Support » Plugin: BuddyPress Wall » Dashboard Warning and fix (bp_setup_current_user)

  • Developers, could you tell me if the fix below is OK?

    PROBLEM. I set WP_DEBUG true and saw this warning:

    Notice: bp_setup_current_user was called incorrectly. The current user is being initialized without using $wp->init(). Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 1.7.) in /…/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3370

    Further debugging led to this pretty obvious coding error in Buddypress Wall, in /wp-content/plugins/buddypress-wall/includes/bp-wall-loader.php:

    class BP_Wall {
    	...
    	function __construct( $options = null ) {
    		...
    		$this->includes();
    		...
    	}
    
    	function includes() {
    		...
    		if ( is_super_admin() && ( is_admin() || is_network_admin() ) ) {
    			...
    		}
    	}

    FIX. As a fix I wrapped the code starting at is_super_admin in a function and called it with an ‘init’ action.

    class BP_Wall {
    	...
    	function __construct( $options = null ) {
    		...
    		$this->includes();
    		add_action( 'init', array($this, 'xxx_fix'), 10 );
    		...
    	}
    
    	function includes() {
    		...
    	}
    
    	function xxx_fix() {
    		if ( is_super_admin() && ( is_admin() || is_network_admin() ) ) {
    			...
    		}
    	}

    Will everything work OK? I can’t imagine the current code works at all.

    A case where WP_DEBUG has really found a problem!

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress-wall/

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  • Well I say “pretty obvious” but the above code is only executed by

    add_action( 'bp_loaded', 'bp_wall_load_core', 5 );

    So it’s not completely obvious it is executing too early, until you turn on WP_DEBUG. I also don’t know whether the warning really breaks anything. The main or only purpose of the code is to put a big “welcome” page on the Dashboard when you activate the plugin. And if you turn off WP_DEBUG that behavior does seem to work with the current code. It also works with the fix. So the fix is better. Does it break anything?

    See also: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/bp-conflict-with-other-plugins/ and the linked Trac ticket. Looks like BuddyPress core is issuing a warning but things may work OK anyway.

    Nevertheless this should be fixed because WP_DEBUG is an all or nothing constant and we can’t develop our site with it off.

    Cannot post on activity page and cannot add comments. Any answers here please. Sorry to hijack this slot. No idea how to add a topic

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