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In reply to: bbpress bullets
That’s a neat plugin, @robin-w.
I haven’t reviewed it, but the premise seems sound. Integrate it with the Customizer, and it might be a neat addition to the default template pack!
Thanks for trying things out. What isn’t working? It’s not saving? It’s not giving them moderation capabilities? The form should pop-up an autocomplete, and I think it verifies usernames and only accepts valid ones. It ends up saving the user ID, not the username, because usernames can be changed but changing IDs would break stuff.In reply to: Wrong topic appeared in the page
I believe we fixed this in the 2.6 beta.
We use that short code here, too, so it’s working OK for us. I’ll need to look into the links. Possible they moved to an action, or a different template part at some point.
@senatorman – do your database backup first, then swap from alpha to beta, then run the bottom three upgrade tools, for favorites and subscriptions (I forgot about forum subscriptions.)
* Do a database back-up however you’re comfortable
* Visit WP Admin > Tools > Forums
* Run the last 2 repair tools, one at a time, maybe from a beefier server if you have one available
* Confirm that your favorites & subscriptions work as expected
If something goes wrong:
* Restore your data from your back-up
* Go back to 2.6 alpha
Honestly, I’m being a little paranoid. The tools are fine. But… because hosting environments are so different everywhere, it’s hard to rule out any edge-cases ahead of time.
@senatorman If you have more than 10,000 users, you’ll need to manually run favorites & subscriptions migrations from someplace you are safe doing so. Otherwise, totally safe.
If you’re running a multisite installation with bbPress running on all of them, the upgrade routine will attempt to run on all of them, so there’s that too (though it’s a very unlikely situation.)
@senatorman The improvements here on bbPress.org were not-insignificant.
We have 25k topics, 100k replies, and many more in spam/trash/drafts/revisions, amounting to around 180k total posts.
It’s not a huge-huge install, but not exactly small either.
@reedy I’m here if you need help. Can also use the
#bbpresschannel in WordPress’s Slack instance.
Beta 2 is out to fix these embarrassing little oversights.
The upgrade tools can be ran manually by visiting: Tools > Forums (they are at the bottom)
On WordPress.org, I manually ran a custom, stripped down version of this same tool, but mostly because 8 million users is a lot to trust without some supervision.In reply to: How can I relate a Topic to more than one Forum?
> create the ability to have a topic relate to multiple Forums
bbPress currently requires that all topics have some parent forum, but you are not forced to expose this hierarchy in your theme/design if you’d rather not.
Custom taxonomies are the way to go, and there is a goal to eventually migrate the “Forum” post type to be a taxonomy instead, now that individual forums can have their own meta-data.
@reedy – If your install is experiencing slowness issues, I’d *love* it if there were a way for you to try the 2.6 beta. You are exactly the best person to be the most helpful, and confirm that our improvements actually make the same differences for others that we are seeing for ourselves.
Is there a way I can help you safely give it a try?In reply to: is there a bulk function for closing topics?
Hi there @iprg,
Sorry, but there isn’t yet. It wouldn’t be too difficult for us to implement this feature inside of
Are you comfortable creating a feature request over at https://bbpress.trac.wordpress.org? If so, that’s the best place to log this idea, and we’ll try and get it into a future release.In reply to: How to delete or empty 50000 spam replies and topicsIn reply to: bbPress Unsubscribe when no longer Participant Role
I think I understand the expectation here, but that isn’t how it’s currently designed to work.
More specifically, bbPress subscriptions do not discriminate against the user’s current role. If they were subscribed before, they’ll be subscribed until they unsubscribe.
To achieve the behavior you desire, a plugin could be written that either:
bbp_topic_subscription_user_idsand removes users with/out desired roles
bbp_set_user_roleand permanently delete all subscriptions when the new role matches one that qualifies
Maybe a combination of both of the above, if you need to account for already removed users, but want to clean-up future role changes.In reply to: Unsubscribe everything button
It’s still a nice idea, to be able to unsubscribe from all topics & forums.
I’ll make a note of this, and maybe we can get it into a future release.In reply to: bbPress 2.5.12 – Requires WordPress 4.7In reply to: WordPress 4.7 capabilities issue
Sorry about this, y’all. 2.5.12 is out now to fix this.In reply to: Problem with wordpress 4.7 and hhvmIn reply to: Forum missing from Dashboard
Sorry about this. 2.5.12 is out now to fix this.In reply to: WordPress 4.7 – WordPress Menu links are gone
Sorry about this, y’all. 2.5.12 is out now to fix this.
Hey @mikehaceman, sorry you are having trouble.
This isn’t usually necessary, but something between your two installations isn’t cooperating, and in these rare cases it unfortunately requires a bit of scrutiny.
WordPress installations since 4.4 and beyond will try to use
utf8mb4for their character set, and
utf8mb4_unicode_cifor their collation. Traditionally these are InnoDB tables, but you’re usually free to decide this for yourself.
utf8mb4tables have reduced maximum key lengths due to the additional bytes required for each character, so the safe maximum length is reduced to
191. It’s possible we haven’t updated our special converter table to handle this, so I’ll check, and update it if that’s the case.
If you wanted, it may be worth going through all databases, all tables, and all columns, and ensure that your encoding & collations are what you expect them to be. (This means in your old forums, and your new ones.)
[Edit: Updated this post to reflect what we’ve updated in bbPress’s converter]In reply to: Content warning if posts contain certain words
It’s actually much easier than this.
If you set words, phrases, or IP addresses in your
Settings > Discussionsof WordPress’s admin, bbPress will adhere. Whatever you use for WordPress comments, also works for bbPress topics & replies.
Hope that’s helpful!In reply to: vBulletin import help
With every iteration, bbPress writes to the
_bbp_converter_queryoption to record the last successful query. You can use that to cross-check what the converter is putting out against what the records are that are being imported.
Usually when this happens, it’s a database encoding issue, and MySQL is getting stuck on a specific character in a specific record.
To confirm if this is the case, you’ll want to go back into phpMyAdmin (or your favorite database management tool) and bisect that range of posts to identify exactly which post in your vBulletin installation that bbPress is getting hung up on.
For example, when I converted bbPress.org from bbPress 1.2 to bbPress 2.0, it got stuck on 8 individual posts that had had encoding issues from 10 years ago when someone changed the encoding from whatever it was to latin1, and because WordPress usually expected to be UTF-8 and we have HyperDB in the middle to route queries around, bbPress’s converter would do exactly what yours is doing.
If it’s database encoding or some other anomaly, isolating what is goofy with exactly which post(s) is the only way to get around it. I’m anxious to hear what you figure out here, and very happy to improve our importer if there’s anything we can do on our end.
It reads like you’ve tried basically everything. If I were to help troubleshoot more, I’d need some level of access into your installation (like Rob has asked for.)
It’s unusual, for sure. But caching forums is hard, and it’s plausible you’ve uncovered some quick in bbPress that needs addressing, and I’m happy to help with that.
Let’s find a way to chat privately, and then report back here what we are able to figure out?