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    drill_sgt.lewis
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    @drill_sgtlewis

    Add important! just like mercime said it over rides any inherited styles when you add !important:
    Example:
    #navigation #nav {
    float: left !important;
    margin: 40px 0 0 20px;
    }
    If this is not working then use firefox’s firebug extension to make sure the element is correctly targeted.

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    drill_sgt.lewis
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    @drill_sgtlewis

    I would never accept a plugin that has not been inspected from the WordPress repo. I can program a dog gone php key logger and unsuspecting people would be transferring all their info server side to me and they would not even realize what the hell happened. I would not do this, but you should be aware that it can be done. WordPress inspects plugins and anytime you use something provided by a third party you risk getting hacked and bitch slapped. Its just an all round bad idea! My point is you do not know what code may have been added to this plugin to make it malicious. If you knew how to code then you would not be here asking for plugins. You would be making your own instead so it is a safe assumption that you do not know how to read php scripts or know any programming. I would never take a plugin from a person you do not know or trust.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    There was a plugin at one time that resolved this issue but the developer removed it from the repo. From what I hear it is now a plugin you have to pay for. There is no one here that can help you on this issue. So if you want this feature then I suppose you will have to pay for it now. The web address I knew that this plugin existed was from some guy named shawn38 so get in touch with him but it may be hard to find now I think it was http://www.ezwebdesign.wordpress.com but I am not certain either.

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    drill_sgt.lewis
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    @drill_sgtlewis

    Another simpler approach would be to created a bp-custom.php and place it in the plugins directory and add the following code
    `<?php
    function bp_guest_redirect() {
    global $bp;
    if ( bp_is_activity_component() || bp_is_groups_component() /*|| bbp_is_single_forum()*/ || bp_is_forums_component() || bp_is_blogs_component() || bp_is_page( BP_MEMBERS_SLUG ) ) {
    // enter the slug or component conditional here
    if(!is_user_logged_in()) { // not logged in user
    wp_redirect( get_option(‘siteurl’) . ‘/register’ );
    } // user will be redirect to any link to want
    }
    }
    add_filter(‘get_header’,’bp_guest_redirect’,1);
    ?>`
    This code will work to hide buddypress pages and group forums as is, if your using sitewide forums in line 4 remove the comments around:
    || bbp_is_single_forum()
    Save and refresh. Works in current versions.

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    drill_sgt.lewis
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    @drill_sgtlewis

    Could you explain this method further because I can see your calling a function but does this function already exist or does it need to be created before calling it? Where would this call be placed? Just curious?

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    drill_sgt.lewis
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    @drill_sgtlewis

    @modemlooper that is a daunting task when an admin has thousands of users. There should be a more automated way to accomplish this feat than manually doing all that. If that is what it takes then it will take a long long time to get the result your after and every time a a new user joins your site you will have to manually add their id again. That is just not logical!

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    There was a plugin but its gone now! It was removed from the repository. So I guess there is no one that can assist you.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    Have you made sure the buddypress pages have been actively associated with the links? Have you created a custom menu in the dashboard? If the pages are not associated with these then you will get a page not found error.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    I do not want to speculate so if I was you I would deactivate each plugin one at a time and create a test user for registration after each plugin is deactivated until you find the one that is bugging you down. Its worth the time to track it down then report it back to the plugin author so they are aware of the issue.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    what plugins do you have installed? Have you used the buddypress template pack plugin? If so I believe this theme is already buddypress compatible so if you have it installed it may cause a conflict. List your plugins please.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    @mercime I mean no disrespect. I do not want this topic locked sir but when you snuff out people especially ones that is willing to help it only shows dictatorship. Who is abusive? @ethanvan or @johnjamesjacoby? Its a matter of perspective because I can see to a degree a little from both sides. This shall not be a power struggle. We should work as a unit. As stated above one shall not cast stones when you live in glass houses. I think it would be wise to let this topic evolve and hope that there becomes a positive result. So lets keep things positive please because this is something that seriously needs nurturing.
    Edit:
    We need passionate people here so until it gets to a point where there it is threatening in nature I think it would be wise to allow this topic to evolve and maybe get some good developers helping out more. Thank you!

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    drill_sgt.lewis
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    @drill_sgtlewis

    marking as a spammer won’t delete the account it only puts it in limbo. Why not just delete them from your dashboard. There may be some plugin to help with this but most likely it has not been updated in ages to I can’t validate their usefulness.

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    drill_sgt.lewis
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    @drill_sgtlewis

    Get rid of the WP super cache plugin. It just introduces problems that buddypress is not equipped to handle.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    I have been doing this since buddypress 1.0 and I will almost guarantee 80% it is a faulty plugin, if not its your host because out of the box it works perfectly. Its when bad code is introduced when things go awry. Like I said if its not a plugin then its your host. Also just for your information AOL filters out buddypress registrations so I would use the ban hammer plugin and ban your users from registering with that specific domain.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    @ethanvan I take you seriously but will the gleek club allow it. This seems a bit more like a dictatorship than a democracy because as I stated before it seems there is a you against us attitude and instead of being co-operative. Maybe the transfer of knowledge is frightening but we need to work together instead of against each other. I personally don’t care how long you have been with the project. I have led 24,674 combat troops successfully because we was one and trained as a cohesive unit, so have a better disposition when trying educate people on leadership when you are not really educated in this realm. I am tired of people who live in glass houses casting stones. I would be ashamed of myself to do such. Especially when there is people willing to restructure the documentation that should have been there in the first place. Allow others to help with this project so it can continue to thrive instead of pushing them away. Get your ego’s in check because I think its throwing your judgment off. This goes for everyone because there is no need for this attitude. @johnjamesjacoby I understand you lead this project but with all do respect your a human and so am I. Your judgment on this issue is misguided and your abandonment of people willing to help will come back to bite you. I wouldn’t want that on my resume. I think this issue needs to be taken seriously and stop trying to bully others just because you have access on the site to shut them out and lock the topic whenever you get tired of listening. If that is your position of resolve then your no leader at all. I don’t want to get anyone upset but I want to see results and pushing your weight around and throwing out percentages about who did what is showing your demeanor and from what I have seen its unsatisfactory so lets try to work together here instead of acting like a power hungry dictatorship please?

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    I have to agree with @ethanvan on this because there seems to be a you against us attitude going on here. If you can’t work together then nothing will be gained so I would suggest taking a deep breath and be a little more co-operative with each other. If there was more documentation in the codex it would benefit the project by giving developers the knowledge to the inner workings of the software and bringing in some fresh talent with some new ideas. It would also help the moderators here by being able to point the community members to the codex which documents their specific needs. With bad attitudes and being uncooperative then I definitely can see this project ceasing and its probably the same reason there has been a mass exodus in plugin development. I understand people are doing this for free, but if your going to do half efforts then your going to get half the results. How can anyone execute when they don’t even have a descent understanding of the code because nobody wants to waste their time searching for a needle in a hay stack. If proper documentation was in place it would boost development on every level. I am asking nicely for a little more team effort and less throwing stones because that will get nothing done in a positive manner.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    What plugins are you using? Try disabling each one at a time at registering a test user until you track down which one is causing your issue. A lot of times it is a faulty plugin that causes this issue.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    They will usually not show up as members in the front end members section until they login for the first time. That may be why the numbers are off. This is at least what I have noticed on my install.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    @hnla point taken but no one is paying the core development team either so why is their no initiative set for codex documentation? If there are people willing to take their time to create free software then why is there none to document the codex? I could see a huge leap forward in development if these up and coming coders have the vital documentation that would allow them to produce quality features and plugins.
    Edit:
    My point is simply give people the documentation they need to participate. There is strength in numbers and when you have a slew of educated coders at your disposal then anything could be achieved within this project. Its basically allowing us to help you. If we do not have the keys to do this, I could see this project reaching a plateau and future development ceasing!

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    @hnla You are precisely correct if we allowed everyone to contribute to the codex it would be a conglomerate of miss-information. Imagine what buddypress would be like if we just allowed anyone to contribute. Honestly I personally think it would be a nightmare. I think we need to get a team that is willing and able to work on this. Just as buddypress has a core team, we need a codex team. Not separating one from the other because they need to be synchronized and share information. Can we try to get this team rolling somehow? How do we recruit the best and most knowledgeable? They would also need a common meeting place for codex discussion so where shall it be?

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    @modemlooper I agree with you. Everyone chipping in is not the right approach. That means you got the blind leading the blind no offense to the blind of course. Only people who know the inner workings of the software should contribute otherwise the codex will be full of blunders and misinformation. I don’t know the software as well as some but I know enough to know this is an undertaking that needs strong leadership to get this up to par. Why bring it up in a dev chat when you can do it here? There should not be a gleek club of certain people that is relevant. Closing off others is one of the reasons the codex is a mess and plugin development has slowed down. I do not mean everyone should be able to contribute because that would create a mess but the people that are the most qualified and willing to devote their time should be the ones leading otherwise I don’t see this project going much further in the future because it will only contain a gleek club of people with the same philosophies and old ideas. Its time for some fresh talent to come in with new ideas and help out if they are willing to do so! The codex is the key to acquiring this talent. A good starting point for coders will benefit the project immensely.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    @ethanvan has a good point. The codex needs documentation badly. I have noticed a slowdown in plugin development and its precisely because even experienced coders have no reference. It seems like there is a select few that know how to do this. It would definitely make things better if these developers had education from documentation on the codex versus making guesses. I think there needs to be a firm initiative set with getting the codex up to par, and if people like @ethanvan are willing to devote their time to documenting the codex then the core team should welcome the effort and start a team of people who are willing to do this and send them documentation about new changes before new versions of the software is released so everything is more synchronized. I know its open source and people do this in their own time so spare me the lecture. I am about solutions, not drama! @travel-junkie it would help greatly if people learned to crawl before they walk so the philosophy you shared only holds back development because there should be more than just a gleek club of people that knows how to get around the inner workings of the software. There is strength in numbers so get the people who are the best to contribute instead of being like a hidden society.

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    @ethanvan I will email you at the address mentioned above because I would like to see if I can fix the plugin if so I will send you a working copy. Thanks!

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    @drill_sgtlewis

    @aaron-nall I am interested in this as well. Do you have an ETA on plugin delivery? @ethanvan what is FriendPress and does it work? I am developing a site for veterans but I need activity to be private similar to facebook. Thanks!

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