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Configure BuddyPress

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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 wp-admin menu Settings > BuddyPress > Components to begin configuring your installation.

Settings > BuddyPress > Components

Updated documentation for this section is available here.

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

You can however, selectively disable/enable any of the components later if you choose to do so 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

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.

Settings > BuddyPress > Pages

This section is deprecated since 12.0.0. It has been replaced by Settings > BuddyPress > URLs Updated documentation is available here.

Pages are automatically generated for the BuddyPress components you enabled in the components settings using the default slugs based on the name of each component activated. Make sure that activated components have corresponding pages assigned to each in this panel.

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.

Settings > BuddyPress > Options

Updated documentation for this section is available here.

Admin Screen of the BuddyPress Options panel

Main Settings

Profile Settings

Groups Settings

Activity Settings

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