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  • Resolved kimmersnc


    Maybe I’m misunderstanding how this plugin works….can you help?

    If a non-logged in user tries to access a page within the forum that is private, instead of the 404 error page, with this plugin, they should be redirected to whatever page identified in the settings – yes?

    For instance, when a registered user -not logged in, clicks a link in his digest email for a new thread in the forum, instead of getting a 404 because he’s not logged in, with this plugin, he should be directed to the login page which I’ve identified as the redirect page in the settings. However, the 404 page is still what comes up instead of the login page.

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  • Plugin Author Jared Atchison


    Hmm, yeah that’s not the expected behavior.

    If the user (logged out) tries to go to any page that triggers is_bbpress() it should redirect. It uses the site url (homepage) or a URL if you provided it.

    Did you specify a redirect URL in the settings? If so, if you remove it and save, will it redirect correctly to the site homepage?

    Some other details that might be helpful: what version of bbPress? Who is your web host?

    The plugin redirects the user using the standard wp_redirect() function, so there _shouldn’t_ be any really issues, so I’m not quite sure what the problem is off the top of my head.

    Regardless, you’re definitely right, this isn’t the correct behavior.

    Actually, it appears that regardless of what I put for the redirect URL leaving it blank or addding the preferred redirect URL ( – here is what the page goes to get:

    bbPress: Version 2.2.4
    Hosting: Bluehost


    Plugin Author Jared Atchison


    Hmm, this weekend I’m going to setup bbPress trunk with the latest version and do some testing on this. It’s possible one of the minor bbPress updates changed something since the original launch.

    I’ll get back to you on this soon.

    Much appreciated, Jared – I’m catching flack from the forum members…no respect, I tell ya!

    Plugin Author Jared Atchison


    Hmmm, so I tested it this weekend (bbP/WP trunk) and it seems to work on that install anyways.

    How many plugins (other than bbPress and this plugin) do you have installed? Can you give me a list? Maybe I’ll notice one that might be a issue.

    bbP Members Only
    bbPress Digest
    GD bbPress Attachments
    Portfolio Slideshow
    Spam Free WordPress

    Plugin Author Jared Atchison


    Hmm I don’t see anything on that list that would be an obvious issue.

    Really the next thing to do is just do some troubleshooting and rule out one of the other plugins.

    The best way is to just temporarily deactivate all the plugins except bbPress and give it a whirl. If it works then we know one of the plugins is the culprit and we can figure out which one by process of elimination. If that deactivating the plugins does nothing then we’ll need to start looking at the WordPress install itself, the host, and more low level stuff.

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