Mike Witt (@mike80222)

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  • Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Hi @renatoscarvalho,

    I’m also trying to understand what the current situation is with this problem. The most comprehensive post I could find is somewhat old:

    Threaded Replies Not Working

    I’ve just posted a reply at the bottom of that one in hopes of getting some clarification.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    I’m just trying to get some information on this. If I understand things correctly, the threading problem is a known bug. But I’ve been unable to find anything in trac that is clearly a bug report (maybe I’m not searching right). I would appreciate some clarification of just what the underlying problem is, and what track ticket(s) are pertinent, if anyone would be so kind as to provide that.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    I don’t know what to do if there’s no login name visible. Actually I thought there always was one (in forums running bbPress/BuddyPress). Can you click on the user in question and go to their profile?


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Hi @cassel,

    The at sign is used with the user’s login name, not the display name. Logins are unique. Of course a user might have the same display and login name, but it’s the login that’s used in the mention. Notice that my display name is my full name, but you would mention me as mike80222.

    I believe that BuddyPress handles notifying a user when they are mentioned, although I am also unsure about the exact boundaries between BuddyPress and bbPress responsibilities.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Yes, I’m sure that guessing forum names is even easier than guessing topics. But it’s easy to protect the forums, just not the topics. The whole business with MP “rules” is a bit complicated.

    The fact that you mentioned groups (which I haven’t used) made me take a look at that. It turns out that, if you use groups, then all the topics (as well as the group forum) do appear under the group in the url. So, one could use groups in conjunction with MP wildcard rules to provide per group protection based on MP subscriptions. I hadn’t thought of that, and it’s a good thing to keep in mind. Though it’s a bit hokey. I think I’m going to use this as motivation to do more work on understanding the memberpress code, especially surrounding rules. That’s something I probably should be doing anyway.

    Re: the Private Groups plug-in. I didn’t actually try it, but I looked over the documentation and it looks like another awesome plugin. It also looks like a more flexible and easier way to manage group access than what I’m doing. But for better or worse, I’m sort of tied to doing things through MP subscriptions and therefore MP rules. But others who might stumble onto this thread looking to control forum access will certainly want to consider Private Groups.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Yes, control means prevent. I’d like people with different types of memberships to be able to access different forums. I can exercise control based on the URL, but the fact that the topic URLs are not “tied” to the forum URLs means that people can go directly to the topics (which can be easy to guess) even if they can’t access the forum directly.

    The ‘memberships’ I’m talking about are MemberPress subscriptions. MP actually has a strategy for controlling bbPress forum access, but (AFAICT) it doesn’t quite work with the degree of control I would like.

    I don’t understand ALL the ins and outs of either MemberPress or bbPress, just for the record. What I’m doing here is partially a learning exercise. But I actually do have a practical application on the physics site my wife and I run: PhysicsCafe.org.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Actually, I’m specifically looking to link some of the forums to memberpress memberships in a better way than I’m currently doing it. What I’m really hoping is to find other folks using both MemberPress and bbPress to discuss this with. It was kind of a shot in the dark 🙂

    In reply to: PHP compatibility

    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Two sites that I’m involved with run bbPress with PHP 7.3.16 and one with PHP 7.3.19. There haven’t been any problems with PHP that I’m aware of. For whatever that’s worth.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Robin, thank you. 2 and 3 make sense and I appreciate knowing that 3356 is the one to watch. (I do understand that there is a lot of work to do and I am by no means complaining. Only trying to understand the situation.)

    About 1: So if I understand you correctly, this is just a “text change” and the intent is to display the last activity of any sort (freshness?) at the main forum level when the bug is fixed. Is that correct? I’ve seen some discussion about “last post” vs “last reply” and I think what I’m calling “freshness” might also be called “last reply.” So I guess I was worried that I may not quite understand the terminology, or how it’s “supposed to work.”

    In reply to: Freshness is way off

    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Sorry, I guess this is still an open ticket, right?
    https://bbpress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3297

    In reply to: Freshness is way off

    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Still not working for me either, bbPress 2.6.4.

    In reply to: Freshness is way off

    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    I’m having this problem too (on v 2.6.3). Running the “repair” scripts above does fix the freshness, but you have to run them every time there’s a new reply. So there must still be a bug there, right?

    In reply to: Notification Emails

    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Great. Thanks so much!

    In reply to: bbPress like button

    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    “This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress”

    (And it was last updated four years ago)

    This seems to be the story with a bunch of “like button” plugins. I wonder why?


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Thanks @w3215. I had been just planning to link down to the bottom of the page where the new topic stuff is. But I think what you’re suggesting is probably a better idea.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    Thanks Robin. This looks like a great plugin. However, at least for the time being, I’m more interested in trying to learn how things work, and how I can modify the behaviour myself. Unless anyone else has suggestions, I’ll keep digging.


    Mike Witt
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    @mike80222

    That worked great. Thank you very much!

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