BP-Moderation is broken. Help fix it!

By | June 18, 2013

I’ve been out of BuddyPress game for a while, mainly because I’m not using it on websites I curate or work on, and I was committed to other projects.

While BP-Media is maintained by other developers, I’m the only one working on this plugin and I have received emails about it not working on the latest versions of WP and BP.

I started to look into it and the dev version should now be working on single-site installs, Today I’ll test on multisite and fix it.  I can’t devote lot of time to it right now so any help, tester or developer, is appreciated.

The development version is now on GitHub at https://github.com/francescolaffi/BP-Moderation, if you are not confortable with git you can get the zipped dev version at https://github.com/francescolaffi/BP-Moderation/archive/master.zip.
Stable versions will be tagged in WP official svn repo.

How can you help to get it fixed?

I found out that BP-Moderation codebase is messed up, with logic and template mixed together and some singleton black magic to load the main classes, can’t understand how it seemed a good idea when I wrote it years ago, at least is not really extensive so its workable.
I started a new branch 0.2 for the refactoring, it will target PHP 5.3+, WP 3.6 and BP 1.8, maybe WP 3.5 and BP 1.7; the 0.1 branch will be compatible with BP 1.7/1.8, but won’t get new feature or compatibility with later BP versions.

6 thoughts on “BP-Moderation is broken. Help fix it!

  1. mrjarbenne

    Where is the third option where we help fund some of your time on this project?

  2. xvalkyrie

    Thank you so much for picking this project back up! I’m launching a new site today (a Multisite + BP + BBP) and BP Moderation is the only plugin I’ve found that will let the community report spam. You can imagine how I felt after finding out it didn’t work. The wordpress plugin listing looked dead so I had almost given up, but I happen to do a random google search and found this page.

    Is the dev install working with multisite yet? If so I will give it a go on a test site (and later my main if it doesn’t break anything) and I’ll report anything I find.

    1. francesco Post author

      hi, there should not be any major problems on the plugin core even in multisite, but I haven’t tested all the different content types that it handles.


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