[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #2535: Group Forums Showing in Standalone bbPress

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Thu Jul 15 14:06:19 UTC 2010

#2535: Group Forums Showing in Standalone bbPress
 Reporter:  alhoon    |       Owner:       
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  new  
 Priority:  critical  |   Milestone:  1.2.5
Component:  Core      |    Keywords:       
 Adding group forum functionality to an existing site has resulted in the
 group forums appearing in an integrated standalone bbPress install.

 This was tried on a test site where it worked fine first time with no
 issue, and then later (activated in an identical manner) on the live site,
 where it immediately ran into problems. Both are WP 3.0 (established
 installs) + BP (newly installed from 1.2.5), integrating onto an
 established standalone bbP 1.0.1 (not yet deep integrated) with hundreds
 of thousands of posts (and a largely empty test version).

 On the live site, enabling the forums and pointing them to the config
 completes, and forums appear in the UI.

 However, a first post resulted in "There was an error when creating the
 topic." Activity updates were correctly issued, but nothing appeared in
 the forum. After mysqlchecking the DB and deactivating and reactivating
 the forum component, new topics did appear in the group forum properly.

 However, the  group forum posts, irrespective of being in groups public or
 hidden, now appear amidst the normal posts on the standalone forum as well
 (in fact it seems they did from the start), and a normal forum bearing the
 group name and details is added to the forums on the standalone bbPress.
 This certainly did not happen on the test site.

 Manually inspecting and editing the DB to clear the relevant fields, as
 well as using the UI deactivation options, do nothing.

 The only really significant config difference I can see between the two
 installs is that the test site has everything in one DB with different
 table names, whilst the production site has two discrete DBs.

 As it is a production site with tens of thousands of users and a very high
 level of group activity, testing ability is somewhat constrained, and
 clean reinstalls are impossible.

 You can see other users have been experiencing somewhat similar problems,
 without any consistent resolution, elsewhere:




 It seems the migration code still has significant issues under some

Ticket URL: <https://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/2535>
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