How To Disable Required User Activation In Your BuddyPress Network ?

If your BuddyPress network is not open for pubic registration and you use invitation for making new registrations. Then you might like disabling BuddyPress required user activation. 

User activation is default process of BuddyPress where it sends an activation email to the person who is making registration in your BuddyPress site, this confirms weather the person has entered his correct email address or not.

If you use invitation process for registration then it doesn’t mean anything for increasing one more step of user activation because your invitation already reaches to the person’s inbox whom you are inviting and by clicking that link one can register on your site so if you like disabling user activation you can disable it via plugin or hack. Here we are discussing both so you are free to use whatever you like.

Using BuddyPress Plugin

Easiest way for disabling user activation is BP Disable Activation plugin, all you need is to install and activate this plugin and forget about it. It doesn’t need any additional configuration settings, it doesn’t show any option in settings menu. All it does is, it stops sending an email activation link. When someone registers in your network he gets automatically logged-in (if he enters the correct information) as he clicks ‘Complete Sign Up’ button.

Using BuddyPress Hack

You can also use the following hack suggested by Andy Peatling at Forums:

function disable_validation( $user_id ) {
global $wpdb;
$wpdb->query( $wpdb->prepare( “UPDATE $wpdb->users SET user_status = 0 WHERE ID = %d”, $user_id ) );
add_action( ‘bp_core_signup_user’, ‘disable_validation’ );
function fix_signup_form_validation_text() {
return >false;
add_filter( ‘bp_registration_needs_activation’, ‘fix_signup_form_validation_text’ );

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