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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#5618 closed defect (bug) (no action required)

Add as friend/PM buttons missing

Reported by: angussharman's profile angussharman Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
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I've tried putting a post in the forums, but unfortunately i haven;t received any feedback. I've tried investigating the problem, but as i'm very new to using wordpress/buddypress i'm not exactly competent in coding!

I have installed buddypress on a multisite WP3.8.3 using the Aqua Theme with compatibility pack. I did try without the compatibility pack, but there were a number of links that didn't work, i couldn't get the sidebar to show, and there was more work to do with styling.

The issue i have is that the 'Add as friend/PM buttons' are missing from the member header. The member-header.php includes <?php do_action( 'bp_member_header_actions' ); ?>. When viewing users in the ‘members’ list, there is the option to ‘add friend’. However, when a user views another users profile, there is no option to ‘add friend’ or ‘send message’. When viewing page source, there is <div id=”item-buttons”>, but its blank. The site is at, although to view it will require free membership.

I've tried deactivating all plugins and reverting to a standard WordPress theme, but no joy.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Kind regards


Change History (2)

#1 @r-a-y
10 years ago

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In a nutshell, remove your compatibility pack and use BP's built-in theme compatibility.

Follow the advice listed here for a similar problem.

If the member buttons are not showing up on a regular, unaltered theme like Twenty Twelve, then you'll have to do further debugging.

Last edited 10 years ago by r-a-y (previous) (diff)

#2 @angussharman
10 years ago

I took your advice and removed the template pack. All is functional now, but there's just a lot of styling to do!

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