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[resolved] Cannot find BP-links Admin link BP 1.6 & WPMU 3.5 (26 posts)

  1. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, I installed a fresh WPMU subdomain site at humlesite.com and added latest buddypress 1.6. I then added the buddypress links plugin. I got a message that there was no page for it, with a repair button. I created a page "Links", and assigned to it. So far all is OK.

    However, there is no sign of the admin interface of the plugin, anywhere in the site. You can add links from the front, but not edit or delete them. I see from some screen shot that there should be a BP-Links admin in the dashboard. How do I get access to this ?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-links/

  2. MrMaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you looking at the Network Dashboard? Depending on your setup the Links admin menu might only be showing up on the site dashboard where you activated it.

  3. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I cannot find any dashboard any place. Not in the network, not on the main site. I have tried "network activate", or deactivated it to just activate on the main site. There is no sign of this panel - it is completely non-existent in every dashboard.

  4. marcovis
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having the same issue, there is no 'BP Links' menu to manage links and edit categories. Any resolution known for this?

  5. MrMaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am not able to replicate this on my test set up. Here are the versions I am on...

    WordPress 3.5
    BuddyPress 1.6.2
    BP Links 0.7.1

  6. marcovis
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @MrMaz: I'm on the same versions:
    WordPress Version 3.5
    BuddyPress Version 1.6.2
    BP Links Version 0.7.1
    but have the issue of the BP Links menu not showing. As to be expected I'm also using other plugins like WPML, Wiki etc. Are there any plugins you know that can give conflicts? Any tips on how we can get this fixed?

  7. MrMaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can try disabling all plugins, then activate only BP Links. If the menu shows up, then you know its a plugin conflict.

  8. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Those are the exact same versions I have. When I installed a new site, I installed WP asa multisite install from softaculus, then added and activated, Buddypress and BP links in that order. No "BP-Links" admin. I have later on added other plugins to my site, like WPML, etc.

  9. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have now tried to turn off everything, except buddypress, and BP-links. No "BP-links" admin. I tried to deactivate, and re-activate BP-links. No difference.

  10. MrMaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am stumped. I have tried activating it for a specific site, and network wide, and in both cases I can see the menu.

  11. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is it supposed to appear in the network dashboard, or in the site dashboard for a multisite installation ?

  12. MrMaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It should show up on the site dashboard of the primary BuddyPress blog.

  13. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have done some testing here, and found that it actually execute the "bp_links_add_admin_menu()" function on the main site dashboard page. I inserted a print statement in the code to test. It is very strange..

    If there is some I can test to give you some more data, just tell me.
    Ole

  14. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there a link I can use to manually enter the admin interface ?

  15. bitnumus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also am having this issue, just installing buddypress links for the first time.

    Initially i got the 'No buddypress page found for this compoenent' message and the option to repair, but there is no page for links, so i created a blank page with this slug.

    Then i realised there is nothing in the admin panel for it, it doesnt look like its installed at all really.

    3days and no reply? :S i really wanted to give this a try, even the demo is down.

  16. MrMaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @bitnumus Giving free support for free software on the weekend or on a busy Monday isn't going to happen very often.

    What I have found out so far is that I *think* the issue is related to the dashboard menu/admin screens require the 'manage_links' capability, which anyone who has the editor role or higher should have. Not sure why this is an issue as of 3.5. If anyone has any clues, please lmk.

    Here is the role/cap table:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities#Capability_vs._Role_Table

  17. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am logged on as superadmin when I do this.
    Ole

  18. MrMaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    In that case I am stumped again.

  19. bitnumus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    MrMaz, ok, i just seem to be posting on these support forums for every plugin after every update, not your fault.

    What can i do to help you debug? if you want to email me i can provide you with access to have a poke around?

    bitnumus@gmail.com

  20. gjnamibia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Confirming here too, that "Admin" section does not appear on the dashboard, as such not allowing me to modify the default categories - and with that defeating the purpose of the plugin for me.

    WordPress version 3.5
    BuddyPress version 1.6.3
    BuddyPress Links version 0.7.1

    Additional plugins in use (and no, deactivation of these does *not* help):

    Delightful Downloads version 1.0.1
    bbPress version 2.2.3
    BP Bookmarklet version 1.1

    Unless someone shows me a workaround or the problem gets solved, it looks like this extension is not compatible with this setup.

  21. MrMaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    This issue is very difficult to debug. Its only happening to a small percentage of people. If you guys could copy/paste the following code into the functions.php file of your theme, it will give me a clue if permissions and/or a missing function is the issue.

    var_dump( 'perm: ' . current_user_can( 'manage_links' ) );
    var_dump( 'func: ' . function_exists( 'bp_links_admin_index' ) );

    When you refresh the dashboard (logged in as the super admin) it should spit out a small bit of debug text. Please copy/paste ALL of that text in this topic.

  22. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Done. I have put up a debug installation at http://humle.biz. If you like, I can send you logon credentials and FTP access to this site. Just drop me an e-mail to ole (at) horneks.com.

    The site is running in WP-DEBUG mode, and I got a message when I installed BuddyPress Links on this.

    Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$id in /home/humlenet/public_html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress-links/bp-links-core.php on line 1477

    I pasted the lines into the BP-default template that us used on this site (near the bottom). It is the same output for network admin dashboard or the main site dashboard.

    string(6) "perm: " string(6) "func: "

    From the fronted, when in WP-DEBUG mode, there is a lot of notices. The best is to look at http://humle.biz/links/

    Best Regards,
    Ole Kristian Ek Hornnes

  23. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, I discovered what was wrong with this.

    In WP 3.5, if you do not have any "links" from before, you need to install the links manager plugin. This will enable the "manage links" capability neccessary to enable this admin-menu item. This is the "bloggroll" functionality that was removed from WordPress in version 3.5.
    When You have installed Links Manager, you get two new items on the admin-menu.
    * Links
    * BP-links

    This for your information.
    Best Regards,
    Ole Kristian Ek Hornnes

  24. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  25. MrMaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ole!

    Wow, thanks for digging into this and solving it for me. That makes sense since only people doing a fresh install are having the issue.

    I will do a maintenance release soon and change the capability required for the menu to shoe.

    Marshall

  26. olekeh001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You are welcome, :-)
    It was not much code tweaking this time...
    I was looking for some debugging tool that could present the actions on the admin dashboard, I found debug bar actions, but this gave me only some useful information. I was looking more, and found a plugin for editing the admin menu on the dashboard. Using this, I discovered a hidden menu item "links". The capabilities for this was "managing links". I changed it to "Administrator", and then it showed up. When I hit that link, i got a screen telling "are you cheating?". I was a bit curious why I as super admin obviously did not had "manage links" capabilities, and searched the net too see. I found this plugin, and decided to try, and viola - this solved it.
    :-)
    Ole K.

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