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  • Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    As you may or may not be aware, the Codex has recently been undergoing some major improvements. If you haven’t seen it yet, please check it out: http://codex.buddypress.org. Many thanks to mercime for leading the redesign/reorganization charge. Kudos to @mercime for leading the charge.

    Now that the basic structure is in place, the BuddyPress community is invited to pitch in and fill some of the gaps in the documentation. There are some pages (http://codex.buddypress.org/buddypress-site-administration/deleting-buddypress/ for instance) that are just stubs. You’re invited to pitch in and write as much (or as little) as you’d like on those pages. Hit the “Edit This Page” button at the bottom of the page, or go to http://codex.buddypress.org/wp-admin using your buddypress.org username/password.

    Here’s a guide to some of the notes currently found in the codex, courtesy of @mercime:

    For Stub: placeholder due to redesign. Add notice below to Codex page.
    `[If you are a BuddyPress Developer, you can help BP Codex by writing an article on this topic.]`

    Draft: do not edit this page, ___ is currently adding content. Add notice below to Codex page.
    `[This Codex article will be expanded at a later time by ____.]`

    Note: The Stub and Draft notices above are due to Codex redesign. For new Codex pages, it is good practice to save Codex page as Draft first, then publish the page only when the article has been completed.

    Copyedit: edit needed due to upgrade or other reason. Add notice below to Codex page.
    `[This article is marked as in need of editing. You can help BP Codex by editing it.]`

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  • LPH2005
    Participant

    @lph2005

    Excellent news – except I don’t see an edit button – sniff – no ninja skills maybe :(


    pcwriter
    Participant

    @pcwriter

    @LPH2005

    Edit button appears at bottom left when you’re logged in :-)


    LPH2005
    Participant

    @lph2005

    @pcwriter not for me. Logged in. Can go to /wp-admin – and only see “your profile” and tools menu that allows enabling gears. Nothing else :(


    @mercime
    Moderator

    @mercime

    @LPH2005 “Edit This” link is at footer of the front end of each specific codex page when you’re logged in, not at the back end. Looking forward to your additions :-)

    @pcwriter Perhaps you’d like to tackle the The BP Admin Bar with respective components and links? :-)
    https://codex.buddypress.org/buddypress-site-administration/default-bp-components/

    @boonebgorges Thank you for your leadership. In addition to stub you mentioned above re deleting BP, other stubs like https://codex.buddypress.org/buddypress-site-administration/bp-custom-php/ and https://codex.buddypress.org/buddypress-site-administration/backing-up-your-database-and-files/ among others need to be filled up. Will be posting a new walk-through for using BP Template Pack within this week. Thanks again.


    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Boone, why not post this up on bpdevel?


    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Polishing my shovel (if there’s such a thing!) for codex stuff on the weekend.


    Hugo Ashmore
    Moderator

    @hnla

    The weekend? is that the weekend that begins in two or three days time Ray :p


    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    Hiya gang – Paul’s suggestion about bpdevel was a good one, so I put up a post just now: http://bpdevel.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/help-improve-the-buddypress-codex/


    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    Oh, and @LPH2005 – Can you contact me off the boards with your wp.org email address and username so I can add you as an Editor to the Codex? It should happen automatically but for some reason you’re not listed as a member. http://twitter.com/boonebgorges My Twitter handle at gmail


    LPH2005
    Participant

    @lph2005

    Hehe .. sure Boone (email in a bit) .. I was laughing at everyone telling me to look in the footer when I knew something else wasn’t set for me :)

    Update: Poorly worded. I was not laughing AT people but at the situation. Insert keyboard in mouth syndrome.


    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    I’ll try and make a nice write up of deleting buddypress tomorrow! Just to be surem this is the right procedure to do it right?

    1: De-activate all plugins that are made for BuddyPress
    2: Deactivate BuddyPress itself
    3: remove the plugin folder
    4: Go into phpmyadmin and remove the bp_ tables
    5: Drink beer

    Or is there something I’m forgetting?


    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    Sounds right to me, Bowe. Especially the beer part. Speaking of which, I think I’m done working for the day….


    rich! @ etiviti
    Participant

    @nuprn1

    Beer is a requirement for BuddyPress!


    Hugo Ashmore
    Moderator

    @hnla

    @bowromir if you’re going to writing up instructions to – what may well be – newbs then take great care when explaining how to access a DB especially through the phpMyAdmin interface, give clear warnings about backing up before undertaking any tasks in phpMyAdmin especially tasks that involve dropping tables – it’s all too easy to drop the DB if not paying attention.

    It just occurred to me that possibly writing a simple sql statement to cover dropping of all BP tables might be a safer approach, something that could be run as a script.


    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    @hnla sounds like a plan.. most bigger scripts come with a uninstall option in the plugin options, so that might be a good feature for a future version. I do not really know and sql stuff, but if someone knows how to write a sql statement that removes Buddypress tables it can be added in :)


    Hugo Ashmore
    Moderator

    @hnla

    I would likely add mysql.* in error :) may have a play though at some point.


    LPH2005
    Participant

    @lph2005

    Password reset now works – and I’m able to see the edit link :)

    It’s late and will start lurking around the codex tomorrow.


    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    A bit late, but as promised:

    https://codex.buddypress.org/buddypress-site-administration/deleting-buddypress/

    @hnla: if I’ve missed anything let me know, but I think this should cover deleting BuddyPress pretty well!

    It’s cool to see an article appear in the codex, I might want to do this more often :D


    LPH2005
    Participant

    @lph2005

    Started to edit the bp-custom.php page and improving performance page, however, a page for troubleshooting should be added to the front.

    @boonebgorges – (or anyone else) – how do we add pages? Maybe the obvious; that is, the edit page link at the bottom of the main document page brings up a blank edit area. Maybe there aren’t permissions – or is there an alternative means?

    Two pages for consideration:
    (1) Troubleshooting blank pages:
    (2) functions.php


    @mercime
    Moderator

    @mercime

    @LPH2005 add pages via /wp-admin Page > Add New
    Just in case, created following for you
    functions.php page – https://codex.buddypress.org/buddypress-site-administration/functions-php/
    Troubleshooting page – https://codex.buddypress.org/buddypress-site-administration/troubleshooting/


    Hugo Ashmore
    Moderator

    @hnla

    @bowromir Looks fine to me, if you’ll forgive me I added a link to the WP Codex DB backup guide and coloured the warning in red for alarmist affect :)

    I have also started the general backing up page if anyone has anything to add to it.

    Overall not really sure what’s happening with the structure of this codex, ‘troubleshooting’ I had thought originally would have been dealt with in part by the FAQ – reference back to the original thread in ‘Ninjas’ but FAQs do need to be brought out of the section they’re in to more prominence?


    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    @hnla thanks for adding some stuff, it looks complete now. Well done :)


    LPH2005
    Participant

    @lph2005

    @hnla – Seems like troubleshooting should have it’s own section … placed after administration … but maybe that can happen after more information is written.


    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    @bowromir you might want to add a nice screenshot to remind people to change their theme back to Twenty Ten.


    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    @djpaul: will do.. thanks!

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