I am testing a multisite mistblogs.com. Each user has a blog and there will be no other users to that blog i.e,only administrator/blog.
When a user signs up for a blog,he gets a blog with custom pages and templates I setup. The pages I setup are with userpro shortcodes. For example,when a user visits his ‘Stream page’,he sees the private activity from the users he is following.
I will explain my problem with an example.
varunreddy and mahendhar are following each other.
When varunreddy (varunreddy.mistblogs.com) visits his blog,he is able to edit his following/followers profile. The edit button is being displayed when he visits his follwing/followers profiles.And also the private activity page says ‘There is no recent activity from the users you are following.'(Though mahendhar has posted some posts in his blog mahendhar.mistblogs.com)
But when he visits mahendhar.mistblogs.com,everything works as it should work in his blog. Varunreddy is able to edit his profile but not his followers/following profiles and he is also able to view the activity of mahendhar in private activity page (All the pages are with same userpro shortcodes in every blog).
I know this sounds crazy,but I have no clue what’s happening.
I have a question to ask first about your issue.
How did you set the multisite up so that your network sees all users of the network when they only belong to one subsite?10 years, 2 months ago adminKeymaster
You’re in safe hands, central geek the master of WPMU 😉 I do not have to worry now
@CentralGeek I partially solved the problem using ‘Advanced Access Manager’ plugin by assigning the blog admins the role of ‘a little above editor’ so that they can tweak everything except they don’t have the ability to edit users. So that solved my problem of ‘seeing edit profile button when blog admin visits his followers/following’.
Secondly I used ‘Multisite user management’ plugin to add every user to each of my sub-sites. This solved the private activity problem. Now everything works as expected but:
I use WPMUDEV Multisite privacy plugin so that each blog admin can set his/her own site privacy(since my multisite is like a social network with each user having a blog;so they post some personal stuff). The plugin has 4 options :
1.Allow any registered users on the network to view site.
2.Allow only subscribers or users of the site to view it.
3.Allow access to only administrators of the site.
4.Require a single password to access the site – allowing only those you want to view the site but without the need for them to have a user account.
The 2nd one is probably the most useful option for the users. But now they can’t take advantage of this plugin since ‘Multisite user management’ adds all users in network to each of the sub-sites.
I am looking for an effective alternative option for this problem though I think I temporarily fixed it.
Okay.. As I thought. UserPro doesn’t have the ability yet, to do what you and I would like to do.
I am very familiar with all of the plugins you have mentioned. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a plugin that will open up things the way we would like them to be.
There are a couple suggestions I can make until UserPro gives the option to make multisite a network of multisite (subsite owner only) network. Currently UserPro is site specific as far as members go, and you have to add all users to all sites to see the network of users. This is a shortfall for multisite configurations. Although I recently saw a chat session between the Core Developers of WP, their conversation focused specifically on Multisite and they are thinking of making multisite able to look across the network. The unfortunate part is that they concluded it would probably be around two years before they make that happen. 🙁
It seems their current interests are in making things look nice, rather than the functionality of multisite. Having said all that,
WPMU-DEV has four plugins they use to display posts and comments network wide. Unfortunately, even they stop short of actually providing what you might be looking for. They use “Global Comments”, “Comment Indexer” (I believe they have to be used together. Then they have “Global Posts Widget” (which doesn’t provide what you will need for UserPro to pick that activity up on each user, I don’t think), and “Post Indexer”.
There is a plugin put out by Alphagolf-fr called WP Symposium Blog Post. Unfortunately, that is specific to the WP Symposium Social Networking plugin. Which I do not recommend for various reasons, which I have blogged about in the past.
I haven’t checked to see how difficult it might be to modify that plugin to work with UserPro. But, then we come back to what UserPro doesn’t do. And that is, it doesn’t give the option to switch from the current site users to network users, so that what you and I would want, would be workable just with UserPro. I hope this changes, as there are a lot of multisite website owners who would use something like that to socially connect their blog owners across their networks.
As I have mentioned before, WordPress Multisite with just site owners would be a perfect solution for social networking, as each blog owner would be able to already create unique discussion boards (with bbpress), and albums with galleries via current WordPress plugins. There would be no need to create those features with UserPro in those cases.
It’s the social connection that WordPress Multisite doesn’t offer, and UserPro is poised to take advantage of that, if they choose to. No other plugin does it as well as UserPro would be able to, without taking over the WordPress install, as with what is done with BuddyPress. I hate that.
So, in conclusion, I think we are going to have to hope UserPro offers the features to show network users, and network wide posts and comments activity. Maybe.. Hope… 😉
Thank you @CentralGeek for taking out your time to help me.I really appreciate it.
I think Deluxethemes has done a great job with Userpro and little tweaking with it would definitely help make a feature-packed social network that will be far more different than buddypress,when used in conjunction with various other wordpress plugins.
Absolutetly. And anything I said that might be interpreted as less than completely appreciative of what DeluxeThemes has done so far, it was not meant that way at all. I am very happy with UserPro and that’s why I am here, willing to give my time and whatever I know to help others.
What you are attempting to do is exactly what I have mentioned before and I am sure Ahmed is listening. UserPro is just one of those plugins that can take so much advantage of the potential of WordPress Multisite. I hope to see it.
And as far as the author himself, I have nothing but praise for both, his abilities as a coder as well as his ability and willingness to listen to his customers.
Great plugin, Great Author. What a combination. A+++++ 🙂
By the way, if you find a solution I have not seen yet, please post it here. I would like to take a look at it. Or you can go to my UserPro profile and email me. I will be happy to talk with you about it.
@CentralGeek I agreed with you on Userpro Vs Buddypress and was saying that a little tweaking with Userpro would make it far more flexible than buddypress. And what you have said was true and cannot be interpreted as less than completely appreciative of what DeluxeThemes has done so far.
I think I would go with the solution of using ‘Advanced access manager’ and ‘Multisite user management’ plugins for now. But would definitely email you if I find a more flexible solution.
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