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  • @aces and @ synaptic
    Thank you so much for your helpful replies!

  • @aces
    Thanks for the useful links. I may have need for the info going on. (I’m bookmarking the pages.)

    However, it still doesn’t answer my question of where to find the sign-up form. It seems like that’s what I need to modify to change/add information to this paragraph:

    Registering for this site is easy, just fill in the fields below and we’ll get a new account set up for you in no time.

    Or maybe I’m just too inexperienced to see the obvious?

    (By the way, my previous post was formatted strangely, seeing all the code was enclosed in ...…>[Read more]

  • WordPress 3.5.1.
    Theme Weaver II Pro 1.3.8
    Buddypress 1.72
    Also use WangGuard plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wangguard/
    Site: http://ssnet.org/

    I created a page in my WordPress blog (http://ssnet.org/join-us/) for Buddypress registration, and I added the shortcode [register-page] (It seemed like it ought to be valid. 😉 So where do I find a list of valid shortcodes for Buddypress??) Attempting to access the page directly yields a page-not-found error. However, it comes up when a user clicks on “Register” on the front page.

    However, the content on the page I created gets totally overlooked and standard registration form content appears instead.

    I see this in the Source for the page:
    <div class="entry-content cf">
    <div id="buddypress">

    <div class="page" id="register-page">

    <form action="" name="signup_form" id="signup_form" class="standard-form"…>>>[Read more]

  • Leofitz, WangGuard will check your user base for spammers and delete them.

    See https://wordpress.org/plugins/wangguard/

    The author says that “WangGuard not only protect your site from sploggers, spam users or unwanted users, WangGuard cleans your database from them. No plugin or service does this, only with WangGuard you will get this feature,” and I believe him. His English may not be too good, but the plugin is really outstanding.

    There’s just one consideration for you: In order to have your database cleaned up, you will have to submit far more than 500 queries the first month. Perhaps you can arrange to pay for a month?

    Here’s my suggestion to reduce database queries after that. (It worked for me.) Buddypress allows for the customization of User Profiles. Add a couple of questions that require a certain amount of intelligence to answer and make them required. That means the form will not be submitted either to WordPress or to WangGuard if the required fields are not filled out. It’s not fool-proof, but it decreased queries on my very busy site to just a few a day.…>[Read more]

  • In searching for a solution to my problem of unwanted sidebars I found https://codex.buddypress.org/developer/theme-development/a-quick-look-at-1-7-theme-compatibility/ which provides instructions of how to insert BP specifications into a child theme.

    To get the results you want, you need to first create a child theme for your main wordpress theme. Then you put the specifications that apply only to the BuddyPress portion of the site into the child theme. You would need to do this:

    So if we want to remove the sidebar for BP pages but not for all WP ‘pages’ or call a specific BP sidebar get_sidebar(‘buddypress’), we could take a copy of page.php and rename it to…>

    [Read more]

  • A solution to this problem will also help me understand the problem with my page lay-out. (Seems like I have to comment in order to subscribe to this thread.)

  • I understand that the current version of Buddypress/BBpress is supposed to be theme independent, but I’ve run into a problem.

    Weaver II Pro, allow various arrangements of side bars, and I have specified the following:
    Blog, Post, Page Default: Single Column, Sidebar in Right
    Archive-like Default: Split sidebars on Right and Left
    Page: …[Read more]

  • One plugin that looks good for preventing registration spam is WangGuard. (Search for it in the WordPress repository.) I’ve just installed it, so can’t tell you if it’s as good as it sounds. (I run a very busy blog and allow commenting by unregistered users. Akismet catches spam and Conditional Captcha deletes it without my seeing it. The latter…[Read more]

  • I’m using the latest version of WordPress, Budddypress and WordPress on a very active blog with multiple posters (http://ssnet.org/a), and I’m wondering how best to integrate the social activity with the existing blog.

    I envision a page entitled “Social Center,” which should be the front page of the BuddyPress/BBPress, but I cannot find anything…[Read more]

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