[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #8581: Extending no content activities with images and call of actions

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Thu Nov 18 22:18:29 UTC 2021

#8581: Extending no content activities with images and call of actions
 Reporter:  vapvarun                  |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  feature request           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                    |   Milestone:  10.0.0
Component:  Activity                  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                    |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch dev-feedback  |

Comment (by oztaser):

 Hi @vapvarun

 First of all thanks for working on this! I'm not sure is it the right time
 to give feedbacks about the patch but I have a few. Please ignore if
 you're still working on any of them.

 1. Storing image data as base64 in the database feels me is not the best
 way. It'll increase the storage requirement by 33% [ 1 ]. It will cause
 extra load to MySQL and object cache storage. I understand the reason of
 storing images in database, we want to show previous images on activities
 but we really need that? I'm not sure but we may can handle this situation
 with BP Attachments?
 2. Why do we need storing image file names as meta value? If we want to
 add this value to alt attribute of <img> tag or anywhere we want, can't we
 use title or name of activity item?

 If we decide to go with base64,
 1. I think we need to move fetching and saving image process into a new
 function.  We should check remote request (like is it WP_Error object? and
 HTTP response code. For example `wp_remote_get` returns a `WP_Error`
 object when timeout). We also should check response data is empty at
 2. We should provide a filter for passing arguments to remote request. I
 believe this could useful for developers when trying to send custom header
 or user-agent. For example, our CDN is waiting for user agent to return
 the images.

 Thanks again!

 [ 1 ]: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Glossary/Base64

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