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    oooooo wicked! I may just have to try get down to this! I will be watching this closely cheers for the heads up paul :)

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    @hnla lol sorry my bad i didnt realise the HE was infact a SHE :), yes i agree its slightly off topic as a whole for buddypress but isnt that some point serious buddypress users are in-fact going to have to deal with in the future?

    This is why i said maybe have its own section in the forums than just having to post it under miscellaneous?

    What good is it having a porche with only a sinclair c5 engine under the hood ? :)

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    Thats the thing henry alot of people dont even understand what you just said more than likely and if they do once they have performed their initial install of Linux/ Apache/ MySQL and PHP everything is left as default for most people. I guess what i have been trying to do for the past few years is come up with the best possible config and environment for true scalability, this is my 4th server and i have upgraded from first having a vps to then having 3 dedicated servers each more powerfull than the last, i have now decided to stick with my newest server for the initial release of my buddypress built site and may keep my other 2 online for when i want to delve into the world of adding servers together for scalability (which i still have alot to learn as i know how to do this in theory but not yet in paractice) as i have a good deal on them and use them for testing with.

    my new server is an 8 core xeon @3.3ghz with 32gb eec ram and 4 x 3tb hardrive in raid 10 with a dedicated hardware raid controller so should be great for buddypress.

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    cool he will probs read this when hes online, this is the thing with buddypress, i just didnt understand when i first came to these forums a few years ago even though i had been comming longer without registering, I myself had shared hosting and thought yippee i have found a plugin that i was looking for and installed it, then after messing around with buddypress it dawned on me that shared hosting just was not gonna cut the ice with buddypress let alone wordpress for a serious install.

    I then decided to delve into the world of dedicated/vps servers. I am by no means an expert in this world yet but i believe from my own experience that it is a very daunting task moving to these kind of setups at first, once you get the basics of initial setup and general security right its then time to tweak everything for future proofing and scaling and performance tweaking if your serious about the future of your website, unless your willing to pay ALOT of cash out to people who can do his for you full time.

    This is why i sort of pushed my buddypress websites design back in favour of looking into all this. I think this is one of the biggest points concerning every website build and believe that not enough info is out there to make people understand just how important all this is to succeed with their websites, alot of people see these one click easy installs and adverts off companys telling them to come build your website with us its easy then see wordpress installed and think yippe look at my new website and what it can do, until of course they then get popular crash and burn then fail and give up because they just dont understand the reality involved in pushing forward a scalable environment. This is why i believe people doing a massive project such as buddypress should really be able to share this info with each other from nivice users to experts in this field.

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    @henrywright who is the best person to ask on these forums to add a new section?

    I would love to see a server configuration and hardware setups section for buddypress in these forums, i have mentioned this before.

    It could be a specific place for people to share all kinds of server configuration settings and tips and server scalability issues etc along with initial setup advice to.

    I mean i would be willing to post a few server tips and tricks i have learnt along the way into this section and maybe write a few guides etc for server lockdown and shh hardening tips etc, even though i am still learning alot of server administration tasks (because the scope is vast )it would be good to have a place for vps and dedicated server users to all have a chat about issues and setups etc for buddypress. I do realise as a rule that there are plenty of server setup and config info all over the web on other forums etc and in articles but hey would it not be great for users of buddypress to have a tips and help section for this to? this would let users share their experiences with setups running with buddypress installs specifically and could also cover things like server level caching php caching and many other tweaks needed to run at optimum performance. lets be real here buddypress is not designed to run very well on shared hosting (not for very long anyhows to you bottleneck yourself) and i think this would be good info for people making the leap to other setups.

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    cheers @henrywright for the link to the article, its a good read and i am 100 percent certain that i am going to install nginx after reading many of good things about it, i am using whm/cpanel on my server and there seems to be an nginx cpanel plugin that i am looking into.

    apparently using a properly configured nginx server can outperform apache by up to 50% thats some boost.

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    ty hugo and to all the team for this release, i wont have time to try this out till later on in the week but thx once again for all your hard work and dedication, the private messaging feature sounds really good :)

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    @danbp yes im always bang up to date pal, it just isnt worth the risk i was just posting this as a warning really to those who dont seem to think they have to update and the video may just make them think twice :)

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    @danbp hey dan their seems to also be a very big risk with the wordpress commenting system that i have come across from various wordpress expert groups on fb today, and i believe that wordpress are refusing communication on this matter, please take a look at these 2 links, this could affect anyone using the commenting system with buddypress installs too.

    below is a fix that has been found

    https://blog.anantshri.info/temp_fix_wordpress_comment_xss

    and this is a video showing you the 0 day exploit being executed used and tested.

    video doesn’t seem to format here properly i suggest doing a youtube search for it

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    ahh cool dan i wasnt aware as ive been offline for the past week or so traveling bud, cheers for the link.

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    you can also use something like this

    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'remove_default_stylesheet', 20 );
    
    function remove_default_stylesheet() {
        
        wp_dequeue_style( 'original-enqueue-stylesheet-handle' );
        wp_deregister_style( 'original-register-stylesheet-handle' );
    
        wp_register_style( 'new-style', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/new.css', false,'1.0.0' ); 
        wp_enqueue_style( 'new-style' );
    
    }

    This way you can first dequeue/deregister styles you dont want and then register/enqueue the new stylesheets

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    yes that’s how ive been doing it henry, but cheers its a good idea like you said to post the code so others know what we are talking about lol

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    @henrywright cheers henry any little info and suggestions how others do it always helps, i know that it mainly boils down to each specific website how this is done in the best possible way, and alot of it can depend on how many stylesheets various plugins load, i wish more developers would give you an option in the backend to use your own stylesheets as standard and let you just turn them off from loading, i know more and more plugins are giving you this option but there are alot that still don’t, i like to customize everything myself and would rather not have to dequeue these stylesheets manually. its quite annoying.

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    @rosyteddy a couple of good reads there man, i like to read through the comment sections on articles like the ones above because there is some good points raised, there are alot of varied opinions as how to effectively pull this off dependent on the complexity of your site, which i would consider mine as quite complex, the reason for the questions and advice is because of how complex i consider the website to be, i have alot of stylesheets for various different things here there and everywhere loading when not needed etc, in the past i have used plugins to successfully combine and serve them as one cached minified version etc.. but i was just wanting to go more in depth with it and configure it all myself to run at an optimum level.

    I am going to be messing around with this over the next few days and will get back to you on what i feel was the best way to do it, any more advice off anyone else who has tackled doing this manually for wordpress/buddypress give us a shout.

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    No worries m8, as far as sleep is concerned, what is this sleep you speak of? hahahaha
    Besides i just woke up at 12am so im up all night now, damn my sleeping pattern is a mess at the minute :/

    Oh i always forget about the top menu as i have disabled the top bar, i hate it!
    I hate the wordpress bar at the top and always have , it screams your using wordpress above anything else. I always disable it hence why i was working on my own notifications i a previous post.

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    @danbp haha and? i was just saying bud so you knew what tabs i was on about lol, shlaaps my head for not being clear in the first part! lol

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    @danbp hey dan after re-reading your comment bud ive just realized we are on about different tabs hehe, i was talking about the actual top level tabbed navigation on your profile. examples:

    Activity
    Profile
    Friends
    Groups
    settings
    etc…..

    and the sub navs for each tab. examples:

    Personal
    Mentions
    Favorites
    Friends
    Groups
    etc….

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    I tried that plugin but my plugin setup is far to complex for it to work without breaking ALOT of things on my site, it wouldn’t be worth all the troubleshooting with these other plugins (as i suspected), the website is very ambitious and i have a set amount of plugins i need running to achieve it, removing features is not an option, the main thing im concentrating on is performance with all of the plugins active (which is alot more than the average site so hence the problems) and im trying to combine all my js files in the most efficient way i can without again breaking functionality , i don’t really need all the website to be ajaxed as such it is more a case of just the buddypress tabs on the profile areas that is the issue really

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    Ok after some thought (i dont have a clue if this can be done ) but is there anyway that you could upon clicking the buddypress tab ‘profile’ (for example) on a members page you could have it anchor to a specific part of the page after it refreshes the page? Let me explain why, the reason i ask is that to get to the profile tab on a members page involves scrolling a little down my page, so upon clicking the profile or any other tab on a members page it will refresh the page and jump back to the top making you have to scroll back down to the subnav that is just out of view.

    So the question is this, could i make each of the top level navigation tabs after being clicked and the page reloads anchor back down to the corresponding sub nav tab?

    I hope this explains exactly what im trying to say haha, if it can be done can you give me any clues as of how to do this?

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    @mrgiblets i once recall downloading lots of various ajax all plugins and testing them but i noticed that alot of things could easily break for me due to the plugins i use, maybe worth trying it again? what is the issue with messaging with that plugin?

    @danbp i understand what your saying but maybe just have all the default tabs ajaxed? if this was the case plugins that create new tabs within buddypress would have to follow suit, no?

    @henrywright yes im gonna take a look later through the link you posted.cheers

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    After doing some reading this has come up a few times in the past and it seems its not going to happen, i see brajesh tried creating a theme a while back that used ajax on the members single profile pages but even he states its not for a production site, so no worries, i was just curious as to why its not as standard same as the way the other tabs work that’s all.

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    i take it your like me and stay up all damn night working away lmao, im definitely gonna put my cometchat to the test soon and i will keep you posted on the results, im just so busy with the design of my new site im lost for time, as well as setting up my servers, i have written almost 10 thousand lines of css for this new website so far as i have been designing it using media queries for almost every single device screensize, so its been a big job!

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    nice website man, where are you located?

    btw read this post https://theadminzone.com/threads/adding-cometchat-to-an-active-big-board.99248/

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    Hmm , YES i know for a fact that they check for anti piracy and that your domain name is registered via your admin panel when you log into your account on their site, could this really be part of the issue? what if cometchat is in fact making that call for a legitimacy check every single time cometchat is accessed rather than them doing a one off check and giving it the OK flag? I dunno im just as confused as you by this and i haven’t even got mine set up on a live site yet!

    This worries me a little as you don’t want expensive software you own doing things like this each time someone connects to your chat! this is obtrusive behavior when you own a white-label software product, the way they deal with anti privacy is their issue and not the end users problem who has genuinely purchased their product!

    I know this is the case as i once installed it on a test server but had forgot to add my new domain name and got errors.

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    @mrgiblets just reading more and apparently with their cometservice and memcached (also setting up to run a cron job every 3 hours) and testing with over 10 thousand users on a 4gb vps your load should only peak at between 10-20 percent!

    read this here http://www.cometchat.com/blog/cometchat-v5-1-handle-thousands-of-users/

    maybee you have an incorrectly setup server because the description of your server is much much much higher than a standard vps

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