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BP links non-functional – looking for directory access.

  • Avatar of DrBoulet
    DrBoulet
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    @drboulet

    I’ve done this a dozen times now and cannot determine why BP links do not work. Please help.

    The WP install went fine. v3.1.3. Install BP on top of that v1.2.8, all goes fine. When I view the site (http://www.healthylocalfood.net/), the appropriate links are present (using the default BP theme). However, when clicking the links, I get an error “he page cannot be found”. Try it.

    Grr. I’m wondering if this is an ISP problem? If the install goes without a hitch, then why do the links not function? Does BP ‘really’ work, or is this site designed to torment me with the promise of a great plugin?

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    mod_rewrite must be enabled for “pretty permalinks” which is required by BuddyPress. Go to dashboard menu Settings > Permalinks and set it to other than default settings. Check your htaccess file.

    http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/before-installing/#system-server

    Avatar of DrBoulet
    DrBoulet
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    @drboulet

    pretty permalinks work fine and I have enabled other than the default. The link you passed on suggests:
    Notes:

    1. WordPress msut be installed manually i.e. via FTP, cpanel, etc. and NOT via webhost scripts which bring about numerous issues when BuddyPress is activated.>> I have been using the installer via wp. Should I be doing the manual install? Do you have a link to instructions?

    2. BuddyPress does not work on installations where you give WordPress its own directory. >> I have now installed BP/WP on the root folder for the domain whereas I had it under the subdir blog. Still doesn’t work. Can I install both wp and bp to blog?

    Q: How do I ensure mod-rewrite is enabled? If it’s a matter of making log entries in wp with ‘other than default permalinks’ selected, then this is fine and I can post to the wp blog.
    Q: You say check the htaccess file. What am I looking for?

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    == Q: How do I ensure mod-rewrite is enabled? If it’s a matter of making log entries in wp with ‘other than default permalinks’ selected, then this is fine and I can post to the wp blog. ==

    But is your URI “pretty”? As in looking like http://yoursite.com/about and not http://yoursite.com/?page_id=2

    If it’s the latter, then your mod_rewrite is not working or not enabled. Are you on Linux/Unix server or Windows?

    Find .htaccess located at root of your WP installation. So if you installed WP in domain root, you would find .htaccess file here http://yourdomain.com/.htaccess If you have access to cpanel, open it up with editor and copy the content and paste here.

    == and NOT via webhost scripts ==

    Webhost scripts being referred to here are simplescripts and fantastico, etc provided by webhosting services which have caused many issues especially with BP.

    A manual installation just involves uploading WP files to server via FTP/cpanel/etc, creating database, then running http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/install.php and going through the process.

    == I have now installed BP/WP on the root folder for the domain whereas I had it under the subdir blog. ==

    Not exactly what it’s meant, but it’s good that you have WordPress at domain root.

    After you have successfully installed WP and set permalinks to other than the default permalink in dashboard menu Settings > Permalinks, you need to check that you have pretty permalinks working.

    Then go to dashboard menu Plugins > Add New, install then activate BuddyPress plugin.

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    DrBoulet
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    @drboulet

    *URI is ‘pretty’ as you have described.
    *Host: Windows 2003 Server Enterprise
    *No .htaccess file… what gives?

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    DrBoulet
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    @drboulet

    BTW, I just did a wp/bp install on my home mac system. No trouble at all.

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    @DrBoulet good for you on the mac system. I’m not into Windows servers but see if solution posted in this thread can help you http://buddypress.org/community/groups/how-to-and-troubleshooting/forum/topic/buddypress-menus-give-404s/#post-47915

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