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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5149 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

404 error page not being used when root profiles is enabled

Reported by: henrywright's profile henrywright Owned by: boonebgorges's profile boonebgorges
Milestone: 1.9 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.8.1
Component: Route Parser Keywords: needs-patch


  1. Enable root profiles by adding the following to bp-custom.php
define ( 'BP_ENABLE_ROOT_PROFILES', true );
  1. Visit page

What should happen:
You should be taken to a 404 page because "jahayatsfg" obviously doesn't exist.

What actually happens:
I'm not entirely sure which page it is that you're taken to but it isn't the 404 page as you would expect.

Change History (3)

#1 @DJPaul
9 years ago

  • Component changed from Core to Rewrite Rules
  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 1.9

Confirmed. Putting this in 1.9 for attention.

#2 @boonebgorges
9 years ago

The problem is caused by It's incorrect that 'members' should be forced into query_args['pagename']. This forces WordPress to populate the Members page, when in fact, BuddyPress doesn't really want the members page to show up as the queried_object - BP is responsible for manually resetting the bits of $wp_query that it needs.

It's all a bit confusing, but I'm going to go ahead and remove the filter. I'll draw attention to the issue during 1.9's beta period, and hopefully if there are problems, they'll be found. We can always revert.

#3 @boonebgorges
9 years ago

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

In 7581:

Don't force WP to load the 'members' page when BP_ENABLE_ROOT_PROFILES

Forcing 'members' into the $wp_query query_args forces WP to load the Members
page as the currently queried object. This, in turn, causes problems with the
(somewhat obfuscated) way that BuddyPress manually manages 404 status when root
profiles are enabled. As a result, URLs like (where 'foo'
is a nonexistent component) loaded the raw Members WP page, rather than 404ing
as BP has such a request do under normal circumstances.

We correct the problem by refraining from forcing $wp_query to load Members.

Fixes #5149

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