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    djsteveb
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    Go to your main groups page, and an individual group page.

    On both do a “view source”

    Is there anything in your source that has anything to do with “robots”
    (like robots meta noindex)

    That would be an issue – but I bet it’s just the way buddypress handles the
    “meta name description”
    and html page “title” for groups, and individual member’s profile pages

    G’s Wb Tools always says it’s an issue for my bp sites..
    (missing completely, or duplicate your other pages, or too short)

    This issue was brought up and worked on a bit a few months ago here:
    https://buddypress.org/support/topic/bussdypress-title-and-seo-yoast-problem/#post-236324

    (since then there was some interesting discussion in a trac where I was impressed some of the devs thought about a lot of issues with this – can’t remember the trac # atm)

    I also made a suggestion about this issue here:
    https://buddypress.org/support/topic/page-titles-meta-desc-option-like-wp-permalinks/

    Although there was some great work on this issue recently, I think it’s still far from what the big G wants to see.

    Given the issues with each group’s lack of good (or any) meta name description, and lame page titles, it may actually be more beneficial to block their indexing with a robots.txt file – as having a bunch of issues there affects the ranking for the rest of your site from what I gather.

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    @jacipetersilie – I run the quick chat on a few sites – the ones on vanilla sites are just open to the public and do not show the integration as members options, avatars included, etc.
    (like seen here: http://megachatplace.com/chat-rooms/text-chat/ )

    The other chat systems I run either along side or integrated with BP are adults only / nsfw.. and bp dot org has issues with posting too much about stuff like that from what I gather – and it would take 4 links to s3xy sites to show them..

    So I just did a write up page about these, with links to show the examples – if you’d like to read some extra info and rants, you can read the page I wrote about these issues real quick here: http://megachatplace.com/webmasters-chat-considerations/ (THIS site is not pr0n, but I added some NSFW links on that page showing some uses you can check if you like)

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    With a new bp setup I usually check these things first if email are not seeming to send or go through ->https://buddypress.org/support/topic/activation-e-mail-failing-to-send/#post-241079 (From a recent similar thread)

    Better to check the basics before digging into whether it’s a email header config on the server, php settings limiting functionality – need for wp to send as smtp plugin – something just with gmail blackhole filtering –

    so many different things can affect wp sending, bp sending, your web serving sending email as php, or an email service accepting something that was sent, much less put in the actual inbox instead of junk mail / promotions box or whatever…

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    succurri, limit login attempts, “good question”

    what kind of security you looking for? people trying to admin login? people probing for theme / plugin vulnerabilities?

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    @zewitchi
    btw I tried to sign up an account with your site, and used one of my non-gmail non-yahoo addys, which usually lets everything through (no spm filters and such) and I never got an email – so I would check with your host first.

    your server support people will usually see something in the error log, or know that they have your account limited in some way that…
    tell them you have a wordpress install that is trying to use php to send mail to new registered users, and it seems to not be sending.
    either they will change for you, or tell you that you need a different hosting plan in order to use features like that –

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    @zewitchi

    with new servers, I try to use these two plugins:
    Have you tried “contact form 7″ or “si-contact form” plugins to see if your server allows wp to send emails?

    on some servers they both work to send an email to my admin email account – on some servers only one of those will work (without tweaking smtp settings and such)

    in my limited experience – if neither of those work – then I would write my server people and ask them if some kind of mod sec or php limiting setting that the server company sets would be preventing your wordpress install from sending email via php.

    There are other ways to get WP to send emails – but your server people will usually see something in the error log, or know that they have your account limited in some way that either they will change for you, or tell you that you need a different hosting plan in order to use features like that – since they are sometimes abused by the hosting account leasee, or spam / hack programs that hit unsecured php scripts.

    (I’m no expert, just had some experiences. I’m sure others know more about this than I do)

    btw I tried to sign up an account with your site, and used one of my non-gmail non-yahoo addys, which usually lets everything through (no spm filters and such) and I never got an email – so I would check with your host first.

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    @djsteveb

    Have you tried it default 2014 theme, bp running, and all other plugins turned off?

    Does your server send emails from wp other ways successfully?
    (like you go into wp backend add a user and tell wp to send an email with login credentials to yourself to test)

    Have you tried contact form 7 or si-contact form plugins to see if your server allows wp to send emails?

    Have you tested to see if it’s just users that use a gmail addy to try to sign up?
    or is it all email services like yahoo, comcast, gmail, everything?

    Could be a lot of things – but those are the things I would try to figure out first in order to fish out what could be done to make it better.

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    @carelcadform – sounds like your question is more related to the premium plugin you purchased (?) – have you tried asking them for this support?

    I seriously doubt anyone in the BP forums is going to answer this without you posting it as a paid job.

    IF they have not answered, have you considered the other events plugins out there?
    seems to be a lot of these in the wp plugin repo
    and wpmudev has one – albeit expensive – they do have support that answers things.

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    @danbp

    those are interesting – I’d like to add that anyone considering integrating those should pay close attention to the terms of service, privacy policies, usage restrictions, etc – most that I have found that are “free” either crash ~ 20 users, or are hosted on third party servers that are not in your own control – so reliability, and privacy, third party ads out of your control – stuff like that I always found (aside from quick chat, which runs on own server using sql database I think)

    to get a little fancier than quick chat, I have tried more then 50 free / freemium / and premium options out there.. but I had not seen that one pointed out at code canyon – I might buy it and try it to see how it works, unfortunately I have found that even most premium options fail with server load issues once about 20 people are chatting – especially if they use the same mysql that your wordpress is tapping into. I also need to find someone who can go over the code in that one to see how hackable it may or may not be – any suggestions for a security review person?

    If you can budget a couple hundred bucks you could get into:

    123flashchat, I can say that it is solid enough to keep running for months on end even with lots of chatters.. there is a wp integration kit avail for that premium program – but I have not tried it yet. The support is either really great, or no answer – but I think part of that is my email services auto-blocking stuff from a busy email server in hong kong – and some language barriers.

    Another premium option with will require a red5 media server or something similar is av-chat by nusoft – it has buddypress integration that I use – will pull in bp avatars into the chat room and such – it’s pretty solid, and lots of customization options.
    ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/avchat-3/ )

    I use these as single page chat rooms, not something site-wide on every page.

    @danbp or @moderators – I am pretty sure the comment two above which links “cards” is just purely seo link spam :(

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    @shanebp – I was trying looking for my old posts on the couple of plugin options for this (which I think are outdated given that there are newer ways of handling this in bp now) – and then looking for this in the documentation. Is “bp_register” and list of other things that can be removed using this syntax published in the documentation somewhere?

    On a couple of sites I’d like to remove the old bp-activity-stream-filtering plugins I was using and change this over. One site I am trying to limit the display / activity stream recording of “now friends” – but also things like “changed profile pic” – on another site trying to limit “joined group X” and “added a photo”.

    Would love to see an updated write up on this, and I thought there was one, but now I can’t find it.

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    @jacipetersilie – best thing I have seen that is close to fbook like chat thing is the free “quick chat plugin” – however I do not use it to show as a widget on all pages and give a popup to users – as I think that would tax the server and web browser more than is reasonable if you have dozens of users – it might work, might not. I use quick chat for a single chat room on a single page.

    From what you are describing however, I wonder if you really need a chat plugin to do what you are saying – one to many message – like the super-admin send a message to all users, kind of privately… I think there are some plugins in the wild that allow admin to send an email (Which I guess would be a buddypress inbox notification (?)) – to all users… that would “one to many” message – and give people a way to “message you back” privately I think.

    I have also seen a plugin that will allow super admin to add a note to all dashboards – although I guess many bp users will not go to their dashboard when using most features –

    I suppose you could also assign users to a group, and select settings for them to get a notice email when a new group message is sent. Which may achieve what you are describing.

    If you just want one-to-many messaging chat with users who are actually logged into a chat room, I think it would be easy to do that with nusoft’s av-chat, there are settings in which you can make it so only certain users can post in the chat, have moderated chat, turn off pms and stuff like that – I guess I am not clear on what exactly you are trying to accomplish as I don’t use fbook and am not familiar with the kind of one to many fbook messaging you are talking about.

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    @jacipetersilie – Have you tried “press permit core” – I use that on one site for some similar things – but have not tried to get it restrict “bp pages” – as “bp pages” are kind of weird; many of them are not really pages but pseudo pages… yoast program can’t really do much with bp pages as they do not have a taxonomy registered, and no way to “edit this page” to add info to it.

    Not sure what you mean by the “events” pages.

    (my thoughts on this are from a limited knowledge bp user, not a bp dev or code guru -so take with a grain of (my) ignorance )

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    every time this happens to me, I go to permalinks settings, note what they are.. change permalinks to something else.. save.. then go back to permalinks, change back to what I had originally. Save again. Problem fixed.

    I have no idea if this is the same issue you are having. This happens to me 2 out of 3 times that I update the rtmedia plugin.

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    @cowens8 – does this happen when ONLY BP plugin is active.. or when BP plugin is active while others are active as well?

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    You should of searched the forum for many answers to this already posted.

    There are a lot of options and solutions with this… for me, I use the plugin “buddypress humanity” on one of my sites, and a different / similar plugin “good question” on another site.

    Change the default questions and answers… this stops most of the auto-bot spammers.. a few manual people may get through, but it cut does spam signups on my site by 99%.

    One of my sites I disable “group creation” for all users, as that seems to be a target for many of them.

    I also use another plugin with my bp+wp / multi-site … which sets “blog defaults” so that any user who creates a new blog has settings automatically enabled that “block this site from search engine indexing” – if someone signs up and creates a site and adds original content, I will go in an manually change that setting.. most people who “create a site (blog on multi-site) – don’t use them, or are spammers – so I don’t need them sucking away page rank juice or clogging up the activity stream with BS.

    random thoughts from another BP user…

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    asked about this with some help over a year ago ( https://buddypress.org/support/topic/remove-all-gravatar-calls/ )

    short term fixes some though: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/new-buddypress-plugin-bp-local-avatars/

    Which I have installed but not activated yet.

    Also mentioned this a while back in a survey thread I think it was ( buddypress. org/support/topic/questions-for-the-2015-buddypress-survey/#post-229073

    and in buddypress .org/ support/topic/programmatically-assigning-avatars-to-groups/#post-182810

    Glad to see there was some ticket discussion about this issue! And others who are looking at this being a real problem!

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    @planetearthlings – I just noticed that the latest version of the avchat.net program has a new API that will produce urls (and other info) for recorded video chats
    ( https://nusofthq.com/blog/avchat-3-6-brings-a-new-mobile-version-and-red5-1-0-5-compatibility/ )
    – so it should be pretty easy to to put together some code that would take that info and send it back to BP to post recorded video chats.

    The program already has a wp plugin (and a pro version) to connect avchat with buddypress members, so this is the closes thing I have seen that does what you were asking about.

    I will be posting a job offer for someone to connect with another API that nusoft has released soon, and I would help fund any project to connect BP with the avchat recordings API if you decide to take that route. I wish I could just write it myself, but still in the early stages of learning php and java.

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    disable ALL other plugins first. Then try to activate buddypress by itself.

    not working still? Switch to 2014 or 2015, or 2012 theme.

    try again.

    Then when you go back to enable your other plugins (or theme) – you will find which is causing conflict –

    -most likely

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    bp works with default 2015 theme fine (pretty sure, 2014 theme I know), and most others.

    never tried localhost thing, perhaps search the forum for “localhost or local host” to see if others have found settings or components needed to run in that environment.

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    users can post news fast just by adding activity item “what’s new Angelo” – just like facebook, no geek level 2 required.

    Users can add articles / news to a “group” they are part of easy.. front end.. even upload documents if you have a plugin like bp-group-documents..

    if you are talking about each user getting thier blog/aks site with a multi-site setup, or assigning them as contributors to a group blog – just make a 90 second tutorial showing them how to post… or maybe look for some “front end editor” type plugins and add a snippet of code to your bp-theme or something.

    random thoughts from a novice bp user..

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    couple of pages of discussion in regards to some chat plugin with wp/bp recently:
    https://buddypress.org/support/topic/chat-plugin/

    in my limited experience, I would suggest nusoft’s av-chat since you are asking about incorporating video and having an option to save the videos. I don’t think there is any way to auto-mate moving saved video chats into bp – I think you’d have to admin in to your media server and pull files manually then add them to wp/bp yourself.

    Maybe you would not need a live video chat plugin that saves files to add, perhaps something more like nusoft’s https://hdfvr.com/ which has a record video option, perhaps that could be incorporated in wp and bp with some custom button api or something (not sure, and if you explore that, let me know what you find out! I’d like to do that too!)

    For just text chat with only a few people I like the free “quick-chat” plugin that is in the wp-repo.

    Busier chat rooms have only worked for me using nusoft’s av-chat program or 123flashchat’s system. Everything else I have tried chokes after 20 users connect at the same time.

    I’m looking into Jitsi and xmpp right now, if I can find some folks to work on an integration with these I may kick in some funding for it. Still learning php and java myself.

    Just re-read your post, makes me think you could also use a screen recording software like corel’s videostudio or camtasia to “document all chat” – if you were involved in each one. Not sure what your project is really about, or what exactly you are looking to do, so a few random thoughts from another bp user, not yet a coder.

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    Would like to try this out one of my sites.. wondering though, how this comparing to buddy block or whatever it is called? Feature compare?

    Also, this would be excellent if it also could “mute” / hide / selected groups from the sidebar widgets and sitewide activity.. also wondering if possible to hide posts from ‘muted users’ from appearing in the sidebar of sidewide posts when an annoying user has a blog with MU setup and stupid posts show up on the sitewide posts widget.

    /random thoughts

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    @djsteveb

    copy your database through mysql or whatever (check that box to “add drop table” or whatever it’s called!) – wordpress.org has info about that in the codex
    https://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database

    copy all your files.

    download, upload, import database.. pray.

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

    Check folder permissions… check that your wp-config has new database name and pass..

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    So what op is saying, is that basically taking the notifications from the top right and putting “inbox notifications” on the bottom right of the screen, and when hover / clicked would bring up latest messages, and instead of clicking those bring you to a new bp page, it could ajax load your private messages – and allow for image uploads.. would kind of do what you are talking about.. no fancy chat required.. kind of I guess?

    I use quick chat on one site with a dedicated server, and only enable it to work on one page, not show up on every page of the site.. I use av-chat (from nusoft I think) on a busier site.. but with my sites I am not using them in the way the OP is asking about, a mini chat tab on each page.. I just use them as chat rooms on a single page.

    Tried many other solutions, paid for many, most fail miserably starting around 20 users.

    /random thoughts at 2am

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    @mapache27 – Have you asked the authors of your paid members pro plugin? I’d love to hear what they come up with.

    First thing I would do is change my main admin password (or any admin accounts) – and I would think about changing my database pass / credentials and updating your wp-config..

    /random thoughts… maybe the paid members pro people know of this issue and it’s something in that itself.. I know nothing of that plugin…

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