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BuddyPress 1.8.1 and Multisite

  • Avatar of bmk0220
    bmk0220
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    @bmk0220

    OK, here’s the dreaded question again. Apologize if it’s been answered already, but i can’t find the answer anywhere since the latest update.

    So here goes…Is BuddyPress now fully compatible with Multisite? There, I said it. It’s out there.

    I run a multisite network of several community sites and each site runs BuddyPress, so each currently has to have it’s own separate WP installation for only one reason, BuddyPress. If BP was able to be run on each of my sub-sites separately in a multisite environment without issues I could have one WP installation for all of the community sites to share. So you can imagine my reason for anticipating this feature.

    Thanks!

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  • Avatar of @ubernaut
    @ubernaut
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    @ubernaut

    buddypress has always been multisite compatible and in fact at certain point required wmpu but the way you are trying to use it is not recommended but there is a method i’m not sure how it’s done can’t seem to dig up the exact thing. but another thing which might be able to achieve what you want is using multi-network. maybe one of these will help.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-multi-network/

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-multi-network/

    Avatar of bmk0220
    bmk0220
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    @bmk0220

    Thanks for the reply. Sure it’s “compatible” but not fully functional as multisite plugin, since it is only able to be used on a single site in the network. I need it to work on each site in the network separately, multiple instances. I’ve tried all of the plugins and even some recommended changes to the code to get this to work properly over the last 2 or 3 and nothing works very well, nothing is consistent enough to use in a live environment without alot of headaches. I’ll just keep managing my multiple sites until BP is able to do what i need natively. Thanks!

    Avatar of @ubernaut
    @ubernaut
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    @ubernaut

    i wouldn’t hold your breath, buddypress does and is meant to be fully multisite compatible and has a bunch of multisite functionality but it is not intended for for each site in network to have it’s own separate social network. Activity is picked up network wide but the idea is that the primary site is where all the single social network aspects are displayed. What you are trying to do is not really a single network at all, at least if you’re asking me.

    Avatar of bmk0220
    bmk0220
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    @bmk0220

    yes, i know, that is the problem that i’m having and of course why i can’t use it. you just keep bringing up the same issue. i’m well aware of what it does and does not do. been using it for years. it’s why i asked the question in the first place, just to see if things have changed in 1.8.1. i have already acknowledged that i know you can use buddypress on multisite but each site on my network is it’s own community and the subject of each is different, so it defeats the purpose to have all network-wide activity in one place. And it’s a fact that every site on the network is wordpress based, uses all of the same plugins and definitely could be running on a single network if Buddypress would work on each site individually. I know there is value in the way that BP works currently on multisite, some people prefer it, but i’m not the only one that would also like it to function independently on each site as well. Would be a great feature to have. Not holding my breath though, decided that 2 years ago. I currently use ManageWP to manage all sites or it would be impossible to do with my current staff.

    Avatar of @ubernaut
    @ubernaut
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    @ubernaut

    ok well I’m just trying to tell you that as far as i’m aware the feature you are waiting for is not on the roadmap, if you’d like to lobby for it i would suggest attending today’s devchat or one in the future.

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    aces
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    @aces

    @bmk0220

    John James Jacoby (buddypress and bbpress lead developer ) answers this in response to a question in the following recent talk – about 30 minutes 39 seconds into http://wordpress.tv/2013/08/07/john-james-jacoby-beyond-the-blog-with-buddypress-and-bbpress/

    Avatar of bmk0220
    bmk0220
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    @bmk0220

    @aces Thanks, I’ll check that out. Appreciate it.

    Avatar of kenrichman
    kenrichman
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    @kenrichman

    @bmk0220 What you are asking for is exactly what I need as well. I would love to see this in a future Buddypress. Without it, Multisite is limited for use with Buddypress.

    Have you made any progress? Have you tried, for instance, Ron Rennick’s bp-multi-network plug-in (link above)?

    Avatar of silverchief
    silverchief
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    @silverchief

    I’ve got this working for the most part on a testing site. I’m using mapped domains that use WordPress’ network functionality.

    I’ve got Buddypress working, using the same community throughout the network, but it’s tricky. You have to configure buddypress the same under each site. It works, but I’ve got one small problem. When you create a group under one “site”, the group avatar doesn’t show up when you view it in the other domains.

    For example, my base domain is FanCentral.co:

    http://fancentral.co/groups/carolina-panthers/ (see the avatar)
    - this was created under this base domain

    http://charlotte.fancentral.co/groups/carolina-panthers/ (no avatar)

    http://fancentral.co/groups/charlotte-hornets/ (no avatar)
    - this was created under the “Charlotte” subdomain

    http://charlotte.fancentral.co/groups/charlotte-hornets/ (see the avatar)

    Compare the two:

    http://charlotte.fancentral.co/groups

    http://fancentral.co/groups

    And one that hasn’t been configured yet:

    http://newyork.fancentral.co/groups

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