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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#8218 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

@mentions don't work on Front-End posts and don't show up on Activity > Mentions

Reported by: teknorah's profile tekNorah Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Severity: major Version: 5.0.0
Component: Core Keywords:
Cc: sssv


Related to support article: [

I] am using the Woffice BuddyPress Theme and @mentions do not always work as expected.

What Works:

  • Comments to posts and Activity Updates (auto-fill, mentions feed & notifications):

  • Autofill on back-end editor when creating/editing post:

  • Link convert on Post View on frontend:

What doesn't work:

  • Autofill on front-end editor when creating/editing a post:

  • Mentions from posts don't appear on activity feed or notifications

Change History (2)

#1 @sssv
4 years ago

  • Cc sssv added
  • Priority changed from normal to high
  • Severity changed from normal to major

We are having the same issue with @mentions not working. Using a custom child of the Beaver Builder Theme. Have ruled out all possible plugin conflicts, this seems to be with BuddyPress core?

In addition, for some reason my participants replies to one another do not nest, they show up at the bottom like a new post.

But admin comments show as nested – - I was thinking that the two things might be related as restricted by user permissions but I can't do @mentions as an admin either:

Are the participant user permissions being overwritten somewhere? I’ve checked all the settings I can think of…

Settings on Topic/Reply Display tab:
Discussion settings in bbp style pack:

#2 @imath
3 years ago

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


The plugin which is including the WP Classic Editor on the front-end needs to add/set the bp-mentions scripts to make it work.

We are doing so for the WP Classic Editor we are using for the Private Messages component, see the following screen capture:

This is not a BuddyPress issue.

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