Thanks for all the insight. I am going to first try removing the and then go from there. I am using a custom template and would have preferred to use a BP one, but it is one my client insists on so I have to work around the glitches.
@mercime. Thanks so much for your prompt response.
1. Is there a way I can add the create group link from inside a members profile?
2. I see the add friend link. I had to test with more than one user logged in to see it. Thanks so much!
3. I will Deactivate template pack plugin and see what happens