New group blog post not appearing on home page activity
I just published a group blog post (switching from private to public) and noticed that it's not appearing on the homepage activity feed. I then deleted the post and tried to start over by making a new post public initially, but it's still not appearing on the home page. It's does, however, appear multiple times on the News page: http://spsnewsandnotes.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2013/05/20/2013-eportfolio-student-showcase/ and it seems that email notifications are being send to the group each time the blog post is updated (the two posts have generated 5 activity emails to the CUNY SPS group).
#2 Updated by Sarah Morgano about 7 years ago
As an update:
I just published a post that I've been editing in private and it appears on the "News" activity page, but does not appear on the Home page: http://connections.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2013/05/21/retweets-of-the-week-may-13-19-2013/
#3 Updated by Sarah Morgano about 7 years ago
Arg, sorry I just noticed that I had the blog coupled with a private group. Just uncoupled. That's probably what the whole issue is because the SPS News and Notes blog is also coupled to a private group. I thought that the blog settings would override the group privacy settings, but I guess it just blocks it from appearing on the home page.
#5 Updated by Sarah Morgano about 7 years ago
The main issue I reported I believe is resolved, but there is still the issue of multiple email notifications being sent when/if a group blog post is updated. I'm going to do some more testing and if I find that to be the case then I will open a new ticket.
#6 Updated by Sarah Morgano almost 7 years ago
- Status changed from Reporter Feedback to New
I think we need to open this back up, here's a report that Jill Cirasella just sent:
I’m writing with an odd question, possibly a bug report. I wrote two blog posts on the OA
CUNY blog this week, and I don’t believe either one ever showed up in the Recent Blog Posts section of the Commons homepage. (For example, the newest post (http://openaccess.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2013/06/20/emerald-not-so-sparkling-green/) appeared this morning, and right now the Recent Blog Posts section features posts that appeared both before and after mine.) I remember that our posts have shown up there in the past, and I really appreciated having the posts spend some time there. Are only certain blogs highlighted in that section, and has the OACUNY blog fallen out of favor as something for the front page? Or is there maybe a bug?
#8 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 7 years ago
- Category name set to BuddyPress (misc)
- Status changed from New to Assigned
- Target version changed from Not tracked to 1.4.31
I may be mistaken, but it looks like the code for the Recent Blog Posts widget will never display groupblog posts. It looks like this goes back to https://github.com/boonebgorges/bp-groupblog/commit/a53a46e819b7e3a84ddeee4ac3bd9330c80ed388#bp-groupblog.php, which was included in CAC in https://github.com/castiron/cac/commit/9cda6f9b89d7ff534f247c1d4398dd8c88494800#wp-content/plugins/bp-groupblog.
I'll have to refactor this widget a bit to include these blog posts.
#9 Updated by Sarah Morgano almost 7 years ago
I definitely remember that they used to appear on the homepage. If it's possible to enable that again it would be great because there are a lot of great posts from group blogs (CUNY Games, Open Access, etc.) that can now only be viewed through the News tab.
#10 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 7 years ago
- Status changed from Assigned to Resolved
This should be fixed in https://github.com/castiron/cac/commit/dfbfc63471efe5820ad3eac95dbcb2f5d547466f. I'll check after deployment.