I've been using this plugin for quite awhile. When someone links to an image that is larger than the size of the activity stream column, the image typically cuts itself off and won't fully embed. It cuts off at my sidebar column.
My question is: regardless of that, even filling in the entire activity stream column is too much. I'd like it to be more like facebook where the images are like thumbnails or a bit bigger, and the user must click it to see it in full size. Is this possible to do? I'd love them to re-size to no larger than 400k wide, and the height should auto-adjust proportionally. Is this possible?
Also a feature request: are you familiar with the Wordpress plugin Status? I downloaded it from this site, I'm not sure if the developers are the same, but Status works MUCH better in that it looks nearly identical to the facebook status update plugin, doesn't use icons (to me, less is more) and the embedding seems to work more flawlessly, especially with links. If I link to a CNN article using Activity Plus, I'm lucky if it grabs a thumbnail for me, but I certainly can't scroll through a list of them. With "Status" when I link to an article, I can scroll through all the thumbnails just like you can on facebook. Wondering if there is a way to merge these two plugins? The more I type this out, the more I think perhaps this is a message I should be addressing to the "Status" forum, but I thought maybe the developers were the same people. I just wanted to express that I'd love it if this one was more like that one, as I'm using both... I use status on my personal blogs, and use Activity Plus on Buddypress. It is a great example of how I wish images, videos, and links would get displayed.
I'm using Buddypress 1.5.1 and Wordpress 3.2.1 ... checked and all my plugins are updated. Theme is Frisco for BuddyPress 1.5.04 by David Carson
Akismet version 2.5.3 All-in-One Event Calendar Plugin Version 1.0.9 bbPress Version 2.0 BuddyBar Widget Version 0.15 BuddyPress v. 1.5.1 BuddyPress Activity Comment Notifier Version 1.0.3 BuddyPress Activity Plus Version 1.2.1 BuddyPress Album Version 0.1.8.11 BuddyPress Docs Version 1.1.15 BuddyPress Like Version 0.0.8 BuddyPress Mobile Version 188.8.131.52 BuddyPress Private Messages for Friends Only Version 1.1 BuddyPress Template Pack Version 1.2 BuddyPress Usernames Only Version 0.58 Custom Login Version 0.9.4 Flash Video Player with HTML5 Version 1.2 MediaElement.js - HTML5 Audio and Video Version 2.2.5 oEmbed for BuddyPress Version 0.6-beta oEmbed for Comments Version 0.6 podPress Version 184.108.40.206 Private BuddyPress Version 1.0.4 RS Buddypress Activity Refresh Version 1.5 W3 Total Cache Version 0.9.2.4 WordPress Hashcash Version 4.6 WP-DBManager Version 2.63 WP-Polls Version 2.62 WP Best Practices Version 1.2 WP Widget Cache Version 0.25.4