Unexpected behaviour with Friends List default sorting
There seems to be a bug in the expected behaviour of the sorting of friendship lists and friendship request lists. When a user visits their friendship list or request list, even though the drop down sort menu shows that it is set to “alphabetical” the actual sorting is “last active.”
To switch it to “Alphabetical” the user must first change it to “last active” before changing it back to “alphabetical.” But this is only a temporary fix–after a reload of the page, it goes back to sorting to “last active” regardless of what the drop down menu says it is doing.
I don’t know if this has been an issue for a while, or if I’m just noticing it. I have BuddyPress 12.2.0 installed on WordPress 6.4.2, along with the BuddyPress Classic plugin activated. I am using BuddyPress Nouveau with the Astra theme.
Today while trying to solve a different issue, I used the BuddyPress tools, “Repair total members count.” and “Repair member “last activity” data” which then reset everyone last activity status to “Not Recently Active.” I thought everything was fine, but then within an hour or two we started getting reports from our members about them not being able to see their friends list or find friendship requests.
As I said, it is possible that this has been the case for a while, but since it was a newer install, everyone who was requesting or accepting friendship connections was by definition recently active. Now that their last active status has been reset, though, it has become quite apparent and is causing a great deal of confusion as people try to find their friends or can’t figure out why they aren’t seeing their friendship requests.
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