BuddyPress notifications not sending

Still having issues sending emails.

Getting better.

The system emails send.

New user invite

lost password

config_smtp test

All send fine thanks to config_smtp plug in

My categories

New category posts

and test email all work thanks to subscribe2 plug in.

The BuddyPress notifications

request as friend

private message

public message

and any other “yes” notifications do not send.

I really need this to work.

People are waiting on me.

Thanks for all.


  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Richard,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention and it appears that BuddyPress is perhaps by passing the normal wp mail function which the configure smtp plugin hooks into though I am not certain of this being that I am not a coder nor a fan of Buddy Press.

    Considering that users struggled with Buddy Press 1.5.4 for almost a year with bugs until the release of Buddy Press 1.6 where Buddy Press themselves admit to “hundreds of bugs” Ref: on top of hundreds of bugfixes First paragraph http://codex.buddypress.org/developer/releases/version-1-6/

    Are you aware that Buddy Press has its own support forums? i.e. http://buddypress.org/support/

    Are you aware that Buddy Press is not a WPMU DEV product?

    Have you submitted a ticket with Buddy Press themselves to answer for this issue?

    Please advise and looking forward to hearing form you in any event.

    Cheers, Joe

  • Richard
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    I am aware that BuddyPress is not WPMU Dev. At the risk of sounding sarcastic neither is WordPress. Seriously no sarcasm intended. I love WPMU Dev. Just sounds a little like I should not have asked a BuddyPress question when there is BuddyPress stuff all over WPMU Dev site.

    I’m not blaming WPMU Dev for BuddyPress’s failures nor expecting WPMUDev to fix it. I was hoping that someone would have had similar experiences with it.

    Yes I have been to their forum and Google search and found multitudes of issues that I have already fixed.

    I did try to build the communities that I need with just WPMU Dev products but there is not enough to pull off the functionality I need. If You know of a way to do so pleas advise. I would love to move away from faulty scripts.

    I spent several years working with scripts that outside communities knew more about the product then the developers. That’s what lead me to believe that maybe it is possible, that someone here would know more about BP then they themselves.

    Seriously, I am a fan of WPMU Dev and it’s community.

    I did not realize I had asked an inappropriate question

    All the best


  • Richard
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    As it turns out it is the “html email template” conflicting with the BuddyPress or visa versa.

    When the html email template is blank it stops all emails

    When it has some html in it like

    <img src=”http://alfsupport.knightwind.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/>


    It will send the system emails with the header image but not any of the BuddyPress notifications.

    I tried to add code to see if it was a code issue.

    <!DOCTYPE html>



    <img src=”http://subdomain.mysite.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/site_header_logo.png”>



    Same results as the header code. No BuddyPress messages.

    If I just put MESSAGE or deactivate it all sends as normal.


    Should I post this in the proper plug in thread?

    Maybe I should resubmit this under html email template.

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Richard,

    Thank you for the additional input and sorry that my last post seemed a bit stern in which I apologize for.

    I admit I have become more then a bit frustrated with Buddy Press bug related issues and not that they cannot come out with hundreds of bug fixes each release, it is the time in between the releases that gets to me that it takes them so long to fix “hundreds of bugs” – meanwhile our members suffer from the “hundreds of bugs” being frustrated by them as well as the strain on support staff having to deal with i.e. is it BuddyPress core or something else? … lol

    I would love to move away from faulty scripts.

    Bugs happen that is for sure especially around major new releases – it is the “hundreds of bugs” over and over that spans a couple of years.

    I did try to build the communities that I need with just WPMU Dev products but there is not enough to pull off the functionality I need.

    Aha! If you do not mind would you consider giving a list of those features that would make Communities more viable for the purposes you had in mind?

    Or items that we have not covered in out plugins i.e. Friends etc.

    Let me know and in any event have a GREAT upcoming weekend!

    Cheers, Joe

  • Richard
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Hi Joe,

    I understand the frustration. I just moved back to WordPress from a script that the owner was more interested in new features then fixing bugs. I belonged to an outside community that was actively fixing the bugs in his software. The problem came that we had a better version then his upgrade when he finally put one out. No one wanted his upgrades because it still had all the bugs we fixed. None the less he got mad because we had a better version of his software and started threatening to sue if we did not shut down the “free” support community. So it got shut down. We moved on and he still is selling his crappy software. Oh, did I mention he charges for his script?

    Since my last post I spent some time thinking. I may have been looking too close to the project to again see the bigger picture. I was mostly interested in groups and group functionality. Maybe a few other things. I backed up and now see I can use the sub sites as the groups and have the functionality I did not see before.

    I can get the community effect through the networks and the larger network through the Network+ plugin.

    So my goal is to now rebuild the site without BuddyPress and strictly use the WPMUdev plugins maybe a couple third party. I think I can pull it off and have a much cleaner and lightweight system.

    I really like this community and plan to participate as much as possible. I get ideas some good and some bad. I’m not afraid to look stupid, I know someone may be able to take my stupid suggestion and make something better out of it.

    I do plan to contribute as much as possible. So look out. lol

    Thanks for all.

    I appreciate all you do.


  • Richard
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    i won’t name names unless you think you might be buying. The sue happy element there is still pretty active.. I will say it is a stand alone classified software that I was using for a cms. Actually I still have a few sites running it. It is a great software if you get the bugs worked out. It’s unfortunate that there is such an environment of fighting and strife around it. If you look up reviews on classified software you will find one that the reviews are mostly about the owner and support then that is the one.

    Just remember, if your buying a stand alone script, be sure to read the reviews.

    All the best


  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Richard,

    Thank you for letting us know and we are certainly happy to have you here in the WPMU DEV Community and certainly appreciate your input as well.

    Considering that you are regrouping on the core installation I am closing this ticket in lieu of possible tickets relative to the new installation configuration.

    Thank you for being a WPMU DEV Community Member!

    Cheers, Joe

  • MichaelMotorcycle
    • New Recruit

    I also had the exact same problem…

    The WPMUDEV plugin named: HTML Email Templates, when the template form is blank by default, it stops all normal email notifications (New User Registrations, etc.) from sending via the default PHP Mail() when BuddyPress is also installed.

    I was having some difficulty rooting out this problem until I searched and found this thread. I deactivated HTML Email Templates plugin and it immediately resolved the problem for me.

    Thank you!

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings MichaelMotorcycle,

    As Richard indeed mentioned I am happy that you found this post and benefited form Richards advice and indeed his testing and resolve was an eye opener for sure.

    That still does not make me a fan of Buddy Press :wink:

    Thank you both for being WPMU DEV Community Members!

    Cheers, Joe

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