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BuddyPress Bar on external pages

  • I love my BP install. It does exactly what I want. But I also have a gallery install (ZenPhoto) and a MediaWiki install that I need to keep as is for a variety of reasons. I wanted to make the site look even more seamless. I’ve matched up themes pretty closely, but now I want to add in the BuddyBar across the top. I DO NOT need or want Single Sign on. Right now the Wiki and Gallery are read-only for everyone but me and I like it that way.

    I found these directions: http://teleogistic.net/2009/10/displaying-the-buddypress-admin-bar-in-other-applications/

    They don’t seem to work for me. I tried a couple times but I don’t know if I’m just screwing it up or if it’s because I’m on WP 3.0 and BP 1.2.3 … Anyone have any other resources or ideas? Or should I just laugh at myself for trying to introduce too much overhead to my server?

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    If you’re using subdomains for your external apps, Boone’s write-up will probably not work due to javascript cross-domain security issues.

    And, of course, I’m using subdomains for them. *sigh* They’ve been around for so long, I don’t really want to change them from that, either!

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Actually, now that I think about it, I think I implemented something for a BP subdomain site awhile ago.

    It wasn’t the BuddyBar, but it was for a nav menu that had to be duplicated across all blogs.
    However, the same technique should work.

    It requires using an iframe and some javascript to set the document.domain.
    Some homework for you there, ipstenu!

    Okay, that was exactly it. I moved the subdomains around (and threw up some htaccess to fix old links) and it’s working. It’s worth the sacrifice!

    I’m allergic to iframes, but thank you for the offer!

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Yeah, I hate iframes myself! Only a last resort thing!

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    Sweet! Glad it’s working.

    Everyone’s happy now :)

    And you can add in ‘Having ANYTHING Google in your WP footer will cause this to go pear-shaped.’ I had a Google ad and, until I removed it, got a white screen of death.

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    @ipstenu – I had the same problem, took me forever to figure out why it was happening. :)

    I think it’s because google’s inserts put in their own version of jquery.

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