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about deleting the buddypress plugin folder – I assume you make a copy of your custom bpcustom.php file and copy that back into the folder after the fresh upload, or does that only apply to bp 1.0 & 1.1 installations?
if you have adobe photoshop or adobe illustrator, those colors are defined in every spectrum you can imagine. just hit on the color swatch from the toolbar, not the admin bar, and pick a color and look for the code
Hooray. It’s only Noon in Los Angeles but time to break out the whiskey!
Poo U for Callum’s plugin but hip hip hooray for Andrew Hamilton’s simple wordpress ‘mail from’ plugin.
Yes, it works, and the sender address now shows a respectable email address instead of some default server addee.
Find the plug in link here: https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mail-from/
okay, well that was 2 hours not well spent.
reinstalled the plugin recommended on the wpmu forum, namely collin mcdonald’s WP-Mail-SMTP Plug-in
it doesn’t work, no matter what variation I tried.
I cannot believe that with all the 1,000’s of buddypress users on here that I am the only one with issues about making sure our members get their messages and that they don’t go to spam.
a default server email address like the one I mention here is sure to go to spam in many email programs. …
the relentless search continues
okay, tried adding our mailserver info and user login and password and changed the port in the file class-pop3.php in wp-includes.
sent a bunch of messages, using different configuration.
nothing solves the default server from line.
looking at the wpmu forum per DJPaul’s recommendation. I had found a plugin there and tried to install it – didn’t work. Looking again.
Perhaps a clue – in looking at WP Mail, it references a file called class-pop3.php. In that file, I see that the $MAILSERVER = ‘ ‘
and the $user and $pass are both ‘ ‘
assuming that the email specified in admin panel of wpmu general->settings is reliable for the email, perhaps I just need to fill in those data.
awaiting word from my hosting service for their opinion.
if it is true, was this an upgrade or installation problem that the system does not query these critical pieces of data? I seem to be the only one with this problem or who cares about it in terms of wanting to change the sender email address.
perhaps something to add to the configuration and installation setup guide?
coming around full circle. found John J’s post that buddypress uses WP Mail to send out all emails. Okay, diving into the code on WP Mail, there are multiple references to admin_email. I had a look at our db just to be sure the admin_email is there, and yep, right there in the meta table.
Okay, then checked the wp-config.php file. No reference there for email sender settings.
Now getting out of that pond and jumping into wp-settings.php to see if I can find anything there.
I guess everyone is focused on bp 1.2 and getting it off the ground. Having posted two forum topics on this, and not getting a reply, as well as a forum topic last year on the same thing, I guess it is up to me to “discover” how to solve this.
What I do know: it is NOT the ‘admin_email’ setting in wpmu, which you can find in the admin user area of wpmu in the general settings selection. You can also find that code in wp-includes in wpmu-functions.php The email address I would like to use is already set up there.
This leads me to believe it is a buddypress function. I have looked in bp-core.php, bp-messages.php, all the files in the bp-messages subdirectory. Nothing.
There must be a setting that says SMTP or phpmail or some other type of function that sends out the email notifications by using the default server email setting.
I am trying to solve the riddle of how to change the email sender address. I found your unanswered forum topic here. Did you ever find a solution?
Given all the problems of 2.9.1, do you think we can use wpmu 2.8.4 with bp 1.1, or looking ahead, bp 1.2?
Sorry to bother you smart and talented.
Finally found the file, which is now considered so last century since it is part of bpmember, userbar.php.
Got what I wanted. Phew, only 4 hours of work!
Good night and good luck.
Thanks for your comment. Yes, I experience the same thing. I thought at first it was simply a ‘friends’ restriction but after successfully adding three auto completes, I checked and one of them is not listed as a friend.
My instinct is that only those who have written a message or are friends with someone appear in the autocomplete. This follows the Andy P. logic, albeit in a very strange manner, of members creating a footprint on buddypress.
So I throw that out to the assembled bp’ers here to give it a try. Most of us know who has or has not created a footprint. It’s not a login thing.
yeah, I know but it didn’t work. So I went into the bp account settings and changed my password and that was the trick. The default password apparently did not propogate to the other .org sites.
Just posted the a bug report. Sounds so much like Starship Troopers.
ah, so annoying… tried to use my current login information to report the bug with no luck. I even hand entered my login information for buddypress on my IE browser which doesn’t have the password saved to ensure I did have the correct information and yes, I do have the correct password so it appears I have to create yet another profile for reporting a bug and I guess I will report that as well …
Using the default theme. Since our site is operational, I try to use the most stable platform as possible.
decided to make the plunge and do the automated update to 2.8.4a
encountered several fatal errors along the way but deactivating the plugins and then activating by “activate” instead of “activate site wide” seemed to do the trick. That and logging out as the admin and logging back in resolved most stuff.
Having to redo my .htaccess file that was coded to provided direct external SSO from aMember. Way beyond my ability so I await help from aMember.
Had to dive back into the bp-core to remodify all the changes. From a user perspective as opposed to a developer, following the instructions of the moderators on here is very difficult and since most of you are doing this for free, I am loathe to complain for any help you provide. I mention this because there is a certain level of knowledge in coding that is necessary before many of us can follow the instructions of Burt and other brillianto’s. Unfortunately, we don’t have that knowledge so the quick and dirty for us users who are trying to make buddypress operational is to simply cut and paste code in the core, write down in a researcher’s notepad akin to a research scientist titrating drops of transylvanian serum into Frankenstein’s bloodstream.