Bug #11083

"My Settings > Export Data" page is blank

Added by Raymond Hoh over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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BuddyPress introduced functionality in v4.0.0 to allow users to export their WordPress data.

If you navigate to "My Settings > Export Data", you should see a page that resembles this:

However, it's currently blank as our bp-nelo theme uses an older BuddyPress format. I'll add support for bp-nelo, but do we want to disable this functionality on the Commons?

Marking for 1.14.6 so I can add this functionality to bp-nelo, but we can bump to 1.14.7 if we need to disable this.


#1 Updated by Raymond Hoh over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Staged for Production Release

I've added support for the "My Settings : Export Data" page here -

One thing I didn't think about is the WordPress export data functionality only supports one site at a time.

Since BuddyPress piggybacks off of WordPress, BuddyPress only handles the main, root site for WordPress content like posts and comments. If a user is expecting that the data export includes all of their WordPress blog content from all their sites, this currently is not possible.

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 3 years ago

Good catch, Ray!

I wouldn't worry too much about the all-content-from-all-sites bit right now, though it's a good feature for WordPress itself to implement :-D

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Staged for Production Release to Resolved

#4 Updated by Matt Gold over 3 years ago

Wow, Ray. I'm excited to learn about this functionality. It seems pretty big, both for user requests that come in but also for potential GDPR compliance.

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