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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#3647 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

bp_forum_permalink() is missing a ’/’ (malformed)

Reported by: grimbog's profile Grimbog Owned by:
Milestone: 1.5.1 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.5
Component: Forums Keywords:


Someone posted this on the buddypress forums the other day, but I don't think its been submitted here. Fairly critical bug as users are unable to navigate back to the specific forum from a posted topic.


At the top of the group_name/forum/topic/new-topic-in-the-forum/ page
there are two buttons: ? Back to Main Forum Group Forum Directory
But when I click on the Back to main forum button i get a malformed URI
It looks like this:

instead of

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance

Change History (5)

#1 @Grimbog
13 years ago

Further to my post above - I have managed to create a quick fix, but this will need to be submitted to the repository.

Essentially, the permalink wasnt forming properly as it was missing a forward slash before 'forum' on line 1326 of bp-forum-template.php. Also trailingslashit(); was being run twice, which causes two forward-slashes.

My fix is below...



function bp_forum_permalink( $forum_id = 0 ) {
	echo bp_get_forum_permalink( $forum_id );
	function bp_get_forum_permalink( $forum_id = 0 ) {
		global $bp;

		if ( bp_is_groups_component() ) {
			$permalink = trailingslashit( bp_get_root_domain() . '/' . bp_get_groups_root_slug() . '/' . bp_current_item() . '/' . 'forum' );
		} else {
			if ( empty( $forum_id ) ) {
				global $topic_template;
				if ( isset( $topic_template->forum_id ) )
					$forum_id = $topic_template->forum_id;

			if ( $forum = bp_forums_get_forum( $forum_id ) )
				$permalink = trailingslashit( bp_get_root_domain() . '/' . bp_get_forums_root_slug() . '/forum/' . $forum->forum_slug );
				return false;

		return apply_filters( 'bp_get_forum_permalink', $permalink );
Last edited 13 years ago by Grimbog (previous) (diff)

#2 @DJPaul
13 years ago

  • Component changed from Core to Forums
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 1.5.1
  • Severity changed from critical to normal

#3 @boonebgorges
13 years ago

You're right that the link is being created incorrectly. We do need to add the slash.

However, it's worth noting that bp-default, in BP 1.5, does not actually use this function at all (for whatever reason). It'll called in bp-themes/bp-default/forums/single/forum-header.php, which isn't actually called at the moment (the logic in bp_forums_screen_single_topic() never returns true).

Also, trailingslashit() should not be allowing double-slashes. See

#4 @boonebgorges
13 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [5205]) Ensures that group forum directory permalink is properly formed in bp_get_forum_permalink(). Fixes #3647. Props Grimbog

#5 @boonebgorges
13 years ago

(In [5206]) Ensures that group forum directory permalink is properly formed in bp_get_forum_permalink(). Fixes #3647. Props Grimbog

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