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  • Krowchuk Dressage

    (@krowchuk-dressage)


    Working as advertised with my Buddypress / Multisite installation.

    I wanted a private buddypress installation with optional privacy on the blog sub sites created with WPMU’s ProSite. This is the ticket!

    If there was ONE MORE THING I would love to see…. the ability to limit registration with an invitation code that the registered buddypress users can send to their friends. I have seen some invite code plugins but so far none that I can seem to get to work, many are old. and I am finding lots of people asking but not finding a solution.

    So, if you could add that functionality, wow! That would be awesome!

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  • Thank you for your great review!

    The suggestion you offer is a good idea, but my experience with another plugin tells me that it is not practical for me personally to expand beyond a specific functionality for each plugin. I am just not equipped to support complex software.

    At the moment, the jonradio Private Site plugin does not get involved in altering either the login process or the registration process itself, but simply forces Login based on the plugin’s Settings.

    On the other hand, if you ever find (or build) a free plugin that gives you that specific functionality, I will be more than happy to help you overcome any problems you may experience with my plugin.

    Krowchuk Dressage

    (@krowchuk-dressage)

    Fully understand!
    You really don’t want me trying to create a plug-boom, i mean plug-in!
    These types of plugins exist out there but they are old and have not been updated in a longtime – I am always hesitant to install something that is old, unfinished, etc. that might cause security issues that I am oblivious to.
    This project is not anything really sensitive, its just a buddypress / multisite install for my extended and scattered family to stay connected, like Facebook only just us folk and no ads, no creeps, no malware, no data farming! etc.
    Just a safe place for family to get together.

    Yes, unfortunately, some plugins and themes were written as a student project by someone who went on to bigger and better things. Or, worse yet, realized how poorly it had been coded and abandoned it as unsalvage-able.

    Mostly though, WordPress changes over time, and 2+ year old plugins may only work with 2+ year versions of WordPress, which IS a security nightmare.

    One rule of thumb that is helpful: set WP_DEBUG to TRUE in wp-config.php when activating and testing a new plugin. You may see some messages that warn you of potential issues.

    Again, sorry that I could not help, but I’m a retired programmer who needs to watch his stress levels.

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