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    @utahman1971 hey man, sorry if it sounded rude, it was not meant to be! It was purely a suggestion or more of an idea for you to implement.

    I didn’t realize you wanted the notice to only be displayed within the activity stream itself, my suggestion was a valid suggestion meaning if you added a text widget area to one of your sidebars you could of then excluded it from showing from all pages but the buddypress members pages and or to logged in users only, meaning they would of had a permanent notice that was not close-able to them but was always in view to them depending where you placed it in the sidebar.

    I am sorry if it came across the way it did to you, but trust me i am not like that nor was i aware of the plugin that danbp gave you a link to.

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    @utahman1971 hi there, i was reading your problem and i am a little confused to be honest!

    I mean if its a admin notice for all users, it should never be able to close for regular members. It should stick like a sticky thread in a forum.

    If you want a permanent notice to show without users being able to close it would it not be better to just add a text widget and add your own styling to make it stand out as a permanent reminder?

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    @vanishsequence @aluxi33 Glad it worked for you both and aluxi dont worry man if you get things wrong at first i was the exact same when i came here a few years back and was struggling to understand where to add and edit code, it gets easier the more you read and start to mess around with code snippets etc, trust me ive had my fair share of frustrating head banging moments over the last few years trying to figure out things i needed to do. :) tbh though most of the time i have spent has been learning about server hardening and server configuring on the linux side of things so most of the head banging moments have came from that lmao.

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    @henrywright hey henry thx for the update, i still have not had full chance to use this plugin yet as i have had my head stuck into building some pretty complex search forms for the past few days for one of my none buddypress websites lol, which i wasn’t planning to do just yet, you know how it is :) start one thing then end up doing something totally opposite! But i might even use this in one of my sites yet so i will definitely be trying it out at some point soon.

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    @bphelp

    While I appreciate your concern on the OP’s topic you should also be aware that most social network admins including the big ones you may be using have access to PM’s as well as IP’s and Internet Service Providers. If your that paranoid about who has access to your data then I suppose the best policy would be not to volunteer it by joining in the first place of course this is just my honest opinion.

    Hey bphelp i think you missread what i was getting at bro :)

    Maybe there should be better ways to give users moderator capability’s that doesn’t mean giving them full admin rights

    If you read the quote above from my reply i was talking about vitamincee having to have lots of admins on her site which is what i dont agree with just to do things buddypress related.

    If your that paranoid about who has access to your data then I suppose the best policy would be not to volunteer it by joining in the first place of course this is just my honest opinion.

    I have to agree with you on this, If a user joins your or any other site he or she has to accept the way it is run in my opinion. And i understand the network admin should be able to see everything that is going on throughout the site incase anything needs to be dealt with. I was just trying to tell vitamincee that she should not hand out admin privileges unless she is 100 percent certain of the user she entrusts with these privileges (one bad egg can make you sick). I do think the way to go rather than give people full admin rights its via role editors which is what i use in all my projects, this way you control with fine detail what a user is allowed to do.

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    @vitamincee You should always be very very cautious who you make a site admin, this role should not be given out lightly to users you “think” you can trust, you should look at a few role editor plugins which will allow you to create new roles and edit every part of the privileges that role is granted.

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    @vitamincee @henrywright @bphelp

    The part which made me think it was a bug was when I opened the test user’s message from viewing their profile, it brought me to my own profile, but displayed the user’s messages.

    Hmm i too noticed this recently, i cannot remember when though, i also had the same thing happen when viewing a test users profile and clicking a message and thought it was strange.

    I will have to investigate it further and try to see if it is still happening and let you guys know.

    I also agree that being able to disable admins the right to view these messages would be great too.

    .” I seriously doubt any ethical admin would be reading other users PM’s without just cause or if they were served a court subpoena to access the PM’s.

    Ethical or not you will always get people that abuse privileges given to them and keep it quiet, this is human nature, we don’t all think the same and what is Ethical to one person is not Ethical to another.

    Maybe there should be better ways to give users moderator capability’s that doesn’t mean giving them full admin rights, at least this way only the actual site admin has access to doing this in-case it is in-fact ever needed for legal reasons etc?

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    @henrywright i tell you what i will install it on a test website and have a look at it in action and leave you a review later bud, :)

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    @henrywright Nice one bro, Even though i probs wont use it congrats on your plugin m8, I see the feedback is positive so far, so well done :)

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    @mcpeanut

    Hi @aluxi33, this can easily be done via this code

    function my_disable_bp_registration() {
      remove_action( 'bp_init',    'bp_core_wpsignup_redirect' );
      remove_action( 'bp_screens', 'bp_core_screen_signup' );
    }
    add_action( 'bp_loaded', 'my_disable_bp_registration' );
    
    add_filter( 'bp_get_signup_page', "firmasite_redirect_bp_signup_page");
        function firmasite_redirect_bp_signup_page($page ){
            return bp_get_root_domain() . '/wp-signup.php'; 
        }

    What you will need to do is first create a bp-custom.php file (make sure you add the opening and closing tags at the top and bottom ) and put it in your plugins folder, then paste the code between the php opening and closing tags and save.

    This should disable buddypress registration and let you use wordpress registration as default, hope this helps.

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    I was looking at this website some time ago and agree about some of the features that are listed on the website and a few of them would be “Handy” to have in buddypress, but i also believe most of the features listed can be added onto buddypress via plugins or by other means, i agree that the privacy between users and choosing if you would like to block other users etc from any contact whatsoever with you would be neat (users being able to block certain activity’s from showing in their stream altogether would be great too).

    As for the media support…well, what can i say, after trying numerous solutions to get everything working right for what my site needs to do (paid and free), i have come to the conclusion that this area of buddypress is one of its biggest downfalls, you basically have limited choices from a media standpoint, meaning you can either choose from forks of outdated plugins for free that do let you have a few basic media options or you can go for plugins like rtmedia which to be honest is a really heavy plugin but works great at a performance cost! or you could opt for other paid media solutions which i have done and still found problems with etc, there is one promising plugin by buddydev which is mediapress that is still in beta and in my opinion has to much wrong with it to use in a live website yet even though it is alot less demanding than rtmedias plugin, so it becomes a waiting game or a case of settling for one of the other options.

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    @daniel84uk i have had to do this myself on one of my sites for my own personal reasons using this snippet of code i came across.

    function my_disable_bp_registration() {
      remove_action( 'bp_init',    'bp_core_wpsignup_redirect' );
      remove_action( 'bp_screens', 'bp_core_screen_signup' );
    }
    add_action( 'bp_loaded', 'my_disable_bp_registration' );
    
    add_filter( 'bp_get_signup_page', "firmasite_redirect_bp_signup_page");
        function firmasite_redirect_bp_signup_page($page ){
            return bp_get_root_domain() . '/wp-signup.php'; 
        }

    Add this to your bp-custom.php

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    Oh sorry @chatty24 i re-read your question and realized you was talking about also keeping sitewide activity where as i was asking bphelp about it changing the sitewide activity…my bad!

    But @bphelp same question still applies from me to you that i asked above.

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    @bphelp does this also stop public groups from displaying in your activity stream if you are not a member too?

    the reason i ask you this bphelp is because remember the old plugin you was working on (i think it was a fork of some code rich fuller posted a few years ago) which was named “activity-privacy-component” ? you left it on github and described it as a jurrasic plugin because of the new plugin “buddypress activity privacy plugin”.

    Well that very same “Jurrasic plugin” still works very well today and is still far far far more superior at keeping your stream private compared to the plugin you said was better.

    The only one thing that the old “activity-privacy-component” plugin doesnt do is keep the public groups you are not a member of from out of your private stream.

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    @mcpeanut

    Damn! Thats it staying then, Always listen to the woman, the woman is always right! :)

    Haha @the-barefoot-bookworm only kidding :)

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    Hmm, it sounds harsh that you get burned and have problems on each update because ive not really had many problems when updating in the past, maybe a few small ones but not many, and if i have had a few problems ive just held off updating for a couple of weeks until the fixes have been issued into buddypress or the plugins.

    After trying out “ALOT” of themes (paid and free) with buddypress and wordpress over the past 2 years i have made my own conclusion that the best themes to use in both cases are usually the bare bones and lightweight themes that can have things integrated by yourself as and when needed, this way you are cutting out alot of problems that can be caused within the theme itself, i know some themes look amazing but they can also cause alot of problems for you in the future if not regular updated by the developer.

    If your comfy with design i would always opt for a lightweight and barebones theme and build upon that. less things built into a theme = easier to troubleshoot! (This is just my opinion)
    I have tried numerous themes that have caused wiered things to happen with certain plugins, yet work fine on the default themes for example.

    As for setting up a local test server, this is quite easy to do now, you should definitely look into using something like XXAMP and give it a try.

    I still havent got round to testing the new buddypress update yet on my themes and plugins as i fell asleep lol.

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    @scaffies it seems your having a hard time since the new update with the amount of posts about what has broke, ive got a good few test sites setup on my other computers that all run different plugins so i will test this new update with about 100 different plugins on different themes and sites over the weekend and see if anything breaks with any of these plugins too, what theme do you use? and have you tested the plugins together on default themes too to make sure its not just theme specific?

    Like mentioned in another thread i really think you should test any major update with your current plugins on a test server to check out what may or may not of broken, this way you can report the issues to either the buddypress devs or plugin authors and wait for them to catch up or apply a quik fix until they do. I might actually test one of my dev sites tonight that is running 40 plugins to see what happens.

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    infact scrap my last comment about it being so bad its actually good! after browsing around it more its absolute genious! It is comedy gold! especially the video tutorial of how to use the website lmao.

    sorry we are going off topic now but couldnt help myself with @danbp posting that link, hahaha

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    Ive been sat here rolling on the floor at that website @danbp, Its so bad its actually good!
    So funny if you refresh the page a different singer starts everytime lol, lets think about it really, how much time and effort he spent making it look that crazy! lol

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    @sbrajesh hi there, mediapress is an awesome plugin but have you managed to get the light box functional and working correctly yet with mediapress? because this is the only issue i can see with mediapress after testing it on my install, the commenting system in the lightbox is all screwy and just doesnt work like it does on rtmedias plugin, the way it adds extra activity items etc when someone comments just does not seem right, they should appear under the original post like rtmedia and facebooks lightbox does. like i said neat plugin but needs some improvements in this area bud.

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    maybe @shanebp is on the right track but i have an idea, seeing as you want to make it stand out more than just text do as shane said and add a 1px border #be3631; , so you are still makeing a statement!

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    @johnjamesjacoby well if it was me personally i would either tone the color of red down slightly, but i think the better idea in this case may be to make the topic titles themselves a darker red to match more in with the background color of these links, so that the attention isnt taken from the categories (because putting a background behind them is enough of a statement anyhows) whilst staying in tune with the eye. (but you may not be happy with this if trying to keep in tune with the buddypress color)

    either way its down to you i can only suggest to you. as it stands in my opinion the boldness of the color behind the link sort of makes the topic titles less visible.

    Edit: After looking again maybe just try a few shades lighter so the eye sees it as the same color of the titles. or you could even lighten the color of the background and add a 1px border a darker red around it.

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    @shanebp yes indeed i was talking about them very links haha, man its driving me crazy as i spend most of my time browsing through the main page rather than in the actual sub forums as i like to read alot about everything, i keep getting distracted by the boldness of these links when trying to read the titles.

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    Oh i came across this issue in the past when trying out different themes, i cannot remember which theme it was that caused this for me but i did manage to solve it somehow but it was so long ago i just cannot remember, but it was definitely caused with a theme i tried and not buddypress, in the end i decided not to use that theme, so i would suggest finding a different theme first as @mercime said and if its the cause change to a diff theme unless you paid for it of course then make the issue known to the developer for a fix.

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