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About Me and Social Icon links broken/not updating

  • Peter Schwinge


    WP ver: 4.9.8
    BP ver: 3.2.0
    Bundled in Aardvark (Network)

    Hi Everyone, Two Parts to this question.
    1) The “About Me” that is showing up is a random statement with “View” that goes to a 404. This is the current placeholder text, “He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death. (H. H. Munro (Saki)) View”

    How do I either remove it, or have it as an editable field that the user can change?

    2) The Social Icons don’t link to anything.

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    The About Me text and the social icons didn’t appear until I began editing the Profile Fields.
    I have 3 groups: Primary, Artist Info, Business Info.
    Each Group has an About section: About Me, Artist Bio, Company Bio
    The Artist and Company Bio groups each have Facebook, Twitter, Insta, etc…

    I originally had the Social names the same for each group then renamed Twitter to something else in the Business section – could it be that since I had Twitter Twice, it messed up the links?

    I also updated the info in the User Profile and Extended and it didn’t change, and the temporary About Me text is still there. I don’t see anywhere the About Me text is in the back end, only on the profile page.

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

    – Peter

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  • shanebp


    Have you tried switching momentarily to a WP theme like 2016?
    If you do and the problems are resolved, then you know the issue is in your theme and you should speak to the theme creators.

    BuddyPress does not add a random description or social icons.
    You may also want to try deactivating plugins one at a time until you identify the source of the issue.
    Then you can contact the developers for that plugin.

    Peter Schwinge


    After viewing I’ll talk to the theme creators.

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