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    Stephanie on #52835

    Hello Brajesh

    Hope you had a good break.

    To answer your questions:
    1. I am uploading as a test user, not an admin, since the whole purpose is to let users sign up and use the site.
    2. Yes, I have a caching plugin active, I use LiteSpeed Cache.
    3. It is a normal wordpress site but I did add a subdomain to my site. Mediapress is installed on the main domain.

    Here is a screenshot to show you what I see when I upload files as a front end test user: https://prnt.sc/6nmUKVsh5bj-

    Also here are some more details:
    I have deactivated most plugins not specifically designed for buddypress*. The only non-buddypress plugins I have kept activated are Elementor, Woocommerce plugins, Code Snippets and LiteSpeed Cache.

    *I have another issue in that Mediapress is conflicting with another plugin (I am not quite sure which one yet but it is among the deactivated ones for this test) and it doesn’t let me upload files to the gallery (a red error appears next to the names of files I tried to upload and says there is a HTTPS error or something), shows a gallery with no thumbnail (only displays the default Mediapress thumbnail) and causes a critical error when I try to delete the gallery. I will open a separate thread for that if I can’t resolve it myself, but thought I’d mention what happens when I have third party plugins activated and when I don’t.

    Thank you

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    Stephanie on #52744

    Thank you Ravi for the clarification, I will close this support thread now.

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    Stephanie on #52740

    Hello all,
    I have some related questions too.

    The default Buddypress registration form has a “username” field that we cannot edit. It also has a “name” field that would look like it only needs a first name. If user puts in a full name, there will be a space and this might cause issues. I would like to collect the user’s first and last name separately and display it on the member profile card.

    I have your plugin “BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Field Types” but it does not have the first and last name field. This means users use the default “name” field when registering. I found this plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-xprofile-wp-user-sync/) that seems to collect the user’s first and last name separately, but it says if you have Buddypress 8.0.0 or higher, then you don’t need this plugin, as this functionality is in the quote: “built-in BuddyPress xProfile Fields.”

    Question 1: This “built-in BuddyPress xProfile Fields”, is that referring to your “BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Field Types” plugin? Because without your plugin, the default Buddypress fields are not that diverse and it is not called “xprofile”.

    Question 2: As I said already, there is no option to add a first and last name field with the BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Field Types plugin, so I still can’t collect the user’s first and last name separately.

    Question 3: @gamicord, what plugin did you use to create or alter the user member card and display the profile info on the card? I have not been able to get the user profile to show up on the member card.

    Question 4: On a semi-related topic, I would also like the first and last name to show up on the back end of WordPress with the respective fields. At the moment, anything registration form with any plugin that has a first and last name field, shows up as one name (with a space) in the wordpress dashboard -> users under the column “Name”. Is it possible to have a First and Last name field, so that they can be ordered alphabetically according to their first or last name?

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    Stephanie on #52704

    I have found and tested the suggestions on this page https://buddydev.com/hiding-users-on-buddypress-based-site/ and it worked for me so I will mark this as resolved now.

    For those who want to know how I did it: I used the main code for hiding users by user role written by Brajesh, then made the changes that user “Mitch” suggested and put it in the bp-custom.php file (Make a new text file and call it “bp-custom.php”, paste the code in, add the roles you want to exclude, and upload this to the hosting back end of your site to “wp-content/plugins”. I had about 5 user roles to exclude, so not a lot. If you want to exclude a lot, then I don’t know how to do it.

    Thank you

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    Stephanie on #52687

    Hello Ravi,

    Thank you for the reply. I have tested the plugin to upload a cover for the gallery and can cofirm it works, thank you very much for this, it is very useful. I have the following suggestion for it though:

    #1 – It would be nice if the cover page upload process lets you crop the portion you want, as the gallery cover page is square and most photos are rectangular. At the moment it does not let you crop uploaded images.

    #2 – Also, it would be nice if users have the option to choose an already uploaded image as the cover in case they want that as a cover image, this saves them from uploading the same picture twice as I am limiting the amount of space a user can have on my site.

    A question: How may we know when there is a update for this plugin, or is that the way it is and won’t get updated?

    Thanks again.
    Stephanie

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Stephanie. Reason: Better formatting
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    Stephanie on #52686

    I can’t edit my previous post so I will add some detail here. I am using the BuddyX theme and will also ask the theme creators.

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    Stephanie on #52665

    I can’t edit my previous posts so I am adding a new reply here. Regarding issue #3, whatever side menu item is currently activated, the brackets are around that. For example if I click on “Profile” the brackets will be around that, not necessarily around “Gallery”. And this only appears on vertical orientation layout such as on desktop browsers, on mobile the menu is displayed as tabs horizontally across the page directly under the profile picture so those brackets do not appear.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Stephanie.
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    Stephanie on #52663

    Also I would like to add two more things:
    4. the display image for each gallery is whatever the last image was, when the first batch of images was uploaded to that gallery. If I then add a new image later eg the next day and put it in the last position, the cover image does not change.

    It would be nice if the the Gallery cover image could be chosen.

    5. When logged in, in the “My Gallery” view, there are 4 buttons to click on, one is the name of the gallery, one says “view”, one says “upload” and one says “delete”. The first two, when clicked, goes to the exact same place, it goes to gallery page, sort of redundant. The slightly bigger issue I have is, the “upload” button takes you to a page where you can upload more images to that gallery. I would like the “upload” button to say “edit gallery” and lead to the edit option, not to the upload option, since users would intuitively look for an edit option first rather than an upload option.

    Thank you

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    Stephanie on #52662

    Hello Ravi

    Thank you for the quick reply.

    Regarding the following issues:

    1. I can confirm that for me, after installing and activating “BP Classic”, the breadcrumbs and URL issue is fixed.

    2. I can confirm that doing this now shows the description of the galleries.

    But, unrelated to this, I wanted to mention that the descriptions for the individual images only show if the “Do not show comments in lightbox” is set to “no” – it seems that descriptions show up as Comments. I have disabled commenting because I am using the site to show portfolios of work rather than for a social media site where people can comment on each other’s posts. Would be nice if the individual photo description is a description independent of the comments but I guess this is a perfectly fine workaround for anyone who couldn’t figure out why the descriptions for individual images aren’t showing in Mediapress.

    3. In the screenshots I already uploaded, on the left side of the screen, you can see where it says “gallery” in yellow, directly above and below it there are these light grey things on the left of the word, that look like square brackets.

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    Stephanie on #52633

    Hello,

    Just bumping this thread up so it is not overlooked and forgotten.