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It’s 24 hours later, 48 hours total, and I’ve had one spam comment show up and it was in the spam folder, not on the site. No registrations, groups or forum spam at all. So if you’re having spam issues I highly recommend this.
Thanks so much @hnla – I was worried creating the pages would cause a problem, rather than a fix.
I agree about the potential for groups, but the forum is still the anchor for that and when people are missing it – or better yet think they’re participating when responding to an item in the activity feed that doesn’t connect to the original topic at all – it makes the challenge for engaging readers all the more so.
And don’t forget to tell your users to check their spam folder when their email didn’t arrive.
@zaimejs check the spam folder. Buddypress confirmations emails routinely end up in the spam folder for a lot of mail servers.
In related / unrelated news, I’ve had a problem recently where an individual member’s avatar has started showing up everywhere, like in place of each and every group avatar for example. It’s happened a few times and tonight I traced it to the Facebook Login plugin and once I disabled that everything returned to normal.
Okay, if anybody else runs into this the problem I have deciphered that it stems from logging in with facebook and having disabled that plug-in everything is back to normal.
Okay, so now it’s happened again – only this time it’s someone that I know that I trust implicitly so I’m really confused. Take a look here and you’ll see that her avatar has taken over all of the group avatars: http://hooping.org/wordpress/groups
Any idea what is going on?
Wish it had been as simple on my end. In BP site 1 the admin bar went missing right after upgrading to the latest BP version (footer hook is there, just checked). And on BP site 2 the admin bar is quirky. Some can’t see it, others can, settings stuff works for those who can, but login takes you to an error page. Admin options like mark user as spammer or delete user no longer work. Anybody else having these issues? Thanks.
Have you set the timezone for your site in your WordPress admin settings? Look under general settings and scroll up past all the UTC stuff to find the city near you if you haven’t done so already.
@fennelandfern I have a three column site with customized column widths (www.hooping.org). Looking at the page you have linked it seems pretty clear to me that the content in your sidebar is wider than the default settings your sidebar are set for. Even looking at your index page makes this clear as you have ads that are hanging off over the edge. So this isn’t just a Buddypress issue, this is an issue for your doing with WordPress as a whole. It looks like your ads are probably 300k in width and I’m thinking that your sidebar is set to be something like 260k in width. Consequently you need to either a) change the size of your ads so that they fit in the space allotted for them, or b) change the size of your sidebar to make it wide enough for your content to be displayed – change the CSS width for your sidebar. If you don’t know CSS get someone to help you that does.
@silversurferes I have the same problem. Since the last updates the Buddypress Ajax Chat doesn’t work at all. Fatal errors. It’s been disabled. I liked having the chat, but since I’m in here now and on this topic,
@Dfa327 I’ve been wondering how you got a GPL license for this plug-in when your ads come with it and aren’t modifiable. Seems to me GPL is all open for modification and is free – that’s the point, right?
That is, of course, an option, but I’m moving a community over from a site that was in Movable Type and Elgg into a new WordPress / Buddypress system and users are obviously attached to having the same username they had before and that people already know them by.
I’m pretty new to Buddypress and WordPress. Launched my first site today with 95% of the “i can’t find my registration” emails solved by directing them to their spam folders. But beyond that I have three that can’t find their email, say it’s not in their spam folder, and I need to get em in. Opened phpadmin and didn’t see a “wp_signsup” listing. Checked out “wp_users” and found user_activation_key and there’s a list of 30 things and two of them have keys next to them. They’re different keys. How do I know which one to use? And how exactly do I use it. Do I go to the mydomain.com example url above and enter this key and then that gets them in? Or do I give them the key and they do that? Any insights most appreciated.
Thanks a bunch r-a-y! I was making it too complicated, and I had a feeling it must be something simple.
Spammers target all social networks. They literally overran an elgg site I have and I’m rebuilding with WP/BP. A few still get through with the latest BP and anti-spam and custom profile fields, not a lot, two or three a day, but that’s nothing. I found about 600 in my first month in my users that never made it to the surface. As for the few that did, having a couple fill in custom profile fields is really helpful. The bots that do sneak through fill those two spots with gibberish, in my case age and location, so it’s easy to identify spam members.