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Action Streams v2.32

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Posted January 29, 2008, in Web Services.

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The Action Streams plugin is an amazing new plugin for Movable Type 4.1 that lets you aggregate, control, and share your actions around the web as well as a list of your profiles on various services. With the Action Streams plugin you keep control over the record of your actions on the web. And of course, you also have full control over showing and hiding each of your actions. The Action Streams plugin, by default, also publishes your stream using Atom and the Microformat hAtom so that your actions aren't trapped in any one service.

If you already have a Movable Type blog, it's pretty straightforward to add your action stream to your site. You can already see it in action on a number of sites, like Movable Type's Product Manager Byrne Reese's personal blog. If you're not yet running Movable Type, you can grab all of this functionality for free with Movable Type Open Source which just shipped its first stable release. You can see a completely free implementation on our Open Platforms Tech Lead David Recordon's site as well as on our VP of Product Michael Sippey's site. The plugin also ships with a Template Set (a new feature in MT 4.1) which allows you to create an action stream in just a few clicks.

See the additional streams you can add in the Action Streams section of the plugin directory.

For support on this plugin, check out the code.sixapart.com project support forum.

Compatibility

Movable Type versions: 4.35.05.15.2


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10 Comments

ori.avtalion.name on February 3, 2008, 2:50 p.m. Reply

If a website’s main content is the Action Stream, I guess you could call it “Planet Me” :)

edeleon.myopenid.com on February 7, 2008, 2:35 a.m. Reply

Right now I have access to the community solution, and I would really like to enable this plugin to the profile pages of the users. I tried but is not possible yet. Do you think there’s a way this could be implemented any time soon? I think it could be a very cool feature.

Rob Kenny on February 7, 2008, 8:03 a.m. Reply

Very cool, the only issues I’ve seen are some Perl errors when the periodic tasks job runs. They seem to happen when there are no actions for a profile on a date. For example, on my Archive page I go back 30 days, but actions go back only 20 say. Those 10 days where there are no actions will cause Perl to throw an error out. Everything still gets generated though, so its not a deal breaker.

edeleon: Plugin works with free version of MT. Is that what you are wondering?

chip on February 7, 2008, 12:14 p.m. Reply

I think this plug-in is great. A feature I would request for the next version is the ability to collect a days events and post it into one entry on a blog. That way, it could appear in my blog RSS for those readers who never make it to my site but don’t care enough to subscribe to an Action Stream RSS separately.

Mark Paschal on March 10, 2008, 6:29 p.m. Reply

Thanks for your response to this plugin!

If you need help with this plugin, we created a new project support forum to answer your questions better. I also moved some of the questions that were here over there. Thanks!

Su on April 3, 2008, 8:52 p.m. Reply

If you need your Flickr ID, it can be a bit tricky to find. You can get an easy look at it and some other information from within the Flickr API Explorer pages(note: not just the regular API documentation pages) over on the right side. Just make sure you’re logged in. You can thank Jesse at Plasticmind for that one.

philcampbell on August 29, 2008, 8:59 a.m. Reply

Working great over on http://me.dm - thanks! - still finding my way around MT thou, but glad i moved on from nucleusCMS! :)

Beau Smith on December 31, 2008, 3:31 a.m. Reply

Mark, just remembered that you told me about how you can place the extlib directory inside the installed Action Streams plugin directory instead of distributing the files all over the MT install.

Once the installed the extlib will be in the ActionStreams plugin directory:

MT_HOME/
    plugins/
        ActionStreams/
            blog_tmpl/
            config.yaml
            extlib/
                HTML/
                HTTP/
                Web/
                XML/
            lib/
            tmpl/

I wrote more about Action Streams Easy Installation on my blog.

salguod on May 15, 2009, 10:17 a.m. Reply

Is Action Streams 2.1 (as shipped with Motion, right?) ever going to get put up here? It doesn’t even appear to be in SVN, I think that’s still 2.0.

As it stands, the easiest (only?) way to get Action Streams 2.1 is to download the full motion install, extract it and then go find the AS folders. Silly.

Beau Smith on May 29, 2009, 4:01 p.m. Reply

Updated download link to use the Action Streams 2.1

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