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Goodbye Buddypress?

  • VentureCore


    I have been using BP for so long now I can barely remember when it all began. I think it all started about eight years ago and although we have had our moments I never thought this day would ever come but alas it seems I can overcome her little quirks no more. But how do you leave your BP Multi Network – when define( 'BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG', true ); has always been there for you? It just doesn’t seem like WP Multi Network, the old maid she is, will be able to hold amore together.

    Custom this and custom that, always a way to stay true but I must have broken her heart when she finally discovered my devotion to this little threesome called AWS S3, wpengine and LargeFS. It looks as though it’s just going to be too much for her little heart to bare. It seems so sad that I can save her avatar’s with a simple

    define( 'BP_AVATAR_UPLOAD_PATH', '/nas/content/live/heartbleed/profiles/members' );
    define( 'BP_AVATAR_URL', 'https://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . '/profiles/members' );

    but those damn Cover_Images and the silly way they are managed just keep running away from the slightest push up and no matter what I do I can’t find a way to keep them true.

    So goodnight sweet Princess, the night draws close and the bitter cold is closing in. Wherefore art thou my Romeo, wherefore?

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  • jerichox


    goodbye, theres no damn support.



    I feel the same, they sell BuddyPress and BBpress like super nice tools but actually, it is a waste of time. For me I feel like amateur tool. You always need help to do anything very basic, and the support is not there. Very frustrated!

    At the end, with all my regret, i have been forced to move to joomla. I found what i need there. So sad.



    We can leave but I do not understand the importance of these parameters !!
    No plugin is perfect.
    Do you have an alternative that is powerful, ergonomic and durable over time ?? I did not find one
    Meanwhile as a community plugin, it’s still the best.

    For Joomla, I like Easy profile ( ) , cheap and good alternative to joomsocial (high cost)



    The main issue I’m (still) trying to solve is that when users upload avatars or backgrounds they are saved into directories under the uploads folder. That’s all fine and dandy until LargeFS, an awesome product by, pushes those images up to your AWS S3 bucket (and removes them from the server to allow for better unlimited storage). The only plugin that seems to have an issue with this is Buddypress. LargeFS intercepts the request for an image and if it’s not present in the folder on your server it retrieves and caches it from your S3 bucket and/or CDN.

    Buddypress just sees an empty folder and reverts everything to default.

    If I could find a way to store the background profile images outside of the uploads folder like you can with avatars; (see script in initial post) then all would be heavenly again. No searching or tweaking has delivered a solution yet.

    I’ve tried tweaking core files and writing a redirect a dozen different ways and ‘no joy’.

    So if you’re more brilliant than I am and I know most of you are, a solution would bring tears of joy to my eyes and I would bring her (buddypress) flowers and chocolates and stuff…

    Hi @VentureCore-

    It seems like you can make avatars work remotely. Check bp_core_fetch_avatar() for some filter opportunities.

    I’ve not done what you’re trying to do, but it seems that the filter points bp_core_avatar_folder_url, bp_core_avatar_folder_dir could be useful, but there’s a filter on the final result at bp_core_fetch_avatar for the “html” output version and bp_core_fetch_avatar_url for just the url.

    Cover images should actually be easier to manage. Take a look in

    Alternatively, you could filter the other plugin to ignore avatar and cover image requests. Lots of ways to solve this, I’d bet.

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