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Configure BuddyPress

Published on April 10th, 2013 by @mercime

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 […]

Theme Compatibility & Template Files

Published on March 2nd, 2013 by bobbingwide

An explanation of Theme compatibility and its template files BuddyPress 1.7 heralded a new era in BP development with a vastly improved approach to templating, its aim being to far more closely mirror the WordPress core templating loading approach. BuddyPress theme compatibility is based on the great work done by John James Jacoby with the […]

Admin UI for Groups

Published on March 2nd, 2013 by Mathieu Viet

In BuddyPress 1.7, the Groups Component comes with a great Admin UI that allows Community Administrator to easily manage the created groups (members, settings…) directly from the WordPress backend. As plugin authors, I think we should enjoy this new area and let the Community Administrator manage the settings of the group extension we might use […]

Register and Activation Pages

Published on February 13th, 2013 by modemlooper

BuddyPress 1.7 auto generates the component pages for you. However, if you have open registration off in the WordPress general settings these pages may not get auto created. Enable Registration For users to sign up to your new BuddyPress powered site you will need to enable registration.  Visit  Settings > General in the WordPress admin […]

Installing Group and Sitewide Forums

Published on January 3rd, 2013 by @mercime

For New Installations: The following is a step-by-step guide for installing the Group and/or Sitewide Forums  for the latest BuddyPress and bbPress plugins. Forums Setup Forums in BuddyPress make use of the bbPress software to function and we made it easy for you to install from the wp-admin backend with a few clicks. Depending on […]

Languages and Translations

Published on November 7th, 2012 by danbp

Like WordPress, BuddyPress has the built in capability to be used in any language. The instructions below assume you have already configured WordPress in Your Language and Installing WordPress in Your Language. Like WordPress, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply BuddyPress translations or translation updates. Most sites are now able to automatically […]

Blank Pages

Published on November 10th, 2010 by LPH2005

In some server environments, installation of BuddyPress can lead to blank pages. A great source for troubleshooting this problem is the error logs. Memory Limit Increasing the available memory may fix the blank page problem. Three methods are available for increasing the memory limit. php.ini If possible, increase the memory limit within the php.ini file. […]

bp-custom.php

Published on September 15th, 2010 by Boone Gorges

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about a bp-custom.php file on the BuddyPress forums or WordPress forums. So what is it? bp-custom.php is a file that resides in your WordPress ‘plugins’ folder where you can add a bunch of custom code hacks and modifications to BuddyPress. bp-custom.php is often compared to your theme’s functions.php […]

Group Settings and Roles

Published on July 12th, 2010 by Boone Gorges

BuddyPress allows any member to create a group around a common interest or purpose. Here are some basic settings that will help you get your BuddyPress groups up and running. Privacy Options When creating a group, you have the option of making your group Public, Private, or Hidden. Public groups are visible in all group […]

Installation

Published on September 24th, 2009 by Andy Peatling

Before installing BuddyPress, please make sure that you’ve checked the minimum server requirements and WordPress version compatibility. Automated Installation Download and install WordPress. Head to your “Plugins → Add New” menu in wp-admin. Search and install ‘BuddyPress’. Make sure you have pretty permalinks enabled on your WordPress install. Activate BuddyPress. You will be redirected to […]

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