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Plugin and Theme Directory Action Streams v0.1

By Richard Benson
Posted September 2, 2008, in Web Services.


A very simple action stream to add your activities on to your stream.

The plugin pulls in plugins you have posted and your "activity" as defined by the list on your profile page.

As the actual XML for your recent activity is not very useful, this pulls out the relevant information and formats it for stream display.

This first version is rough round the edges for the "activity" stream, I would prefer it to display exactly as it does on, but the plugin section is as good as it will get!


Action Streams


Movable Type versions: 4.3



Arvind Satyanarayan on September 3, 2008, 2:21 p.m. Reply

Hi Richard,

First off, this is a great plugin and it’s really going to pad out my action stream :)

I just installed the plugin and was surprised by the action streams it registered. Looking at the code, you seem to be scraping the HTML on a member’s profile page. Why not use the RSS feeds of entries and activity. For example here’s a feed of my activity stream:

Using the feed gives you more information + the actual date/time the activity occurred!

Richard Benson on September 3, 2008, 3:36 p.m. Reply

Further to my email, just worked out that the plugin feed gives the date the plugin was uploaded, not the date it was approved. So if it takes a couple of days to get put through, it’s going to get lost in your stream.

For any potential readers, the activity feed is not yet suitable, but the plugin will be updated when it is :)


peterstrong on June 25, 2016, 1:10 a.m. Reply

the activity feed is not yet suitable

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