Can't upload videos in Activity Plus

When I choose video I get Paste URL. Don’t get a upload option.

  • Tyler Postle
    • CGO

    Hey Aaron,

    Hope you’re doing well today and thanks for your question!

    BuddyPress Activity Plus actually isn’t meant to upload videos. The big issue here is the size. Depending your hosting, connection, it could take a long time to upload a video – this takes up server resources and could slow down your site.

    This is why most sites you visit use embedded YouTube or Vimeo videos. It leaves all the heavy lifting up to the sites dedicated to hosting videos. This way you know that your video will be served up fast and efficiently each and every time(for the most part).

    This is something we have looked into in the past and I will flag this as a feature request to add to the interest in it; however, in my own experience I find having your videos hosted by the sites dedicated to that service is the best way to go :slight_smile:

    With that said, let me know if you have any further questions/concerns on this!

    Look forward to hearing back.

    All the best,


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