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Maybe a similar thread from 4 days has the info you are looking for?
@karllundgren – glad you hacked up a solution – I wonder if the css style you edited was one that was specific to groups pages, or all bp psuedo pages, are all your pages for your entire site?
If it’s the standard class for all pages are your site then you are essentially hiding the sidebar on all pages for the entire site, which may cause a different problem for you on different pages while solving the problem on your groups page.
If it’s a class that affects just bp page or bp groups, then I may take a look at that theme and how it’s coded for ideas..
IF you are just trying to remove the sidebar for pages – it may be better to edit your page.php file and find / remove “get_sidebar” or whatever as well – it will save a little load time on your server if you remove the call for widgets and stuff that is never to be seen anyway.
Just a few ideas from a bp noob – I’m sure there is more than one way to skin a site properly.
@karllundgren – neat site and tutorial there I agree.
It seems that is a premium theme, not a free theme from the wordpress repository, and it’s certainly not the default 2014 or 2014 wordpress theme – which means you chance of getting answers here (about theme display issues) in the bp forums are pretty slim.
You should direct this question to the theme author. I would be interested in what they come up with as a solution.
@karllundgren – fyi when I click links to your site from here I am given a 403 forbidden.. however backspacing to get to your dot com – then navigating to the sub pages you post they do show.
not sure what theme you are using
Is that a wp-repo theme? custom modded 2015?
just trying to add some info to your thing here – I have no clue how to mod the bp-psudo pages like groups.. trying to learn how, but totally clueless at this point myself.
@repterra – Using 2014 theme?
Tried disabling all other plugins, including mu-plugins and bp-custom (if you have those added) ?
If using 2014 theme have you modded it at all?
@jrunfitpro “there wasn’t a good answer for my question” –
I think you should of imply replied to your previous (not dupe) thread – would keep things more tidy.
Also you never reported back what your optimize press people had any details about the issue.
anyhow, with your setup I wonder..
“not pulling from certain pages ”
– what exactly is not being pulled?
multi-site sub blogs?
Pulled from media comments?
If you switch to default 2014 theme – does it work then?
If you use 2014 theme and disable all other plugins (and mu-plugins and bp-custom if you have those) aside from BP is the issue resolved?
If “not pulling from certain pages” still does not work with 2014 and all other plugins removed, then you may find the answer on the other threads and solution hunting things posted:
(and those items linked in comments from there)
If “not pulling from certain pages” does work fine with 2014 as theme and other plugins disabled – then it’s an issue with your other theme or plugins (or combo of them).
Why you start new thread for exact same question as before you?!
( https://buddypress.org/support/topic/has-anyone-figured-out-how-to-use-optimize-press-2-and-bp-site-tracking/ )
maybe delve into searching the forums..
similar questions and answers 4 days ago -https://buddypress.org/support/topic/post-comments-not-appearing-in-activity-stream/
or point your optimize press to search the forums and codex here and find the fix if you can’t figure it out.
I don’t think you will find a lot of help here with a premium theme and it’s specific issues. Especially since there has been no new information provided.
Activity wall – Yes – in core.
all members chat – private user to user email like messages in core. Chat rooms with plugins like “quick chat” – so yes
sleek custom profiles for members, -hard to tell what is “sleek” – custom? for each member? There are a couple of plugins that played with this – not sure how they work, if they’ve been updated lately.. modding how all profiles look to make them “sleeker” than default 2015 – theme – possible..
a paid membership option – that would be a plugin.. there are several that get into that.. s2member, paid memberships pro, ultimate member maybe? Some options from wpmudev as well I think.
A way to let paid members make their own post/articles on the homepage – hmmm.. maybe prevent non paid members from even creating a blog.. or you mean any activity posts on home page – I think these things are possible.. BP recently added “user levels” but I have not see much actually use that.. but extending this should be easy to some degree..
However if your focus is on paid members things, and you will need support to put all this together and keep it running (you are not a php coder with lots of time to read codex and test things) – then developing around BP is likely to get expensive, and you might be better off forgetting bp exists and looking at some of the more premium systems others have put together around wordpress (a few wpmudev plugins combined achieve what you describe without needing BP) – and there are others..
Of course you don’t have to look for such a system revolving around wordpress either – there are more mature social network options that may save you time and sanity – things like phpfox, boonex dolphin, oxwall..
random thoughts from a bp user.. I’m not a dev and have not tested all the things out there that get into paid members things and restrictions.. if you search the forums here there have been a few comments from others pointing to some other similar plugin options – and some people have pointed out troubles with some of those on the market.
@dayan89 – with one of my bp installs I can go to appearance -> menus.. select main-menu (or topmenu, or whatever you called the one you want on top) – click select.. then on the left side I had a tab for buddypress.. with cool links for dynamic links like “my profile” – login.. etc..
click to add to your menu, save..
easy now these days..
for some reason I don’t have that tab under menus on my other bp install – so your setup may vary.
@jasonqw1 – if you switch temporarily to the 2014 or 2015 theme and try it – does it work then?
a couple BP updates ago my older themes starting do all kinds of weird things with activity – double posting – stuff like that.
Here lately, even after switching to 2015 theme my users are still having trouble with photo uploads (And rtmedia) – so far I have found that at least one user’s chrome browser seems unsupported with this combo – no details if he/she is using latest version or anything yet – and have not heard back if they tried with stock android browser or tried mobile firefox / opera mini yet.
“I’m using 2014.” – I guess you also tried with other plugins disabled?
Did you customiaze your theme files, or add a bp-custom file, or mu-plugins folder or anything.. might be time for a backup of your files and reinstall of 2014 or something ?
I just switched my main site to 2015… wow, editing files for this thing is a nightmare.
Test this using 2014 theme? With other plugins disabled?
have you “enabled site tracking” in the buddypress settings?
( https://buddypress.org/support/topic/what-does-site-tracking-do/ )
I think I may have a similar issue, and I think there was a thread about this recently, like in the past 3 weeks or so.. I have not whittled it down to a bp-custom issue, or theme issue, or what yet myself – too busy trying to fix more important things at the moment..
interested if you find the issue / resolution – hope these tidbits help to find..
@mrjarbenne – Which theme are you using?
Have you tried it with the 2014 or 2015 theme?
Have you tried disabling all other plugins aside form bp to see if new comments create the same issue when those other plugins are disabled and you are using a default theme?
There’s no other party involved when using Skype.
I suppose you might also think when you store your documents in one-drive or dropbox that you are the only person who accesses those also. Everything that is typed or said using skype is monitored and recorded for later use by many people, and automatically scanned for certain information of interest to various parties. If your business is selling stationary I guess that may never matter.
If your discussions could be used as leverage in any way by people with different interests, then I would consider a basic encrypted chat service you control. Even using the free firefox “hello” videochat would be better privacy than skype.
Anyone using their site for legal issues, healthcare info, or other private matters should definitive read the policies of any third party messaging services before using them. – Just my humble opinion – I’m not a lawyer or anything.
You could of said skype was private way back in the day before microsoft bought it and changed everything.
have you asked the ip board peeps about a login bridge? I think they had one in 2009
( https://community.invisionpower.com/topic/286227-wordpress-bridge/ )
I would guess it still works, or there is something newer.
@atfpodcast – quick chat is working 24/7 on my busiest bp site with 11,000 members.. only thing that screws up that page is when rtmedia has an update the screws with permalinks (messes up all of my static “pages” – have to change and resave.. but that is an issue with rtmedia and permalinks – nothing to do with quickchat.. it works fine and I deploy it on different sites in different ways. I did some write up about it on one of the comment threads I originally linked to in the first response to the original post I think..
anyhow, I think quickchat is the perfect text-chat plugin for a small web site that does not hammer the chat system with hundreds of simultaneous users.
It does chat, avatars, bad words filter, admin can delete stuff – it’s quite the package – I wish the original dev would of answered my emails offering some paid enhancements.. but it’s fine as it is. I did a long write up on one site talking about the drawbacks of ANY chat system that hooks into sql – but I doubt most people will run into those issues until they get more than 20 or so same-time chatters – that’s when you start to look at things to limit sql requests to keep your server from choking – which is usually more of an issue with robots and scrapers and brute force login stuff – comment spam – all that.. guess that’s more of a slightly different discussion – lol.
like I mentioned in my first reply when this thread came out – “quick chat” works great as a basic “text chat” plugin with my buddypress sites. It’s free, and in the wp -repo – maybe if I provided a direct link -> https://wordpress.org/plugins/quick-chat/
many backend options, can display your avatars and everything. It rocks.
( I always turn off the feature that has it show up on every page of the site – I think it’s better on server resources and page speed to just have the group chat room on a static page)
Of course I still suggest reading up on the other discussions for details about other systems.
as far as using skype for your site, I think that is a short sighted choice – no privacy, no control, dependent upon third parties… I went down that road once, and not getting into that dependency again.
someone posted a similar question 4 days ago ( https://buddypress.org/support/topic/i-want-to-nobody-can-not-change-own-gender/ )
someone else answered to take a look at http://buddydev.com/plugins/bp-non-editable-profile-fields/
I have not used this yet – but it sounds perfect for this kind of thing.
@ricsca2 – you are wise to be weary of plugins that are not in the wp-repo – but I think for the wrong reason. I am more concerned that plugins have not had the extra security checks that are run through the official repo. However I have seen more useful plugins for BP outside of the official repo – like the updated one for affecting the activity stream blocking – only on github, ones that get good support on wpmudev, etc.
I want to have faith in the ‘media press’ mentioned above, and I bet many are using it successfully – so it’s worth a try for a short term solution.
You concern about “extensions unofficial because if the developer ceases to update them” – should go beyond things in or not in the wp dot org repo – and it is a valid concern given the history of WP / BP and plugins in general – especially in regard to photo uploads / handling.
Back in the day it was “bp-album” – in the repo – worked. Support ceased – abandoned. Updates to wp / bp broke it.
Rtmedia came in (and for a very short while there was actually an importer / exported from bp-album to rtmedia!) – things have changed – rtmedia is likely the most used plugin for BP – and now they have made it an over-bloated POS (IMHO) – and now when things break they only offer support for paid / premium addons.
(begging for media export options here: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/rtmedia-export-script-attachments-api/
Now there are some other options – still no way to export the data. There are some things being worked on – but nothing definitive. Some great foundations being laid (bpattachments now a (not yet used) thing) –
This is why I have asked time and time again for picture / media handling to be added to BP core –
most recently a year and half ago (https://buddypress.org/support/topic/photos-albums-media-please/ ) – plus in the buddypress surveys.
so future updates will consider breaking this very important piece of live social networks.
However for now we are stuck with not knowing if things are going to work now, or next update. Just like we have been for years..
I would GUESS that you could edit that plugin to add in the code as mentioned above https://buddypress.org/support/topic/how-users-can-link-to-their-profile/
Or ask the plugin author for clarification.
I stopped using that plugin when they added the extra security stuff for strong passwords that broke things for me.. however the plugin’s support page is pretty active, and given that he/she has options for redirecting users after login based on role – there may be an easy way to add such functionality to the plugin by asking the plugin author.
There is a bit of info with some of the functions here ->https://codex.buddypress.org/themes/members-navigation-menus/
I see others are asking about bp xprofile fields and such within the them my login support forum,
( wordpress.org/support/plugin/theme-my-login )
so hopefully this plugin author will add more and more BP options – I enjoyed using that plugin some time ago – hope it continues to mature.
maybe this will help without getting into code -> https://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/buddypress-links-in-wordpress-menus/
same question asked by someone else hours ago (Also on front page currently)?
which is same as 4 days ago as pointed out by others – https://buddypress.org/support/topic/how-users-can-link-to-their-profile/
switched to default 2014 or 2-15 theme?
disabled ALL other plugins except BP?
tested it that way?
are you able to upload pictures when you write a post or page?