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BuddyPress Widgets

Published on May 7th, 2013 by @mercime

BP Legacy Widgets have been progressively replaced by BP Block Widgets since version 9.0. They were moved into the BP Classic backwards compatibility Add-on during the 12.0.0 BP development cycle. BuddyPress provides widgets which you can add to any of your theme’s widget areas. To activate these, go to dashboard menu Appearance > Widgets. (BuddyPress) […]

Configure BuddyPress

Published on April 10th, 2013 by @mercime

We are currently working on a documentation reboot, here’s the new home of the best accurate docs (WIP). You’re very welcome to contribute to it. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Published on February 19th, 2012 by Boone Gorges

This page is incomplete or needs checking and verifying or updating. BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG is a BuddyPress constant that, when defined as true, allows your BuddyPress content to be displayed on any site in your WordPress Multisite network. By default, BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG is disabled. Description On a normal BuddyPress installation (with BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG disabled), BuddyPress content – groups, profiles, […]

Installing BuddyPress Themes

Published on December 1st, 2011 by modemlooper

Themes for BuddyPress are available at: Make sure that the theme tagged as “buddypress” is compatible with the BP/WP version activated in your server. As of BuddyPress 1.7, BuddyPress works with most any WordPress out of the box. BuddyPress 1.7 includes base template files that should fit into any WordPress theme without any need […]


Published on September 26th, 2011 by r-a-y

Since BuddyPress 1.5, we have integrated WordPress’ native Embeds functionality. So now it’s easy to embed videos, images, and other content into your Activity Stream, Group Forum, and Private Message posts. All you have to do is add your embed URL on its own line in the textarea. eg. This is awesome! And your […]

Avatar upload fails

Published on November 10th, 2010 by LPH2005

There could be a number of reasons uploads would fail, your server error logs may provide a clue as to what has happened. The predominant reason uploads fail is due to the server being unable to write to the uploads directory, the ‘server’ in this instance is the server process that is running your web […]

Navigation Links Return 404 Errors

Published on November 10th, 2010 by LPH2005

A common error after installation of BuddyPress from within the WordPress admin panel is to not set pretty permalinks. If you fail to do this then all of the links in the header will return 404 errors. To fix this problem, enter the WordPress admin panel > Settings > Permalinks – set to any configuration […]

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