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A username, email address and password is required.
If you activate the Extended Profiles component, then the first field “Name” is also required. A “Surname” field will need to be created by yourself, but once you do, you can set it as required if you want.
If you want to do comparisons, Twitter does not ask for a last name either.
What version of BuddyPress are you using?
Can you upload the avatar that you wanted to use somewhere so we can test?
bbPress handles its integration into BuddyPress, not the other way around.
You should look into what it would take in bbPress to alter the slugs for BuddyPress groups. I don’t believe this is possible at the moment from what I remember though.
You might want to check out the bbPress forums as well:
You’ll want to see a very similar thread to yours:
I don’t believe we bundle a .pot file anymore. Will need to check what our policy is regarding this.
However, you can just grab the Canadian translation and make your modifications and then rename to
You can check the “Users > Pending Accounts” page in the WordPress admin dashboard. Then, you should be able to just delete them from there.
It might be worthwhile for BuddyPress to have a built-in script that removes pending accounts that are older than a month or so.
Also, just to get some clarity, would inactive users be causing BuddyPress to slow down all functions on my website, such as loading a member profile, or the activity page?
If you indeed do have a popular website with many users that are concurrently logged in and performing operations, then this will slow down your site. You will need to utilize object caching plugins and the like (I believe WPEngine already has something built in for this). You might also need to consider upgrading your WPEngine plan.
We’re also thinking of doing some performance enhancements in the next version of BuddyPress that will decrease the amount of code that needs to run on non-BuddyPress pages.
I’m guessing you have disabled Search Engine Visibility in WordPress.
If you have, view the following:
The problem is with the function used to generate the active member count.
On your site, you have a ton of inactive users, which is causing the SQL query to be very large.
I’m guessing you installed BuddyPress on a really big site recently and your users haven’t logged in yet?I’m guessing your site has a ton of pending users that you haven’t deleted yet?
BuddyPress can do better here, but in the meantime,
one way to mitigate this SQL query is to generate a script that will backfill an activity timestamp for all your inactive usersone way to mitigate this query is to delete all your pending users (the ones that haven’t completed registration) like Shane mentioned. This will stop WPEngine from killing the query.
A user can also use the sticky admin bar to access the “Create a Group” link.
Hover over your name in the top-right hand corner, then mouseover “Groups” and you should see the create link.
Your line numbers do not match up with v2.9’s, which is why I recommend re-installing. Not sure how re-installing will cause problems unless you have directly modified core files in the past.
bp-custom.php, a quick search on Google would have explained what to do with it. Regardless, here’s the link to find out more:
If the code snippet I provided didn’t work in your theme’s
functions.php, it most likely will not work in
The other potential issue is there might be a plugin conflict.
What would you need specific documentation for?
I would just recommend doing a file search within the /bp-templates/bp-legacy/buddypress/ folder for certain things that you need to modify.
That way, you’ll be able to know what file to edit for template mods.
Cannot duplicate this.
Try disabling all plugins except BuddyPress and try again. If it works, then it’s a plugin conflict somewhere. If you’re running a custom theme that has purported BuddyPress support, also switch to a default WordPress theme.
cover-image-header.phpinstead since a default install will have cover images enabled.
What is the “latest buddypress version” for you?
If you were using v2.9.0, then the patch I linked to should apply cleanly. There should be no changes between your copy of
If your version is v2.9.0, then I would recommend re-installing BuddyPress from the wordpress.org plugins repository.
What version of BuddyPress are you running?
If you are not on v2.9.0, upgrade or upgrade on a test site if you need to before upgrading on your production site.
The video showcases a plugin called BP-AUS, which is a 3rd-party plugin not officially affiliated with BuddyPress.
I cannot duplicate this report.
Can you test and see if this is due to a plugin conflict? Try disabling all plugins except BuddyPress to see if the problem still occurs.
Also try switching your theme.
@eyedraw – Oops, sorry. I misunderstood your problem. Going to reopen your thread.
You probably watched a video for a premium plugin.
BuddyPress doesn’t offer this functionality by default.
If this doesn’t fix the problem, let us know.
It might be the case that a plugin is overriding BuddyPress’ avatar URL, you could try the following in your theme’s
// Replace BP's avatar override filter at a higher priority: remove_filter( 'get_avatar_url', 'bp_core_get_avatar_data_url_filter', 10 ); add_filter( 'get_avatar_url', 'bp_core_get_avatar_data_url_filter', 99, 3 );
Can you reply to this thread?
This is to prevent forking the discussion for a similar problem.
Edit: The link above has been updated. Pasted the wrong link before.
You might also want to view the following thread to see if it might be related to your problem:
Nobody responded because a fresh BuddyPress install does not exhibit this problem and you didn’t provide enough details.
You can try disabling all your plugins except BuddyPress or changing your theme to see if the problem is with a plugin or theme.