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You are right dadaas, that plugin is a survivor. I’m using it with the newest WP 3.0 Beta 1 and there it is, working great as always.
I’ve installed the network and created a blog just for it. In the main blog I’ve set up a static front page with the site wide posts widget and the problems are over (the conflict with BP happens only if you install WP O Matic in the main blog).
I’ve installed the WP 3.0 Beta 1 and BP 1.2.3.
Besides the avatar’s issue everything seems to work fine and I’ve noticed that everything loads faster.
Created a child theme, blogs, users, groups, forums and a few plugins and found no major issues.
While there isn’t a solution for the avatars I’ve changed the “mystery man” pic to something more related with the site theme and I’m launching it.
WP 3.0 with BP 1.3 will be unbeatable.
I have the same avatar’s problem after upgrade to WP 3.0 alpha. What was wrong in the htaccess file?
Thank you DJPaul.
I need to upgrade from WP 2.9.2 to WPMU / WP 3.0 in an overnight action and without the risk of loosing BuddyPress data.
That’s why the tests.
One more test.
1- WordPress 2.9.2
a) New dir at wp-content > blogs.dir
b) Settings > Miscellaneous > Set uploads to blogs.dir and wrote the full uploads URL path
2- BuddyPress installation
a) Avatars didn’t show
b) Changed line 389 of bp-core-avatars.php to:
if ( !$path = get_option( ‘upload_path’ ) )
$path = WP_CONTENT_DIR . ‘/blogs.dir’;
$path = ABSPATH . $path;
c) It worked! At this point it was possible to upload, preview and crop the images.
3-Upgrade to WP 3.0 alpha using the Beta Tester plugin > Bleeding edge nightlies
a) The avatars have disappeared and in its place there’s the text “Avatar Image” and “Member Avatar”
b) No preview on crop
Just made another test.
Now I’ve installed BuddyPress after upgrading to WP 3.0 alpha.
Same result: browse image > upload > image doesn’t show but by clicking in crop it’s uploaded to the folder. The avatar place is empty (the text “Avatar Image” is displayed).
I’ve upgraded using the Beta Testers plugin > Bleeding edge nightlies 4 / 5 hours ago.
You can manually define the new blog homepage as your BuddyPress frontpage, it’s just a link that you may set up in “header”
There’s a post on the WP-O-Matic ‘s Twitter ( http://twitter.com/wpomatic ) announcing the new version for April 1 …. let’s see.
In WPMU the solution is to deactivate WP-O-Matic from the main blog and create a blog only for the feeds. After creating the new blog go to its back-end > plugins > activate WP-O-Matic and that’s it. The feed posts will appear on the site-wide activity. The conflict seems to exist only in the main blog.
I’m using a WordPress single instalation and the only problem is that in some cases the “Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by … and so on” keeps showing but WP-O-Matic is running perfectly. The warnings only show in Buddypress pages, not in the blog.
I’m looking now for a way to hide those warnings. If someone knows how to make warnings not show I really would be very grateful.
Please help, I’ve installed Buddypress to provide more features to visitors but the main content is a specific news feed that FeedWordpress and External Group Blogs doesn’t accept. Without the WP-O-Matic I’m loosing visitors everyday.
Yes FeedWordpress has a solution for duplicate posts:
I agree that it’s a great plugin but:
– FeedWordpress does not accept all rrs feeds. The ones I couldn’t fetch with FeedWordpress I did it with WP-O-Matic.
– After activation it fetches all posts from the feed. There’s no control of the number of posts to fetch. In WP-O-Matic you can define 1 post to fetch the first time and then change it to unlimited or the number that you prefer.
– I’ve tested FeedWordpress configured for hourly fetches and WP-O-Matic the same way. With WP-O-Matic I’ve got the latest posts and with FeedWordpress no.
– In WP-O-Matic you can customize how the fetched posts will display. You may include a default image for each feed, text and html. You can define the source link name and make it open in a new window.
Maybe FeedWordpress has more features and advantages, I don’t know, my experience results are the ones I’ve wrote. Besides, when it doesn’t accept the rss feed that I need to fetch … I cannot use it.
Thanks for the info.
Any idea about how to patch it?
I know FeedWorpress, too much duplicate posts (just like the external group blogs plugin). Does it mean that there’s no way to use wp-o-matic with Buddypress?
I have the same problem.
Is it possible to make external blogs appear in a specific page and hide it from the site wide activity? It could be a great news aggregator if there’s a fix for the duplicates and if the links are configured to open in a new window. I’ve edited the plug-in and used “target=”_blank” but didn’t work.