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BP 2.5 Emails not sending


  • shanebp
    Moderator

    @shanebp

    @djpaul

    No emails are being sent from BP 2.5 on a test install hosted on bluehost.

    bp-email-debug.php.php sends this to site admin:
    Could not instantiate mail function.

    With this filter, emails are sent:
    add_filter( 'bp_email_use_wp_mail', '__return_true' );

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  • Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    @shanebp That’s interesting. “Could not instantiate mail function” error comes from PHPMailer which (most likely) happens if the PHP mail call fails.

    Is PHP Safe Mode enabled?


    shanebp
    Moderator

    @shanebp

    Is PHP Safe Mode enabled?

    No, afaik.
    Host is running php 5.4 in which, I believe, safe_mode was removed.


    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Good point


    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    @shanebp Can you replace bp-email-debug.php with https://www.dropbox.com/s/yz1155axhbyntw7/bp-email-debug-2.php?dl=0 and run again?

    It dumps the Email object along with the error message, so I can test some ideas.
    Can I also get the URL of the site this is being tested on?

    Thanks!


    shanebp
    Moderator

    @shanebp

    I had to tweak your bp-email-debug-2.php so that the $email object is not overwritten.

    function pg_bp25_email_debug_failure( $status, $email ) {
    	$email_admin = bp_get_option( 'admin_email' );
    
    	if ( is_wp_error( $status ) ) {
    		$message = $status->get_error_message() . PHP_EOL . PHP_EOL . print_r( $email, true );
    	} else {
    		$message = 'Failure but not WP_Error.';
    	}
    
    	wp_mail( $email_admin, 'BuddyPress 2.5 email -- debug', $message );
    }
    

    I’ve sent you an email with the$email object.


    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Ta


    mecanographik
    Participant

    @mecanographik

    Hi, i’ve a working solution for those like me who did not receive any buddypress email with html format (because there was a 3rd party plugin which was redeclaring wp_mail for eg.), here is the code to put in your functions.php file in your theme :

    /**
    * Provide an HTML template for all your BuddyPress emails
    * BuddyPress 2.5 introduced a new stylised HTML email system. 
    * By default the HTML system doesn't work if a 3rd party transactional email plugin is active 
    * (e.g. wpMandrill or SendGrid), and reverts to sending plain text emails.
    *
    * This function allows the stylised BuddyPress HTML emails to be sent using some 3rd party plugin. 
    * It does this by sending the email through wp_mail() rather than directly with PHPMailer.
    *
    * @author Mecanographik
    *
    * inspiration :
    * @link https://github.com/21applications/bp-wpmandrill
    * 
    */
    add_action( 'init', 'my_prefix_bp_wp_mail_html_filters' );
    function my_prefix_bp_wp_mail_html_filters() {
        add_filter( 'bp_email_use_wp_mail', function( $bool ) { 
          return false;
        }, 10, 1 );
    }
    

    hope this helps 😉


    mecanographik
    Participant

    @mecanographik

    Note about the previous snippet :
    If html still doesn’t work, just add this second (and complementary) function in functions.php :

    /*
    * Force HTML content type format for wp_mail
    */
    function set_content_type( $content_type ){
    
      if( empty($content_type) OR $content_type == 'text/plain' ) {
        $content_type = 'text/html';
      }
    
     return $content_type;
    
    }
    add_filter( 'wp_mail_content_type', 'set_content_type', 1 );
    

    Did it help you?


    rhemamediaweb
    Participant

    @rhemamediaweb

    Was stuck on this for a couple of days, so much trouble shooting. I had set up the Buddypress fancy HTML email and it was all working fine, then a few days later, did a test and it had defaulted to plain text, out of no where.

    Thanks mecanographik!

    Your first post above worked a charm.

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