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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#4230 closed defect (bug) (no action required)

Please provide a valid activation key.

Reported by: zigmok's profile zigmok Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Core Keywords:
Cc: gmax21, vpundir@…


After making a user, receiving the activation email, clicking on the link and getting a successful activation, the user is asked for his login and password.

When the login and passwd are entered, login is done but is taking the user to the activation link asking for a valid activation key.

Looks like something is broken and is not taking the user to the main page instead.

How can I fix this?


Btw, Im using the lattest version of both WP and buddyPRess

Change History (8)

#1 @DJPaul
12 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Do you have an example of an activation key link that isn't working?

#2 @DJPaul
12 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 1.7

This continues to be an ongoing issue in 1.7. I've seen it occur on other sites, but never been able to recreate it on a local dev install. I thought it might have been an issue with a weird character in the key, but that doesn't appear to be the safe. For what it's worth, here are links from activation emails from a site that has this problem:


The browser appears to be redirected away from /activate/ back to the home page.

#3 @gmax21
12 years ago

  • Cc gmax21 added


We have a member on WPMU DEV reporting the same issue. I tested and could recreate.

Wasn't able to see the exact issue just yet though. Paul if you want to take a look at a setup with this issue then please let me know.

#4 @sooskriszta
12 years ago

  • Cc vpundir@… added

I can also confirm the issue.

#5 @DJPaul
12 years ago

One person on the forums found this was a problem with the lighttpd server, and it not passing $_GET parameters due to configuration. If anyone following this ticket can recreate the problem, please let us know your web server

#6 @johnjamesjacoby
12 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from 1.7 to Future Release

Punting to Future Release, pending some kind of traffic and patch.

#7 @r-a-y
8 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed
  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing due to inactivity. If there are new reports of this problem, please post a new ticket.


#8 @webgirl
7 years ago

Receiving this error since updating to 4.7.1 along with the latest Buddypress 2.7.4 and bbpress 2.5.12.

In addition, a user with the id 0 was created and they cannot removed.


Last edited 7 years ago by webgirl (previous) (diff)
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