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Strange numbers appearing under avatar in posts

  • olandir


    When I post in my forum, strange numbers are appearing under the avatar on the left hand side instead of whatever is supposed to be there.

    I’ve already tried
    – Posting as different users
    – Completely resetting bbPress
    – Loading the default theme
    – Disabling every other plugin

    It’s still the same every time I post. I’m at a loss


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  • Robin W


    that is the users IP number – their computer’s number.

    It is only seen by moderators and keymasters.

    It lets them see if someone has multiple usernames but is using one computer



    Thank you for the quick reply, I am not used to looking at IP6 addresses so it completely flew over my head.

    Follow-up question: one of the reasons I was confused is because on other bbPress installs (like this one) I see their @handle and how long ago their posted under the avatar.

    How do I get those to appear as well, or do they appear just not to keymasters?

    Robin W


    neither is standard in bbpress, maybe in buddypress or buddyboss, I don’t know.

    for the handle, you’ll need to add

    * Add @mentionname after bbpress forum author details
    add_action( 'bbp_theme_after_reply_author_details', 'mentionname_to_bbpress' );
    function mentionname_to_bbpress () {
    $user = get_userdata( bbp_get_reply_author_id() );
    if ( !empty( $user->user_nicename ) ) {
    $user_nicename = $user->user_nicename;
    echo "@".$user_nicename;

    Put this in your child theme’s function file –

    ie wp-content/themes/%your-theme-name%/functions.php

    where %your-theme-name% is the name of your theme

    or use

    Code Snippets

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