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  • Avatar of Abertawe
    Abertawe
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    @abertawe

    Hey all, I’m new to the whole Buddypress thing but not new to WordPress.

    I am soon to start up my own metal community soon for anyone who listens to metal music, metal bands and artists included and have chosen to use Buddypress.
    Before I do purchase a web host package I thought I’d set it all up on a free test host first just to see what it would look like, how it all works and so on though I have come across a problem already…
    So installing the plugin was simple enough and at first everything seemed fine though when I try to register another account just to see if it would work I come across a 404 page not found error, logged in again and checked the pages and the registration page is there.

    Looked for a solution on Google and have read some topics in regards to the same or similar issues here and have come to the conclusion that I need to create both register and activate pages? I ask though what would the point of that be when they have already been created automatically?

    Was also wondering if anyone knows where I could get a free rock/metal theme for Buddypress?

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    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @abertawe
    Sounds like you did not associate the register and activate pages yet. This happens when you fail to go to dashboard/settings/general and click the box beside “Membership Anyone can register” before installing BuddyPress. If that is the case then you need to go to dashboard/settings/buddypress/pages and use the dropdown menu’s to select those pages then click “Save Settings.” As far as a theme goes there is tons out there, but I would suggest staying away from bloated themes that have more features than you will ever need because it only further complicates the set-up and you will have to depend on the themes authors for support and from my experience even with premium themes there is a slow response time. As far as testing goes I would use a localhost with something like XAMPP:

    http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

    Reason being is you do you want your competition seeing what your creating by having it on even a free live server because they could steal your idea and get the jump on a metal based community.
    Anyway I hope this helps you out and good luck with your metal site, keep Rock’n!

    Avatar of Abertawe
    Abertawe
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    @abertawe

    Before activating Buddypress I had gone into the general settings in the dashboard and checked the anyone can join option so I wouldn’t think it’s anything to do with that. Both pages were created automatically when the plugin was activated so I’m not sure why I was getting a 404 page not found error…

    Avatar of bp-help
    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @abertawe
    You still may want to double check because there has been instances where a theme caused the creation of extra registration and activate pages and if the correct one is not associated then it will produce a 404 page not found error.

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