I recently added the BuddyPress plugin to my daughter's site (diaryforteens.com). I'm constantly impressed with all of the extraordinary plugins and add-ons for WordPress. Shortly after adding BuddyPress to her site, people started joining and using this super cool feature. Naturally the AdSense wheels started turning. It became evident that there was no plugin to inject ads to the BuddyPress activity stream, and so here we are.
Ok, so let me start by saying I’m not a WordPress guru, not do a write plugins and I caution those of you who don’t want to venture into unknown territory. Secondly, this is probably something that would need to be fixed after applying any BuddyPress update as the file could be overwritten with a newer version. Ok if you’re still with me and want to place ads in your BuddyPress activity streams then have a look at the simple directions below.
Use your favorite FTP program or simply access your hosting directory by using the built in FTP functionality of windows folder explorer (yes you can FTP right out of your My Computer). Navigate to this folder within your WordPress installation > wp-content > plugins > buddypress > bp-themes > bp-default > activity. Download the entry.php file and make a copy of it somewhere. Open the original with your favorite text editor and search for a line that looks like this.