January 13, 2013

Download Buddypress 1.6.3 with Activity Flood Control

Buddypress 1.6.3 was released a couple of days ago to fix some security updates. However, one of main features that were announced in Buddypress 1.6.2 was left incomplete. That feature is preventing users to flood the activity page (posting unlimited updates without having to wait for some kind of a cooldown to prevent spam). Well now I fixed it, and you can download it.

Basically I fixed some several core files and setup the Flood Control feature. You can now go to the Buddypress settings and set a Throttle Time (cooldown between every activity post). Users attempting to post activity at a rate faster than your cooldown will see a message "You have to wait 10 seconds before you post again." above the What's New block.



The Activity Flood Control feature is set to be released in Buddypress 1.7, but if you can't afford to wait that long, add your email as a comment to this article. I will upload the modified Buddypress 1.6.3 files if more than 10 people request the feature. Otherwise I'll simply keep it to myself!

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Buddypress Flooding hacks: 

Prevent user friend requests spam 

Topic: Add Custom Setting to Buddypress Settings · BuddyPress.org