Urgent help required: BP account registration not working on IE

Hi Guys,

I recently upgraded to the latest versions of WP/BP from BP 1.2.6 and WP 3.0.3 and since then visitors can not sign-up to the site on IE. I had this problem before and fixed it, but I can’t for the life of me remember how. I’m guessing I must’ve changed some core BP files to fix it and the update has simply overwritten the fix.

Web page error details as follows:

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E)

Timestamp: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:10:19 UTC

Message: Object doesn't support this property or method

Line: 1

Char: 1

Code: 0

URI: http://www.eqlife.co.uk/js/jquery.dropdown.js

Site can be found at http://www.eqlife.co.uk.

Server Details

Apache/2.2.14 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.14 OpenSSL/0.9.8l


MySQL client version: mysqlnd 5.0.5-dev – 081106 – $Revision: 289630 $

The site is currently live and being promoted heavily so any help in resolving the issue would be massively appreciated.


  • Julian Evans
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    I’m desperately trying to remember how I fixed this, it was definitely something relating to a conflict with Jquery, I just can’t figure out where.

    I’m guessing it must have been in a file that would’ve been overidden by a WP/BP upgrade as theme template files wouldn’t have been altered.

    Any ideas?

  • Julian Evans
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Ok it actually appears that sign-up isn’t working on any browser since the upgrade, not just IE as originally thought. I’m going to disable plug-ins now and test. In the meantime, any help to get the site functioning again will be hugely appreciated. Commercially, this is an absolute nightmare!

  • Julian Evans
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor


    I’ve turned de-bugging on which throws up the following errors on test.eqlife.co.uk/register. I’ve removed depreciation errors and a few errors that I’m sure are not related to the sign-up process.

    Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-catchuri.php on line 85

    Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-catchuri.php on line 158

    Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$displayed_user in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core.php on line 1070

    Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core.php on line 1070

    Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$profile in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-xprofile/bp-xprofile-classes.php on line 816

    Notice: Constant BP_XPROFILE_BASE_GROUP_NAME already defined in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-xprofile.php on line 101

    Notice: Constant BP_XPROFILE_FULLNAME_FIELD_NAME already defined in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-xprofile.php on line 102

    Notice: Undefined index: fileupload_maxk in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-avatars.php on line 35

    Notice: Use of undefined constant the_database_user_id – assumed ‘the_database_user_id’ in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-config.php on line 109

    Notice: Use of undefined constant the_database_user_id – assumed ‘the_database_user_id’ in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-config.php on line 110

    Notice: Undefined index: bp-message in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core.php on line 1365

    Notice: Undefined index: bp-message-type in /sharedstorage/sites/www.eq24.co.uk/ht_docs/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core.php on line 1368

    Are any of the above issues likely to be the root cause of the issue?

  • Julian Evans
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hi Richie,

    Thanks for the response, I’ve managed to now fix the bug. Just for the record, it was an auto-update.

    In the end I just had to create a completely fresh install on the same server set-up and install plug-ins one-by-one to see if it was a conflict with any plug-ins. It wasn’t. I then updated the standard BP theme section by section to identify where in the theme template mark-up the problem was, turns it out it was something to do with the register.php file – rather than de-bug though it was simply easier to just re-build the page from scratch.

    I’m guessing it was something to do with having no username though on the sign-up form, the site uses the wp-email-login plug-in. So users now have to define a username although they won’t actually see it in use anywhere on the site.

    Thanks for your support all the same though mate!

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