Mike Witt (@mike80222)

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  • Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    @ritishsharma,

    If you’ve got a Captcha plug in, I don’t think wordfence will help any further with spam sign-ups (although it would certainly help with other types of hacking attempts, if you don’t already have any kind of firewall).

    Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan

    They also have some pretty cool security tutorials, if you poke around on the wordpress.com site.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    I’m not certain, but I think that something like Wordfence might help with this. I’m running it on three different sites. None of them use bbPress registration, but two of them have MemberPress registrations, which are vulnerable to the same problem. Wordfence doesn’t exactly address this problem directly, but they do apparently keep a huge list of compromised and other suspicious sites, which get blocked.

    Again, I don’t have any direct experience with bbPress registrations, but this has really helped me with various kinds of spam logins, comments, and other problems.

    Just a possibility.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    @robin-w,

    … and anyone who happens to look at this and is running MemberPress.

    Yes, there is more to do with MP. MP Members may or may not have actual “Subscriptions.” They can also just have memberships without what MP calls subscriptions. These membership can go “inactive.” But, unfortunately, that can happen *temporarily* if their credit card needs to be updated.

    None-the-less, your code examples are quite valuable!

    In the unlikely event that anyone else here is running MP and is interested in this, please chime in here (or otherwise contact me). I would love to compare notes on this and related things.

    -Mike


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    @gillian0606,

    There’s a similar conversation going on here that you might be interested in:

    Expired member still getting subscription notifications


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    > I donโ€™t see how to unsubscribe them from notifications via the admin console

    I think the page I’m going to, in order to unsubscribe them, is created by BuddyPress.
    I bet Robin will come up with something good!


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    For what it’s worth, I’m using MemberPress and I have to unsubscribe people from bbPress (and BuddyPress) notifications by hand when they leave. I would love to come up with a better scheme!


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    @deborahdavidson, This is probably not a bbPress issue. We have the same problem, particularly with iPhones. It tends to show up on forums posts and things like memberpress signups. I know of one particular iPhone issue that *sometimes* causes this, if you want more info on that.

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    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    @robin-w,

    > Iโ€™m trying to find time to think about this

    I wouldn’t put any more effort into it if no one else is seeing it. As I say, I’m not updating WP anyway.

    > Enable jQuery Migrate Helper

    I could be wrong, but I think the text editing bug is a separate thing and unique to 5.6.1.

    > bbpress only has a text editor as standard in front end

    This is how I’m enabling what I was calling the “visual” editor:

    function bbp_enable_visual_editor( $args = array() ) {
    $args[‘tinymce’] = true;
    return $args;
    }
    add_filter(‘bbp_after_get_the_content_parse_args’, ‘bbp_enable_visual_editor’);

    It’s quite possible that I’m doing something I don’t realize. As I say, I think by now there would be numerous reports if this was a general problem.

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    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Hi @robin-w,

    Just bbPress. It’s my MemberPress, bbPress, BuddyPress “test site.” We generally don’t upgrade anything until testing it here first. I’m not upgrading WordPress on our real sites because of the editing bug. I do everything in text mode!

    If seems like (with WP 5.6.1) when you start editing a post in text mode, there’s no echo. If you switch to visual, the text is there. Some other weird thing seem to happen, but those are hard to pin down.

    AFAICT I don’t have any other plugins that should be involved.

    NOTE: FOR ME THIS ONLY HAPPENS ON MOBILE DEVICES, but I don’t really know if it’s mobile vs desktop or one browser vs another. I’ve read that the basic WP bug is browser dependent.

    From my perspective, it’s just one of the reasons that I’m not updating WP, so it’s not big deal in itself, but I am curious that (if I’m really seeing what I think I am) that it’s not been reported more!

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    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    If they are using WP 5.6.1 and posting in text mode, I wonder if it could be the same thing I’m seeing here:

    WordPress 5.6.1 bug affects forum text editing mode?


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    @multitalentedmommy – Hi Cathy, what sort of MP rules are you using? Is that working for you?

    I’m also curious: What do you do with bbpress topic subscriptions for former members who have cancelled?

    There are actually a number of items that I’d like to compare notes on, involving the combination of MP and bbPress ๐Ÿ™‚


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    The technique that Robin is recommending works for me, with the caveat that if you happen to be using memberpress and BuddyPress also, you may run into some other issues. If that happens to be the case, please post again.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    I’d be interested in finding out about this too. I’m suddenly getting “warnings” from google search console (apparently) based on new “mobile first” … stuff. I’m sure there are a lot of factors, and right now I don’t really know what any of the are ๐Ÿ™‚


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    You can go to the WordPress Settings -> Discussion: Moderation, and increase the number of links allowed before a topic goes into moderation. I believe the fact that you are not being informed is a bug. Someone who knows more about this will probably chime in at some point.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    That’s interesting. I don’t *think* this is the problem that we’ve been having. The reports I get are more along the lines of “I submitted a post and the site never came back” / “the site won’t respond” / “the page froze up” – these are almost exclusively iPhone/iPad users and they mostly *claim* that the problem only happens with our site.

    Things (mostly) clear up if I can get them to power cycle their phone, but it doesn’t exactly create good will towards our site to make them do that. I wish I had some clue what this is about. But I guess it’s not related to what you’re seeing here.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    I am curious to hear more about the iPhone issue. We have ongoing problems that *appear* to be related to iPhones on both of our WP sites. And the problems are not just related to bbPress. People have trouble posting on forums, but they also have trouble signing up to the site (through MemberPress) and sometimes simply viewing blog posts.

    I don’t personally have any Apple devices, and these problems are a mystery to me. So if there’s any more information available, I’d love to hear it.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    One more thing I just thought of. Watch out for bbpress.min.css (and any other “min” files when overriding both css and javascript). These min files are compressed versions of the regular css and js files. So bbpress.min.css will will be used in preference to bbpress.css. If you want to override things without disturbing any of the files in the plugin, you’ll need to first edit bbpress.css and then generate bbpress.min.css from that. There are various tools to do this, but I only know about the ones on Linux.

    As I say, if you don’t want to do any of this, there are plugins that may do the job. I think Robin makes one.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    I am not an expert on this, but what I do it to make a css subdirectory in my child theme. In that directory, css files should override the css in plugins (if they provide for the possibility of overrides, which bbPress does).

    There are more details here: https://codex.bbpress.org/step-by-step-guide-to-setting-up-a-bbpress-forum-part-2

    And here: https://codex.bbpress.org/bbpress-styling-crib/

    And there are also some plugins that can do these things for you.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    This worked for me:

    <center>
    <img src="https://i.imgur.com/W6QaJvk.jpeg" width=216 height=298>
    </center>
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    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    @2cats, just out of curiosity is it the mechanics of putting in the patch that you’re uncomfortable with. Or it it the fact that you (or your clients) would then have to deal with the patched code when updates happen.

    Also I’m assuming that you’re aware of the plug-in mentioned above that fixes some of the current bbPress bugs.

    Clearly the bbPress developers (who donate their time) can only do so much. But I too am curious how the priorities are set. BuddyPress recently ran a survey asking users about their priorities. I wonder if there is something like this in the works for bbPress. Sometimes I also wonder about the feasibility of a group of users with specific needs *hiring* a bbPress developer to make certain fixes and integrate them into the build. But these are just random thoughts of someone who doesn’t really know much about how these things work.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    You’re right, it was super-sticky. Pilot error, thank goodness!
    And thank you very much for the database info.

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    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Guess we were typing our replies at the same time. Glad you got it worked out!

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    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    I edited the php file indicated in the trac ticket. On my setup this is:

    public_html/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/includes/replies/functions.php

    This is a very simple change to one line, but it does require editing the bbPress code, and (AFAIK) can’t be done in a child theme. So you would have to keep this in mind every time you update bbPress.

    If you’re not familiar with doing this type of thing, then you probably want to either:

    (1) Consider using by bbp-style-pack by @robin-w, which I *believe* fixes this. Robin can answer questions about that.

    (2) Just wait for the bug to get fixed. I don’t really know how the priorities for bugs are set, but my impression is that this one could take a while. I might be wrong.

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    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Hi @fl3xtra,

    If I understand correctly the problem you’re having, it’s a bug:

    https://bbpress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3356

    I’ve tried this patch on one of my sites and it appears to work. Bear in mind that I am NOT an expert on this.

    Here’s the thread where I found out about the patch:

    Several questions regarding freshness


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Holy cow! That’s exactly what I was looking for, and appears to explain why I never see this bug as an admin. I guess the problem was that I was searching trac for “threading” and didn’t include variants like “threaded.” Duhh! Thank you so much (once again) @robin-w.

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