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Published on October 12th, 2010 by @mercime

Please read the following and if your problem cannot be resolved then feel free to post in the support forums. Make sure that you include important troubleshooting information. Check error logs in server. Switch to a WordPress Default Theme like the Twenty Fourteen or Twenty Thirteen themes, etc. to rule out possible issue/s caused by […]

Deleting BuddyPress

Published on September 15th, 2010 by Boone Gorges

So you’ve decided to stop using BuddyPress. That’s too bad. If something went wrong during your installation or if you ran into its “limitations” make sure to check out: – The Support Forum for help – The Plugin Directory for awesome BuddyPress plugins. If you still want to stop using BuddyPress you can just follow […]

Backing Up Your Database and Files

Published on September 15th, 2010 by Boone Gorges

Backing up your database and site files on a regular basis is one of the best practices to maintain your site. Backups of the database as well as the site’s folders and files in the server are essential to recover from a disaster such as hardware failure or if your site is compromised. There are […]


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 […]

Installing BuddyPress Plugins

Published on September 15th, 2010 by Boone Gorges

Plugins which extend BuddyPress are available at: Make sure that the plugin tagged as “buddypress” is compatible with the BP/WP version activated in your server. Note that some BuddyPress plugins require PHP 5+. Also note that when extending BuddyPress using various 3rd party plugins and themes acquired in the WordPress repo or elsewhere, […]


Published on September 15th, 2010 by Boone Gorges

There are various ways to customize your BuddyPress site: BuddyPress plugins in the repository create your own plugin or develop a custom theme The BuddyPress forums offer up many code snippets and solutions from the community to help you add that extra functionality. External Resources

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 […]

Changing Internal Configuration Settings

Published on September 30th, 2009 by John James Jacoby

N.B: This article lists deprecated settings as well as current ones   There are many internal configuration settings that can be changed by adding a configuration definition line to your wp-content/plugins/bp-custom.php file or use a filter if available. Here’s a list of the current configurations that can be changed:   Avatar Configurations Avatar specific settings […]


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 […]

Customizing Labels, Messages, and URLs

Published on April 8th, 2009 by Lance Willett

Do you want to change various labels and messages in BuddyPress, but don’t want to hack the core files to do so? This page explains how to use a language translation file to customize BuddyPress labels, messages, and URL slugs. Note: This is not intended for full language translations. If you intend BuddyPress to be […]

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