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Activating existing user accounts in BP

  • Avatar of jennybeaumont
    jennybeaumont
    Participant

    @jennybeaumont

    Hi folks,

    I’m new to Buddypress and have been scouring the forums trying to find the answer to the first of many questions, but to no avail:

    How can I activate existing user accounts so that they show up as members of my community? Or more to the point, how can I manage user profiles as SuperAdmin, thru the backoffice?

    I have a site that was classic WordPress with about 20 contributors. I want to implement MS+BP, but my tests are still wonky. On the members page I show up, and it seems to recognize that there are 22 members altogether, but they will not show up in the list and are not searchable. Argh! They do show up as Authors thru blog posts, and I can click on their names to bring me to their profile page. But they seem to be considered “inactive” or something like that.

    These existing users would not have filled out the mandatory BP profile info like Name, and additional fields that I’ve added (or want to add).

    Am having a hard time understanding this relationship between Member profiles and User profiles. Suggestions? Tips? Plugins? Help?!

    Merci beaucoup!
    -jennyb

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  • Avatar of jennybeaumont
    jennybeaumont
    Participant

    @jennybeaumont

    Maybe I’m coming at this the wrong way. Maybe by “active” BP just means having had recent activity. In that case, how to show all members regardless of activity level, AND, how to manage user profiles as an admin (ie, adding info, etc)?

    Avatar of jennybeaumont
    jennybeaumont
    Participant

    @jennybeaumont

    just found this, should get me started, but am still a bit mystified by how these profiles work :S

    http://buddypress.org/community/groups/bp-edit-user-profiles/

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    “how can I manage user profiles as SuperAdmin, thru the backoffice?”

    You don’t. You fill in your user profile on the * front end*.

    “it seems to recognize that there are 22 members altogether, but they will not show up in the list and are not searchable. “

    Those members have to come back and log in again. Then BP will show them.

    Did you find the “sync user profiles and member profiles” option?

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Try this new plugin by BP’s very own Boone Gorges – “Unconfirmed”:
    http://teleogistic.net/2011/05/new-wordpress-plugin-unconfirmed/

    (Edit) Are you talking about manually activating user accounts on your BP install? Or are you talking about members not showing up in the members directory?

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
    Participant

    @andrea_r

    She’s talking about existing members not showing up. Which they don;t until they come back to the site & log in after BP has been activated.

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