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BuddyPress Repair Tools Admin Screen

Published on April 16th, 2014 by @mercime

Occasionally, BP friend counts and other data can get out of sync. The new Tools screen lets admins manually reset these values. Go to wp-admin Menu > Tools > BuddyPress and run repair tools one at a time only, especially on large sites. When you have a new installation, the default repair tools are for: […]


Published on April 16th, 2014 by Bowe

The notifications component was added to BuddyPress 1.9 and works identically to the previous core notifications functionality, but now separates everything into it’s own component. This page will give you a quick overview of it’s functionality. Functionality¬†Overview Notifications are a central aspect¬†of the user experience on a BuddyPress site. By default new notifications are displayed […]

Manage User Signups

Published on April 16th, 2014 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. Updated documentation for this section is available here. There are times when prospective members cannot log in after trying to activate their accounts. BuddyPress has got you covered with a […]

Installing BuddyPress in a symlinked environment

Published on February 26th, 2014 by Boone Gorges

If you use symbolic links (symlinks) for your WordPress plugin environment, you may need to do some additional configuration to ensure that BuddyPress assets are loaded correctly. If you find that CSS and Javascript assets are not being loaded correctly (the <link> tags are in the page source, but the paths are incorrect), try putting […]

WordPress Blogs

Published on December 11th, 2013 by Ben Hansen

Some of the most powerful features of BuddyPress relate to how it enhances your multisite network. Creating a network allows your members to start their own full-powered public or private WordPress blogs. Members can track new posts and comments from public blogs across the network of sites as they are posted in the sitewide activity […]

BP Theme Compatibility and the WordPress Default Themes

Published on December 5th, 2013 by @mercime

BuddyPress is compatible with all of the WordPress Default Themes. This section will provide you with step-by-step tutorials to make all your BuddyPress pages conform with the layout you want using child themes.

Playing with the user’s ID in different contexts

Published on November 23rd, 2013 by Mathieu Viet

BuddyPress Core is first taking care of the members. As a result, when you write a BuddyPress plugin, there is a very good chance that you’ve got to play with the finest element identifying the users : their ID. There are two scenarios: the logged in user and the user whose profile is displayed. Thankfully, […]

Getting Started

Published on October 3rd, 2013 by Hugo Ashmore

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. Updated documentation for this section is available here. By default, registration in BuddyPress follows this workflow: Welcome to BuddyPress! This section will help you set up your new BuddyPress-powered site […]

Theme Compatibility

Published on August 30th, 2013 by Hugo Ashmore

The pages under this section provide an overview of the BuddyPress theme compatibility layer first introduced in version 1.7. An overview of theme compatibility is provided as a primer followed by a detailed explanation of the template hierarchy provided and expanded on in BP 1.8 finally we provide a guide page for those of you […]

Template Hierarchy

Published on June 10th, 2013 by r-a-y

A detailed look at theme compatibilities template hierarchy BuddyPress 1.7 introduced universal theme compatibility making it easier for WordPress theme designers to work with BuddyPress. What this means is if you are on a BuddyPress page, BuddyPress will look for a specific template file in your theme and use that template to inject its contents […]

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