Skip to:
Content
Pages
Categories
Search
Top
Bottom

How to use BuddyPress in “wordpress.com” blog ?

Viewing 12 replies - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)
  • Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    You can’t. You will have to run a standalone copy of WP

    can any plugin or similar widget would do ?

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Clarify that question please. If you want to run Buddypress you’ll need your own server – shared hosting at a pinch – as it’s a little more than a simple plugin nothing else that I’m aware of comes anywhere near the functionality that BP adds. What access if any does wordpress.com give to plugins.

    ya.. but there are lots of security problems relating to self hosted blog. :(

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
    Participant

    @jeffsayre

    It’s possible that someday WordPress.com will provide their users with an option to install BuddyPress on their blogs (for an additional fee, I imagine). But until that happens, your only choice is as @hnla has stated–running your own copy of BP on a self-hosted WP install.

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
    Participant

    @andrea_r

    “What access if any does wordpress.com give to plugins.”

    None whatsoever.

    Avatar of techguy
    techguy
    Participant

    @crashutah

    “None whatsoever.”

    Unless you’re a wordpress.com VIP member and then there’s some room to negotiate. Although, I’d be very surprised if they let even VIP members run BP on it.

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    “What access if any does wordpress.com give to plugins.”Was a somewhat rhetorical question :)

    Avatar of Grow Stories
    Grow Stories
    Member

    @grow-stories

    So I have a WordPress self hosted site and installed the BuddyPress plugin but I do not see where I can access the plugin to utilize it. Any help?

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    @grow-stories this is an 8 month old thread you have dragged back up. please, in future, if you have an issue you require help with you must start a new post/thread and describe the problem in detail along with any applicable info such as version numbers , custom themes, plugins in use.

    You activate the plugin in the usual place for plugins, you visit the BP menu section and configure any options you want such as forum install, extended profiles etc, then visit the theme section and activate the bp-default theme or suitable BP compatible theme you might have.

    Avatar of Grow Stories
    Grow Stories
    Member

    @grow-stories

    Thanks for the info. I have made it that far and have installed the forum but it is giving me a plain white page. How do I activate the forums?

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Start a new thread please and supply details about your setup.

Viewing 12 replies - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.