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Thanks guys… any idea on a safe plugin that enables the kind of “holding box” I am referring? this would apply to new BP registration. thanx a mil
Thanks @megainfo – That did not work, BUT, putting in wp-config.php did the trick. Thanks a bunch
Thanx @modemlooper – I am not using a cache plugin. And you are right, I am interested in turning the profile as the default page of a user file not redirecting on login. Basically with the bp-custom-php file and 3 lines in it, the just messes up login in/out. After installing it, it would go blank upon log in/out.
Same problem with LOGIN IN. Won’t let you when using bp-custom-php unless something else is added in the code. Which I don;t know what is.
@mrjarbenne, i tried bp-redirect-to-profile and not working. In fact, many many fine plugins on WP are no longer working… Upgrades are great but can very disruptive too.
BRILLIANT…worked.. OK in case other folks wonder.. her it is: created a txt file with the following simple code below (just 3 lines)… Replace the file name to bp-custom.php and place it in wp-content/plugins/ And voila. Thanks @modemlooper U save me tons of worries.
define( ‘BP_DEFAULT_COMPONENT’, ‘profile’ );
Aha: I think this explains? http://codex.buddypress.org/extending-buddypress/bp-custom-php/
Hi @modemlooper…I wonder if this new version of BP made substantial changes in files? I just searched for bp-custom.php file, certainly in wp-content/plugins/ and in wp-content/plugins/buddypress, alas nothing. Is bp-custom.php gone and now another file holds the code?
Gene53… the Invitation Code Checker seems to be an MU plugin. Give it a try though and if I find something else along the lines of r-a-y I will post an update here. But at least not it seems the fort is holding.
yea..i agree that would be a lot easier. i am searching for a plugin like that. if u happen to know one, by all means let me know. many thanks
r-a-y, FYI and for what it’s worth for others looking for a similar concept. There is a tiny plugin called “Invitation Code Checker.” By installing it and then putting a code in it, say ‘fifty three’, and changing “enter validation code” in the registration form to “what is fifty and three in letters” – seems to be working so far. Spams have slowed, though I expect they will catch up. By then it is a matter a matter of changing the code like what is the capital of china? In my case, it is a foreign language site, which I hope would add more difficulty to those punks.
Thanks for the help!
thank you, r-a-y. I will focus on these options this weekend. Thanks again
yes, correct assessment, but there is a potential solution, if i am right. first about BP: the default theme used to be “widget” ready or friendly, meaning that you can decide what goes in there from the Widget Admin area. This latest version brings essentially major changes in the codes that organize user behavior, but not so easy on the theme side. In fact, there aren’t any themes, may be 2 or 3, that are BP126.96.36.199 compliant and easy to just deploy. However, the Buddypress creators and developers say that you have to create what they call a child theme and then make whatever changes you want from there, probably including making the first “Activity” page as your landing page. Now, one very smart developer released this base theme, http://freebpthemes.com/onsite/sense-sensibility/ If you have bandwidth, time and some technical capabilities, I would recommend having a look.
Now WordPress(MU) may allow u to pick your activity page as the landing page. In your WP Admin section, scroll down to the Settings area (left column). You see “Reading”. In it, it will let you choose “Front Page Display.” You may try to select “Static Page” and open the drop down menu for Front Page and select the Activity Stream page. Then save. By doing, I suspect, since I did not try it, the Activity Stream page (Facebook-like section) will be what your visitors will see when they hit your website.
One think you may want to consider. The Activity Page puts any acvity across your site on that page. If you have a lot of people, that could be overwhelming. There is, however, one plugin u should find on this site called: BuddyPress Friends Only Activity Stream. It essentially should show only activity from the memeber’s friends. Again, I did not try it, but I plan so.
Quick note: This plugin basically has it all, except it is old and out of sync with the latest BP. Should be a terrific start:
dwpers, if you figure out the way to do, would love if you could share. Sadly, I am not so knowledgeable on scripting but I watch these threads all the time to see if someone came with a solution. Cheers/A
That would be a great plugin. Makes sense to send folks to “Activity” to check the latest.
Thanks r-a-y: I wish it was that simple. I created a second site, the first was to stimulate interest around Worldcup South Africa slated for summer 2010. After that, I want to move those who joined into a community site, not related to sports, but broadly around national and cultural issues. So the idea is to retire the sports site but not the members… a bit weird but there is a good reason there.
Thanks Josh101. I will try rpx and see how it goes. For sure facebook connect is a huge extra push in membership building. We are a publication that tries to up visibility and whether folks fully register or interact via facebook is fine by us. You are talking about a lot of tools that you have. Do you mind providing a link to you site or any ideas?
Thanks a mil
terrific. Thank you. I will give it a try and see how it goes.
ALso: you may want to install WP-Ban and watch for the IP address of those who are driving you crazy. I suspect we are getting troubled by same punks. If so, feel free to take the list of my banned IP addresses and drop them in the wp-ban section after u install it. I managed to get about 500 attempts blocked in 3 days. Her’s my list so far. http://northafricaadvisors.com/banned-ips/
BeLogical… I am also unable to beat those suckers. But unless u have tons of registrations, you may want to follow what may be my final option, and that is to install a separate registration form, may be even a simple email form, and then select who I allow in and who I should delete. This means disabling WPMU/Bpress registration at this stage. This way at least, I can check my email in the evening and inform those allowed. Otherwise, I spent my entire week checking my blackberry only to notice a mountain of unwanted blogs. If you are looking for a simple free email form with the ability to include attachments (like avatar), I’ve tested this one and it is just a one minute install and works just fine. http://www.maianscriptworld.co.uk/free-php-scripts/maian-mail/free-contact-form/index.html – At least I may (not sure yet) get spammers in my inbox as opposed to allow them in.