Skip to:
Content
Pages
Categories
Search
Top
Bottom

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 25 replies - 1 through 25 (of 97 total)
  • Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    May I suggest you mixin

    and see if that gives the final result you are looking for

    BP Blog Author Profile Link
    Buddypress Profile Widget for Blogs

    I use “New Blog Templates” from wpmudev – but I think there is another similar one in the wp-repo

    I use ” Ultimate Branding” from wpmudev to display some info / links / content in the footer across all of the sub aka “sites” that other users create on one of my networks. It has options for displaying your choice of stuff in the header across all sub blogs – so I guess you could put your main site nav buttons,etc there with it.. I imagine there is something similar to this in the wp-repo as well.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    we stay at main blog with a nice custom background. Is Not opening a separate blog

    Actually I think this is indeed opening a separate blog/site… looks to me like this setup simply uses a global header override to display the main navigation over each person’s separate site.

    Without digging into the source to look at plugins, I am guessing it is a wp with multi-site enabled, installed in a subdomain (my dot) – with buddypress to handle profiles and groups.

    You could add a global header thing that puts whatever you want at the top and bottom of each person’s new ‘site’.. limit the theme options for users to twenty twelve or whatever.. which would give them a backend option to change a header and background (I think) – you’d still have your global header over top.. and this would give the illusion I think you are describing…

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    @giorgosnl – I am confused what you are asking to do.

    You could have one blog where new users are all added to that blog as authors, or editors.. and that would be just one blog where multiple people can post..

    or you could give each user a new blog (aka “site”) – and that would have a different blog at:
    yourdotcom/kevins-site
    yourdotcom/mandys-site

    you could easily make it so all new user blogs had the same header and theme etc.. and use a plugin to display “sitewide blog posts” onto one page.. so you could have a page that showed each member’s blog posts (or snippets from each) and click to read the whole post, which would take them to the individuals blog..

    or one main blog where each person is given access as a contributor, editor, admin.. whatever and they all post on just one main blog..

    both are similar, both are easy with wp+bp… one takes the extra step of making wp multi-site… and a plugin to pull in sitewide blog posts onto a single page…

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    this may do that: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/hiding-stuff-from-the-activity-stream/#post-235995

    I’m thinking about paying someone to take the forked / updated version and wrapping it so it can be pushed to the wp-repo so I can trust using the newer better version.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    if you delete everything, fresh install – and use the default wp theme 2012 or 2013 or something – you should be able to get the registration thing to work right? I would do that first.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    I wish I could… but things are really screwey right now from what I can tell. If you read the 6107 linked info you would see that there are essentially three different code bases / thingys going on right now that are all producing different title results – see this spreadhseet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ww95Q184EAHG0ztI9MtkdjpA2pALnMY0L-R7FA6QqGc/edit?pli=1#gid=0

    I had some code cobbled together to make everything “work” as I needed to fix most of the buddypress titles – but that was with buddypress 2.1.1 and Yoast 1.7.2 – now it seems that updating to 2.2 and 174 my custom cobbled code gets broken..

    so now I have an updated site, and updated plugin from yaost.. but if I activate the yaost plugin it overrides my custom page title and meta description settings (from the code I have added in mu-plugins folder) – for now I have disabled yaost, which has brought back my custom code to add titles and descriptions to many bp pages! But now that yoast is turned off, I have lost the custom titles and descriptions for the main pages of the web site – meh.

    Ash and Vladislav from premium.wpmudev.org came up with this code to wrap to fix my issues as it were before the latest yoast updates:
    (hmm.. I tried posting the code, and I get “Error your reply cannot be created at this time” – stupid bp.org – I think the word seks is offensive along with alt seks lifestyles here – anyway – you can probably see the code without being a member / loggin in here anyways:

    http://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/bp-meta-tite-description-for-groups-and-members-pages#post-806736

    Some of that is hard coded instead of how it could be done (there is stuff in the codex about another method of calling “field’ => ‘age’, ‘user_id’ => $user_id))” stuff…. and there is not php tag at opening to make it plugin..

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    @morka – I know you can’t enable / disable comments on those pages (at least from my experience with BP and a few themes / installs, of course with WP just about anything is possible) – You failed to mention if you have the same issue with the default wordpress themes.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    @morka – do you have the same issue when using the default “wordpress 2014″ or “twenty-twelve” themes?
    If not, I would ask your theme author to add some kind of check on pages for something like “if is register page, turn off comments” / not load the comment hook thing…

    sorry not a php or wp/bp expert, can’t point you in the right direction for those codes and what they are really called. I know with some standard WP pages you can go into the editor and select “comments off / disable trackbacks” – and with some themes you can use a theme option to “display comments off” or hide “comments off” on pages where comments are disallowed.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    Maybe the info in another forum post here: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/bussdypress-title-and-seo-yoast-problem/#post-236244 will shed SOME light on the issue.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    when I create another social network

    How are you creating another social network? I’ve not seen this myself – I run a wp-ms with buddypress.. it is one social network, in which each user can create new blogs (which the system calls creating a new “site” (which is stupid imho)) – but not seen an option to create new social networks.. so I am confused what you mean.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    I’ve run into the same problem and asked for ideas around here and seen others that have posted about it in the yoast forums a few times – don’t know why yoast does not get into the bp pages thing. I got some help from the wpmu-dev guys that cobbled together some code that creates page titles and meta descriptions for members and groups pages – which is awesome!

    Does not fix the member/username/messages and similar sub-sub pages (but I block those with robots.txt wildcard matching anyhow)

    Would like to see buddypress pages added to some kind of taxonmie thing that yaost would auto pickup.. and love to see the options for setting templates within buddypress itself, so as to not rely on yaost for some this, and custom mu=plugins hack to fix other parts of it… google’s webmaster tools alerts missing info on many pages of an active bp site, and has for a long time.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    Isn’t this something that “press permit core” plugin does out of the box? Maybe I am missing what is needed here.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    Are you just trying to add all new members to one blog? If so I think there are options for that.
    If you are wanting to create just a few blogs and auto add all your users to those, I think that is possible in some easy ways (some plugins I played with a while back I think)

    If you are wanting new blogs to be created by other users and those used by other users / groups.. I have not played with that kind of scenario outside of a multi-site setup where users (all) were auto added one blog that was already setup by me – so not sure what you are trying to do exactly.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    OMG! Thanks soooo much for this! I’ve been trying to find ways of doing exactly this for a long time!

    Any chance that this can also do the same thing for the “buddypress groups” gravatars?

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    I found with one site on one server – any emails sending via php had a weird return header thing from my server that did not get through some of this big three email clients no spam lists..

    a plugin similar to https://wordpress.org/plugins/postman-smtp/

    may change your wp to send via an smtp account on your server instead of php using a weird default server header.. you may need to create an smtp account for that work.. and even so there are other factors that could limit your email getting through.. (some shared servers are on backlist, some web hosting companies are given minus points, even if your web site is on the up and up)

    There are a lot of things that could cause it to fail the ‘real mail’ test at some of these services..

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    For me, the plugin “good question” fixed 95% of spam regs.. similar to “buddypress humanity”…

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    I use that plugin, and in the settings (superadmin dashboard -> buddypress tab -> Activyt block

    I have this in the box for “blocked activity types”
    deleted_group_document, new_blog, new_member, joined_group, friendship_created, activity_liked

    works for me for now.. even though there is an error with that plugin…
    Warning: Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare(), called in wp-content/plugins/buddypress-block-activity-stream-types/admin/bp-activity-block-admin.php on line 6 and defined in /wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1154

    Someone did a fork / update of that plugin which fixes some things, but last I checked it was on github and not the official wp repo – (post here: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/which-file-and-how-to-sort/#post-231515 )

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    @zrago – I would not hold your breath in getting free support for a theme in relation to BP here in the BP forums. You should contact the theme author for help… if you can’t get help elsewhere you may post an offer of money in the BP jobs section and perhaps get some help… but I have not seen any help offered here for themes other than the default wp themes like 2014.

    My search for your theme “ammon” showed it was a premium pay theme, that is no longer avail through themforest.. which means you are even less likely to find help here.

    My thoughts as a bp-user, not any kind of bp dot org admin or anything..

    as a suggestion I would look at newer themes that are similar to what you want, and if you are going to use pictures / albums – either find themes that are not based on bootstrap, or avoid the rtmedia plugin..

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    @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)

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    @jessiewordpress
    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.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    @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 ?

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    @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.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    @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.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    @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.

    Profile photo of djsteveb
    djsteveb
    Participant

    @djsteveb

    @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.

Viewing 25 replies - 1 through 25 (of 97 total)