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Problem activating BuddyPress on localhost – WAMP

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    Padawaness
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    @padawaness

    Hello,

    I have a clean WordPress install on a WAMP server, using the default theme, with no plugins. I am unable to successfully install BuddyPress. I downloaded BuddyPress 1.8.1, placed the unzipped buddypress folder in the wp-content/plugins folder of my WordPress install. When I visit the Plugins admin page and click “Activate,” I get the error “This page can’t be displayed.” When I return to the Plugins admin page, BuddyPress is indeed not activated. I get the same error in IE10, FF23, Opera.

    PHP 5.3.9
    MySQL 5.5.20
    Pretty permalinks enabled and working
    WordPress full install in a subdirectory, subdirectory name in lowercase

    Argh! Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  • Avatar of godrob
    godrob
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    @godrob

    @padawaness did you resolve this? I’m having the exact same problem. I’m trying to develop my site locally, but cannot get BuddyPress 1.8.1 to Activate – I too am using WAMP…

    Any ideas… Anybody?

    Rob.

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    Padawaness
    Participant

    @padawaness

    No, I never have been able to resolve it!

    Could this possibly be resolved by adding an entry to the hosts file in Windows 7?

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    Haven’t used WAMP for a long while (XAMPP is tops) … You mentioned you have pretty permalinks working in WAMP. Was that before you activated BuddyPress or after? Btw, if you have SKYPE installed, you have to go through an extra step.

    Avatar of Padawaness
    Padawaness
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    @padawaness

    I should be more specific, and say that I’m using easyphp.org’s development WAMP package… I’ve been happy with it over several years.

    Good thought about Skype – I do not have Skype installed, but I did have an Apache port conflict with SpiceWorks’ inventory tool, which I resolved…

    I implemented pretty permalinks before I activated BuddyPress.

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