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@omigosh – I have not seen that before.. does it go away if you deactivate your other plugins? (if so, it’s one of your other plugins doing that)
does it go away if you change to the default twenty fourteen theme? (if so it’s your theme doing that)
I would assume they are listed as pending because they did not get click an activation in email yes.
Now does that mean that your server sent an email correctly and they actually recieved the email? Who knows.. sometimes my bp emails get auto-blackholed for some email services and users will never get an email from my bp site if they have say “gmail” or yahoo or something… (there are different methods for sending email via wordpress, some are less “flagged-as-spam-automatically” than others.. sometimes users do get the emails but they end up in a junk folder..
sometimes it’s spammers trying to setup a fake account and they never will click on activate…
if you start to get a lot of these, you might want to look into how your wp install is sending emails, what the headers look like, and see if you can adjust with something like a “wp mail via smtp” plugin or something.. and if you need to manage a bunch of pending users you might want to see if https://wordpress.org/plugins/unconfirmed/ is working with current bp version..
random thoughts, hope they help.
@tramford – I think when you are logged in, you hover over your screen name in the top right admin bar, and that has a hover menu with link to your profile (?)
the bp-social theme (not free) has a kind of sub menu with a profile link that shows at top of pages, below the admin bar, but I am not sure how they coded that. I imagine there is a simple bp-template tag available that you could hardcode into a theme.
I just checked on one of my bp-installs, and when I go to appearance->menus ; I have a list of a few pages that can be added to the menu and I did not see an option for “profile” like you are saying.. however, under that list of pages on the left is like a button bar titled “budypress” with a dropdown caret showing – if I click that I have an option for profile and some other bp related pages.. I had never noticed that before, not sure if you will find that there with your install setup ?
@matt2012 – you should ask at the s2member site about that.
@affordablewebsitesdenvercom – have you checked your web server error logs? I would also check with your host to see if they are employing “modsec” – I had semi-similar problems when my host updated the modsec module for the web server, and it prevented almost all “ajax-post” or ajax-save things that were going on with one of my bp installs.
@jessiewordpress – might want to check out either “good question” (change default question / answers!) – or ‘buddypress humanity’ as well. They have made a huge impact on the spam registration issues we used to deal with.
@alice-claire – no idea if my issue is the same as yours, hoever I recently had some major problems when my web host added or updated the ‘modsec’ apache module… it prevented my wp from saving all kinds of things (widgets and more) – once my host turned off modsec for ajax post/save or something like that, things started to work.. but my bp database got corrupted from the attempted and failed saves.. so I had to export and change hosts..
my wp backend showed things were saving.. but the site and database were not accepting the changes. You may have a similar thing going on.
@escapandodelsistema – so you disable all plugins, then enable buddypress. Open your site in a new tab, it works… then go to your first tab and enable your first plugin “Add From Server” – then go to your other open tab, refresh page.. do this for each plugin until you find the one that is causing the 500 error.
you may find it is one plugin that is the issue, or you may find that it is a combo of three plugins that cause the problem. Odds are you are going to have to hunt down the other problem plugin author for help.
I think you are playing with the old bp default theme files which are no longer being used(?)
and perhaps -> https:// codex.buddypress .org/themes/
although I am pretty sure a bunch of the info on that buddypress .org / themes is talking about the old ways of doing things.. so check dates.. I think a bunch of that info is deprecated… however you may find what you are looking for in the codex..
maybe what you are looking for in relation to profiles is touched on here: https://codex.buddypress.org/themes/guides/displaying-extended-profile-fields-on-member-profiles/
I am sure there are multiple ways to achieve what you are asking, but it would likely be customizing some php stuff or getting into plugins.. and I think you are asking more about the functions of the theme you have there. I doubt many if any here can provide you the the details about modding your theme settings for that one.
try the rtmedia plugin ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress-media/ ) or the newer and upcoming media press : http://buddydev.com/buddypress/presenting-mediapress-media-plugin-will-ever-need-buddypress/
These may do what you are asking about if I understand your question.
you might be able to play with one of these two plugins from the wp-repo
and get some settings within to display your timely thing depending on conditions or something.. certainly this will be easier with a small group of groups.. and probably not ideal if you were trying to do a large amount of groups that would auto-pull in the right required data dynamically – I am guessing.. not sure..
maybe try to create a new page (not a post!) – in the dashboard – call it “register-new” and another page (not a post!) called “activate-me”
then associate those pages in the buddypress config area ( https://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/configure-components/#settings-buddypress-pages )
not sure if that will fix your issue, I have not seen that one.. except when permalinks needed to be resaved due to an error that another plugin created. (had to disable the other bad plugin too)
Have you created a new page (not a post) called register?
have you associated that page in the BP settings as described here: https://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/configure-components/
not sure why this is of concern, and I am not a bp expert.. however I would make a full backup of all files (via ftp or filemananager with a zip or something) – then export a copy of your database (through phpmyadmin for example (be sure to check off the box for “add drop table (or whatever it is called) –
then go in and delete the old theme that is still showing up in appearance themes…
and if everything is still working.. then your problem is solved (?)
@marisams – disable ALL plugins, switch back to default theme like 2014.. reenable buddypress.. does it work?
Also check to see if you have anything in wp-content/mu-plugins/ or anything in wp-content/plugins/bp-custom.php
have you disabled all your other plugins to see if there is a conflict with plugins first?
Have you tried it with default 2014 theme to see if the issue is with just one theme or also defaults?
I just posted a little more detail on the same issue on the other thread similar (started by @griswolddad) here: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/profile-pics/#post-233045
@griswolddad – disable all plugins except buddypress. Then go look around your site and see if you can find the ability to upload avatar. I find this fastest by hovering over the top right admin bar (when logged in already) (howdy admin_ – click edit profile.. then “change profile picture” is in the profile area..
If that works, then you know it is one of your plugins that you disabled causing a problem… so reactive them one by one until you find the problem pops up again..
if that doesn’t work – then it’s likely a theme issue..
@jerryroxas – welcome to the wonderful world of wp and bp!
Here is what you are likely to find out.. when asking for support in the bp forums people are going to ask if your problem exists when you switch to the default wp theme and turn off all plugins except bp.
If your problem does not exist in the default setup, then re-enable your other plugins one by one and see if the issue is caused when another plugin is activated. If the problem is caused by another plugin (in your case I am guessing the members plugin) – then you will likely be asked to go find the support forums for that plugin and ask them over there, as it’s not a bp problem, and you are unlikely to get (free) support here.
If your problem does not exist with all plugins, change your theme to what you were using and see if the problem exists. IF problem exists only with the non-default theme, then you need to ask for support with your theme designer.
If you come back here and say that you need such and such functionality and the other theme designers and plugin authors are not helping you, then you will likely be directed to the coders jobs board when you can offer cash for solutions. (And those solutions that you pay for will likely not be guaranteed to work, or work in the future when wp and bp have updates.)
I will add some extra light on your situation however, from what I have seen the next version of buddypress is supposed to have core functionality support for some kind of member levels thing.. see https://buddypress.org/2015/01/buddypress-2-2-beta-2/ –
whether or not that new function will work right at all, or work for the type of situation in which you are trying to create with the permissions / members plugin you are currently playing with, I don’t know. I myself have had some luck with using press-premit-core for some content restriction situations, but I have not looked to see if those affect activity stream registering.. I may play with that some and see.
Is this with one of the default wp themes like twenty-fifteen / twenty-fourteen?
you have tried deactivating all plugins except buddypress to see if the problem is related to a plugin?
if yes and yes, I would go to permanlinks, note what they are set to, change permanlinks to a different setting and save.. then try your settings tab.. then go back and change your permanlinks back to how you want them.. and save..
go to dashboard -> Settings -> Reading.. change home page to be activity.. and make your blog posts a new page called “whatever” you have to make a new page called “whatever or site blog” or something first.
Should be able to make a div block that includes some welcome message info and a sign up form and plop that into the header of your theme.. have is conditional like “if_is_home”.. one of the themes I use on a site (bp-social) does something like this, but it uses “if_is_logged_out(notlogged_in)”, then display a content block that has some welcome info and a sign in / sign up for in it.. that block does not appear once someone is logged in..
I imagine there may be some plugins in the wp-repo that add a content block conditionally.. might be easy if your theme has header widget areas..
So yeah I think there are several ways to do this with buddypress, if I understand what you mean.
@thestylistquo – this sometimes depends on your server settings and your email client’s server settings. One server I run bp on will send wP emails using php that get through my own hosted email server and desktop email client just fine.. however with the default settings on my one server, emails sent by wordpress / buddypress will not make it through to most yahoo gmail email accounts… something about headers not registered or something.. I found a plugin that will force WP to “send mail through smtp” instead of php, which then gets emails through the various anti spm systems that some email hosting providers require…
I found a similar situation with contact form plugins… “fast Secure Contact Form” will not get emails through yahoo email addys (even with tweaking the smptp settings in the plugin) – with my server, however “Contact Form 7″ gets emails through to yahoo accounts just fine… what the two different plugins do to modify sent from headers or whatever, I don’t really understand…
Then of course there are server ip blacklists and crap like sorbes that block things.. and even when they get through to my desktop client, sometimes outlook or kaspersky will flag them as spam and push them into my junk mail folder…
Not sure any of these issues are affecting you and your setup, but maybe that info will get you look in the right direction. I forget what gmail and yahoo call that header registering thing or whatever – they have info posted somewhere.
fab-pj – paypal getting emails to your users? Or s2 / your wp install not getting email to your users? – Different systems use different methods for sending emails with wp, and some email systems will reject emails under various circumstances. Just sending an email via php with general server stuff in headers may not get through some systems like yahoo or gmail. I had to use some weird “wordpress send emails via smtp” type of plugin on one site… I also found that “fast secure contact form” would not put the right header info in emails to get to yahoo addys.. but the plugin “contact form 7″ did put header things together right with my server.. of course this varies on lots of things beyond wordpress (your server setup – where they are going, if your server ip is in any blacklists, etc)
I have had not trouble using s2 with users signing up via mobile devices.
You ask about membership plugins that work with BP – not sure what your goal it.. I mean BP is a memberhsip thing.. if you are thinking about membership levels and content restrictions and such I would look at “press permit core” – in my experience I was able to axe using s2 and just use press permit. If you are looking for something fancy you may need to combine a couple / few plugins.. premium.wpmudev has a membership plugin and content restriction plugins as well.
random thoughts, now knowing exactly what you are going for and what you have tried.
@rlaine – you might be able to mashup what you need by using WP custom fields, or one of the plugins in the wp repo that deal with “custom fields”
there are several directory plugins out there, some hosted in the wp repo and some in premium walled gardens like premium.wpmudev I think. Since you have not listed the ones you looked at and did not like it would be impossible for others to suggest some that you might consider.
You say that you can do some front end styling stuff – so you may very well be able to add a bit of code to some theme pages to display custom fields (https://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Fields ) from WP and get exactly what you are looking for without a directory plugin…
Of course being a front end guy ( I assume from what you are saying) you could also use one of the plugins you mention you have already tried and just use some css display none for the social stuff you say is too much.
random thoughts for ya…
@kateleedotinfo – not sure this is your issue or not, but it seems about every third update of rtMedia plugin I do causes most static pages to be 404 not found – and the fix is to (first make a note of what your permalinks settings are) – change permalinks settings, save.. then change permanlinks back to what you had and save again.
Just had this issue again on one of my sites..