[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #5087: BP component as front page messes up blog search

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#5087: BP component as front page messes up blog search
 Reporter:  modemlooper            |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  high                   |   Milestone:  2.4
Component:  Component - Any/All    |     Version:  1.5
 Severity:  normal                 |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion has-patch  |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * keywords:  2nd-opinion => 2nd-opinion has-patch
 * milestone:  Future Release => 2.4


 [attachment:5087.diff] is a suggested strategy. It does the following:

 - When parsing URIs, bail on URLs like `example.com/?s=foo` if a
 BuddyPress component page is set to 'page_on_front'.
 - The check has to go late in the `catchuri()` function, because we need
 to be able to detect `current_action` in order to allow
 `example.com/members/boone/activity?s=foo` to continue to work when
 `members` is the front page. Not terribly elegant, but it gets the job
 - The change will break directory search boxes. I changed the default
 Members directory search form so that the search term is in
 `$_GET['members_s']` instead of `$_GET['s']`. The same fix would have to
 be applied to the other components (mainly groups, since Activity doesn't
 have a native search box).

 The downsides of this approach, as I see them, are:
 a. Any custom search forms or other routers that direct traffic to
 `[member_directory_url]?s=foo` will break in cases where the front page is
 set to the member directory. This is definitely a corner case, but worth
 b. The URL `example.com/?member_s=foo` is not very attractive. I'm open to
 better ideas for the URL param. For pagination we use `apage` for
 activity, etc - maybe `msearch` is better, though it's equally

 I think what I'm suggesting here is imperfect, but better than the current
 state of affairs. Anyone have thoughts about it?

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5087#comment:10>
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