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Bug #7376

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automatic forwarding of blog posts not working

Added by Marilyn Weber over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority name:
Normal
Assignee:
Category name:
Email Notifications
Target version:
-
Start date:
2017-01-10
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

Antonia Levy, Instructional Technology and Multimedia Manager at SPS, reports:

"Starting in December, the automatic forwarding of blog (https://spsfaculty.commons.gc.cuny.edu/faculty-training/) posts to our group members stopped working. I have no idea why or how to fix that."

I asked which plugin she used. She replied:

"I don’t think it’s a plugin. We linked our wordpress site on the Commons (http://spsfaculty.commons.gc.cuny.edu) to the group we have on the Commons:
https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/sps-faculty-community-group-2003930391/"

Does this give you enough information, Boone?


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Has duplicate CUNY Academic Commons - Bug #7629: Coupled Group/Site email generation IssueDuplicateBoone Gorges2017-02-06

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Has duplicate CUNY Academic Commons - Support #7802: SPS Faculty site stopped receiving notificationsDuplicate2017-03-15

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Actions #1

Updated by Marilyn Weber over 5 years ago

  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges

Boone - Assigning you, hope that's okay. Thanks!

Actions #2

Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

Thanks, Marilyn. I've started looking into this and will update the ticket when I have additional information.

Actions #3

Updated by Marilyn Weber over 5 years ago

This is still an open ticket in Zendesk. LMK if there's news. Thanks!

Actions #4

Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

Hi Marilyn - Apologies to you and to Antonia for the delay.

The problem here appears to be that the privacy settings at https://spsfaculty.commons.gc.cuny.edu/wp-admin/options-reading.php are "Discourage search engines...". This setting prevents blog-related activity from being recorded in the activity stream, which in turn prevents it from being sent out to users via email.

Could you verify with Antonia that the setting was changed sometime after the December 12 post (which did successfully go to the activity stream)? That'll help to corroborate what I've said above.

It'd be nice if we were a bit more flexible about how the blog_public connection work, at least in the case of `0`. Perhaps, instead of bailing out of activity creation altogether, we could set hide_sitewide to true. This should prevent unauthorized users (like web crawlers) from seeing the content. Ray, does this seem sensible to you?

Actions #5

Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Category name set to Email Notifications
  • Target version set to Not tracked
Actions #6

Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Has duplicate Bug #7629: Coupled Group/Site email generation Issue added
Actions #7

Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Has duplicate Support #7802: SPS Faculty site stopped receiving notifications added
Actions #8

Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Not tracked to 1.10.14

Scott reports that the site does not currently have the "discouraged" privacy setting. It did when I checked it a few weeks ago, so it's been changed in the interim. I will investigate to see whether I can pin down any non-posted activity items since the change. I'll move the ticket into the next milestone for tracking purposes.

Actions #9

Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.10.14 to 1.10.15
Actions #10

Updated by Raymond Hoh over 5 years ago

  • Related to Bug #7825: WP Cron fails to spawn on production added
Actions #11

Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.10.15 to 1.10.16
Actions #12

Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.10.16 to 1.10.17
Actions #13

Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.10.17 to 1.10.18
Actions #14

Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • Target version deleted (1.10.18)

Circling around here. It appears that a number of recent blog posts on spsfaculty have been synced properly to the activity stream, which suggests that the problem was indeed the blog's changed privacy settings.

I've opened #8075 to track my suggestion that we publish activity items for non-public posts.

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