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  • Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @ubernaut I can’t believe I forgot about this. The reason this user’s site did not show in the member directory is because under that sub site’s settings tab, in Reading, if you have a check mark for “Discourage search engines from indexing this site,” that site won’t be included in the directory. I can’t believe I forgot this, as I just had trouble with this last week. I haven’t been sleeping much.

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    I tried one more thing before starting over. I had one plugin that I never deactivated to see if it was the problem: Si Captcha. That little rascal! It works so well, but it was keeping my members from becoming the admins of their own newly-created sites. I guess it has to do with spammers. I will see if there are any settings.

    Every time something happens that I can’t explain, I feel like I’ve won the lottery but I can’t find the ticket. I hate that feeling. I really do.

    These spammers are nothing more than high school thugs standing in the entryway of school, knocking the books out of peoples hands when they walk through the doors. I don’t know why there always has to be someone talking the fun out of something truly amazing such as BuddyPress. It really disappoints me to see spam accounts.

    If I find out anything about si captcha, I’ll post back here.

    Peace.

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    Good grief. I just went to activate the BP default theme so that I could rule out a theme issue, and I get the Cheatin uh? code.

    I guess I’ll delete my site again and start all over.

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    Does anyone have any idea why members on my site aren’t automatically the admins of their own sites once they create them? Could this be a theme issue? Is there a setting that needs to be enabled?

    Kevin

     

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @ubernaut Sorry about not having the right version. I accidentally listed bbPress version. I’m running 1.6.4 BP.

    I honestly don’t know what happened when I created the site last night. I’ve spent about two hours this late afternoon trying to replicate the situation to learn from it. All I know is that I created the site through BP and I must have done it at the same time I created the user account.

    I have it all straightened out now. I just created a new site and had the user do it themselves. I then designed the site as an admin.

    One thing, though, when people create a new site, they aren’t assigned an admin role. I have to do that for them. Is there a setting for this, that will automatically assign them the admin of their own site?

    Thanks,

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    Update

    The site that won’t appear on the members directory is a site that I built using one of my e-mail addresses. I then created another user and made them an admin. They then changed the e-mail address and proceeded to start using it.

    I have all settings on BP checked for full usability, as well as installing both types of forums.

    I deleted the site that would not connect to the member directory, then asked that person to create it again, but this time do it themselves. Now, as a Super Admin, I will build the site, and I won’t have to hand it off to them when it’s ready. The new site now appears in the Members Directory.

    This person is very patient and helps greatly with user experiences. She’s my Mother.

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    Update

    This member’s site shows on the “My Sites” tab (second tab), but it doesn’t show on the “All Sites” tab (first tab). How can I get this member’s site to show on the first tab along with everyone else’s?

    Thanks,

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @chouf1 Thank you for your answer, and I don’t mind that it’s long! I would have replied sooner, but I’ve just spent the last four hours trying to get NextGen Gallery to work on my mother’s sub site of my MultiSite. They need to abandoned the Network only activation and let the sub sites do their own activating. Then again, I don’t know much at all about WP. I did find a gallery that lets me activate per sub site.

    Anyway, thank you for your database WP information. I’ve saved your post on a notepad file and have placed it in my library of things I must not forget. It’s not a huge library, but it’s enough. I appreciate the fact that you explained some of the things you did. I didn’t know about all of this. I’m the kind of fella that if I see someone smear their runny nose with their hand, and then they soon shake my hand, I can subconsciously keep my “contaminated” hand away from my own face and clothing for hours, until I have the chance to wash my hands. I’m not a germ freak by any means, but when I have issues with websites, I just as soon drop the tables and knock out the files and start clean. I like to keep doing it until it works correctly the first time. This is how I learn. In high school I could back my V-Dub onto two car ramps and have the engine on the ground next to the car in 15 minutes.

    I like to design, and in my job of nearly 35 years in the printing business, I’m pretty good at it. I wish I knew more about PHP and AJAX and such. I taught myself everything I know about HTML and CSS, and I still don’t know much. My knowledge is simply elementary to you folks, but I have this nagging urgency to learn all about it. I love to design, and I just need the skills to make it happen.

    The past couple of days I’ve been working with a designer that I hired, creating a child theme and plugin that work hand-in-hand for the P2 theme. I wanted a front page category selector so that when the “Blog Post” option is toggled, a person can choose to which category their post will go. We did it, and it’s not the best, but I think it’s pretty good with me giving the orders strictly through Skype. I like having contacts like this. Like I said, I like to design, but I can’t do it myself, and with all the things going on in my life, I may never know how to do all of it. That’s why I just keep treating coders with great respect, because they’re more than likely the ones that will have to create my engines while I tell them what I need. I like it when they listen to my idea and then improve upon it.

    I wish I could work on WordPress all day long, but that’s not possible. Spring will be coming soon, and we’ll be putting a new roof on the apartment above the shop here. We live in the basement right now, and after the roof is on, we’ll be remodeling upstairs to make it our home. There’s just not enough time in the day.

    Thanks again for your reply. I really do appreciate it.

    Peace.

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @mercime I understand what you’re saying, I really do. I tried everything. When I was able to successfully activate BP 1.7 beta, I received multiple posts on the activity stream — four of them right in a row. Here’s the really weird part. When I went to the BP default theme and posted from there, the little button wouldn’t appear to post the text. My site had some severe issues. It tried to, and a hard refresh sometimes made it appear. After making a post, the button disappeared again.

    I ultimately reverted back to the Stable BP version, and everything worked fine. Then, to make sure I won’t face an upgrade issue down the road when the new release is issued, I uploaded everything from scratch. Totally wiped it all clean and created a new database with a different name.

    I know this solution sounds like turning off a computer with the button on the tower — a big no no for professionals, but I’m still learning. A week ago I could barely navigate my multisite, and today I’m really moving through it. I even created custom page names this time to assign to BP.

    Last week after I installed BP 1.7 beta, I tried several times to change me permalinks. Mostly due to appearance and robot spam (renaming register page to something else).

    A new install today has afforded me the chance to really make a good solid base for any and all WordPress and BuddyPress upgrades in the future.

    I’m really learning a lot about databases and domain add-ons (for clean URLs). This past week I’ve taught myself to use cPanel for almost everything. I use FileZilla now for mostly uploading zip files.

    I hope I don’t wear out my welcome here with my issues. I really appreciate everyone’s help. I find myself often reading posts that are two and three years old. All informative. It’s all very interesting, and I’m really learning a lot.

    Thank you for your time. I really appreciate it.

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    I’ve rolled back my tables to last night. I’m going to have to stick with the Stable version of BP. I apologize for this. I know my theme and 1.7 work together, because I can do it on another install on my practice site.

    Now that I have BP 1.6.4 installed, can someone perhaps put my mind at ease about something? If I can’t get 1.7Beta to work on this site now, will I have trouble upgrading down the road when the stable version of 1.7 is released? If you tell me “Yes,” then I will dump the site and reload. I would hate to have weeks or months of time invested, only for the future upgrade of BuddyPress to fail.

    Any comfort would be appreciated — or the stark reality. Either one is better than guessing and not knowing.

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    My absolute path for bb is wrong and I’m told, “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.”

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    Update: I’m not able to create a group, either. Under the “Members” tab, all members are shown. There’s just no ability interact.

    I did notice that when I re-installed BuddyPress, all of the page associations happened by themselves. BuddyPress is there, but it’s just not completely hooked up to my site.

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @carmeetsroad Really? I would have paid four times that. I would pay $1,000 for a license to download WordPress and activate it. I think it came down from Heaven when no one was looking. :) I enjoy learning WordPress and teaching myself code, but I can appreciate fine craftsmanship. JMHO I want to experience BuddyPress without worrying that something I coded wrong or that my theme is hindering it.

    Peace.

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @flyveren Okay, I will do as you suggest. I did look around in my db and I couldn’t differentiate the buddypress tables from the rest of the tables. I’m going to read up on this.

    A fella like me that’s new at all of this, I don’t need the Beta version. I have successfully re-installed 1.6.4 and everything is working great. I really like this BuddyBoss theme. My mother is going to like it, too, when she sees it.

    I’m glad to hear that you have this theme as well. If I have any questions, I will send you a mention.

    I do have one concern that although everything is fine now, when it comes time to upgrade to the newest BP version when that time comes, that everything will go as planned. I think there’s something to be said for allowing WordPress the chance to install plugins and themes on its own instead of using FileZilla. I would imagine the final version of BP will be slimmed down to clear entry into WP. Either that or WP will update just prior and relax the upload limitation a bit and allow a slightly bigger BP folder to come up and install.

    I’m going to enjoy my new theme and get building my social site. If you, or anyone, thinks I should clear those tables and reload 1.6.4, please let me know. I’m not afraid to try it. If you think the tables are fine — because my site is running fine — I’ll leave then alone. I just hope when the day comes to upgrade that I’ll be okay. By then, I’ll have a great deal of time invested in my site.

    Thanks for taking the time and helping!

    Kevin

     

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @flyveren I got your message by e-mail that you added me as guest, just before I deactivated 1.6.4. I’m not able to upload 1.7Beta1 while inside of WP. I get a message that the file is too big.

    I just finished uploading 1.7 via FileZila, and when I went to activate it, I received this error:

    Warning: require(/home/*****/public_html/gumpolen/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-template-loader.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/*****/public_html/gumpolen/wp-content/plugins/buddypress-1.7Beta1/bp-loader.php on line 401

    I somehow need to reset WP so that I can upload 1.7 as a brand new install. Would you have any suggestions?

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    My BuddyBoss theme works perfectly on 1.7Beta1 on another site of mine where I practice. Are there some core BP files that I can delete on http://www.gumpolen.com so that BP installs as if it’s the first time — when I re-upload it?

    I will try to install it again and see what happens.

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    When I installed 1.7 Beta1, I simply deleted the current version and uploaded the Beta with FileZila and then activated it. I think I didn’t have the Beta working correctly by installing it this way.

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    Yep. Okay, I couldn’t post for a bit. Yes, I’m working on a problem where I have four posts showing up in the buddypress areas. Everything was perfect until I made a post. Four posts show up, whether as an admin or a regular user.

    I’m installing the current version of BP and I will test my new theme with this. I will post back shortly.

    Thanks @flyveren

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    Can I post now?

     

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @bphelp I do believe I have it now. Yes, my butchered theme that I’m learning on was sending off errors. I enabled the BP-Default Theme and we’re good. I have the BP navigation tabs going to the Sample Page.

    I knew you had it right, but I didn’t understand and I didn’t know my theme was causing errors. I use this site for practicing, then I implement the changes that work back to my new site: http://www.gumpolen.com

    Thanks,

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @bphelp I missed my greater than sign in starting out the page. Now your code doesn’t show, but when I log out, i get an error across the top of the screen instead:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/*****/public_html/inlandcoder/wp-content/themes/frisco-for-buddypress/members/index.php:12) in /home/*****/public_html/inlandcoder/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 876

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @bphelp I tried this and when I refreshed my site, all of your code appears below the admin bar on my site — above my header.

    I created a new page and named it “new page here.”

    Here’s your code with my info:

    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’) . ‘/new-page-here’ ); } // user will be redirect to any link to want } } add_filter(‘get_header’,’bp_guest_redirect’,1);

    Am I to insert my URL as well? I tried with and without changing it and that didn’t work either.

    Kevin

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    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    Okay. Thanks @hnla. I’ll do that right now.

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @mercime Thank you!

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    Yep. It would be kind of slick to be able to receive, acknowledge, and reply to an admin post without having to jump into the activity stream. Just think, if a site became massive, the comment and the admin reply would become lost.

    When the admin may only write a couple of posts a day, the slow-moving admin activity could give everyone a chance to appreciate the posts, giving everyone the chance to gain the knowledge, lets say, from a site improvement announcement.

    A link on the static page could serve this purpose as well, I suppose.

    Thanks for joining my discussion @carmeetsroad. I appreciate it.

    –Kevin

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