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trouble adding BuddyPress to WordPress 3.4.1 or 3.4.2

  • Avatar of SaintDanBert
    SaintDanBert
    Participant

    @saintdanbert

    What am I missing about my efforts to install and activate BuddyPress v1.6.1 from its ZIP file into my hosted WordPress v3.4.1 blog? When I try to use WP admin to obtain and activate BuddyPress, I get all sorts of complaints. (I’ve tried to get screen shots of the messages, but they are not very readable. I’ll report otherwise if someone tells me how.)

    My hosting vendor offers WordPress install through SimpleScripts service. I have an out-of-box WP installed and want to add BuddyPress.

    Yes, I’m a new-bee to WP and BP, but I’m pretty technical in general.

    Thanks in advance,
    ~~~ 0;-Dan

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    == My hosting vendor offers WordPress install through SimpleScripts service. ==

    Do not use webhost instant WP scripts as they have been problematic for BuddyPress as well as WP Multisite installations -> http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/before-installing/#system-and-server-requirements

    Backup DB and server files, then start from scratch. Drop DB, upload WP manually via FTP and intall WP.

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    SaintDanBert
    Participant

    @saintdanbert

    Other than the issues described in the codex article, is BP v1.6.1 supposed to work with WP v3.4.1 or v3.4.2 without much grief?

    I’ve contacted my hosting vendor to discover how to best proceed with the corrections you suggest that I need.

    Thanks,
    ~~~ 0;-Dan

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    SaintDanBert
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    @saintdanbert

    I’d like to make a local install of WP + BP so that I have a “sandbox.”

    How would I clone or replicate my local install to my hosted server?
    I know that I can SCP or FTP the files from the web site folders, but then how do I deal with the required database files and supporting parts?

    Learning,
    ~~~ 0;-Dan

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    SaintDanBert
    Participant

    @saintdanbert

    I’ve read the details at codex.buddypress.org and tried the “tests” for correct WordPress install.
    They all seem to work.

    I also read: `”WordPress should be installed manually i.e. via FTP, cpanel, etc. and NOT via webhost scripts (fantastico, softalicious, etc.)which bring about numerous issues when BuddyPress is activated.”`

    Apparently I’m off into “various issues” land. Are these issues listed anywhere? Since my WP seems to pass the listed tests? What else could be going on?

    ~~~ 0;-Dan

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