Another BuddyPress plugin for you. This one makes sure that you don’t get multiple versions of the same comment in your activity streams when a comment is edited. Sounds like a small thing, but it was kind of a bear to program. Anyway, check it out at the CUNY Academic Commons Dev Blog.
Cross-posted at the CUNY Academic Commons Development blog
Sitewide Tags is a cool plugin by Donncha O Caoimh that pulls blog posts from all over a WordPress Multi-User installation – like the one here on the CUNY Academic Commons – into a supplementary catch-all blog. The power of this plugin is that, with all sitewide blog posts aggregated into one place, you can begin to see the kinds of topics and trends that emerge from the community of bloggers. More specifically, Sitewide Tags allows you to create a tag cloud that reflects blogging activity across the entire community. (See the tag cloud at Wordpress.com for a sense of what this looks like.)
I’ve got Sitewide Tags up and running here on the Commons – see our tag cloud (scroll down the page) and our aggregated blog. Getting things running seamlessly took a bit of tinkering though, and I thought it might be useful to share some of the tinkering here.
Read on for more of this (unexpectedly!) long process.
I just released an extension for MediaWiki that publishes wiki edits to the various activity streams native to BuddyPress. You can learn more about this bit of extreme coolness at the CUNY Academic Commons Dev Blog.