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    We just launched that plugin recently. It’s not breaking results down by user role (although we can consider that for a future update) but it will do everything else you’re asking for out of the box.

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    Default BP does allow to see other users’ Favorits in the Favorit tab in Profile page – why does Buddyboss kills this? At least site admin should be able to turn it on or off.

    I see what you mean. We will consider adding an admin option.

    Buddyboss is never meant to load every plugin but if a chosen few are bundled, it will be really good rather than re-inventing wheels at premium plugins, features of which are already available in the WP-BP repo. If users like us see thay they are well integrated into the Buddyboss look and feel there can be more sales of the Buddyboss theme actually.

    I appreciate all of the feedback, very much. Our plan is to expand on these plugins and make them more feature rich, launch more premium plugins and themes, and also free plugins for the community over the year.

    We launched two free plugins this week which you may be interested in:

    Search all BP components in one unified dropdown:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress-global-search/

    Edit BP activity from the front-end:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress-edit-activity/

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    @disha76

    1. We don’t have Liking in blog posts, only on activity streams posts.

    2. You can see your own Likes in a tab, but not another user’s Likes. You see if they Liked a specific post, but the tab to see all of their Likes is only available to them for privacy reasons.

    3. Works fine with Multisite. When we release our next theme we’ll be moving all theme demos to a single multisite install, already doing our beta testing there and it works fine. Works with BP Activity Privacy too (this is a popular companion plugin for many people using BB Wall plugin).

    4. True, cannot tag directly on photo
    Cannot do multiple photo upload simultaneously (this is a big feature request, will be built)
    Media files not integrated in WP media etc (sort of, they are actually stored in WP Media, but user does not have access to all of that on front-end)

    5. Blog posting is done in admin like other themes. We do not yet have front-end blog posting. That will come in a future plugin we have planned.

    6. Wall does not have every FB feature, but has a lot. The main purpose of it is to let you post on each other’s activity streams. Out of the box BP doesn’t let you do that. Our next theme has profile cover photos actually (coming soon). And we have a cover photo plugin coming soon as well.

    8. Spam signups. We may make a spam solution at some point in time. This is a tricky one. Every solution you make only works for a bit, then the spammers figure out your tactic and update to counter it. It’s a cat and mouse game. We have some ideas, no timeline on this though.

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    Hey guys, this is Michael from BuddyBoss.

    @style960 Thanks for the kind words :)

    @ronia

    Can you please share a link?

    The next theme will be available later this month, so check back at buddyboss.com every so often and you’ll see it advertised there. It is an entirely new concept.

    If you really want to play with it now, send an email to support at buddyboss dot com asking to be a beta tester, and I’ll let you in.

    @disha76

    do you know how to contact the Buddyboss people for pre-sales queries?

    Here I am, ask away :)

    They seem to have no open forum

    True, we used to have an open forum, but we had too many spam signups and closed it to customers only.

    I submitted some queries via their contact form – and got no reply from them – its 4 days.

    Sorry to hear. We are usually faster, but may have been slower due to the holiday season. What email did you send from? (you can PM me this if you prefer)

    I visited the Buddyboss demo but it does not show how standard Blog post…

    Here is a sample blog post:
    http://www.buddyboss.com/demo/buddyboss/an-argument-for-simplicity/

    Front-end posting…

    We are going to build a plugin for front-end blog posting. In general we prefer to put big features in plugins rather than themes, so they can work with any theme. Then we style that functionality in our themes so it looks really nice.

    Do the Buddyboss people frequent this forum ? If they do and answered such queries it would be a good sign indeed.

    I check out buddypress.org forums pretty frequently and answer questions :)

    @djsteveb

    I found that most buddypress responsive themes are based on bootstrap – and since rtmedia loads a lot of bootstrap, and font awesome stuff, things would break when I put them together..

    Agreed, bootstrap bloats stuff and causes problems. BuddyBoss themes (current and future) are just CSS and media queries. We’re not using bootstrap.

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    @eiellie This sounds like a fun project. I just sent you an email about it.

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    I see. I’m honestly not sure as I don’t know how the shortcode system is working. It sounds like it’s appending the Friends URI to the existing URL. I would contact the theme developer on this one.

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    I see you’re using BuddyBoss, awesome! If you have other mobile issues with it just come to our support forums :)

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    Can you post the exact code you’re using to produce the button?

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    Fragment caching would be ideal, but that really needs to be built into BP core. You can do it on your own but you’ll be hacking up template files right and left and it will be hard to update later. A lot of effort if you don’t NEED it. I would suggest Object Caching as Paul Gibbs said.

    Ideally you will use APC object caching as it’s really fast (stores cached values in RAM). If you use W3TC with file caching (default) it will not be as fast as it has to read from files.

    Here’s a tutorial I wrote about how to enable Object Caching on BuddyPress:

    http://www.buddyboss.com/tutorials/caching-buddypress/

    Briefly:

    If you are hosting with a VPS or other setup where you have server admin access, you can contact your web host and request that they install APC on your server (it’s free) and then it will be available to you as a very fast method for Object Caching. Generally you cannot install APC on a shared hosting environment. APC stores the cached values in RAM, which is why I recommend at least 2GB of RAM for ideal server performance.

    Once your web host has confirmed that APC is installed and working, you will then need to enable it for WordPress with a plugin. My recommended method is with the APC Object Cache Backend plugin (as Paul Gibbs suggested). This is not a true plugin, but rather a “drop-in” file. As such, you do not actually activate the plugin. You just need to copy the object-cache.php file into your /wp-content/ directory. You don’t even need to upload the actual plugin. That’s it! As long as you have APC installed on your server and have placed the file correctly, APC-powered Object Caching should now be enabled and you should begin seeing performance improvements. To confirm that it’s working, you can type this into your browser while logged in as an admin: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/plugins.php?plugin_status=dropins (change yourdomain.com!). It should show APC Object Cache as a drop-in, and if so, you now have a good caching method enabled.

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    And here’s a tutorial for setting up a CDN with WordPress/BuddyPress. This makes such a big difference and is really easy and cheap to set up. A no brainer.

    http://www.buddyboss.com/tutorials/content-delivery-network/

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    Here’s a tutorial I wrote about how to enable Object Caching on BuddyPress:

    http://www.buddyboss.com/tutorials/caching-buddypress/

    Briefly:

    If you are hosting with a VPS or other setup where you have server admin access, you can contact your web host and request that they install APC on your server (it’s free) and then it will be available to you as a very fast method for Object Caching. Generally you cannot install APC on a shared hosting environment. APC stores the cached values in RAM, which is why I recommend at least 2GB of RAM for ideal server performance.

    Once your web host has confirmed that APC is installed and working, you will then need to enable it for WordPress with a plugin. My recommended method is with the APC Object Cache Backend plugin (as Paul Gibbs suggested). This is not a true plugin, but rather a “drop-in” file. As such, you do not actually activate the plugin. You just need to copy the object-cache.php file into your /wp-content/ directory. You don’t even need to upload the actual plugin. That’s it! As long as you have APC installed on your server and have placed the file correctly, APC-powered Object Caching should now be enabled and you should begin seeing performance improvements. To confirm that it’s working, you can type this into your browser while logged in as an admin: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/plugins.php?plugin_status=dropins (change yourdomain.com!). It should show APC Object Cache as a drop-in, and if so, you now have a good caching method enabled.

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    You could use bp_loggedin_user_domain() which will direct you to the current logged in user’s profile. Then append the link structure to the content you’re trying to take them to.

    So for example, this would take you to the current logged in user’s Change Avatar screen.

    <a class="button" href="<?php echo bp_loggedin_user_domain() ?>profile/change-avatar">Change Avatar</a>

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    Also is there a specific error message? Or, it just doesn’t work…?

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    This sounds very difficult to do. To my knowledge it’s not possible to do in an automated fashion, or at least, not without a whole lot of work from a developer.

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    You can use some conditionals to determine if you’re on the activity page or members page, etc.

    bp_is_current_component( ‘members’ )
    bp_is_current_component( ‘activity’ )

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    That htaccess looks okay, but maybe it’s corrupted in some way. You could delete your htaccess (back up first) and then go to Settings > Permalinks and update the permalinks. This should automatically recreate your htaccess, which will rule that issue out.

    You could try adding these lines into your htaccess, below the other stuff:

    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
    AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

    You could also try deactivating other plugins, and only activate BuddyPress, and see what happens. Maybe another plugin related to redirects is causing the problem.

    Beyond that, contact your web host..

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    Hey @tywest

    I’m also available to take on a new project.

    Contact us here: http://www.buddyboss.com/showcase/

    Or support @ buddyboss . com

    Best,
    Michael

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    @culsire_ceo That code should add a working honeypot for you. Curious to find out if it helps on your site. It won’t remove 100%, but every little bit helps.

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    Happy to help.

    WordCamps are fun. I went to my first one in Chicago and met a lot of great people and learned quite a bit. I recommend going if one ever comes up near where you live.

    For capacity, start another thread. You can @ mention me if you want. Btw I’m not a forum moderator so I’m not really an authority haha. But best to always start a new thread for a new topic.

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    1GB RAM is a minimum, 2GB RAM is ideal. As you scale up you may need more. On a good server setup you can actually see live (via SSH) how much of your RAM is being used up and how much is free. If you’re bottlenecking, you can contact the hosting company to add more RAM or bump you up to the next server. That is not the same as migrating to a new host… if it’s within the same company they should handle it for you seamlessly in the background.

    Another option is to use Amazon (AWS) instead of a private server and it just scales up automatically as needed – they mostly charge by data rather than by server. They will be more expensive for most sites and will be slightly harder to set up, but they are also incredibly scalable.

    A CDN isn’t really a “cache” in the way you imagine W3 working. It’s only caching resources (stylesheets, images, javascript files, etc) but not caching “content”. Your resources usually don’t go stale because they are not updated often. And if you do it properly, the cache can be broken any time you update a resource (by adding a version number to the enqueue in your theme). The version number gets appended to the URL of the resource, so if it changes the CDN thinks it’s a different file and immediately serves up a new file.

    Content does go stale. By content I mean the data that is outputting for everyone to see right on the website. Like a profile, activity page, member directory, etc. This is the stuff that plugins like W3 are primarily used to cache (among other things as well).

    You can integrate a CDN very easily using WP Super Cache. You can just turn off the content caching stuff and use it only for pushing your resources into a CDN. It’s a set it and forget it kind of setup for the most part.

    If you happen to be in the Miami area on May 9, I’ll be speaking about scaling BuddyPress at the BuddyCamp (1st day of WordCamp Miami). http://2014.miami.wordcamp.org/
    Should be a fun event.

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    @virtualgeorge Glad that worked for you

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    No problem. Glad to hear it’s all working now.

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    I thought I read somewhere it was best to have WP set up as multisite. I may start another site at somepoint… you recommend it being single?

    WP should be installed as single. BuddyPress too. Keep it simple. If you have a need for multisite you can enable it later, but don’t do it for no reason. It will add complexity to your setup for no benefit, unless you need multiple sites in one install.

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    Yes this link is a dead giveaway that something is wrong with how your site is creating links:
    http://www.hout.us/Hout.US/index.php/about/

    The /index.php/ does not normally show up in a WordPress site. No .php or .html extensions are normal. WordPress creates a virtual link structure that you assign to it so everything looks pretty. Something is off.

    @matthewhout may be correct that you’re on a windows IIS server. I’ve never used one so I wouldn’t really know.

    I suggest you contact your web host and ask a few questions:

    1. Do you have a working .htaccess file? You can tell them it should be in the root directory, same directory as wp-config.php.

    2. Is the server correctly running apache?

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