John James Jacoby (@johnjamesjacoby)

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  • John James Jacoby
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    Are you using hierarchical replies, by chance? If so, you’re right that not redirecting back to the reply inline (in the middle of the thread) is a little weird.

    I’d have to look and see, but I feel like it should be redirecting back to the reply that was just posted. If it can’t determine the page, then the redirect that happens after posting will be back to the last page of the topic.


    John James Jacoby
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    You may want to try the latest 2.6 release candidate instead:

    Download

    It includes a few changes to how stickies are queried, and may fix this problem for you.


    John James Jacoby
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    You won’t get much advice about other forum software in these forums, as these forums are for bbPress (not against it.)

    The support in these forums is all volunteer based. No one gets paid to be around to help. Everyone is passionate, but no one is obligated. We have great moderators that keep things clean, but your experience is not uncommon – it helps to be your own site admin.

    I see you’ve created 6 topics here, 1 of them was asking for some code help, and 2 of them (including this one) are general gripes with (not) getting things working how you’d like them to without anything really to say back?

    bbPress is intentionally simple forum software. It’s opinionated but flexible, so you get a pretty basic experience out of the box, but it requires a bit of determination to customize it to do exactly what you want it to.

    You’re right that most hosting providers are generally disinterested in helping with websites themselves; they’re in the business of making sure websites work, so they’re not spending much time deep into how plugins and themes look or feel or work with one another. They’ll probably redirect you back here for most bbPress questions.

    If you’re the only person running your community, and you’re unable to keep things working on your own, I can understand why you feel the way you do. I can tell you that bbPress.org runs an unmodified version of bbPress that has required very little ongoing maintenance. All we’ve done here is create a WordPress theme to make things feel a little bit more like a forum than a blog. Together with WordPress.org we do have 11 million user accounts and a high volume of concurrent users across multiple different forums.

    It sounds like your forums might be more active than ours here, but it’s hard to know exactly what glitches and problems you’re having, and most things aren’t as easy as coding a snippet for you and having you drop it in someplace.

    I’m sorry that your experience with bbPress hasn’t been pleasant. I’m not sure what more to say, other than if you keep with it and keep learning, it is a very capable and fun piece of software that helps hundreds of thousands of communities run really smoothly. Hopefully that continues to include yours!


    John James Jacoby
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    Sounds like a hosting or configuration issue.

    In reply to: Turn off @mentions

    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    Try unhooking them:

    remove_filter( 'bbp_make_clickable', 'bbp_make_mentions_clickable', 8 );


    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    The breadcrumbs are automatically generated based on the page or archive hierarchy.

    Try: Admin > Settings > Forums

    Forum Root: community/fora
    Forum Prefix: Unchecked

    Then for all of the Single Slugs, prefix them with community/.

    You could also try creating a WordPress Page hierarchy that has “community” as the first slug and “fora” as the second child page, then use a bbPress shortcode in the content of that page.


    John James Jacoby
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    bbPress.org uses shortcodes on a few archive pages, but in a way where the pagination links already naturally match the permalink & slug structure.

    Can you reply and include an anonymized version of the pagination structure that you’re seeing?


    John James Jacoby
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    Oh… and it’s true that I spend a lot less time in these forums than I used to.

    That isn’t for any particular reason relating to bbPress itself.

    Huge props and 👏👏👏 to the moderator team here (@robin-w, @netweb, @robkk, @casiepa, @mercime) for being immensely helpful, cleaning up spam, and being amazing.🙏


    John James Jacoby
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    Hey everyone! I got a nudge from @jeffr0 that this thread had some replies, and I just wanted to chime in and say thank you, very much, for being patient.

    I understand everyone’s feelings. I get where they come from.

    bbPress is a 15 year old piece of forum software based on and specifically for WordPress. The last thing it will ever do is die. (That’s a terrible play on words, but keep reading!)

    The GPL (and it being open-source in general) guarantee everyone that as different people use it, different people will contribute to it, and it will continue to grow, evolve, and be iterated on in perpetuity.

    It being based entirely on WordPress gives it one of the largest and most stable foundations to be built off of.

    The projects spiritual commitment to backwards compatibility through the years means that as the software grows, your content will always grow with it.

    Other forum projects have made sweeping changes without migration paths from old to new versions. bbPress as a project simply appreciates and respects its users and their communities and content too much to not provide great tools to scale your community along with the software.

    bbPress as a project gets developed in bursts. Like it or not, I think that’s the honest truth. If you look at its life as a piece of software as a whole, there is a ton of evidence to support the idea that sometimes a few months will go by with nothing, and then a few months will go by with tons of activity.

    The dips might make your stomach drop at first, but it’s a long ride… a fun ride… and one that I hope others see from a distance as a beautiful effort. One that provides a platform that empowers WordPress users to give their visitors a simple, clean, and dedicated place to enjoy communicating with each other.

    Lastly… strictly on numbers alone, WordPress.org relies heavily on bbPress as the primary method of communication & support for over 75k plugins in 200 languages, and 11 million registered users. bbPress is actively installed in over 340k websites. It’s a fraction of the total WordPress installs (but if the numbers on builtwith and other tools are accurate) it is currently the most widely installed piece of forum software in the world.

    bbPress will never die. It will only get better.

    Thank you, everyone, again, for being patient and for your interest in bbPress. It’s a pretty cool piece of software with some of the best contributors and forum moderators around! I’m working on bbPress everyday, sometimes in my head, and sometimes on other projects that bbPress will inherit someday. It’s always on my mind, even if the commit log doesn’t show it. 💕


    John James Jacoby
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    The original poster asked specifically how to disable forum caching with W3TC. They got the exact answer. If anyone is teaming up, it’s only to be supportive.

    As to why W3TC might not be working as expected, that’s a bit harder, because bbPress uses all the same caching that WordPress does, without using any trickery.


    John James Jacoby
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    Yes. It’s just stable. I will bump these shortly.


    John James Jacoby
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    I guess this affects the Avatars on the forum as well.

    Yep! That’s a site setting that bbPress is going to obey.


    John James Jacoby
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    Yep! We are running it here on bbPress.org!


    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    Yes, there is.

    I must not have edited the link when I updated and saved the rest of the page.

    I’ve updated the page now. Here’s the link if you need it:

    https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/bbpress.2.6-rc-7.zip

    Sorry about that!


    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    Hi there!

    If you’re looking for an off-the-shelf solution, BuddyPress and the Private Messages component sounds like the best one. You’d still need to tune it a bit with some custom code to lock it down exactly how you’ve described, but it gives you isolated message threads with invitees, notifications, an inbox, etc…

    Technically, in the next major version of bbPress (2.6) you could use the new engagements API to keep those conversations a forum topic, but limit them to specific invited users, but that’s probably more work and less obvious to end users what it’s for & doing.

    In reply to: Custom Topic Statuses?

    John James Jacoby
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    This will be easier to do in bbPress 2.6. A bunch of hooks were added to the codebase to make status manipulation possible in many ways it was not previously.


    John James Jacoby
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    Correct. The participant role cannot delete their own posts.

    There are no plans to enable this functionality.


    John James Jacoby
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    @scmsteve created this issue: https://bbpress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3218

    We’ve resolved it for the 2.6 release. <3


    John James Jacoby
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    It’s true that forums/topics/replies do not have their own embed templates.

    I’m honestly not sure if linking them works at all. I’ll give it a try here:

    https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/rc6-download-missing/


    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    WordPress comes with its own Emoji CSS. You can try disabling it with this plugin:

    Disable Emojis (GDPR friendly)

    It’s plausible that a theme or plugin change brought this back to life when it was previously disabled somewhere. Hard to say.


    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    Hey there! Believe it or not, we haven’t had one of these requests in a while. I’m not exactly sure what the procedure is, but I’ll figure it out and get back to you.


    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    Are those emails coming fro BuddyPress or bbPress?

    They should only be coming from bbPress if they are subscribed to those topics.

    They might be coming from BuddyPress if those forums were retroactively added to a group.


    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    I believe we’ve addressed this in bbPress 2.6, with an improved algorithm for prefetching and slicing sticky topics out of topics queries.

    If this is the bug I’m thinking of, it’s a combination of problems like @thebeeobee eluded to.

    • Super Stickies in other forums
    • Stickies in the current forum
    • Super Stickies in the current forum
    • Adjusting pagination counts to reflect anomalies

    I don’t remember the exact ticket number(s) but we have tweaked this a few times in the past. I will need to look again though, because these forums do run nightly bbPress versions.


    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    I am pretty sure this is fixed in trunk for 2.6, but it’s a bug that’s come back a few different times, so I try to keep an eye out for it.

    Sorry for the trouble!


    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    Thanks for the frequent updates to this. It’s really cool to see the iterations!

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