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Configure BuddyPress for Multisite

After activating BuddyPress, you will be automatically redirected to the BuddyPress Welcome Screen if this is the first time you’ve activated BuddyPress or if you’ve just upgraded BuddyPress. After taking some time to check out the new features added to the plugin, go to Network Admin menu > Settings > Components to begin configuring your installation.

Network Admin > Settings > Components

By default, BuddyPress Core and the Members components are enabled (Must-Use). Extended Profiles, Account Settings, Activity Streams, Notifications, and Site Tracking components are activated for you.

You can however, selectively disable/enable any of the components later if you so choose by using the same 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.

Network Admin Screen of the BuddyPress Components panel

Available Components
Each component has a unique purpose, and your community may not need each one.

Required Components
The following components are required by BuddyPress and cannot be turned off.

Network Admin > Settings > Pages

BuddyPress components are rendered as WordPress Pages. Make sure that activated components have corresponding pages assigned to each in this panel.

Network Admin Screen of the BuddyPress Pages panel

Associate a WordPress Page with each BuddyPress component directory.

Associate WordPress Pages with the following BuddyPress Registration pages if you want to enable registration.

Network Admin > Settings > Options

Network Admin Screen of the BuddyPress Options panel

Main Settings

Profile Settings

Groups Settings

Activity Settings

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