I have discovered something interesting in relation to this: bbPress notifications don’t work on my site either (I tried rolling back to 2.5.1 as it was pre-BP 1.9, but it still didn’t work). BuddyPress’ own notifications work perfectly however, as do notifications from the BuddyPress Followers plug-in. I don’t know if this gives you any ideas as to what is going wrong, but it certainly inspires me to do some further investigation – it would seem the problem is at least partially at my end.
Yes, that’s exactly how I did test it.
I’ve long since removed the BuddyPress notification bar to depend on your notification widget for this purpose. Is it possible it doesn’t work with your widget? I’m running version 1.0.7 for compatibility with BP 1.8.
Were you able to test it on 1.8 yourself? If you got it working that gives me hope. 🙂
Wow, PHP7 – I’m still on 5.3 (once again, for compatibility with older stuff).
Unfortunately this version doesn’t seem to work either, and frustratingly, there aren’t any PHP errors to give me a clue as to what is going wrong. I guess it’s too difficult for you to do at this time. 🙁