Buddypress Settings Won't Save?
I have a BP install that has been working fine up till today.. all of a sudden the register page wasn’t coming up.. so I check the settings and no pages were selected for register or activate (they were previous to today) so I select the pages again and click save settings but it won’t save the settings. (see attached image)
Thanks so much. 🙂
Sorry you are having this issue after upgrading. Just to help us understand why it’s happening, could you reply to these questions:
WordPress version ?
WordPress configuation ? (Multisite or not)
If multisite: is BuddyPress activated on the main site or in a sub site ?
In the General settings of WordPress is the registration setting on ?
Are you using a cache plugin ?
Thank you SO much for the quick response..
WP Version 4.1
It is network activated on the main site
I have the invite anyone plugin installed so it is set to “Logged in users may register new sites.”
WP Super Cache
It is the weirdest thing because it was just working the other day… :/
BP Version 2.2.0
I am having the same problem also. It was fine until I updated Buddypress. “The following active BuddyPress Components do not have associated WordPress Pages: Search Page. Repair” Is the homepage notification. I choose the pages and the settings do not save.
Also i am not using a Cache Plugin.
I got the register pages to save by switching the settings back to anyone can register however the search page will still not save. Please help…
Weird! That does work! Thanks Rhoward!! I switched settings to “Both sites and user accounts can be registered.” and it will save the settings. But if I change back to “Logged in users may register new sites.” the settings are no longer saved. :/
I went back to Version 2.1.1 and it works now. I guess I will keep an eye on this fix and upgrade once it is fixed.
the issue could be theme related. Wich theme do you use ?
@gina have you tested by de activating invite anyone plugin ?
@gina i’ve managed to reproduce. It looks like activating this option : “Logged in users may register new sites” is problematic. Working on it. I’ll keep this thread updated with my progress.
Yes I had already tried changing theme and deactivating all plugins before I posted.
But.. I see you’ve reproduced. 🙂
I also noticed (after I downgraded to previous version) that even with registration disabled I was able to load register page. Then I upgraded BP again and it was still a case.
Thank you for your help,
In BuddyPress 2.1.1, when using this setting “Logged in users may register new sites” > registering new users is not available.
If you deactivate BuddyPress to only let WordPress, this setting doesn’t generate a registration link.
In BuddyPress 2.2 same behavior. So no bug.
This means the problem is coming from the plugin invite anyone. Since BuddyPress 2.2, the way this plugin was overriding BuddyPress site options is not working anymore. I’m going to inform the developer of the plugin.
Having the same issue. Once I upgraded, the system states that the “Link” component doesn’t have a page associated with it when it definitely does. Tried re-saving and creating a new page but no success.
Already tried deactivating plugins including disabling Invite Anyone plugin but still experiencing the issue.
I’m running latest version of WP and BP on multisite and BP is running on the main blog. I am not allowing users to register sites on my network.
@imath ah ok. Makes sense. Thanks for informing invite anyone dev.
Will this thread be updated with a fix for the other issue for settings saving register/activate pages?
I appreciate your time, work and quick responses. 🙂
@gina i’m not so sure about invite anyone i think there might Be a problem with BuddyPress. I need some time to Fully understand
OK @imath ….Thank you. 🙂
This problem happens with default and fresh, core install of Network Activated WP 4.1 and BP 2.2
– you can super easily reproduce this on your localhost. No other plugin, nothing.
having this settings on “Logged in users may register new sites” means registrations are off for WordPress. Deactivate BuddyPress and you will see WordPress will not allow you to register. Activate BuddyPress 2.1.1 and you’ll see that there are no regressions.
The problem is elsewhere.
@imath okay then add notice by the side of : Associate WordPress Pages with the following BuddyPress Registration pages.
Before you use this go to /wp-admin/network/settings.php
and select “Both sites and user accounts can be registered.”
WP+BP needs to have distro
WP and BP standalone
WP Network and BP
Distros will have inbuilt pages and settings already available so that users are not confused. Users can straightway use the flavor they want – simple!
@gina go to go to /wp-admin/network/settings.php
and select “Both sites and user accounts can be registered.”
Then do what you did – I guess things will finally work.
Though ideally it would have been logical if it created the Register page and then said “No, you cannot register with current settings. Please contact site admin”
Thanks for your help, it’s what i’m working on as in this case in version 2.1.1 we had this screen shown :
Its definitely a problem within buddypress. I have gotten everything back to normal now. However the solution was weird. Even after I changed the settings back to “anyone can register” my registration page would not work and was simply showing like my homepage. Instead of the registration form it has most recent posts etc. After checking every option I decided to make all of my posts drafts instead of being published. To my amazement the registration page then turned back into its normal form. I then republished all the posts and things are back to normal. Except my search page will no longer link. It was basically not saving as the others weren’t. Finally i deleted the search page and decided to only use the search on my members page. I don’t use any of the plugins you suggested may be the problem. Luckily my site is still in the building stage and doesn’t have any users to make mad. Thanks everyone and have a great weekend!
As i told you we’ve been working on a patch and i would like to have your feedback on what we’re planning to do to be sure it’s the right fix to your problem.
Simply put the content of this gist https://gist.github.com/imath/07e79c2244c5ab2e0a1b in a file you will name
bp-custom.phpand that you will put at the root of your plugins directory.
Thanks a lot for your help.
hi @imath.. ok sure no problem. happy to help. should i upgrade to the new BP release first? (i had downgraded to get it working again.)
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