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    Right thanks @derrickhall.

    So is there any Buddypresss admin/dev that could jump in and help out with how to disable that?

    It´s really a privacy concern and issue because groups are somewhat a private entity and updates should stay inside the groups themselves and not be spammed in the general forums update stream.



    Hello there

    I really have 2 issues

    I am new to this plugin and need some help, please!

    First Issue

    Ok, so when someone successfully completes their registration they receive the following onscreen notice e.g.

    You have successfully created your account! To begin using this site you will need to activate your account via the email we have just sent to your address.

    I am trying to customise the notice to say e.g.

    You have successfully created your account! To begin using this site you will need to activate your account via the email we have just sent to your address. If you do not see your email in your inbox, please check your junk or spam folder account!

    To attempt to make the customisation, in file manager, I follow the path: httpdocs/wp-content/plugind/buddypress/bp-templates/bp-legasy/buddypress/members/register.php. I add the additional text in the PHP file but the changes do not show up on the front end. Can anyone please advise me on this?

    Second Issue

    The issue I am having is the fact that I don’t have access to the register page unless I attempt to create an account. The register page somehow redirects to the home page even though the Buddypress settings are set to register.

    Thank you in advance

    David Cavins

    Hi, it looks like the issue is unexpected behavior from

    BuddyPress New User Activation Emails & Resends not working

    Ending up in spam is not surprising. Email is complicated, and you can check the web for guides about improving email deliverability from your server. Here’s one:

    8 Best Practices To Improve Your Email Deliverability


    I’m new to buddypress. I am testing adding a new user. The new user doesn’t receive an activation email. After several hours. Still no email. None in junk or spam folder. Nothing. I heard I might have to set up WP Mail SMTP. Is that required?


    Did you install any sort of anti-spam plugin? Many of them tend to treat university email addresses as spam as it is a common tactic for email spam?

    Also, check with your host to see if they are running something like apache spamassassin and see if that’s preventing you from receiving the spam emails. (while typically its used for inbound emails its always good to see). Otherwise, you can also try using a plugin like.

    Easy WP SMTP

    And setting it up via SMTP to see if that helps any.


    Hello friends,

    I have a pretty big problem. It turns out that I have BuddyPress installed on my website a news magazine. The problem is that when someone registers as a new user if their email is hotmail the confirmation message does not arrive, but it does not even reach the spam tray, it does not arrive. I’ve tried with Gmail and it’s going well.

    For this reason I requested help to support from my hosting provider. They told me that the problem was in one of the mail headers that BuddyPress sends to activate the account and it is this:

    List-Unsubscribe: <>

    The mail includes this header that is correct, what is not good is that within <> there is nothing, there should be an email or a link to unsubscribe. As they tell me in support it is very likely that this incomplete header is causing Hotmail to completely discard this email.

    Can you help me solve this problem? There are many users who use Hotmail, so the problem is quite serious.

    Thank you very much and best regards


    Hi David! Thanks for the reply. I’ve checked, and emails are not going in the spam box. Also,
    I found now that gmail and yahoo are getting messages, but still not University Emails (and it was before this whole problem started). Also, for whatever reason I am not getting notifications (and I’m using gmail). In the past, when notifications stopped working I was still getting notifications, but it appears that now I am not.

    I’m not sure why now it is not working, when it has been working fine before.

    David Cavins

    Hello, if emails are being sent (you’re receiving them at a Yahoo address), then my first guess would be that gmail is treating the mails as spam. Look in your spam folder to see if they’re there.

    There are a number of ways to improve deliverability, but that’s beyond the scope of BuddyPress. You might read up on the topic at SparkPost or one of the other bulk email providers.

    Paul Gibbs

    Hi Shawn. Short of debugging the outgoing mailbox on your server to verify that the email is actually sent, and then monitoring that inbox for any bounce notifications, no, I don’t have any answers. I think I recall seeing Microsoft’s email services blocking the user registration email because it thinks it’s spam (or a bad link).

    You could try, as a test, totally replacing all the words and links (using the BP email editor) in the registration email, and seeing if that gets delivered. I suspect it’s being blocked because of the activation link.


    In reply to: BuddyPress Moderator


    The closest thing to moderation I have found is also the plugin you mentioned. But like BuddyPress it is lacking crucial moderation features and doesn’t have updates/support also as you mentioned. I have been wanting a BuddyPress moderation feature similar to WP Core forever…approve/unapproved/pending/spammed activity would be ideal. Integrated with WPCore comment status would be grand. I’d pay for a good moderation plugin. I don’t feel like BuddyPress truly integrates well when activity/comments don’t work well together. In fact, we have avoided full use of BuddyPress for this reason. I suppose this is more of an opinion post and hope some angel comes up with a solution on your problem and my similar problem.


    1. I think this is already possible by default see screenshot

    2. that is also possible, use bbPress Notify (No-Spam)


    Now that wannguard is inactive/not supported (I think), I have been trying to find how I can stop spam sign ups.

    Wangguard was really good as a feature I really liked about it was the fact that you could set a custom anti spam question unique to your site. This for me seemed to stop all spammers from signing up and seemed to out do captcha as even with recpatcha there are programs and services that allow bots to fill those out but with a custom question its unique to your site.

    Is there some plugin or code that doesn’t need updating and is what it is.. that would allow me to add custom question and then add akismet support and that should be enough to protect my site?

    —Also would like the plugin or code to be trusted, widely used and updated as according to wordfence even plugins in the wordpress repository are being exploited by hackers (seems some hacker is going around buying plugins to exploit).

    Help would be great! Thank you.


    @phiggins25 inside BuddyPress setting, you have options to set activities marked as spam via Akismet. It might be possible those users have suspicious IP, or their email id is already marked as spammers. Try to disable it.


    Hello All,

    I am using a multisite network and one of my sites uses BuddyPress based theme and user login system. I use a plugin called Join my Multisite to automatically create and log in users to the various sites within the network however when first visiting my primary site as a logged in user and then linking to my BuddyPress site it is creating a user on the BuddyPress site however that user is automatically getting marked as a spammer even tho it is not. I am not sure what setting is automatically flagging the user as a spammer but I would like to stop this. Please provide any insight to the matter as it would be greatly appreciated.


    1. is PHP GD activated? being installed is not the same as activated.
    2. are u using a cloud protection? ur IP might have been flagged as spam so it will not work well with ur site if you are using suspicious IP. This also happens if you are using Tor browser or something similar.

    Enrico Lamperti

    There’s an old, inactive mailing list at called “buddypress-dev” which is “retired” and it’s receiving/forwarding spam. I contacted Automattic and they referred me to this site, so I’m posting here hoping you can close it definitely or at least restrict posting somehow so it isn’t used by spammers. I already unsubscribed from this list, but I think you should take a look at it!



    I’m new to buddypress and have had a good experience until spam hit me.

    Every day i log in and some spam accounts have set up accounts and user groups. Trust is a key issue within my community and this breach has left my users walking away.

    are you able to please recommend how i solve this issue?

    thank you


    Hello Boone,

    Thank you for your input.

    I’ve checked permission status of uploads: 755.

    Cleared all caches, Cloudflare, and pauzed SSL but still no luck with the posting of updates or uploading of images in posts, activity stream or in Media Library (shows a blank page, no thumbnails, etc.).

    But on top of this I’ve found other (probably related) problems:

    1. Even our administrators couldn’t create new user accounts or update existing accounts. All we see is an avatar, no name, email, no edit,etc. See image below:


    2. Database error:
    WordPress database error: [Duplicate entry ‘0’ for key ‘PRIMARY’] 
INSERT INTO kuyrsd79sdn_bp_activity ( user_id, component, type, action, content, primary_link, date_recorded, item_id, secondary_item_id, hide_sitewide, is_spam ) VALUES ( 82, ‘activity’, ‘activity_update’,

    MySQL said:
    #1062 – Duplicate entry ‘0’ for key ‘PRIMARY’

    3 SQL query:

    — Indexes for table kuyrsd79sdn_options

    ALTER TABLE kuyrsd79sdn_options
    ADD PRIMARY KEY (option_id),
    ADD UNIQUE KEY option_name (option_name),
    ADD KEY wpe_autoload_options_index (autoload)

    Any idea how to fix this?


    Hi there,
    I’m running Buddypress 2.9.2 and can’t figure out why i’m not receiving email from it. I’ve checked spam and trash and there’s definitely no email coming at all. In the admin UI when i send activation email manually, it says it’s sent but nothing comes through.

    I’m running the site on my own virtual machine. There was a time when it did work way back at the beginning of development. I’m using the Sendgrid plugin to handle all email – which is working great with the other plugins. Ideally i’d like Buddypress emails to go through Sendgrid. I’ve tried the following already:-

    1) deactivating Sendgrid
    2) running a default theme (Storefront)
    3) installing WP Mail SMTP – test emails send fine. Nothing from Buddypress.
    4) looking for logs everywhere to try and see what’s happening
    5) deactivating all plugins except buddypress – still no email.

    At this point, i’m stumped. Any suggestions on what to do next?


    Wordpress 4.9.1
    Buddypress 2.9.2


    Hi Again,

    This is a list of all my plugins:

    WP Mail SMTP
    WP Crontrol
    WP All Import Pro
    WordPress Mass Email to users
    WordPress Importer
    W3 Total Cache
    tagDiv Social Counter
    tagDiv Composer
    SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle
    Shortcodes Ultimate
    rtMedia for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress
    RSS Importer
    Remove Dashboard Access
    PushLive – Staging Site to Live Site in One Click
    Page Builder by SiteOrigin
    Knowledge Base for Documents and FAQs
    Invite Anyone, by Boones 🙂
    Hide This
    Hide Admin Bar
    Easy Affiliate Links
    Contact Form 7
    Buddypress Shortcodes
    Buddypress Friend of a Friend (FOAF)
    BuddyPress Follow
    BuddyPress Extended Friendship Request
    BuddyPress Edit Activity
    BuddyPress Block Activity Stream Types
    BuddyPress Activity ShortCode
    BuddyPress Activity Privacy
    BuddyPress Activity Filter
    BuddyPress Activity Autoloader
    BP Show Friends
    Amazon Auto Links
    All In One SEO Pack Pro
    Akismet Anti-Spam
    Advanced Profiles Plugin 2.0 for BuddyPress
    Activity Reactions For Buddypress

    Boone Gorges

    Hi @aubreyw – The email should show up immediately. If it’s not, the places you should check are:

    1. Is any email being sent from your server? For example, do BP emails (like private message notifications) show up? How about other WP notifications, like a password reset?

    2. Check your spam folders (which it sounds like you’ve already done)

    It’s possible to manually trigger the activation of a changed email address, but it sounds like the more fundamental problem here is that emails aren’t working properly, so it seems better to try to address that problem first.


    In the wordpress dashboard under general settings, I’m changing my email address. Seems like a simple change, right? When I submit the change, wordpress gives me a message that says “There is a pending change of the admin email to admin@sample” (but shows my real new email). For the past one hour I’ve been checking the new email and the old email (including spam/junk folders) and I am not getting a confirmation email. I’ve restarted the process a few times and…. nothing. How long is it supposed to take to receive the confirmation email? Or is there some known problem and it’s not being sent? Any simple solutions to this?


    In reply to: Group Sticky

    Exact location of this depends on your theme, of course, so this is based on themes that are using BP Legacy.

    When a group admin views the single forum post, at the top of the post you should see the date on the left and then options at the right: CLOSE | STICK | MERGE | BIN | SPAM | REPLY – just click on STICK.

    This will stick it to the top of the group’s forum.

    Hope that helps


    In reply to: Email activation

    David Cavins

    This is probably a server configuration problem. This simple plugin can help you figure out if your WP installation can send emails:

    Check Email

    Alternatively, the emails may be being sent, but ending up in your users’ spam folders.


    Topic: Karma System

    in forum Ideas

    I’ve an idea about the karma
    For exemple:
    Everyone start with the maximum karma (10)
    If “John” spam, a moderator or me, the admin, delete his message and remove one point from his karma.
    If he has got 9 points, he can’t send private message (for exemple)
    And etc…
    I want it can be customisable. If I only want send a message for advert him etc…
    Thanks and sorry for my English 🙂

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