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there has been some discussion of this here: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/bussdypress-title-and-seo-yoast-problem/#post-253510
and several other places including the suggestions / feedback area amongst others.
I’ve had it fixed a time or two but updates to either bp or themes have broken my fixes.
This is something that google’s webmaster tools screams at you as being bad, and hurts your site the more members you get.
so I added a noindex no follow to the robots.txt file to remove most of the bp pages from being indexed.
what I used to fix some of these permissions issues with a bp / multi-site setup – https://wordpress.org/plugins/press-permit-core/ – not sure if this will work on the other issues mentioned – and not sure how to set things up, as this plugin had pulled in the old settings that I made with the role scoper system some time ago.
@abooster – I found a similar issue in regards to uploaded pictures and videos some time ago. It really disturbed me that it was trivial to see other people’s uploaded media within buddypress / wp -multisite.
I found at the time role scoper had a method to limit the permissions there and fix this issue on one install for me – it has since transformed into ‘press permit core’
I never bothere3d to report this, as it seemed like I’d report it to bp and it would get the whole ‘it’s not bp, it’s wp – or it’s rtmedia’s plugin problem’ – then I’d probably report it to rtmedia – and it would get a whole – thats the way bp and wp works – and although we were multi site compatible, we are not responsible for how permissions within those setups work..
and so, it’s really a problem for the bp community, but more so for those users who sign up assuming that we have good security practices like big social networks. I am guessing issues like these run afoul of the eu data privacy and protection laws, but I’m not there and don’t know enough about them.
So I just put in my terms that this is all beta software and not to post anything you don’t want exposed – there is not way any of this stuff is secure and everything could inadvertently be exposed one day even without a hack attempt.
sucks but that’s about all i can do as a user, not an expert of php or anything wp / bp / etc.
thanks for mentioning another similar issue that I had never considered – I think I had seen something like this when logged in as super admin, had not considered it may also show for non-super-admins – this sucks.
on a few sites when I want the ““Notify me of follow-up replies via email” checkbox at the bottom of my blog posts.” – I use the plugin “subscribe to comments reloaded” – from the wp plugin repo.
I run a few multi-sites, but don’t know all that much really.
And I stopped using bbpress several years ago.. however from what I understand you install bbpress as a plugin in root, not in a subdomian.. at least I’d try that in your situation, I imagine there are some docs about that somewhere.
“what should be network enabled or site enabled.” – I struggle with this sometimes, a few plugins will have info about this on their install/usage pages – many do not. Some plugins claim to work with multi-site, and some have problems (last version of succuri security did I think)
anyone know if the code mentioned here: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/option-to-sort-inbox-msgs-new-to-old/#post-244547
is similar, worse, better ?
I need this functionality, but don’t trust random github code, and don’t know enough to understand that or the code above yet.
most likely permalinks setting… check, change, check, change again… check.
if not then check your buddypress tab settings to see that associated pages are set…
when you exported your sql did you check the box for “add drop table” or whatever?
I was thinking that users don’t need to be auto-friends in order to communicate with each others – so that part of your setup is not needed.
I might auto-join them all into a group..
Hiding portions of profile depending on logged in or out / role / level, is something that has been discussed in the forums a time or twelve I think, but I do not remember a solid way of establishing such things. Honestly if the info is not something that should end up in public, then the info should be kept out of profiles / bp, and only sent via pm/on site email..
why need to view contact info, when that can be asked / sent via pm if needed.
This post may help you with this: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/swap-out-the-buddypress-page-title-with-the-wordpress-page-tile/
I have no idea if BP is going to make this easier in the future to change these things dashboard backend or not – I have made some posts about this a time or two around here – but bp pages, their displayed on screen titled, and the meta titles have been a mess for a long time. Unless you know php and are willing to dig deep through documentation that is disorganized and possible outdated, there is no easy way of handling these issues.
@dwsowash – is this JUST the groups pages, but your other pages do have stuff in the sidebar?
I assume you have widgets added to both the “primary sidebar” and “content sidebar” (?)
What screen resolution are you using? with my 2014 setup, the sidebars move / disappear at different screen sizes… so that could be an issue that you are seeing (?)
@antonydennis – So this is more of a “BBpress” question I guess – which has a different support group you may want to search at the bbpress forums.
@vintagepornbay – the BP peeps around here really want people to add big text like “NSFW” – “ADULT SITE” – when posting in regards to such things when they include links to check out things.
I guess you are talking about the login / register in the very top admin bar disappearing at mobile media query?
I am sure there is info about the admin bar and missing at mobile with 2015 theme somewhere on the net – likely in the wp org forums.. or a plugin to override that.
Rather than spend time on that.. I would suggest that you add a register / login field in the sidebar widgets.. most regular people are not going to be attracted to the login register in tiny little text way off the screen.. in my experience, even posting an image tutorial showing people how to access the login and bp hover menu – they all preferred an actual on screen menu item in top nav bar, and in the login / register sidebar..
question for you – maybe it’s just the way it’s written, but your sidebar says “Secured by McAfee SiteAdvisor and Norton Safeweb.” perhaps you mean “Secure” – not “Secured” – unless you have those systems actually doing securing?
anyhow, I see now you have some login / register stuff in your sidebar as well, and when you get to smaller screen with the 2015 theme, the whole sidebar turns into a stupid hamburger menu.
Rather than post a long list of why 2015 was one of the worst decisions of.. well, let me suggest you switch to the 2014 theme and see how it’s bars act on various sizes.. it’s not an awesome theme, but I think it behaves better for most things, and may solve the issue in which you are describing.
@mrkipling789 – I think there is a thing at top of admin screen – like “screen options” and you can click that to pull down a menu where you might be able to change the number of users / groups seen on the screen at one time (?)
@niranjanchouhan – given that sweetdate is a premium theme, you will need to contact those theme developers for support with issues like that.
In 99% of cases around here (at buddypress dot org) you will find no help with premium themes and plugins. There are many reasons for that. People posting questions about premium accounts and premium themes just waste space here and get people kind of.. not happy.
I have been looking at some options to restrict private messaging to certain groups of users, and there was a recent form post here about limited certain groups of users to a certain amount of private messaging. Which I think are great topics.. however the only options I have seen with details on doing that are premium / paid options.
If you find a free plugin or code that gets into these kinds of restrictions I’d love to see that conversation here at the BP forums.. however if you only have experience with that one theme, then I’ll pass. I’m looking for something like that that will work with multiple themes.
@ahmed-dogan – if you find this somewhere, I’d love to get some details on doing the same thing.
If you find someone that can code it I may be willing to split to cost or something..
Are you looking at hooking into the buddypress membership levels or using a separate membership thing like s2 member or something else?
@djpaul – Wholy! Bleep!
So it may be easier for me to add two new buttons to the comment replies things all around buddypress in the near future?! IS the wordpress editor button API )think it came out like 3 versions ago?) going to flow through to this in BP?
So glad to see this!
seems to be a similar question with a couple of intersting answers here: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/html-or-wysiwyg-in-text-profile-fields/
@adalinka – Either way you should be able to make pages named memberz or whatever – recover one named members – doesn’t matter if bp creates them – you should be able to associate them and everything work with bp right?
The pages are probably already in your dashboard – pages – view all – just not associated (?)
This issue was brought up a few months ago.. hmm.. for that person it runed out to be a theme issue – but I think one of the things brought up to check it…
on the menus page – click “screen options” tab at top right and make sure there is a check in checkbox for “show buddypress stuff” – or something like that.
“functions search” – maybe take a look at hooker.io
“BuddyPress Global Search”
“Bp profile search”
I guess is what you may be wondering about.
I would suggest you skip the captcha on registration and instead use something like
or the plugin “good question”
There is another similar to those.. in my experience these work 100 times better in preventing spam registrations..
I also use “ip geo block”
These took my spam fighting down from hours a day to a minutes a week.
@canadianmusicnetwork – right click, inspect element.. or inspect with firebug (this is with firefox, I think chrome / IE are similar) – should show the css rules that are affecting the element you right-clicked on.
You did not provide a link to your site, or the name of the theme you are working with – which may (or may not be helpful) – but that info, along with a few other things are suggested when asking for help here.
@debabratsharma – go to settings – permalinks… note what they are set to.
change to some other permalinks setting.
then change back to other permalinks setting.
might be the fix you need.
*you could check that wp is actually writing to your htaccess file – that’s an issue once in a moon)