Support » Plugin: BuddyPress Registration Options » No notifications of pending Member Requests in BuddyPress menu

  • Resolved Jay

    (@uscore713)



    BPRO installs itself as a component to BuddyPress such that it advertises its interface to the BP Notification API (using the key “bp_registration_options”).

    BPRO also registers a submenu tree in the BuddyPress menu (in the Toolbar, at or near the bottom):

    BP Registration Options
        General Settings
        Member Requests

    However, when one or more Member Requests are present, no Notifications are posted to BuddyPress such that an Admin can see the request count in the BP menu, as all other notification-compliant components do.

    Was this an oversight? Or perhaps a bug? Or does this post turn into a feature request?

    This feature is pretty critical for our site, so if you need development assistance, let me know.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Plugin Author Michael Beckwith

    (@tw2113)

    Traditionally, and for the longest time, we’ve relied on admin notices at the top of admin pages to help indicate that there are pending members. There should also be a number indicator in our WP Admin Menu area showing that there are some pending.

    In 1.3.0, I gave my first go-ahead into adding BuddyPress notifications as well. That said, it may need some further refinement, if there are things that should be happening around it, that aren’t. I wouldn’t call the BuddyPress notifications a super critical piece. It’s more of an extra/nice touch that I hope adds value.

    This is the type of notification we’ve traditionally used and still use: https://ps.w.org/bp-registration-options/assets/screenshot-5.png?rev=1680432

    Jay

    (@uscore713)

    Hi Michael,

    “I wouldn’t call the BuddyPress notifications a super critical piece.”

    We don’t believe an Admin has to hang out on the Admin side (backend) in order to be sure incoming requests are seen. You already have the plumbing in place, and that’s probably the majority share of the work. If you think you’re posting notifications to BuddyPress, but they aren’t showing up, then it’s a bug. A minor bug.

    If you don’t have the cycles to track it down and fix it, no problem — we’ll get around to that when we can.

    But getting frontend notifications is critical to us. Your mileage obviously varies. 😉

    Plugin Author Michael Beckwith

    (@tw2113)

    Just saying the frontend-based notifications is a new feature that was only recently added, otherwise it’s all WP Admin area notifications 🙂

    You should be receiving email notifications as well when people get queued up for moderation. Not sure if that’s working for you, as that information/topic hasn’t been brought up here.

    I’ll open an issue on GitHub for us to try and debug what’s going on

    Plugin Author Michael Beckwith

    (@tw2113)

    Jay

    (@uscore713)

    Thanks, Michael.

    Actually, now that you mention it, we have indeed had some problems receiving email notices of new member requests, but I’ll start a different topic for that problem when we get around to it.

    Overall, though, your plugin has been doing a pretty good job. Kudos to you and your staff.

    Plugin Author Michael Beckwith

    (@tw2113)

    Emails are harder to debug because they’re very server/system-specific. All I know for sure is that we’re using wp_mail() when intended, but beyond that, it’s a hairy debugging situation, for which there’s no “start here” todo list.

    Jay

    (@uscore713)

    Right, understandable.

    We’ll continue this in another topic. Thanks.

    Jay

    (@uscore713)

    We found and fixed the conflict that caused the original problem. It had nothing to do with your fine plugin.

    Marking this topic as “Resolved.”

    Plugin Author Michael Beckwith

    (@tw2113)

    I’d be curious to know more details about that to see if there’s anything from our end that could be done to help the situation.

    Jay

    (@uscore713)

    Thanks, Michael.

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