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    sporty
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    @sporty

    Hi, sorry for such a newbie question but does BuddyPress 1.2.1 come with built in Forums? or does it come with forum integration and there is some other plug-in that I need to install that I may have missed.

    There is a sticky topic I see “Forum Integration: HELPING HINTS” which implies forums is something seperate but it is also a year old so confused as to if it is still relevant in my situation? I assume given it’s still a sticky it’s still relevant but then again everything else seems to imply forums are built in?

    In any regard I see the “forums setup” option inside buddypress, I choose “set up a new bbpress installation” and it said “All done! Configuration settings have been saved to the file..” but where are my forums? No new forum menu options appeared, are they supposed to?

    I see there is a sub-folder called bp-forums under the plugins directory.

    these two paths don’t seem to connect to anything.

    http://doc.onesportevent.com/forums

    http://doc.onesportevent.com/register

    these paths do seem to work just fine

    http://doc.onesportevent.com/activity

    http://doc.onesportevent.com/members/

    the groups path below works but I just noticed (seperate issue, sigh) that I can create a group ok but when posting to it it says “There was a problem posting your update, please try again.”

    http://doc.onesportevent.com/groups/

    happy to PM an admin password if it comes to that but hopefully something simple. I otherwise have a pretty clean install. using WordPress 2.9.1. (can’t qute figure out that auto-update to 2.9.2 yet!). I have BuddyPress 1.21 and BudyPress TemplatePack 1.0.2 I have not changed any files in source directories or anything like that. THe theme I’m using is Garland-revisited 1.75 by Simon Prosser.

    I am using the wordpress custom permalink structure /%postname%/ and the web.config below (I’m running on an IIS7.5 box). I’ve tried using the default permalink option.

    <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>

    <configuration>

    <system.webServer>

    <rewrite>

    <rules>

    <rule name=”wordpress” patternSyntax=”Wildcard”>

    <match url=”*”/>

    <conditions>

    <add input=”{REQUEST_FILENAME}” matchType=”IsFile” negate=”true”/>

    <add input=”{REQUEST_FILENAME}” matchType=”IsDirectory” negate=”true”/>

    </conditions>

    <action type=”Rewrite” url=”index.php”/>

    </rule>

    </rules>

    </rewrite>

    </system.webServer>

    </configuration>

    Any help muchly apreciated, I’m otherwise loving the looks of things on WP.

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    sporty
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    @sporty

    I still have not been able to figure this out – does anyknow know if I have to install a seperate forum component to get forums on BuddyPress?

    In any regard I see the “forums setup” option inside buddypress, I choose “set up a new bbpress installation” and it said “All done! Configuration settings have been saved to the file..” but where are my forums? No new forum menu options appeared, are they supposed to?

    No. In BP, Forums are part of Groups. Create a group, and you’ll notice it will have a forum section. Once you make a post, the forum directory will appear on the main nav.

    There is a way to integrate a forums install in the more traditional way, but I suggest you have a look at the default first :)

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    sporty
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    @sporty

    I already have a group, it only has one member in it through, and everytime I try to post to it it says “There was a problem posting your update, please try again”. unsure where to go from there.

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    sporty
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    @sporty

    think this is a bug http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/1999,

    managed to workaround it for now by removing STRICT from the my.ini mysql startup config.. not sure of impact.

    so, now to figure out the next problem.. why the members tab says members(2) and underneath, “this group has no members”

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