[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7565: Multisite signups do not have a WordPress role

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Thu Nov 16 19:50:44 UTC 2017

#7565: Multisite signups do not have a WordPress role
 Reporter:  r-a-y                               |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)                        |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                              |   Milestone:  3.0
Component:  Members                             |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                              |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch dev-feedback 2nd-opinion  |

Comment (by boonebgorges):

 To play devil's advocate: WP site roles do some special tasks in
 Multisite. For example, they cause a site to show up in the My Sites
 toolbar dropdown and wp-admin/my-sites.php. Adding all users to the BP
 site as Subscribers may obscure this somewhat.

 That being said, I think on balance that we should go with the patch. The
 inconsistency is annoying. Also, bbPress, when used with BP on Multisite,
 defaults to adding users to the root site as Participants, which causes
 weird and mysterious voodoo bugs when those users don't also have a WP
 role on the site. (Semi-related:

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7565#comment:9>
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