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I’d say forums have been *the* backbone of online communities since shortly after the birth of the internet. Focusing on them has brought BP a lot of success and I’d like to see more development there.
I’ve faced some privacy issues in trying to setup an LMS – Schools have strict policies on what information is available to the public about their students (nothing!). It isn’t too hard to close the /members directory to the public or ensure users viewing a profile are logged in. It would be nice to have this as a default feature though.
I agree with a front end member search. BP is geared for niche communities and that’s one feature that would help BP graduate to being useful to communities of 100 or 1000+.
Paypal integration should definitely be the job of a plugin. I’ve also got a use for that feature – donating members having an icon beside their name and such. I haven’t found a plugin to do that but it would be pretty easy to make – paypal can pass back confirmation of payment completion which would change profile metadata, then just add a little if statement to profile templates.
That was a terrible experience, but at least I know BP much better now. It was a combination of issues – ajax.php silently failed to load with the theme files on the production server, despite being identical to the theme files on staging (I still can’t explain that), and there was the just recently patched BP core bug with the red “You do not have access to this group” error.
I can now join groups by hitting “request membership” on the group home. The buttons still aren’t appearing however and I still can’t start new forum topics.
I’m guessing the 2 additional conditions need to be added to the group directory template and the #post-new condition?
I started from scratch on the production server here:
With fresh files and a fresh DB, the issue came up again. Staging is here and hasn’t had any problems:
You can login using username and password “tester” on both sites. Note that on production, the buttons to join, leave, and request aren’t showing on the group directory or group home.
UPDATE: just noticed r-a-y’s patch here – https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3687. I’ll try it and report back.
This bug is potentially costing me a client, I’ve got to get a gasp on it soon. I reinstalled everything and started with a fresh database and the issue is still there. So let me ask a more broad question –
What does BP ask of a user to be eligible to join a group (public, private and hidden)?
User must be logged in, and….?
Did you find what you needed with the Invite Anyone plugin? I tried it once and it appeared to just be a way to send mass emails to users suggesting they join a group.
Bump to the max! The friend component of BP is not appropriate for most of the sites I’ve made. This makes inviting users to groups impossible. It’s all the more confusing since BP asks who can invite people to the group when creating it, regardless of if the friend component is active or not.
In short – feature request for inviting any user (hopefully with a suggesting text-field) regardless of if they’re friends or not.
Small update: I enabled the friending component of BP to invite a user to a group and that worked. However, in what might be an unrelated case, hitting “new topic” on all pages that have that button, as any user, does nothing. I believe it’s related – there’s a common condition failing for a number of functions due to botched permissions.
Perhaps a drag and drop update to BP 1.6 bleeding messed up the user table? I believe I did that after the issue showed up.
Thanks Ray, I’ll keep an eye on that ticket. I’m not sure it’s what I’m experiencing however. Despite having the same WP, BP, plugins and theme, the buttons to join both public and private groups do not appear for any user, only on my production site. When on the page for a private group you’re not a member of, there is a tab link to request membership which will show the “You do not have access to this group” error, but the issue is higher than that since joining any group is somehow unavailable.
I’ve reinstalled WP, and BP, deactivated plugins and looked though all the settings I can find. This must be a bug but I’m not sure what’s cause it. Clearly the issue is in the database. Backing up all the content on production and reinstalling everything is the only way I know to fix this.
Unless someone else has an idea . Anyone?
Sorry for the bump, but any ideas? On the broken site, “do_action( ‘bp_directory_groups_actions’ );” isn’t returning anything. I tried sifting through to get the condition that’s failing but haven’t found it yet.
I too would like to have this. Forums typically don’t allow threaded posts – that was an invention of comment threads. I would consider threaded forum posts to be more of a “discussion group” than a forum. WebCT (now called Blackboard) uses “discussion groups” and it’s quite useful in that context.
Ideally this could be a enabled/disabled feature under buddypress’s settings for group forums. I don’t see a need for threaded forums in a global forums context.
For anyone looking, use the most recent github version of bp-template-pack for getting your theme BP 1.5 compatible – https://github.com/boonebgorges/bp-template-pack. Be wary of jquery conflicts and note that you may need to use the old method of editing 13 files instead of the more graceful method mentioned in the instructions.
Works! But I still used the old method of editing 13 files instead of using header-buddypress.php, sidebar-buddypress.php and footer-buddypress.php. It seemed the files weren’t used by buddypress at all and the page source for any buddypress page was empty. Anyone else experience that?
I did exactly the same and found that a plugin which enques jquery incorrectly totally broke all BP interactivity – can’t update, post, reply, delete, anything. After deactivating that plugin, the site behaved as if it was working via css ajax updates but the database wasn’t actually changing. It appeared the form action wasn’t submitting properly. I’ll try the recent bp-template pack and report back.
I’ve got default working now. The WP plugin “Nivo Sider for WordPress” breaks pretty much all interaction just by being activated. I’m guessing it’s 1 or more conflicting .js files. I have the same plugin working fine with BP 1.2.9 but the plugin has a number of issues, definitely don’t mind using a different, more friendly slider plugin.
I liked the video too. Niche communities around the world will surely rejoice
I’ve been trying to get a theme BP 1.5 ready for a while now and can’t seem to get it. The template pack worked great for 1.2.9 and I’ve tried the same instructions with some patchwork for 1.5 (such as grabbing the template files from the svn instead of the plugin folder). Things show fine (mostly) but replies, posts and other ajax tasks aren’t completing. Using firebug and posting a group update (what’s new) shows the response from wp-load.php to be totally blank.
This is it theme working with BP 1.2.9 on staging: http://dev.archonic.com/carleton/dhc/
This is it it not working with BP 1.5 rev 5086 on development: http://archonic.pwnz.org/carleton/dhc/groups
You can log in with “student”, “student” on both sites to see what I mean. I’m assuming all issues (can’t post update, can’t post new topic, can’t delete, comment or reply, etc) with 1.5 are due to the same big fumble. Switching to the default theme doesn’t make it work either!
@boonebgorges ignore me! i thought the only files in “single” before were groups and plugins with none of the folders. not the case.
Any word on a revised bp-template-pack plugin for 1.5? Just spent half a day trying to shoot from the hip but failed and reverted. The new files under members/single in the bp-default were particularly confusing.
I had extended profiles turned off in the BP component settings. My bad! An off day indeed.
This should definitely be a part of the core. Thanks for coming back and updating this thread
Sorry ’bout the triple post but I thought I’d mention that I can’t delete or edits posts. Please fix buddypress.org!
This is an old thread but does anyone have an answer? The site wide recent posts is telling me there’s no posts and this plugin throws errors like people have described above. Removing “bp_” from the get posts and get permalink functions didn’t work for me either.