[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7837: Group Detail Pages Not Showing w/ Custom Meta Plug-Ins in Version 3.0.0

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Fri May 18 18:34:51 UTC 2018

#7837: Group Detail Pages Not Showing w/ Custom Meta Plug-Ins in Version 3.0.0
 Reporter:  gcmaryland    |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Groups        |    Version:
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:
 Group detail pages not showing up following 3.0.0 update on several sites.
 Rolling back BP to 2.9.4 fixes issues in both the previous and current
 versions of WP. It appears to be linked to sites currently using custom
 group meta through an active or inactive plug-ins. I’ve noticed that
 removing the line: add_filter( ‘groups_custom_group_fields_editable’,
 ‘group_header_fields_markup’ ); from active plug-ins using the group meta
 template (https://codex.buddypress.org/plugindev/how-to-edit-group-meta-
 tutorial/) breaks the plug-in and allows the group pages to be loaded
 correctly. Also, I’ve noticed that all of these functions have the $wpdb
 object referenced in (https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7834).
 Perhaps there’s a connection? Otherwise, it still appears to be limited to
 existing sites using custom group meta plug-ins. I've attached a hastily
 scribbled checker plug-in to test our sites:

 [ Also, first Trac issue, so please be kind. :) ]

 Plugin Name: Sample Compatibility Checker
 Description: Verify meta data plug-in compatability with BP 3.0.0
 Version: 0.1
 Requires at least: 3.3
 Tested up to: 4.8.1
 Author: null
 Author URI: https://null

 //////////////////// BuddyPress Group Meta Management:
 function bp_group_meta_init_checker() {
 function custom_field_checker($meta_key='') {

 //get current group id and load meta_key value if passed. If not pass it
 return groups_get_groupmeta( bp_get_group_id(), $meta_key) ;

 // This function is our custom field's form that is called in create a
 group and when editing group details
 function group_header_fields_markup_checker() {
 global $bp, $wpdb;
 //////////////////// End BuddyPress Group Meta Management

 //////////////////// Front-End Output

 <div style="padding: 20px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px;">
         <b style="font-size: 150%;">Sample Compatibility Checker</b>
         <p>Use these features to categorize your group on MyGC.</p>
                 <label for="checker_thing">Thing</label>
                         <select name="checker_thing">
                                 <option value="<?php echo
 custom_field('checker_thing'); ?>"><?php echo
 custom_field('checker_thing'); ?></option>
                                 <option value="Not Something">Not
 //////////////////// End Front-End Output

 //////////////////// Insert Group Meta
 // This saves the custom group meta ... props to Boone for the function!
 // Where $plain_fields = array.. you may add additional fields, eg
 //  $plain_fields = array(
 //      'field-one',
 //      'field-two'
 //  );
 function group_header_fields_save_checker( $group_id ) {
         global $bp, $wpdb;
         $plain_fields = array(

         foreach( $plain_fields as $field ) {
                 $key = $field;
                 if ( isset( $_POST[$key] ) ) {
                         $value = $_POST[$key];
                         groups_update_groupmeta( $group_id, $field, $value


 add_filter( 'groups_custom_group_fields_editable',
 'group_header_fields_markup_checker' );
 add_action( 'groups_group_details_edited',
 'group_header_fields_save_checker' );
 add_action( 'groups_created_group',  'group_header_fields_save_checker' );
 //////////////////// Insert Group Meta


 add_action( 'bp_include', 'bp_group_meta_init_checker' );


Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7837>
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