bbPress role assignment bug

There is a bug, that will be fixed in the next release of bbPress plugin, related to assigning roles.

One can still assign forum user roles by using the drop down menu at the
bottom of the page – the bug affects only the drop down menu at the top of
the Users page.

Further information regarding the status of this bug can be found here:

How do I add a new plugin?

The task of installing and upgrading plugins (and themes) is done for you.  So you will not find the “Add New” button, which is normally under the Plugins section.

If you cannot find the plugin you would like to use, from the ones already installed under the Plugins section, then you can request that we install additional plugins.

  1. First find the plugin you would like to use
  2. Contact the Research IT team via or by email  Include the following information:
    • Functionality required
    • Name of the plugin
    • Plugin URL/website address. NB: If you want a custom or paid for plugin installed you will need to supply the plugin files
    • Link or name of your blogs/website

Please note, we will not install plugins that are not compatible with the recent versions of WordPress or haven’t been updated in the last two years.  Where similar functionality is available by an already installed plugin, please make it clear in your request why you need this additional plugin installed.


How do I collect web statistics for my blog?

We strongly recommend that you set up tracking of website statistics as soon as you create your website, as you will not be able to collect this data retrospectively.
You will need to use a dedicated third party service to generate reports for your website statistics.  At present Google Analytics is a very popular tool for tracking website statistics.  However, there are alternative collection tools available, such as the open analytics platform, Piwik.

Using Google Analytics

  1. You will need to register for a Google Analytics account:  You will not be able to use a email address to sign up without first requesting that this additional Google service is enabled on your UoB account.  Please note you may be advised to set up a delegate Google account to manage the identity that owns your Google Analytics data.   You may also opt to use a separate non UoB Google account.
  2. Once you have signed up you will need to set up your tracking code.  More help can be found here:
  3. Once you have done this you can then return to your blog and log in.  Please note you will need to be a site administrator to complete the remaining steps.
  4. Click Plugins, from the left hand menu
  5. Search for “Google Analytics
  6. Once you have found “Google Analytics by Yoast“, click Activate
  7. You should now have a new menu item, Analytics towards the top of the left hand menu
  8. Click Analytics > Settings
  9. From here you can manually enter your tracking code into the configuration page or authenticate with your Google account.