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[Resolved] Activating BuddyPress on my website – a few questions

  • Avatar of AnnieinBC
    AnnieinBC
    Member

    @annieinbc

    I finally worked up the nerve to download and install BuddyPress onto my WordPress site. I also updated my Genesis theme.

    Now I get a message saying “You’ll need to activate a BuddyPress-compatible theme to take advantage of all of BuddyPress’s features. We’ve bundled a default theme, but you can always install some other compatible themes or update your existing WordPress theme.”

    Now I am confused and more than a bit nervous, I don’t have a good understanding of this. Do I go into Themes and hit the Activate button for Buddy press?

    If I do this, won’t I lose my Genesis theme from my site? What I would like to know is how I keep my current theme and add the Buddypress to it, so I can have a forum right on my website.

    Thanks!!!!

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    r-a-y
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    @r-a-y

    If you’re using Genesis, you’ll also need the Genesis theme compatibility plugin called Genesis Connect:
    http://www.studiopress.com/plugins/genesis-connect

    If you don’t want to use that paid version, you can try using the free BP Template Pack plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-template-pack/

    Although, it should be stated that Genesis Connect is probably better suited as it should integrate with your Genesis theme seamlessly, while BP Template Pack will give you a generic look that might not gel with your theme and might require some CSS and template tinkering to get it just the way you want.

    Avatar of AnnieinBC
    AnnieinBC
    Member

    @annieinbc

    r-a-y, thank you! OK I now have the Genesis Connect plugin installed. So now, how do I get BuddyPress to show up on my website’s main page.

    I thought I would see BuddyPress on my Widget page, but it is not there. How do I get it to show?

    Thanks so much for your help!

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    BuddyPress is a plugin. Did you activate it?

    If so, did you setup BuddyPress afterwards?

    http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/configure-buddypress-components/

    Avatar of AnnieinBC
    AnnieinBC
    Member

    @annieinbc

    Thanks again R-a-y. I have it setup now and I appreciate your help. However, I still can’t figure out how to have “Community” show up as one of my Pages, so that it will appear in the top header, along with my other Pages.

    How do I point my readers to the Forum?

    Thanks!

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    AnnieinBC
    Member

    @annieinbc

    I got it figured out Ray :) Thanks again for your help with this.

    http://www.countrylivinginacariboovalley.com/

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