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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#8573 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Removing favorite forum topics does not work.

Reported by: dave-lozier's profile Dave Lozier Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 9.1.1
Component: Core Keywords:
Cc: dave@…


Fresh install of WordPress (5.8.1), bbPress (2.6.6) and BuddyPress (9.1.1) with default theme.

  • Create a forum
  • Create a topic
  • Click "Favorite" in topic
  • View your profile's Forums > Favorites page.
  • Click red X to remove favorite topic. (this step fails)

When in the topic bbPress uses an XMLHttpRequest to Favorite/Unfavorite. The previous used "GET" request linking does not work.

To fix this issue I am using some JavaScript to mimic what bbPress is doing with their templates/default/js/engagements.js file.

Here is an example fix that can be tested from your browser's console.

( function ( $ ) {

    var bbpEngagementJS = {
        generic_ajax_error:'this is a generic error'

    function bbp_ajax_call(action, object, type, nonce, update_selector) {
        var $data = {
            action: action,
            id: object,
            type: type,
            nonce: nonce

        bbpEngagementJS.bbp_ajaxurl = $('#bbp-topic-'+$'.bbp-topic-permalink').attr('href') + '?bbp-ajax=true';

        $.post(bbpEngagementJS.bbp_ajaxurl, $data, function (response) {
            if (response.success) {
                if ($('li.bbp-body').children().length === 0) {
                    /* no more favorites on the page */
            } else {
                if (!response.content) {
                    response.content = bbpEngagementJS.generic_ajax_error;

    $('#bbp-user-favorites').on('click', 'span a.favorite-toggle', function (e) {


I haven't checked, but I suspect there may be a similar issue with subscriptions.

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Favorite topics view.

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Change History (2)

@Dave Lozier
3 years ago

Favorite topics view.

#1 @imath
3 years ago

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

This is a bbPress issue, please report it there

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