. I think this is very important for a social network.
1. I'm not sure if WP 4.4 does this, but we should register the current
site as an oEmbed provider so people could highlight an Activity item
(again, for example) in a blog post and have it "just work".
Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6772#comment:3>
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