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Newbie: membership integration and other stuff

  • HI there,

    Im pretty sure this is going to sound silly (as new on BP as I’am) but I have to questions:

    1-What I have seen it seems that BuddyPress overwrite the previous wordpress theme… or not? I have already an established site and would not like to change the theme… so, if buddypress overwrite it, I cant install it unless creating a subdomain (buddyp.mydomain.com) or so (mydomain.com/buddyp) it’s that true?

    2-What is the best membership plugin compatible with BP? I would like to use Wishlist because their features, but the only one I have heard is fully compatible is S2Member… is that true?

    I’ll appreciate any insight on this. Thanks you all for your time. :)

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    1. To make your WordPress theme compatible with BuddyPress, install and activate the BuddyPress Template Pack plugin and go through the BP Compatibility process – http://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/wordpress-to-buddypress-theme/

    2. As for Wishlist or S2Member, there’s been positive and negative feedback on both [EDIT - S2Member specifically notes support for BuddyPress which you should take into consideration]. You should contact vendors of both plugins about planned/scheduled plugins’ update for compatibility with upcoming WP 3.3 (prob this coming week – there are major changes) as well as upcoming BuddyPress version. Then check out respective plugins’ forums and see which has more issues reported and which provides more support.

    Thanks, Mercime!

    What should I do then, wait for the changes, or install it now, and then wait for responses before upgrading BP? It seems like there is always a risk to broke a website when any upgrade comes :(

    dear Charly, and other noobs like me.. mind this:

    1. upgrading wordpress version with non wordpress-standard theme on it is bad.
    2. upgrading wordpress version with non wordpress-standard theme which has it’s own widgets on it is worse, you need to rearrange module’s positions.
    3. upgrading wordpress version with non wordpress-standard theme on it AND you have buddypress on it is even worse, see by yourself if you dare.
    4. upgrading wordpress version with non wordpress-standard theme which has it’s own widgets on it AND you have buddypress on it with buddypress skin is the worst, makes u want to stop using wordpress anymore.. ever!

    well, wordpress is good, but a noob is a noob. i messed up my site because of it, lol.. :D

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @CharlyNY if you’re in no rush, then wait for it. Or set up a test install where you could explore the options available.

    @CharlyNY @komo whatever route you take, remember to always back up database and server files before upgrading. What takes a couple of minutes is better than hours/days worth of ^$#^$^&%%#^&^##.

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