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Configuring Components (v1.5)

After activating BuddyPress 1.5+ and going through the new installation wizard, there will be five new admin panels where you will be able to configure the plugin further

For single WordPress installations, you’ll find the BuddyPress menu in the regular wp-admin dashboard. For WordPress Multisite installations, you’ll find the BuddyPress menu in the Network Admin dashboard.

BuddyPress > Components

By default, all BuddyPress components are enabled. You can selectively disable any of the components by using the form. Your BuddyPress installation will continue to function. However, the features of the disabled components will no longer be accessible to anyone using the site

BuddyPress > Pages

BuddyPress components are rendered as WordPress Pages in BuddyPress 1.5. You’ll recall that the above Pages were created and associated to respective BP components in Step 2 of the Installation Wizard.

BuddyPress > Settings

BuddyPress > Forums

Three choices are available: Group Forums only, Sitewide Forums only, or Group and Sitewide Forums. Proceed to the illustrated step-by-step guide to set up both forums.

BuddyPress > Profile Fields

Your users will distinguish themselves through their profile page. You must give them profile fields that allow them to describe themselves in a way that is relevant to the theme of your social network.

Note: Any fields in the first group will appear on the signup page.