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BuddyPress + bbPress + WPMU

  • Avatar of Joss Winn
    Joss Winn
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    @josswinn

    I’ve just switched from using BuddyPress group forums to running bbPress with Buddypress. BuddyPress is installed on the main root domain of a wordpress network with 1800+ websites. The migration of the forums went fine, but I’ve noticed that now any site admin can set up a forum on their website.

    Whereas before, all forums were created on the BuddyPress site, now forums can be created across the network. There doesn’t seem to be any ability to only activate bbPress for the main site, or disallow regular users from creating forums. Is this intentional? It’s a big change from how forums were administered before.

    How are WordPress network admins running bbPress? Do you allow any site owner to run their own site-specific forum?

    Cheers
    Joss

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  • Avatar of Aron Prins
    Aron Prins
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    @aronprins

    Hey Joss!

    You might be interested in the Pro-Sites plugin, if you don’t already use that in your network.
    Via that plugin, you can set the bbPress plugin to nobody which disables it throughout the network except for you as super admin to activate/deactivate.

    Regards,
    Aron
    aronprins.com

    Avatar of Joss Winn
    Joss Winn
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    @josswinn

    Thanks. I see what you mean, but it’s too focused on commercial upgrades, whereas the site I managed it based at a university with students and staff as users.

    Thanks anyway. There used to be a plugin called ‘Plugin Commander’ that might also have worked, but having tested that, it doesn’t seem to work at all with the current version of WP. Also, because bbPress can only be network activated on a network install, I’m not even sure it would have been any use anyway.

    i think what you would want to do is not network activate bbpress, could have sworn you can do that.

    eddit: yeah i just double checked we have it set up exactly the way you say it should n’t work at gotgame dot com buddypress network activated, bbpress only activated on the root site.

    Avatar of Joss Winn
    Joss Winn
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    @josswinn

    I agree. But there is no other option. On a network install, the only option to activate bbPress is to ‘network activate’ it.

    posting at the same time :P i just double checked we have it set up exactly the way you say it shouldn’t work at gotgame dot com buddypress network activated, bbpress only activated on the root site.

    Avatar of Joss Winn
    Joss Winn
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    @josswinn

    huh. I don’t understand why it’s different for me. I’ll go back and look into it. The other problem though is that if it’s just activated on the main site, then I guess it will still be listed as a plugin for other members to activate on their own sites (we allow this with plugins).

    Thanks for your response.

    well i use a plugin called Multisite Plugin Manager to control what plugins people can see or not.

    Avatar of Joss Winn
    Joss Winn
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    @josswinn

    Thanks. I have a use for Multisite Plugin Control, but it doesn’t solve the issue with bbPress because bbPress can *only* be activated across the network, and so it comes outside of Multisite Plugin Manager’s control.

    Anyway, thanks again. I will be using the multisite plugin for other reasons!

    yeah idk maybe something is up with your network i have it enabled on only on the root site. works fine and shows up in the control list. pretty sure i read somewhere about network vs single site enabling for bbpress before in the documentation somewhere I’m 99.9% our situation is not a fluke maybe @jjj can settle it :/

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    Joss Winn
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    @josswinn

    Well, at least I know it is possible! I’ll have a look around for those instructions. Thanks.

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