Activity Feed Settings

The recent activity feed is an auto-updating list of actions that have recently occurred on your social network. This information is displayed (by default) on users' "My Home" page. Also, each user's own personal activity list will be displayed on their profile page if enabled below. Please note that some of the settings here are not retroactive, meaning that changes you make here may not affect old feed items.

Note: To enable, manage, and disable individual feed items, please refer to the Activity Feed Item Type Settings page.

How many total items do you want the main activity feed to display at any given time?

How many items per user can be shown on the recent activity feed? It's important to have a nice mix of items from various users on your social network, so here you can set a limit on the number of items published about each user at any given time. For smaller social networks, a higher number of published items per user might be more appropriate.

The application connects to your server (using AJAX) every few seconds to check if there are any new updates to the activity feed. How often do you want this process to occur? A shorter amount of time will consume more server resources. If your server is experiencing slowdown issues, try lowering the frequency the application checks for updates.

Do you want to give members the option of deleting their own published feed items? This is generally an important freedom to give members since it helps them maintain their privacy.

When a member is looking at the recent activity feed, whose actions should they see? For smaller networks, it may make more sense to show recent actions from "All Members" so the feed is quickly populated.

Do you want to allow members to prevent specific action types of theirs from being published? If yes, a setting will appear on your members' account settings page allowing them to choose which action types to NOT publish in the activity feed.