Hitting enter creating error; and loading gif

Hi all

Loving your support and the Buddypress. I have only two bugbears now to do with the Activity Plus module. These are

1) When I enter a URL to upload (video or link), if I hit enter afterwards instead of embedding the URL it returns an error. Instead I have to hit preview and wait. But this is not intuitive and user-friendly.

2) Now when I am waiting for the URL to embed (after hitting preview), there is nothing to show that it is actually embedding. Sometimes this can take a long time and it looks like the website has broken, or not actually done anything at all. It would be really useful to show a loading gif so that the user knows that something is happening.

Please can anyone help me resolve these two issues? I will be eternally grateful!



  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi Rob,

    Thanks for your feedback on all of this. In testing, I can see what you mean about pressing Enter after typing in a url. I'm not seeing an error displayed, but the url isn't getting posted as it would with the Preview button pressed.

    You're right too, a loading graphic would be nice when loading up the preview.

    I'll ask the developer to have a look at these items regarding general usability.


  • Vladislav
    • Dead Eye Dev


    Both valid points. In the latest release (v1.3.1, just released) hitting "Enter" in video/link URL box will trigger the preview instead. Also, there should be a waiting image indicator while you wait for the preview. One note, since both changes are in the javascript files, you may want to clear force-refresh (Ctrl+F5 in most browsers) your activity page or clear your browser's history after the update, in case the old script got stuck in the browser cache.

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