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@danbp @henrywright i think i have found a solution! took alot of hours searching for this, but i have found some code (function) that adds a new button to each activity allowing you to toggle the comments to collapse and expand throughout buddypress.
I am going to spend some time testing this tonight and will share the fix later if i dont run into any problems with it, maybe this could be made into a plugin? , obviously the credit for this is not mine and belongs to the guy who figured this out, i have just found the code:) and altered it a little, i have it working now and all seems fine i will try it out on a few different themes first.
@danbp please read my last post again i have edited it to read a little better, and hopefully it explains better,i have to stop lazy typing, slaps himself.
@danbp i didnt hide the activity comments myself even though i know you can change the number visible if you wanted but im happy with default of 5 showing.
buddypress automatically hides more than 5 comments anyway and if say 10 comments have been made a link will appear saying show all 10 comments, you then click it and it expands them.
thats what i am saying, it works fine until you scroll down to previous updates with comments made above 5, by clicking the load more button at the bottom of activity this stops working.
instead of seeing the link that says show all 10 comments you just see the 10 comments or 20 comments allready expanded , is that a little clearer? you can both go and test it on buddypress install within a few minutes and you will see what i mean? no
hey @henrywright ok but before i do could you confirm this is not the default behaviour?
because im baffled as to whether it actually worked in the first place now lol, or was i imagining it? lol
Update! ok ive been that frustrated with this i have just been over to the buddyboss demo theme and logged in as test user to see if it was happening there to, and guess what? same problem!
Now i think i am either going mad or this feature was never in buddypress and only hides more than 5 comments on the first page of activity updates? i could of swore it used to work for me after clicking load more? am i going mad or what guys? any feedback will be appreciated, and if indeed this is normal behaviour for buddypress then all i can ask is why?
surely something like this should of been adressed ages ago, i know you guys have been working on the speed and queries etc which is outstanding work but what about all these little details that need adressing? there is no such plugin to help with this issue, and surely it would be great to also have collapsable and expanding comments so you can collapse them again?
the commenting system is very awkward if there is alot of people commenting.
who really likes to scroll through a couple of hundred comments on one post if its not interesting to them? does anyone have a fix for this in any form? @henrywright do you have any takes on this pal?
@henrywright hey henry sorry for the delay in responding, i have only just noticed this post, yes i can also confirm and would not advise anyone to go for the managed packages, i went for the quad core xeon @3.5ghz dedicated server package with 1tb raid 1 and 16gb ddr3 ram unmanaged option, this server is lightning fast and i am very happy with it, i have signed up for their ssl certificate plan too because my server plan is for 24 months to bring the monthly cost down, so to me it makes sense to go for there ssl package too, i even manged to get them to set it all up for free and got my first month free , i know this is a big commitment to sign up for 24 months but i really think the specs i went for will be enough for this period, saying all this though about the managed server option i also would NOT recommend anyone without good knowledge of linux and apache/centos trying to setup a dedicated server until they have used at minimum a vps or similar for a while first, some people seem to think they can jump from a shared hosting environment to a dedicated server and quite often get confused as of how to securely set up their server, things like locking down your ssh, creating banners and setting up firewalls etc can be a daunting task for the ones less knowledgeable with linux from the command line, one other thing to note with 1&1 is the way that the partitions are set initially, you will find that you will need to allocate much more drive space to your partitions when first setting up your server by expanding them because they only have 4gb allocated to each partition when you first use it.
i hope this helps anyone who reads it and is thinking of going down the dedicated route for buddypress.
I am thinking about writing a basic server hardening tutorial and first steps to take when i have got the time, if anyone would be interested in a tutorial about what steps to take when getting a dedicated server for the first time let me know, i will see what i can do.
@henrywright yes i realize its a 24 month contract with them that’s why they keep there prices low, i suppose its not to bad them leaving out the sll certificates from the pricing because they throw in plesk for free, (swings and roundabouts).
im opting in for the 24 month contract on the xeon because you arent tied to that contract if you want to upgrade (they will upgrade your package if needed which is great), i searched and thought about it long and hard before deciding this which i think you have to before making any 24 month contract, like i said im real happy with there vps so cant see there being problems with there dedicated servers, as allways with any hosting company most of the complaints ive read are with there shared hosting, but hey you get what you pay for i suppose huh :), keep me informed bro, thx
ha just read that back, excuse my lazy typing im tired tonight lol
i suppose you can mark this as resolved as ive been helping him out via skype.
btw i just registered on your website without a problem to test it for you and it is indeed going to my spam folder as i mentioned.
also after logging in i also noticed you have wordpress set up as a multisite installation, is there any reason you have done this? are you planning having a multisite setup?
@matthewhout lol matthew dont worry man we was all noobs at some point :), regarding the emails have you checked the spam folder? sometimes wordpress mails go to the spam folders, best thing to do is configure your mail to go through smpt (i guess you also wont be familiar with this either?)
if you want help i may have a little time spare to help you set it up initially, are you on skype? you can add me if you want.
if not set a free skype account up and post me your username and i will add you, i can help you out a little if you want seeing as your struggling setting up the basics.
@henrywright yeah no worries i will keep you informed too, im going for the xeon straight off so will gladly let you know how it fairs in a real buddypress environment as i will also be launching my site next month as soon as ive configured my new server etc.
@henrywright oh if you are also looking at the cheaper package that has an 8 core atom cpu, i would defo pay the extra for the quad core xeon, even though the 8 core is quite decent for an atom based processor its designed for low energy consumption and i think the 4 core xeon defo as an edge over it in many ways!
oh and i can tell you through experience that that cpu is quite a good cpu, i had one in my home rig at one point and it was an awesome cpu.
i do quite alot of cpu benchmarking etc as im a bit of a technology geek and it performs well in all tests for its pricerange
@henrywright not yet no, but like you said there vps servers are very good for the price, they have some real good deals on dedicated servers with real decent hardware. the quad core @3.4ghz with Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 v3 plus and 16gb ddr3 and two 1tb hardrives with raid 1 is so damn cheap at £50 per month compared to other hosting services, plus this includes plesk with the package!
this is why im upgrading next month
your looking at least double that price with most other hosting companys for them specs plus they offer you full managed on top if you want for no extra cost!!
lol im confused? what you mean? buddypress in Appearance > Menus?
are you trying to create a custom menu in wordpress? all you have to do is name the menu then on the left handside tick the pages you want to appear in this menu, then under the menu you have created you will see these options.
Auto add pages
Automatically add new top-level pages to this menu
Tick primary menu option then save and your menu will appear how you want it
@henrywright lol henry ive just tried it again in my my wp-config.php and it seems to be working now, this is first time ive tried it again in my wp-config.php since moving to this vps so all is good , dunno why it wouldnt work on my shared hosting before? wiered.
so @jaynm26 you could allways add this to your wp-config.php if you feel comfortable putting it in there instead of bp-custom.php (because this does not work for me), maybee it will work for you in ther i dunno?
dont forget if you add the code put it above this line close to the bottom
/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
hope this helps.
I’m actually about to move over to my 1&1 VPS so will try to report back what I find. I’m pretty sure I’ve used root profiles on it before without problems.
yer defo letme know pal, i moved over to the 1&1 vps as hostgator shared was so so bad for performance, im happy with the speed and performance of this vps so much so ive decided to go for full dedicated next month with them.
@henrywright i agree with you on that definitely, but adding some functionality that some plugins offer as built into buddypress would also help because your adding less weight from these plugins too no?
@henrywright nope nothing that would effect it, because i can even install a fresh wordpress and buddypress install then create a new bp-custom.php and add the code and they still wont work, this has been the same way for 12 months and on 2 different linux servers, the first one was on shared hosting with hostgator so should of been no problem with config of server, and ive now just upgraded to a 1&1 vps, and the same thing applies, next month im upgrading to full dedicated for launch and would hope to have root profiles activated for this time, but like i said im hitting a brick wall with this code??
oh and by the way i dont use multisite
it really doesnt matter where in the code it is because even if i have nothing in bp-custom.php
and place the code between the php tags directly it still doesnt work for me, like i said ive been adding and removing code to bp-custom.php for the past twelve months without a problem, its just root profiles that is the only code i cannot get to work.
@henrywright yo henry, this confuses me because this option never works for me on any of my buddypress installs?
define ( ‘BP_ENABLE_ROOT_PROFILES’, true );
ive put this in bp-custom plenty of times but it never actually does anything all my links remain the same, yes my bp-custom.php is in my plugins folder and all the other tweaks in there work fine?
so why doesnt this work for me?
doesnt even work when i add it directly to my wp-config.php either btw
this is also the case on fresh installs of wordpress with default themes, never can seem to get users to show as root??
@matthewhout Hmm, buddypress settings are located in the settings submenu in wordpress dashboard, make sure you turn on all the options you need in there, also make sure your pages are setup in there as you want them to, also dont forget to go to settings and permalinks too, and select which permalinks you prefare, hopefully everything should be fine for you then, well if i understand correctly that the issues you where having was due to having a windows server and now you have changed to a linux server? i cant see there being any problems with a fresh install.
First question would be to ask if your on shared hosting vps or private server?
maybee this link will help you if you take a look. i dont know what hosting your with but have a read anyhows.
p.s i dont know if there is a solution within that post but it may help you find out a little more.
also just found this post too for you.
@granville Hmm its wiered you should say that, i had that thought in the back of my mind too. i suppose sometimes people dont sit back and think that something could be up (me included).
I hope the guys ok if there is indeed something up, but we can only speculate.
It does seem odd to me why all the comments in support have been ignored after a release only weeks before??
personally i like seeing the first few replies left in an activity comment, this decides if i want to keep reading further comments or not and may lead to me commenting on it myself. i think the show more option is better than having to click to expand the comments before reading any at all.