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Error message: ”This group does not have a forum setup yet” on most of my groups

  • Avatar of autoarcheologist
    autoarcheologist
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    @autoarcheologist

    Hello,

    I set up about 150 groups a few months ago, and just recently discovered that when I try to post in any of them, I get the following error message: “This group does not have a forum setup yet”.

    I’ve done a bunch of debugging, with no real luck.

    I’m using BP v1.5.5 with WP v3.4.2. I have a few custom plugins that prevent me from upgrading to BP 1.6.1. I actually tried that, but it caused more errors, so until I can work through that I reinstalled 1.5.5.

    Here’s what I’ve tried.

    I checked if the “enable discussion forum” checkbox is checked in the problem forums, and it is.

    I unchecked, saved, and then rechecked the box both from the admin panel, and from the forum, with no change.

    I can see the 150+ groups in the wp_bp_groups table in the database, but only about 30 entries in the wp_bb_forums table.

    I tried creating a manual entry in the wp_bb_forums table for one of the groups, with no luck.

    I can create a new group at this point, and the forums work. I tried this both from the admin panel, and from the group hierarchy, and both work.

    I’d really prefer not to have to re-enter 150 groups, as it’s hours of manual work. But I’m running out of ideas. I’d love to know why a few of the oldest groups work (I assume they were created through the forum, not from the admin panel, someone else entered them) but all the groups I created back in June don’t work.

    Any ideas?

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  • What have you changed on your site since June?

    Avatar of autoarcheologist
    autoarcheologist
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    @autoarcheologist

    I updated the theme from Streamline v1 to v2.0. I’ve updated a few plugins as well. I’d have to go back through my notes for all the changes.

    But what I don’t understand is that it doesn’t look like the group forums were ever created, even though I had the box checked. And unchecking and rechecking the forums box does nothing. Are they all corrupt?

    I also noticed that while debugging this that a bunch of blank groups were created. I’ll try that again and get a screenshot.

    I’m hoping for a workaround that involves rebuilding the database, not re-entering 200 groups manually.

    thanks!

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
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    @mercime

    == But what I don’t understand is that it doesn’t look like the group forums were ever created, even though I had the box checked. ==

    Check your database if the 7 bbp_ tables were created http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/#bbpress-forums-tables-in-database

    In addition, basic troubleshooting would involve changing to bp-default theme and deactivating all plugins except BuddyPress.

    Avatar of autoarcheologist
    autoarcheologist
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    @autoarcheologist

    All 7 tables are there.

    @mercine, I don’t understand how disabling all the other plugins is going to suddenly create 170 forum entries in wp_bb_forums when there are none now.

    At this point I’m not interested in figuring out why it happened, but how to fix it without having to re-enter all 200 groups.

    Avatar of autoarcheologist
    autoarcheologist
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    @autoarcheologist

    Here’s what I think is a bug. If I go into one of the groups as admin, and deselect the option to create a forum, then save it, it creates a blank entry in the table wp_bp_groups with zero’s in each entry, including the time stamp. The only data is the record number, which in this case was 347.

    Avatar of autoarcheologist
    autoarcheologist
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    @autoarcheologist

    Nobody has any suggestions on how to rebuild the database without doing it manually?

    Avatar of GordonRe
    GordonRe
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    @gordonre

    I’m having the same problem [can’t create a new topic get the error message: error message: ”This group does not have a forum setup yet” with a much simpler and more up to date set up. BP1.6.1. 4 groups. Have disabled all plugins but BuddyPress and bbPress and changed to default theme. Will post a new thread.

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