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  • In reply to: Search isn’t working

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    I am trying the bbPress widgets “search” and “extended search”. Neither returns adequate results when entering a search term. Usually the results are blank (when I have seen the searched for text on my site).

    Sometimes when re-entering the query on the blank search results page, I get a “500 Internal Server Error” page coming up after clicking “search”. I know this worked correctly in the past. What are some good methods to troubleshoot?


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    Yes, running Akismet. It does a great job of flagging WordPress spam posts. I did not realize that apparently Akismet also flags bbPress forum topics and replies, putting them in “spam” sections. I will now keep an eye on those areas.


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    Just want to add my notes in updating from dinosaur version 0.9.0.7 to 1.2 for anyone going thru the process. Follow the steps in https://codex.bbpress.org/legacy/updating/ (shown below).

    At step four, these additional steps need to happen:

    4-b) In bb-includes on the server create a drectory called backpress. Copy all the backpress files from the download of “backpress-1.2-bbpress\includes”. Copy the folder “schema” to \\bb-includes\backpress\ on the server.

    4-c) In /bb-includes/backpress/ on server create a folder called “pomo”. Copy the 5 files from the download of “Glotpress pomo” into it.

    Updating

    These instructions cover upgrading to version 1.2

    • First, you should always back up your files and your database in case something goes wrong.
    • Second, deactivate all plugins.
    • Third, keep the following files and directories.

      bb-config.php
      my-plugins/ (if you have it)
      my-templates/ (if you have it)
      my-languages/ (if you have it)
      also backup your existing .htaccess file if you have modified it, then delete everything else.

    • Fourth, upload the newest version of bbPress to your server.
    • Fifth, log in and visit your bbPress admin area. If you see an upgrade link instead of the normal screen, click it. If you don’t see an upgrade link (it would have been really obvious), continue to the next step.
    • Sixth, visit the new “Settings” area of the admin and edit any details or settings in the “General” section. Also visit the “Permalinks” section to regenerate your .htaccess file if necessary. Also reactivate your plugins one by one (some may need to be upgraded as well).
    • Seventh, sit back and relax; you’re done!

    These downloads are for legacy versions of bbPress and are no longer in active development but still available for download if you’re feeling nostalgic. You can find the WordPress plugin bbPress here
    bbPress 1.2

    The latest 1.x stand-alone version of bbPress is 1.2 (.zip / trac / svn)

    The latest bbPress 1.2 specific BackPress package is backpress-1.2-bbpress (.zip / trac / svn)

    (You will also need the GlotPress ‘pomo’ folder from here.)


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    Yes, that was the problem. I added bb_ to table prefix and re-ran. Now it imported all users, forums, topics and posts from old version 1.2 bbPress. Woo-hoo! Thanks.


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    I am having problems working thru this upgrade process. I just successfully upgraded all users, posts and forums from bbPress version 0.9.0.7 to version 1.2. Conversion worked great.

    Now I am working on upgrading from bbPress version 1.2 to the latest. I installed WordPress version 2.5.4-5380. Then installed the bbPress plugin version 2.54.

    In Tools, Forums, Import forums, the correct information is entered. I also put a check mark in the box “Convert users (Attempt to import user accounts from previous forums)”. However, after clicking “Start” it trundles along and says “no users to convert”, “no passwords to clear”, “no forums to convert”, etc . . .

    Checking in Forums and Users, I do not see any of the previous users and forums added. I wonder if we need to add table prefix info (i.e. “bb_”) into the importer settings?

    In reply to: bbPress 2.0 – FAQ

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    Yes, what is the migration path from bbPress 0.9.x installs to bbPress 2?

    In reply to: bbPress 2.0 – FAQ

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    Yes, what is the migration path from bbPress 0.9.x installs to bbPress 2?


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    Click my profile name to go to me bb site, then click “register” at page top to see reCaptcha in action.


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    Click my profile name to go to me bb site, then click “register” at page top to see reCaptcha in action.


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    I installed the reCAPTCHA plugin (noted above) and it seems to have nipped the problem spam in the bud. Previously, CK’s “Human test for bbPress” plugin had been doing the trick on my board. However, with this more aggressive & annoying automated bot spam, it was guessing the equation and then getting in the door.

    I’m not overly happy about having to install captcha software, because it’s difficult to make out the characters sometimes and I feel it’s an impediment to quick and easy registration for people. Nevertheless, something that stops the hoser spammers is appreciated and reCAPTCHA appears to have succeeded (for the time being).


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    I installed the reCAPTCHA plugin (noted above) and it seems to have nipped the problem spam in the bud. Previously, CK’s “Human test for bbPress” plugin had been doing the trick on my board. However, with this more aggressive & annoying automated bot spam, it was guessing the equation and then getting in the door.

    I’m not overly happy about having to install captcha software, because it’s difficult to make out the characters sometimes and I feel it’s an impediment to quick and easy registration for people. Nevertheless, something that stops the hoser spammers is appreciated and reCAPTCHA appears to have succeeded (for the time being).


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    I’m getting the same kind of spam from those same bogus gmail addresses. And they are using random forged ip addresses. I guess I’ll try Akismet or Captcha and see what happens on my 0.9.0.6 board.


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    I’m getting the same kind of spam from those same bogus gmail addresses. And they are using random forged ip addresses. I guess I’ll try Akismet or Captcha and see what happens on my 0.9.0.6 board.

    In reply to: Help out with bbPress

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    I’m saddened to see development of bbPress stagnate since summer. After glimpsing bbPress a couple of years ago, i was enamored with the visual appeal, design and speed. This led me to migrate my fairly large board over to bbPress from older inferior software earlier this year. I dont want to see bbPress die! It’s got mojo and can be strengthened.

    Pretty please, update me on how we can carry bbPress into 2010 and beyond as a dynamite communication tool. Thank-you.

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