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Confused about multisite install

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    noxdineen
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    @noxdineen

    When I started working with WP/BP (3.0.5 and 1.2.? respectively) I was able to set my “main” site as a BP-powered social network, but also let users create normal WP blogs as per a typical WP multisite installation.

    I just did a fresh install of 3.1 and 1.2.8 on a test server, and it looks like my only activation option for Buddypress is a network install? Does this mean everybody that has their own site will also have a BP-powered site?

    Is there any way I can have a BP powered hub and still provide users with a normal, simple blog to use?

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  • Yes, you can still create normal WP sites like always and, yes, they will be *BP-enabled* so to speak. It doesn’t mean that your new site owner will see the difference on the front- and back-end, aside from the BP admin bar, which you can disable in you wp-config.php file by adding this line — define ( ‘BP_DISABLE_ADMIN_BAR’, true );

    I actually also disabled the new WP Admin bar, as well, and just created a custom BP menu for my main BP site in the root, so that there’s a very distinct separation between main vs. sub-blog sites. Anyway, hope this helps!

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    === my only activation option for Buddypress is a network install? Does this mean everybody that has their own site will also have a BP-powered site? ===

    BP is Network install but that does not mean that each site owner will also have a BP-powered site. There is only one instance of BP in a multisite installation, it just gathers data network-wide.

    Sorry, yes. Should’ve clarified my answer above. Only one instance of BP per WP/MS like @mercime said.

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