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error message — Warning: strpos() [function.strpos]: Empty needle in

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    I’m running the current versions of wordpress, buddypress and bbpress forum plugin for buddypress and the basic woo commerce plugin. The server is with bluehost and it’s on “test” a subdomain. No files have been changed.

    Initially I was getting a different error message when trying to update the group avatars (that went away when I selected avatars from the settings menu). I did mess around including reinstalling wordpress and the plugins above until I found out the reason….

    Note: All plugins were up-to-date at the start

    But, afterward this message below started. Any ideas what the issue is and how to rectify it, it still happens after all other plugins are deactivated.


    Warning: strpos() [function.strpos]: Empty needle in /home/smartweb/public_html/test/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-filters.php on line 489

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  • Unable to replicate any issues either creating new or updating group avatars on 3.8/1.9.1 WP single site.

    Although it doesn’t sound like a theme issue it’s always advisable to change to a standard WP theme to double check if issue present if of course you haven’t already.



    I was working just fine, Multisite, 3.8, and 1.9…and I went to activate Groups component. And I started getting this error message.

    Only thing I can think of is that I had Buddypress activated on single mode as opposed to Network activated at the time I enabled Groups.

    I activated bp in network mode, but it didnt fix it.



    I figured this out, in my case.

    If you disable a component and still have the new buddypress menu link for that component in your navigation menu, you’ll get this error. You have to remember to remove it from your menus.




    Thanks NM, Yes it was the BuddyPress Album component that I had disabled while trying to sort out the group avatars and not reactivated while trying to fix this error.

    When I reactivated the BP Album plugin the error message disappeared.

    So it was specific to the theme I set that menu item on – it did go away when I changed the theme – thanks Hugo.

    And thanks again NM


    But sounds as though this needs looking into further in respect of checking for BP standard components so a ticket might be appropriate in trac.

    Arial Burnz


    Thank you NM!!! This totally fixed my problem. Woot!

    Arial Burnz

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