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    Eric LUCAS on #33174

    Hello and thanks for BuddyBlog.

    I have various troubles.

    1/ Many settings are very similar, or even identical, in BuddyBlog settings and in Group Blog Category settings, then how to choose ?

    2/ The permalinks of the posts don’t have the full path, it’s like site.com/name-of-post so it’s very difficult to figure in which category the post is…

    3/ I can’t manage to reduce the sizes of the featured images (while normally it’s automatically reduced to 250×250 px for exemple). You can see here that it is very ugly : https://autistance.org/category/group-blogs/

    4/ I cannot manage to change the position of the “Blog” tab in the BP Groups primary nav, with Group Tab Creator Pro (which works well for all the rest), whatever I try, the “Blog” will always be on first position, but I want it in second position.
    And also, I’ve set a CSS class that I named “external” to have this tab opening in a new window (which usually works well) but it does not work.

    5/ And also, I would like to know how, when a new Post (or Group Post) is published, to have an activity published in the BP Group Activity (and / or in the Site-Wide Activity) if possible.

    Thank you.


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    Brajesh Singh on #33201

    Hi Eric,
    Thank you for the questions.

    1. BuddyBlog is for posting from user’s profile, Blog Categories for Groups is for posting in the group.

    2. Sorry, but we do not plan to do that currently. The reason is for a custom post type, the admin may want to use any taxonomy as part of path and that will be problematic. we need to figure out a way on how do we allow admins to setup a permalink structure.

    3. We do not register any image size. Your theme is most probably registering the fetaured image size conditionally. Please ask them if they are using some condition for registering differemt size of featured image(or something on that line).

    4. Please share a screenshot and annotate the change needed.

    5. Yes, you can enable it from the plugin settings page.

    Regards
    Brajesh


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    Eric LUCAS on #33209

    Hello, thanks a lot, I will analyse your answers.

    For now my problem is with the tabs (for the blog), with Group Tabs Creator Pro.

    I tried many settings, but I cannot find how to see the “Blog” tab for logged out users even for private BP groups (which is what I want), please see here : https://autistance.org/groups/org-aut_autistan-org_s030000_s031000/

    (I did not manage to post a screenshot here)

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by  Eric LUCAS.

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    Eric LUCAS on #33214
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    Brajesh Singh on #33217
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    Brajesh Singh on #33262

    Hi Eric,
    The problem is not with the plugin.
    You can not make something from a private group as publicly available. This is working as expected.

    If you do not want this behaviour, Please use public group.

    Regards
    Brajesh


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    Eric LUCAS on #33271

    Hello and thanks.

    In the case of the Group Blog categories, anyway these posts are also visible outside of the groups (ie from the regular list of posts (like here https://autistance.org/category/group-blogs/), even if they have been created in a private group.

    When there is a “Link page to Group” active in a group, even private, the tab is always visible (as you can see here https://autistance.org/groups/dep-web_improvement/) and there is not even a way to control that (except maybe by adding it in BP Group Tabs Creator Pro).

    This means that it seems technically possible to put a tab at least link to a page which is external to a group.

    Regarding the group blog posts, I understand that it might be impossible or difficult because even if those posts are visible in the normal WP posts, there they are all mixed (without relations to groups), and when they are visible in the groups, the permalink is different (it includes the path to the group) which probably is the problem.

    BUT for my group tabs “Documentation” which are leading to custom links having nothing to see with the content of a group (exactly like the “Link to page”), I would like these tabs to be visible in te private groups for anyone (like it’s the case with “Link to page”).
    It would be very useful to have this plugin (BP Group Tabs Creator Pro) able to give tabs (links) to the users who cannot enter a private group, who are legitimately frustrated and to whom we can give some information relevant for the subject of the group, even if they are not members.

    Additionnally, in the settings there is :

    Tab Visibility
    Select / Deselect All

    Do Not Modify(only applies when modifying existing tab or subnav)
    Anyone
    Logged In
    Members Only
    Group Admin Only
    Tab will be visible to these users when they visit the group

    Which should imply that if I check “Anyone”, then anyone should see the tab (this is simply logical). Here is the problem…

    FYI in Group blog categories there is a typo error and probably a chunk of phrase forgotten at the end here :
    Which capability can edit post in backend(WordPress Dashboard)?
    publish_posts
    User with these capabilities will nto be redirected to front end editor for editing post., user will not be able to edit their own post.

    Thanks


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    Brajesh Singh on #33277

    Hi Eric,
    This is not how BuddyPress private Groups work.

    If a group is private, The links will not be available. This is how BuddyPress works.

    For the Link page to Groups, It does not use the correct API for adding links, It uses an action to Hook the links at the end, that’s why you are seeing the link.

    The links have nothing to do with the group. They are independent. If we used BuddyPress API for adding nav items, It would be hidden too.

    The blog Categories as well as the Tabs pro uses proper BuddyPress API. In other words, these two will not put any visible link in private group(I am not 100% sure about Group tabs Pro as the visibility can be overridden).

    Thank you for pointing out. We will be updating the plugin admin panel and fix the typo in next release.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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