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In reply to: Title links do not work
Looks like an issue with the CSS in the theme:
Remove the float, and everything snugs back up nicely, and the
divbelow the title stops overlapping it.In reply to: Trouble using importing tool
Which version of phpBB?
1000 rows at a time is pretty high. Make sure you have quite a bit of RAM/memory available for that many at once.In reply to: Forums List Widget Displaying in Reverse Order
Your forums appear to require an account to see, which is going to make it difficult for anyone to help you.
It’s hard to know what could have caused this, making it difficult to know where to tell you to go.
What order were they in before, and what order are they in now?In reply to: Upgrade to 2.6.2 caused live site crash
What do you mean by “crash?” What happened?
How big are your forums? How many users, topics, etc…
Sounds like a database encoding problem.
My guess is the recovery used the wrong encoding that doesn’t support UTF8MB4.
You’re going to want to not trust this database restore, and do another one with the good content. Otherwise those question marks are going to be permanent!
If you have any caching plugins installed, can you purge or flush them?
If not, then we could probably use some more help, because it seems like this bug is difficult to track down.In reply to: migrating from Lithium
The number of posts or users isn’t a problem. We have 11million users and millions of posts across multiple WordPress installations sharing the same user base. Like any web based application, the software will scale up to whatever hardware it’s running on, or choke on whatever it’s missing.
Posting links to images and videos is very easy, but if you want users to be able to upload them, you’ll need some way to elegantly allow for that. WordPress can handle it, but you’ll likely want to customize this experience.
Concurrent users and other metrics will all come down to server hardware, configuration, and ongoing maintenance. bbPress doesn’t really care how many users there are or how many page views happen.
bbPress does not come with any internal reporting. It adds some statistics to the WordPress Dashboard, and that’s it. Intentionally simple.
(There is a lot of data available in the database, and I’ve no doubt that really awesome reporting and charts and conclusions could be drawn from them, but there is nothing built-in to expose it.)
bbPress does include a very robust importer and forum-conversion tool, that we’ve successfully used for years to help hundreds of thousands of sites migrate millions of posts. Some folks have contributed their converters back up into bbPress, but most of them were made by community members who did the work to match all the data points together.
We’ve used the built-in converter here ourselves to go from bbPress1 to bbPress2; the same one that’s included with bbPress itself.
Switching forum platforms is risky. It’s a lot of work. It’s likely that some community members won’t like the new software. It never goes 100% without some kind of hitch. But… we’ve done an immense amount of work over 15 years to try and make bbPress the kind of software that makes that transition as easy and painless as it can possibly be.
I hope you’ll give it a try. We’ll be here if you have more questions. 🤝
The only problem is, instead of it doing that, if you’re the 18, 19, or 20th post, it’ll take you to a blank page, with no pagination on it.
Please excuse my being confused. However specific and accurate you can be, is the only way we can track this down together.
The next time you see the “empty reply box with no pagination or ability to navigate” can you view the source of the page and share that somehow? That may help us better understand what you’re seeing without actually seeing it.
Is there a way someone can see your forums directly? I can’t duplicate the problem as you’re describing it, and seeing your site in action is really the quickest way to see everything.
When someone hits a blank page, what’s the URL for it?
A total of 90 posts in your forums have a 👻 in them. Nearly all are from a single Moderator. It’s possible his counts are off because of his ability to see pending/spam/trashed replies, but that’s just a guess.
Is it possible that some discussion keywords are causing posts to go into moderation? They hit reply, it gets stuck in pending, and then they try again with different words?
Have you tried running any of the repair tools?
I mean… sure? Some posts have ghost emoji in them, but they aren’t at the top of any/every page, and I’m not sure how they would even know to time their posts like that in such an active environment. Not saying they can’t; just seems like a lot of work.
Pagination gets calculated based on the Forums Settings, so the “top” reply should not even be a real thing. It’s not stored anywhere. It’s not a special value. It’s just mathematically there.In reply to: BB Press Version 2.6.1
2.6.2 was just released about an hour ago, so you couldn’t have been using it yesterday unless you were pulling from the development repository and compiling it yourself. It’s great if you were, it’s just that most people don’t! 😀
As a logged out user, I can’t see any problem with pagination in your 4 topics.
There is a general bbPress bug, that nobody should ever really see, where pagination pages beyond the actual number of pages, will not 404 the way it should. But because bbPress never links to them anywhere, someone would have to manually type the URL wrong to see it.
Any other guidance you can give will be great!
Hey there, sorry that you’re having this trouble.
Can you include a link to your forums so we can check them out?
Topic pagination can sometimes be thrown off by non-public replies, especially for moderators that have the ability to see them.
Pagination is also somewhat weird with hierarchical/threaded replies. That’s been a known issue since the beginning. It’s based on how WordPress does it with Comments, but has some extra behaviors due to the front-end nature of topic moderation.
Sorry again. We will figure it out!In reply to: Any way to remove moderation ?
I’ve perhaps uncovered a backwards compatibility issue with third party plugins that were using the now deprecated blacklist function.
In addition, everyone having issues here should remember that bbPress inherits many of the WordPress Discussion (Comments) settings. Moderation words, number of links, allowed tags, and a few others. If topics and replies are getting caught in moderation, comments of the same content would be also.
That said, the default behavior is NOT to land every single post in Moderation. If that is what is happening, something is broken.
Sometimes the docs could be more clear. It’s hard to find a good balance between educating quickly and being a full-on tutorial. Glad it’s working now though!
Caching plugins misbehaving could definitely contribute to problems in a lot of areas.
Private and Hidden forums also do work a little bit strangely, especially without BuddyPress Groups on top of them to manage them a bit better, and especially when you have a mix of public and private within the same branch of a forum tree.
Imagine, if you will:
Public 1 |--Private 1 |--|--Public 2 |--Public 3
Now, I login and create a Topic in the Private 1 forum.
How should that bubble up to the parent Public 1 category?
Then someone creates a topic in the Public 2 forum. How can a public forum even exist under a private forum?
bbPress won’t prevent you from doing these things, but it won’t really work very well when you do.
I think, to work best, we could never cache these values ever, because they’d always be based on what the currently logged in user can see, instead of being attached to the forums or the categories like they always have been.
But for now, for performance reasons, these Freshness values are working as intended, even though they aren’t a real great experience for Private and Hidden Forums underneath other Public ones.
I don’t really understand why you need 2 separate pages for your forums.
If you create a page that matches the slug for your forum root, it will use that page instead, as well as the title.
Then, you can use bbPress shortcodes to fill in the content.
This is what we do here on bbPress.org, and it works pretty well.In reply to: Can’t find settings
Could be that your roles or capabilities are broken.
Did you install a plugin that modified them?In reply to: Unable to Reply to a Reply with Visual Editor