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Version 2.7.1

Published on November 3rd, 2016 by @mercime

Version 2.7.1 is a BuddyPress maintenance release. For Version 2.7.1, the database version (bp_db_version in wp_options) was 11105, and the Trac revision was r11225. Read the full ticket log here. Fixes Core: Grant the ‘bp_xprofile_change_field_visibility’ cap to logged-out users. (#7298) xprofile: Fix regression being unable to select year in date field type. (#7300) Groups: Improve […]

Version 2.7.0

Published on October 6th, 2016 by @mercime

Version 2.7.0 is a major BuddyPress feature release. For Version 2.7.0, the database version (_bp_db_version in wp_options) was 11105, and the Trac revision was 11202. Read the full ticket log here. Highlights Groups Query Overhaul Huge performance improvements on sites using persistent caching. Learn more about the Groups Query rewrite. Improved Profile Date Field New […]

BuddyPress 2.8 requires PHP 5.3+

Published on October 3rd, 2016 by Boone Gorges

Starting with version 2.8, the minimum version of PHP required to run BuddyPress is 5.3. Why the change? PHP is the server-side programming language that powers WordPress and BuddyPress. Old versions of PHP are potentially unstable and insecure, and are missing some features that can be used to make BuddyPress faster and more powerful. The […]

Installation in WordPress Multisite

Published on November 7th, 2014 by @mercime

Before installing BuddyPress, please make sure that you’ve checked the minimum server requirements and WordPress version compatibility. You can install BuddyPress in your Network (multisite) in either of the following setups. Network-wide A. BuddyPress root blog in Main Site B. BuddyPress root blog in Secondary Site One site of the Network C. BuddyPress Activated in […]

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.

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 […]

BuddyPress Components and Features

Published on May 17th, 2013 by @mercime

BuddyPress is a powerful plugin that takes your powered site beyond the blog with social-network features like user profiles, member types, activity streams, user groups, group types, and more. You could set up a community site for your university, an intranet for your company, a public/private network for your special interest groups, and many […]

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 ForumsĀ  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, […]

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