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@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.In reply to: Sticky post duplicated on all forums
You’re right, it was super-sticky. Pilot error, thank goodness!
And thank you very much for the database info.
Guess we were typing our replies at the same time. Glad you got it worked out!
I edited the php file indicated in the trac ticket. On my setup this is:
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.
If I understand correctly the problem you’re having, it’s a bug:
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:
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.In reply to: Threaded topics not working
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.In reply to: MemberPress and bbPress
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
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.In reply to: Several questions regarding freshness
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.”
Sorry, I guess this is still an open ticket, right?
Still not working for me either, bbPress 2.6.4.
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 EmailsIn reply to: bbPress like button
“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?
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.
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.In reply to: Display order of forums