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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#4635 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Redirection for attempts to access account page of other profiles.

Reported by: enderpal444's profile enderpal444 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 1.7
Component: Members Keywords:


Lets say I'm on my profile edit page and I switch the username in the url to another user. I get redirected to the members page. Well what if I don't want to use a members page on my site? There are plugins out there for example Brajesh's profile background plugin where you can actually change the username in the url and be viewing the change profile screen while on their profile.

So my question here is why aren't we putting personal account screens on the top level without using the username like twitter does for instance?

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#1 @r-a-y
12 years ago

It sounds like Brajesh might not be adding the appropriate access level checks in his background plugin.

About your other questions:

If you don't want to use a root members page for profiles, you can get rid of the /members/ slug by using:

define ( 'BP_ENABLE_ROOT_PROFILES', true );

Click on this link for more details.

Regarding your latter question, the reason why we don't have settings on the top-level right now is the Settings component doesn't use a WP page like the rest of the other components. Also, we have to worry about backwards compatibility; such a change would affect the many, existing themes and templates that use the current system.

For your own needs, it's probably possible to reverse-engineer the Settings component to do what you want, but you'd have to remove the current settings component and code your own. If you are a developer, check out /plugins/buddypress/bp-settings/bp-settings-loader.php for more details.

#2 @DJPaul
12 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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