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Any way to get shortcodes to work in topics?

  • myblackf150



    Does anyone know any way to enable WP Shortcodes in buddypress/bbpress topics? At least for Admins.
    There are some plugins such as Quizzes and Polls that provide shortcode that can be easily added/started into a topic where a widget won’t work or is called for.
    I understand that it can be a security concern for just any user to have the ability, but if it was limited to Mods, Admins and Content Providers it would great.

    I did find that GD bbPress tools DOES work (lets you have the function to use any shortcode in topics ) if you initially have it installed prior to installing BuddyPress Platform BUT if you have any other customization or toggles you had enabled on GS bbPress prior to the the BuddyPress install, you are STUCK to what it was set on because I found that BiddyPress Platform locks you out of the config for GD bbpress leaving you to keep as is or removing GD bbpress tools all together. Unfortunately I had to remove it because I did not want one of the settings I previously added. Don’t bother trying to re-install it. It won’t work.
    I found another plugin, bbPress – Do Short Codes – it is abandoned and hasn’t been updated in years but it worked. The problem here was, there was some code in that for some reason clashed with the Buddypress mailbox.

    So in all, I know it can be done and it can work but I am hoping I can find one that works with Buddypress Platform or at least without issue.
    I did reach out to Buddypress Platform tech support and the person who was helping basically closed the ticket regarding the inbox not working as soon as I figured out it was the plugin.
    When asked about shortcodes in topics I was told it was not a feature. O-K.

    Thank you in advance for any help.


    Wprdpress 5.7.2
    BuddyBoss Theme and BuddyBoss Platform Pro

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  • shanebp


    Please send BuddyBoss issues to their support team.
    These are the forums for BuddyPress.



    Sorry to offend shanebp. After being a member for 10 years and graciously learning from others, this has only been the 3rd question I have actually asked here.
    As I had mentioned above which I don’t think you may had read, I did reach out to their support team and it was futile. I am very aware this is not BuddyBoss support

    Because the BuddyPress platform is built from BuddyPress code I just it may be logical and harmless to ask.

    My question was “Does anyone know any way to enable WP Shortcodes in buddypress/bbpress topics? At least for Admins.

    I only mentioned BuddyPress Platforms because on one of the sites I currently administer, it uses that.
    But by and large, the question was geared towards BuddyPress not BuddyBoss.

    I can understand the frustration it may bring to see how many times people have confused BuddyPress with BuddyBoss, but I am not one of them
    Over 25 pages and counting.

    So mea Culpa,I’m just hoping to find answers that would work in BuddyPress with the hope that it would work that BuddyBoss Platform and I can get some rest from these folks.

    Thank you



    You may have more luck asking on the forums for bbPress.

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