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<IT guy here again>
AHAH! I figured it out!
I use an SMTP plugin to send mail as I don’t allow PHP to send mail directly using the mail() function. I had misconfigured the SMTP at first with the wrong password and did not notice until someone last night mentioned that when they registered, they did not get an email. I tried to send a test email through the SMTP plugin and it just would hang and hang and hang……
I reset the password and it sent without pause.
This morning, while looking at the website wondering “how the hell can this be fixed,” I thought “wait a minute……it hangs when posting to other peoples’ activity….just like when it was trying to send mail…”
Sure enough I gave it a shot and it worked as expected! Sometimes you just need a good slap upside the head to get things figured out.
This does not mean there are no bugs, however! A webpage should NOT completely hang to function as expected if mail() or SMTP mail does not work. I am going to update the bug to indicate that the problem is not with BP. It appears to be WP related with how it handles sending mail.
Bug report filed. Please add yourself to it and add your experiences to it to get this sorted out ASAP.
<partner/IT guy here>
On the plain-jane, fresh install WP & BP install at http://test.richgannon.net there are absolutely no other plugins installed. No additional themes were installed. Nothing except for enabling the required permalinks via WP admin panel and installing the BP plugin through the plugin portal in the admin panel.
A user can post normally, with AJAX working on his/her own activity. When replying to or commenting on another user’s activity is when the problem arises.
What kind of cache could possibly cause this?
For anyone interested, you can test it out for yourself with full admin privileges:
[EDIT- removed admin login info. ~~~ mercime]
Please test to your heart’s desire.
Additional server information:
supernova ~ # apache2 -M
supernova ~ # php -m
@henrywright-1 & @mercime, thank you both for your replies. @mercime, We tried deactivating all plugins and even made a fresh install on another site test.richgannon.net without any plugins and just the basic BP Default theme…same issue. I’ll let my partner know about it possibly being a cache issue or a JS conflict, but I’m not as knowledgeable in that area myself.
Thank you again.