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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 […]


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 […]

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