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@modemlooper – unfortunately it breaks profiles when I use it there. Fatal error: Cannot access empty property in /var/www/vhosts/figuremodels.org/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-template.php on line 823
but how do you tell it to disable the mobile view on phones? didn’t see that part.
There’s a WordPress app that allows iPhone uploads for blogs. Just the straight WordPress app in the store. But you can’t do it via Buddy. You just have to connect your blog to the app and it works out. You have to enable atom publishing.
And you can’t get to the dashboard on your phone anymore.
Why isn’t there a radio button to click if you want to use the mobile design?
I want my site to look exactly like it does on my computer.
@DJPaul – I hear what you’re saying… really. But WP isn’t into taking criticism even if it’s dished out very delicately. They delete any criticism.
But good news … After WP caused plug-in developers to pull out their hair for 48 hours, BP Albums + is back in action and it works now. So if anyone was holding out updating just because of this, it’s working. Here’s the thread. https://buddypress.org/community/groups/bp-album/forum/topic/unable-to-upload/
@josh101 I totally hear ya!
i found another (insert curse word here) bug. When you mark someone as a spammer from their profile in Buddypress – they don’t actually get marked as a spammer on backend. Probably because of this (insert curse word here) way of separating the stupid (insert curse word here) network admin from regular admin. This is totally reedonkulas. So now… deleting spam got even harder. And I know for certain some of my spam plug-ins got broken too. So they are descending upon me like …. it’s not even worth discussing anymore. I’m just going to get angrier.
and… (am i angrier… yes) when you delete the (cuss word) spam after you’ve clicked on “registered” to make it show last joined and first joined, it reverts to alphabetical again just to piss you off and make you have to click the stupid “registered” button again to show first joined or last joined. Welcome to HOURS of spam deleting made possible to you by WordPress… the official WP motto “we aren’t into efficiency, we’re just into kicking all of you in the stomach”
@travel-junkie – I get over 2 million hits per month to my site. I get at least 400 spam sign ups a week. This is not an efficient change!
@chouf1 try uploading a picture. It doesn’t work. Where is the settings options on the BP drop down menu in the plug-in list? Not there! He is aware and was on my website testing it. It broke their plug-in and many others. And the other change only makes sense if you want an hour tacked onto your administrative duties. Do you get at least 50 slogs and spammers a day? Good luck clicking around trying to delete them in the minute it used to take. UGH! I don’t know why you insist upon arguing about that. Unless you have a vested interest. I just feel sorry for all the plug-in developers who are frantically trying to make their stuff work. And now my site is broken. I’m screwed. Tried downgrading. Sucked. Didn’t work.
@ewebber I wish I had waited. You are making a wise decision!
@travel-junkie – if you are a hoarder it might make sense. it’s disorganized. should be able to click on plug-ins as an admin and see everything. but you have to go to another section of admin. how many admin pages really need to be there? only one. if it’s not broke don’t fix it. it only adds more time to your administrative duties on your site. back and forth and back and forth and back and forth again. this is actually the worst wordpress update i’ve ever experienced. it seems rushed and untested. with over 60 million people depending on it you’d think… well, that’s the problem… i thought. nevermind.
@DJPaul – well, people ought to know that if they are running plug-ins (any plug-ins including spam plug-ins) that most of their installed plug-ins are going to get killed. Including Welcome Pack. And I did comment on the WordPress site. Not happy. There is no way there was enough testing on this. On Buddypress side, things are working fine. It’s WordPress. All my major plug-ins… dead. Now I’m going to have to revert back to the previous versions. I really shouldn’t have hit the update button. But… you’d think that you should be safe to do so.
WP really irritates. I’m going to refrain from using foul language because everyone who commented was able to.
It’s broken lots of the plug-ins I was using. Welcome Pack – doesn’t work. BP Album + – doesn’t work, although I spoke with the plug-in developer and he is currently working on a fix. I don’t know who the Welcome Pack developer is so I don’t know if he is aware that it is broken. The BP Album + developer didn’t know that their plug-in wasn’t working. So maybe the other plug-in developers don’t know that their plug-ins don’t work either. Who knows?
Wouldn’t it be easier if all the plug-in developers, BuddyPress, and WordPress somehow got on the same page so that all updates could be easily streamlined so that we didn’t need to go through this every time? If the plug-in developers were able to test their plug-ins before the updates were integrated that could save EVERYONE lots of headaches. Is it possible for this simple streamlining of events to happen? Can’t there be a centralized place where things are actually tested first?
Not only did WP break certain plug-ins but they’ve also changed the way “users” and “sites” are listed in the dashboard. They are all alphabetical now. If anyone knows about spammers and how OFTEN we have to mark them as spam on the fly or delete them, they will know that an alphabetical listing is not efficient. This is an IDIOTIC change. Having users and sites listed as first joined or created and last joined or created was better as deleting spam took 1 minute. Now it takes an hour. You have to click through each page or copy and paste the spammers user name into search users in order to delete or edit or whatever.
And what’s up with “network admin” and who thought that was a good idea? What’s going on WordPress? I know this isn’t a Buddypress issue, but a cook is a better designer of a kitchen than an architect. Just sayin’. UGH.
woohoo! that worked for my forums too! i am one happy camper. now hopefully my forums will stay clean! yay!
anyone know the code for profiles? would one just replace “profile” for “group” in the code for forums? thinking that there would be MORE to that, but I’m all ears.
thank you for testing @pcwriter !
@Bowe ! That’s exactly what I need. Thank you very much. I’ll try it out.
@thealchemist I know that if you copy and paste code from here it sometimes doesn’t post exactly as it should. So if you did that try typing it exactly as shown instead of copy and paste. Not sure if that’s the issue though, but just trying to help.
Glad I could help you all find the information. @pcwriter if you find that it works PLEASE let me know. I am somewhat savvy when coding but not savvy enough and I’m scared to try it for fear of breaking my site. Wuss, I know. Buddy used to give admins the option of showing the ‘wall’ or ‘activity’ or not and now that feature is gone and it’s confusing ALL, not just some, of my users. And they never know where to post, the forum or activity.
I made the same discussion here and someone posted a helpful link. https://buddypress.org/community/groups/how-to-and-troubleshooting/forum/topic/forcing-groups-to-show-forum-first-instead-of-activity-wall-forcing-profile-first-instead-of-activity/
That happened to me once. I know that I had to change back to admin. But I don’t remember the steps as it was over a year ago with the old buddy.
@hnla i searched but nothing relevant came up. thanks, i’ll try that.
@iamsincere thanks! I’ll check that out and see what I can figure out. And yes, that’s exactly what I was talking about. Forcing Buddy to see Profile upon opening a member’s profile instead of their activity. And the same in Groups, forcing it to see the forum first instead of activity.
I’ll come back if I figure it out and let everyone know how it went.
There’s a plug-in called LEENK.ME that is now auto-posting to LinkedIn. It’s $0.99 a month, but worth it. I’m using it and it’s great. it posts to Twitter, Facebook Fanpages and profiles, Google Buzz and LinkedIN automatically. And users get to decide whether or not they want to use it. You just have to share your API key with the site and each member can set it up on their own blog. The developers also answer questions in a very timely fashion.
I get the same amount of spam on my site. I’m currently deleting one spammer every 10 minutes, and I am not sharing anything with official WordPress sites. Something is going on with Buddy/Word and someone needs to dig into it because this is insane. It isn’t just this site. It’s the code somewhere. I’m sure it’s WordPress because I have a wordpress only site running and the sign-up spam is ridiculous there too. I am not joking when I say every 10 minutes either. I’m freaking out.
I tried BP Registration options based upon this post and the plug-in has some serious bugs. While it does the things it says it does, it also disables admin editing of any of the WPMU blogs posted. I also have a contributor blog going and it disallows contributors from posting media, it cancels out the permissions function I used to allow media publishing. Registration also does not prevent the spammers from posting blogs all over your site. And they do not respond very soon to any type of support questions asking how to fix these problems. I really wish I could use this plug-in.
ah, but the rss feeds don’t work here.
“Safari could not update this feed because the source file is no longer available.”