Group forums working yet not working
Yes, I have been able to get the group forums component to work and yet it doesn’t work. It works really slick on my dev box but I can’t get it to work on my live server. Go figure. Well, I’m not alone I guess. It isn’t working on testbp.org either. I tried creating a new group, enabling the forum for it and can’t post there either.
Anybody succeed in getting this to work yet? I’ve been beating my head against it for the past 6 hrs without luck.
wardeh – would it be poss to pick your brain on some questions/issues I have on my BuddyPress site plan? I am at email@example.com. Would be a great help. Thanks
Sure, I’ll email you, but I’m telling you now that I don’t know very much.
I sure don’t want to hog this topic, but I have so many questions.
Here’s the latest:
When I try to update the “Group Forums” settings, I can’t (bbpress forums URL, administrator and password, etc.). I went right to the DB to make changes and that makes the fields on the settings page all blank. Why won’t this update?
wardeh – I think that is saying that what the plugin used to do is now handled by bbPress but this plugin now does something else, namely recognize the cookies from WordPress. On the main plugin page it says “This plugin is only useful if you are running bbPress version 1.0-alpha-4 or later.”
I haven’t personally tested the new bbPress version or this plugin as I’m having connection problems but will report whatever I find out.
gogoplata — Yes, I see what you mean. But isn’t this plugin for people who are just using WP and bbPress? We’re trying to integrate the forums with the BP groups.
In any case, I put the plugin back and I still don’t see any effect from it. I still have to login both places. And I definitely can’t add group forum posts.
I hope your connection issues get resolved soon.
Well. I spend a lot of hours this weekend and i found out: trunk r664 + bbpress alpha 3 + wpmu trunk 1574 works for me an the forum works for new groups (not for the old one). If i update to the latest buddypress trunk (r682), i canÂ´t post in to a forum – and i get no error messages. Nothing happens also with bbpress alpa 4 and the latest buddypress trunk (r682).
@wardeh get the auth_salt from your wpmu config.php
I had everything almost working yesterday. Somehow I then broke it. Anyway, I just updated to alpha 4 bbpress and BP bleeding edge and bleeding edge wpmu. Now, new groups create new forums, but then there is no post. Also, no save message (like I got when it kinda worked).
wardeh : to what i remember when updating to wpmu 2.7 it telss you to add 2 lines in wp-config
one of them is ‘auth_salt’.$
i got thelast version of bbpress and plugin but sitll integration pb will have to check for everything
meerblickzimmer : where to find the trunk r664 is it saved complete somewhere ?
with new version updated
i have in bbprees the forum created with the name of the groups
but still not showing any post neither in buddypress neither in bbpress
when a user is logged in buddypress it is still not logged in bbpress but it seems to have some interaction
Yep, got the connection problems solved but probably won’t have time to test much today. I see what you’re saying but we’re integrating WordPress and bbPress and need the cookies to sync. If we can get everything talking properly between WPMU and bbPress it will make any problems we encounter BuddyPress specific. I’m not sure if the plugin works with WPMU, I’m assuming it does but it doesn’t specify either way.
for sure i thnik that my main pb is a cookie inegration pb but i do not see why.
is there anyone having something properly (cookie integration, post …)
@bebopcool: trunk r664 its on my harddisk. i safed it yesterday.
bebopcool: Thank you! You’re right… I DID have to add those two lines to wp-config.php when upgrading, but had forgotten!
If anyone else is looking for auth_salt:
bb-admin > Settings > WordPress Integration tells you to get auth_salt from options.php. It is not there!
It is in wp-config.php and was defined when upgrading to 2.7.
Almost Victory….but then let down. So, when I decided to go back and do a completely manual key & salt check, I discovered that some of the keys had random stuff in the field. So, I manually entered each one in the bbPress WP integration panel. Now, when I go to my test forum, I don’t get the red error. In fact it looks like it’s working fine but then returns me to the previous state that says I have no topics. Back to the drawing board.
….and now I can’t create Groups anymore. dangnabbit
All my problems disappeared when I temporarily moved away from cookie integration. I just did the quick and dirty user integration only and it works 100%. Having hashes in config files and database seemed to make getting this working much harder on certain installs. I would recommend trying it without the cookie integration, only user integration first if that helps.
That’s great news Trent. I’ll have a go at the simple user integration and see how it goes. If the cookies aren’t required to get it working I’ll worry about them down the road.
Any recommendations on how the installation instructions can be updated to help people get this working easier (based on what is known now)?
I’d like to update them ready for tomorrow.
in the read me it say something like enter the “admin” credintials you just created in the wpmu group forum area.
I figured it out quickly (second time), but it should really just say “Administrator” their, because most of us have “admin” as our account on wpmu.
Other than that, everything is pretty simple now. A lot of individual simple steps.
“All my problems disappeared when I temporarily moved away from cookie integration.”
Which cookie integration steps exactly did you move away from? Or, what is involved in just the “quick and dirty” integration you mentioned?
Is their a way to make the “administrator” user created in bbpress invisible? I know it will basically disappear after a couple of registrations, but it will still show up on member searches.
@wardeh I avoided entering all the wordpress integration information for nonce, salts, keys, etc right off the bat and just did the “login integration” which really involves just making sure it has the right prefix for your install which usually is “wp_” so bbPress can find the WPMU users.
I see Sambauers put up a new plugin today to help with bbPress and WordPress cookie integration and will give more information after I have a chance to play with it.
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