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WordPress 3.0 + Buddypress — User Creation Problems?

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  • gautami


    Install plugin resolved this issue for me. Thanks Ishimwe.



    Oops.. I was confused between two installations. The plugin that resolved this issue for me is WP-Mail-SMTP

    I cannot for the life of me get the activation email to send. Can anyone please help? I’ve been working on this for over 12 hours straight now and am exhausted. Please help me! I’ve checked the box next to “allow anyone to register”, saved changes and installed the latest versions of “wordpress”, “buddypress”, “buddypress template pack” and “mail from” and it still won’t work. What else do I need to do?

    Try installing Email Log (, which records all mails sent from the WP+BP installation, this will at least let you know if the activation email has been processed from the Site (According to the site itself).

    There is also another plugin ( which will allow you to activate users that dont seem to get the email or are just plain lazy.



    I can’t seem to get a new user signed up either. Seems like this was never sorted out. Does anyone know why it’s not doing it?



    Well, I must agree with some guys here, that it really should register users out of the box.

    Solution confirmed:
    Mail From plugin allows to send the email to the user.

    The next small issue is that gmail catches that email as spam…



    Here’s how to get around activation. I was having the same problem on my test server, since it couldn’t send out activation emails. If you need activation emails enabled, then this workaround will not work for you.

    For users that have already been created and cannot login, you can go into the wp_users table in the database and change their ‘user_status’ from ‘2’ to ‘0’ (if you have database access). ‘user_status’ is not used in WordPress — it’s a dead field — but Buddypress uses it to redirect to the homepage if a user has not been activated (aka user_status=2).

    To avoid the problem for future user registrations, you can change a file to avoid activation (if you have FTP access). In the buddypress plugin directory, find bp-core/bp-core-signup.php. Find the line that says:
    `$wpdb->query( $wpdb->prepare( “UPDATE $wpdb->users SET user_status = 2 WHERE ID = %d”, $user_id ) );`
    In my installation (1.2.8) it is on line 357. Change the 2 on that line to a 0. So it should look like this:
    `$wpdb->query( $wpdb->prepare( “UPDATE $wpdb->users SET user_status = 0 WHERE ID = %d”, $user_id ) );`

    Now when a new user is created, they will automatically be able to login without their email needing to be confirmed.

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