Paul Gibbs (@djpaul)

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    WP SEO plugins won’t work on those kind of BuddyPress “page”, because they actually are not real “pages”, so everything gets confused.

    I’ve not seen a BuddyPress-specific SEO plugin – I suspect some people don’t realise they aren’t handled by most SEO plugins – or have been built with custom code.

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    What versions did you upgrade from?

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    In that case, you’re best off waiting until those users log in again, they’ll then show up.

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    (This error message in your screenshot refers to some other plugin, not BuddyPress. But anyway:)

    To remove any plugin in WordPress, go into wp-content/plugins/ with FPT or however, and delete the plugin folder — in this case, BuddyPress.

    If you visit your-site.com/wp-admin/plugins.php directly, WordPress should disable the missing plugin.

    If you happen to not be logged in, and so can’t get into wp-admin because of the error… you could edit something in the database with SQL, but it sounds like you aren’t technically proficient with SQL to do this (it’s easy to break something else), so the last option — and this is a nuke — rename your theme folder to something else, rename the entire plugins folder to something else, then you should be able to log into wp-admin. WordPress will switch to one of the default twenty* themes. You can then rename the plugin folder back and start reactivating them one-by-one, and then switch the theme back.

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    Unfortunately there aren’t any management features built into WordPress to deal with uploaded user/group pictures (or cover images) in the same way that WordPress has its media library. This may change, but probably not for a long while, or until a contributor appears who really, really wants to fix this.

    I wouldn’t worry about unused images on your server. If you’re worried about disk space, get a better host with more filesystem space. This shouldn’t be an issue nowadays.

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    If you don’t have dev resources to track it down and if the site isn’t on GitHub publicly or something, it’s going to be veeeeery difficult to come up with any meaningful suggestions where to look. I’m not sure where to start.

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    Exactly. The first thing you want to do @phound1 is verify if WordPress sends its own emails. An easy example is the comment moderation notification email. If it does not work, obviously fixing that is the first step. Let us know, we’ll try to point you in the right directions.

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    I think there’s a filter to add something to the drop-down box, but the more complex part is updating (I think) the javascript and back-end code to handle your new type. I don’t have an hour to look into this at the moment. I’m hoping someone comes along with an example or a code snippet or a link to another plugin that does this.

    Second issue – any chance of a screenshot, please?

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    I needed the link to your pastebin… but it sounds like you’ve done the same sort of testing with the paragraphs (etc) that I was going to do.

    I’m going to check out the media extraction behaviour from the activity stream because I think there’s potential for an odd situation occurring due to a fault in the logic in the relevant bit of code, so I’m going to check that out when I get some time.

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    I see your site has a HTTP Basic Auth. user/password, so I can’t track down down where it’s redirecting to/from.

    How exactly did this problem occur? If you have the site going live in a couple of days (hopefully), then it must have been working to get it ready, so what did you do to break this?

    Please also let us know if you’re running WordPress multisite or not.

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    On any decent server config, warnings and errors will not be shown on screen in production environments. Instead, it’ll be written to a log file. So you will still have the problem.

    Try switching back to your real theme (so the warning comes back), and then disable plugins one-at-a-time. See if you can figure out if it’s a combination of one plugin and your theme causing the problem.

    Is this a custom theme you wrote? Or did you buy from somewhere? Are BuddyPress templates defined in the theme (it’d be in your_theme/buddypress/ subfolder)? If it’s isolated to only your theme and not your theme+plugins, you’re going to have to debug through the members templates and figure it out.

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    BuddyPress doesn’t have a wall feature like how you think it does. You’ll need to check out a Wall plugin for BuddyPress, maybe http://www.buddyboss.com/product/buddyboss-wall/

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    Can you copy/paste the content of the blog post to pastebin.com or somewhere, to share it with is?

    The logic is: if the post is 3 paragraphs or less, and it has an embed, it should use the embed in the summary shown in the activity stream.

    If more than 3 paragraphs, and an image exists (either a featured image, gallery, or inline img tag), it’ll use that.

    If more than 3 paragraphs and no image…. I think it will show nothing, it looks like an oversight in the code.

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    I haven’t seen this on my dev site, and I don’t think we’ve had reports of this, so… as it’s staging, please can you switch the theme temporarily to a default WordPress theme, like twenty-twelve (etc) — and then visit this same URL again and see if the warning is still being printed or not?

    I suspect it’s something in your theme, maybe one of the templates, or some customisation hooked into the members loop, but switching the theme is an easy way to start figuring out possible causes.

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    It’ll be something specific to your theme/site. Could be some odd Javascript, odd CSS. Impossible to tell unless your site is public for someone to take a look at.

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    I’d look at increasing performance generally rather than specifically focusing on trying to block search engines.

    Like… I don’t know what other plugins or themes you are running, or how well they are written, nor anything about your hosts’ performance, but you need to look into those. I’d also look at making sure you have an object cache available and configured for WordPress if there isn’t already.

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    cool!

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    If you post in a Public Group that you aren’t a member of, then you are automatically added to the Group.

    I believe the only exception for this is site administrators.

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    @missmad If you wanted to create a link to go to a specific screen on the logged-in user’s profile, use http://buddypress.dev/members/me/profile/

    Obviously swap in your actual domain. Note the members/me/ bit — that’s the magic part. If that’s found, it redirects to the logged-in user’s profile following whatever comes after it in the URL.

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    Do other emails sent from your site, by WordPress, work? For example, comment moderation notifications, and so on.

    Please also provide a list of plugins active.

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    That might work, though the BuddyPress email template has configurable colours etc, so you’d need to fill those in inside the HTML.

    You can get the HTML template from https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/src/bp-templates/bp-legacy/buddypress/assets/emails/single-bp-email.php

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    Nice work!

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    Are you getting ANY emails from WordPress? For example, comment moderation/approval notices.

    If you are not, then this is a general WordPress problem and you will get better help quicker by 1) contacting your web host for support and 2) posting on the wordpress.org support forums.

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    Hi @kmligue

    Yes, but not elegantly. This screen is pretty old and we’ve recently been discussing how to improve it, and building out an API for this was suggested.

    What you should do is hook to the bp_notification_settings action, and output the HTML template yourself. See groups_screen_notification_settings() for an example.

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