Site Wide Activity stream not working
All of the blog posts state [Use GMT Timezone] ago and remain at the top of the activity feed.
They do not proceed down as they should they remain stuck up top all other activities fall below the blog feeds.
Something happened 10 minutes ago should be up top not a blog article that was posted 14 hours ago.
This is what’s happening.
Can anyone help me on this it’s affecting the quality of my website dramatically.
It’ll be easier for others to help if they know more:
1. Which version of WPMU are you running?
A. You are using WordPress MU 2.8.6.
2. Did you install WPMU as a directory or subdomain install?
A. Directory (initially a subdomain on accident)
3. If a directory install, is it in root or in a subdirectory?
A. Was a sub directory and is now moved to the root
4. Did you upgraded from a previous version of WPMU? If so, from which version?
A. Fresh Installation
5. Was WPMU functioning properly before installing/upgrading BuddyPress?
A. Seemed to be an issues from installation
6. Which version of BuddyPress (BP) are you running?
A. Latest available from download section
7. Did you upgraded from a previous version of BP? If so, from which version?
8. Do you have any plugins other than BuddyPress installed and activated?
A. Yes ( I removed all issues ramain) it’s not plugins
9. Are you using the standard BuddyPress themes or customized themes?
I’m using a paid theme from WPMU DEV
10. Have you modified the core files in any way?
A. not at all
11. Do you have any custom functions in bp-custom.php?
A. Not that I have added
12. If running bbPress, which version? Or did your BuddyPress install come with a copy of bbPress built-in?
Running bbpress but ti’s not working showing blank screen with no options but to reinstall
13. Please provide a list of any errors in your server’s log files.
A. I don’t have any errors to show
14. Which company provides your hosting?
A. Godaddy Dedicated Server
My issue is basic. Old stuff is staying at the top of the activity stream and not moving down as it should.
Why is it stuck up top? All new activity is being placed below the bottom of the stream.
Thanks for the info. Even if listing that stuff doesn’t lead directly to a solution, it helps to rule out a bunch of stuff.
You say that old stuff is staying at the top. Is it the same old stuff? Ie are there are a few activity items that are stuck at the top? Or do the old items at the top of the list change and eventually move down the list?
If it’s just a few pesky items, it could be that the timestamp on those items somehow got corrupted and BP thinks that they’re from the future. Try deleting just those activity items.
Are the timestamps on activity items (“x minutes ago” etc) correct?
Could you provide a link so we can see what your talking about?
If you update blogs, does it move the blog items down like it should?
@dennissmolek it’s bloggingwire dot com
1. The links move down eventually to only be replaced by other blog articles that do the same thing.
If you look at the site you will see older stuff at the top and newer stuff at the bottom.
I do have time stamp issues but it’s not sure if it’s actually related. All my time stamp say
[Use GMT Timezone] ago
Sign up create and account and you will see as you view your own activity.
I’m in Canada so EST
For the record this is still happening and it’s been four days with no fix.
I ask because there seems to be some strange mismatches between the time-ago listed on your stream and the times attached to the source items (at least in the case of blog comments, which have a public timestamp). Are the timestamps that are appearing on your activity stream correct? For instance, did this friendship “bbrian017 and No Modest Bear are now friends” happen around 3:08 EST?
I also notice the pattern that only blog posts and comments are showing up at the top of the list with the [Use GMT timezone] message. Is it possible that there’s an issue with the way that your blog time zones are configured (eg are they set in the future?) or perhaps with the way the blog component is recording blog activity? Or am I wrong and there has been different kinds of activity with the [Use GMT timezone] message?
Yes that would had been the correct time. 3:08 EST
Do you think this has something to do with the [Use GMT timezone] bug?
P.S. in the admin CP what would EST be ?? It’s a bit confusing… – how many UTC
Also for the record the only people that seem to be affected are myself and Blazingminds.
Both original accounts of my subdomain name installation. I switched back over to adding no to vhost in the config file.
Perhaps that has something to do with it.
I’m almost certain that the problem has to do with items being tagged with timestamps from the future. The function bp_core_time_since() in bp-core.php returns the message [Use GMT Timezone] when the timestamp on an item is greater than the value returned by the core PHP function time().
The timestamp for blog comment and for blog entrie activity comes from the timestamp attached to those items in the databases corresponding to the individual blogs. That means that the timestamps on blog entries in at least some wp_x_posts and wp_x_comments blogs are incorrect by at least a few hours. I don’t know how this would happen. You can set timezones on a blog-by-blog basis, but I assume that WP ignores timezone settings when stamping new entries and looks only at GMT unix time.
I’m not sure what to recommend. Go into the database and look at the timestamps on some of those rogue comments and entries. Verify that they are indeed incorrect. If they are, then you’re looking at a WordPress problem. Try making sure that those blogs are set to the correct time zone (Dashboard > General, I think) and see if the problem persists.
Yes, UTC-5 should be correct.
I’m not sure what subdomain installation would have to do with it one way or another. It’s not impossible, I guess?
I’m not even sure what I would look for to see those entries. Specifically the database tables.
I’m so frustrated right now it’s ridiculous.
This issues has been happening for five days I’m trying to run a community of bloggers here but apparently buddy press cant even handle that.
What hasn’t a developer replied to this or tried to help me yet?
WordPress stores posts in database tables of the form wp_x_posts, where x is the blog id. Comments are in wp_x_comments. Time created should be the last column.
Have you looked at the timezone settings for the two blogs that are causing the problems? WordPress > Dashboard > General.
I did check and it was set to +7 she is from Europe.
My blog is the other issue blog and it’s -5
I set hers to -5 also to see if that would change anything and it didn’t.
Eventually the times catch up with each other. I noticed a blog article that Ilean wrote last night it once said [Use GMT Timezone] but now it says 6 hours, 9 minutes ago
But it was really like 14 hours ago.
You might be right about the future thing…
So far this issue is affecting the following.
1. Blog Articles.
2. New Register Members.
3. Blog Comments.
For both comments and articles I only see
Aha, check those _date and _date_gmt entries. Find a site online that will convert unix time to human readable time and see if the GMT entries are correct. My hunch is that they are not. If my hunch is correct, we can start tracing where those dates come from to see if it’s a server configuration problem or a WP/BP problem.
Also take note the comment I posted which is on the front page shows this time in my database,
2010-01-14 14:11:09 – 2010-01-14 07:11:09
The comment right after me on that blog shows the following time,
2010-01-14 02:30:24 – 2010-01-14 07:30:24
Sorry I’m still confused on what the issue is and how to fix it still…
Those second times are the gmt times, right?
The right hand side time is GMT
comment_date – comment_date_gmt
2010-01-14 14:11:09 – 2010-01-14 07:11:09
post_date – post_date_gmt
2010-01-14 09:55:41 – 2010-01-14 02:55:41
Still waiting for some help here! I would like to solve this issue and get my website running as it should be!
I’m sorry if I got hot headed here guys but I really need your help fixing this issue. This project is important to me and I want it to be a success.
Please and thanks
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