After we updated BuddyPress from 2.1.1 to 2.2 yesterday, multiple things broke, including the pulldown menu on the top right.
Not sure if you are already aware of this, or follow the troubleshooting posts on buddypress.
If you can fix it, that would be great.
Our site (NSFW): http://scaffies.nl/change-log-2015/
The change log has all the technical details.
Thanks for youre response!
You guys make is sure complicated.
After some searching around, I found the Envato TOolkit Plugin, installed it, and then searched even longer for the “secret API” key.
However, it doesn’t do anything – how to I update the theme with it?
I did find out we have two different envato Marketplace IDs, “scaffies” (Dynamix theme) and “scaffiesadmin” (2 Polling plug-in’s) – we purchased at least 3 products here, and due to some hack which happened here earlier, we could not log in under scaffies, so we created the second ID to spend more money in the marketplace.
Now I am going to-and-fro with Scott Barlow from Help (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get to access the “scaffies” account again, under which we baught the Dynamix Theme in Sept 2013.
Does it make any difference for the Envato theme updater which ID we use?
And why do we not get automatic updates to the theme like all other plug-ins we use with wordpress and buddypress? It seems off that for those we get automatic notifications when something new becomes available, and for one of the most expensive, paid, plugins not?
Sorry you’ve had those issues, not to pass the blame … but blame Envato 😉
As long as the theme has been purchased under the account you use, it will work. If it’s not on the account it won’t.
The latest version of the theme includes an automatic way to update in the future, you do however have to enter the API key.
thanks again for a quick response.
Sigh. It seems, the issue is now to gain access to the account we purchased the dynamix theme under, and resolve this with the marketplace help. I just sent them three transaction IDs, I hope that will finally fix it, and I can then enter the correct market place ID to update the theme.
Good to hear the theme now has automatic updates! It is really tiring to see that so many updates constantly break something else (plugin’s, buddypress itself, …). I wish there is some improvement for this in the future, it takes the fun out of it.
I completely understand and sympathise, unfortunately due to the nature of these themes, it’s almost inevitable ( although I try extremely hard to minimize it ).
The issue is everything is constantly evolving and fast, there really isn’t anything much like it.
Ok, so now after some long-to-and-fro to get access to the correct API key (due to the heartbleed security issue) I could finally install the Envato Toolkit to update the theme from v 3.1.2 to 4.2.2
There is a choice to “View 4.2.2 Details“, which is blank when opened, and redirects to the Dynamix Sale page when opened in a new tab *OR* “Update Automatically”.
HOWEVER .. there is a pop-u warning when I click on Update Automatically”:
Updating this theme will lose any customizations you have made. ‘Cancel’ to stop, ‘OK’ to update.
Details from our Change Log:
Does that really mean I lose everything in skins, layouts, menu sizes, etc?
and have to re-do everything from scratch? I cannot imagine that is the case?
Thanks for your feedback!
P.S.: these two links above are not really “NSFW” – just being overly cautious 🙂
- This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Josh Miller. Reason: added the URLs with examples
Thanks for the feedback.
I did the automatic update, activated it, installed 2 required/recommended plugins, and found:
– the home page is messed up. The left sidebar is gone, moved to the position of sidebar 2, and sidebar 2 is completely gone
– all menus disappeared
– the dropdown menu (for which I started this thread) is still not working.
This is not what I had expected 🙁
Sigh .. I cannot figure it out:
on all “Posts” (not Pages) the updated theme puts the first graphic in much larger on top of the page – and I cannot figure out how to change it, so that the post appears as before.
The top graphic (picture) – the larger one – is not supposed to be there.
Needless to say, just changing all the Pages back to have no sidebars is already taking a lot of time 🙁
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