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Buddypress Sammy Update Broken?

  • Avatar of gmingle
    gmingle
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    @gmingle

    Hi there,

    I updated to the new buddypress 1.9 on my website, and now when I go to any buddypress associated page such as a members page or activity or anything it just gives me a blank page with the name of the page at the top?

    Website: http://www.Gamermingle.com

    Any idea?

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  • Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    Try switching to the Twenty Twelve theme to verify if it’s a theme issue. There may be issues if you are using a theme based on bp-default.

    Avatar of gmingle
    gmingle
    Participant

    @gmingle

    I tested the other Twenty themes and its still just shows blank pages.

    Avatar of gmingle
    gmingle
    Participant

    @gmingle

    I just looked and my Forum Page has it’s shortcode there, but there are no shortcodes on any of my buddypress pages. I thought that may have been the problem but that still doesn’t fix that none of the members profiles show up either, everything with buddypress itself is just blank.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    Deactivate and Delete BP plugin and reinstall. When I upgraded there was some lost connection error. Maybe files got borked.

    Avatar of gmingle
    gmingle
    Participant

    @gmingle

    Deactivated and now my admin panel is just a blank page, but shows the right source when I check it, I may just be having the worst luck with 3.8 and 1.9 lol

    Avatar of gmingle
    gmingle
    Participant

    @gmingle

    Ok I fixed everything by going back into my Cpanel and restoring from about a few hours before I started to update.

    Avatar of StygianAgenda
    StygianAgenda
    Participant

    @stygianagenda

    Same problem here.

    I thought at first that it might be the security plugin I had installed today, but after removing that and finding the problem still existent, I began searching around and found your post and a few others like it.

    So, from an SSH connection to the server, I dropped down into my wordpress-plugins folder, and ran “wget http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/buddypress.1.8.zip“, then renamed the old folder, extracted v1.8, verified that it was working after the reversion, and then deleted the 1.9 folder.

    Maybe it’s just a conflicting plugin, but from what I’ve gathered so far, the problem appears to be an issue with a template file that should have been included with 1.9, but wasn’t. At the same time, there’s talk of EOL-ing the bp-default theme, which… ok… I can understand that, provided there’s something to take the place of it or at least a clear and concise way to provide the needed templates to other themes now that it seems the Buddypress Template Pack is no longer available (I certainly couldn’t find it, if it *is* still available).

    Either way, this is an aggravating problem, especially considering that I run a large number of WordPress+Buddypress sites.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    Don’t worry, there will be an update to include the files and bp-default is getting moved out into wp .org repo but bp-default may be deprecated fully in the future.

    Avatar of StygianAgenda
    StygianAgenda
    Participant

    @stygianagenda

    Right on.

    So… after this update (the fixed version), will anything need to be copied to the ‘theme in use’ before it’ll pick up Buddypress’ template-pages, such as Activity, Groups, Members, and so on?

    I may be misunderstanding here… I’m really not sure… but it *would be* really cool if those functions were integrated in such a way that nothing more would be required other than to install WordPress, Buddypress, then a theme… and call it a day. Not that I’ve had a problem with needing to copy the templates over to other themes in the past, but it’d be really awesome to see this worked out so that regardless of what theme was applied that the Buddypress template pages would simply be available and work correctly with no further configuration required to get those things working. For myself, as I say, it’s no problem… but for some of the locals that I host for… wow man… they need help! :)

    [background: I've worked with Linux since 1997, Apache since 1998, and WordPress for about 5 or 6 years now... I've lost track of how long it's been, actually.]

    In my case I had to investigate thoroughly as possible, because the site I was building out when I noticed this problem is a site that is only available via Tor (with a .onion address). Building OnionNet sites using a nailed down Apache, WordPress, and Buddypress can be very tricky at times, if you’ve never done it before. But once the differences are learned, it’s pretty easy… not really any more difficult than any other wordpress site… it’s just a matter of a slightly different configuration, and email is worthless in these instances, so things must be done to eliminate the need for a valid email address during signup, but it’s do-able using some of the plugins that are available.

    Anyways, you guys keep up the great work! :)
    And…
    Thanks for your help!

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    ’m really not sure… but it *would be* really cool if those functions were integrated in such a way that nothing more would be required other than to install WordPress, Buddypress, then a theme… and call it a day. Not that I’ve had a problem with needing to copy the templates over to other themes in the past, but it’d be really awesome to see this worked out

    This is the whole point of BP theme compatibility and has now been in existence since BP 1.7, you need to keep abreast of development changes on the BP blog and/or the codex documentation.

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