Welcome to BuddyPress! This section will help you set up your new BuddyPress-powered site as Super/Site Administrator: installing and configuring your settings to managing users, groups, activity streams and other BuddyPress components. It will also provide a guide for your users if you enable specific components. To run BuddyPress, following are some guidelines.
To run BuddyPress, we recommend your host supports:
- BuddyPress 7.0+ supports WordPress 4.9 or greater.
- BuddyPress 6.0+ supports WordPress 4.8 or greater.
- BuddyPress 5.0+ supports WordPress 4.7 or greater.
- BuddyPress 4.0+ supports WordPress 4.6 or greater.
- BuddyPress 3.0+ supports WordPress 4.5 or greater.
- BuddyPress 2.9+ supports WordPress 4.4 or greater.
- BuddyPress 2.8+ requires at least PHP 5.3 and supports WordPress 4.3 or greater.
- Apache Module mod_rewrite enabled for “pretty permalinks”
- WordPress should be installed manually i.e. via FTP, cpanel, etc.
- BuddyPress does not work on installations where you give WordPress its own directory.
- Folder name for any subdirectory or subdomain WordPress/BuddyPress installation must be in lowercase.
- PHP must have the GD or imagick modules installed (on the server) to allow re-sizing of images; BP avatar uploads will fail without one of these modules activated (WP will simply fail to create image sizes for posts but won’t show an error)
- AllowOverride should be set to All in folder where .htaccess is, for example:
- Back up your database.
- VPS hosting or better.