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WP with BP plugin – how do I get rid of groups and keep forum

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    hydroweb
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    @hydroweb

    WP with BP plugin – how do I get rid of groups and keep forum. If I go to BP component setup and disable groups, the forum disappears. I would like to let users post in forum without joining or showing a preference for a group, and I would also like them to be able to write and be asked on the back end to register. Thanks.

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  • Avatar of hydroweb
    hydroweb
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    @hydroweb

    To make it real simple, I would like a page like the one I am on now, which shows only HOME ABOUT BLOG and FORUMS. Thanks

    Avatar of Peterverkooijen
    peterverkooijen
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    @peterverkooijen

    Why don’t you just use WPMU + BBpress as your starting point?

    Buddypress is next generation social networking. It offers features that end-users have come to expect via Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Groups are an integral part of that; forums are an awkward add-on imho.

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
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    @r-a-y

    You’ll need to install bbPress as an external install.

    Download bbPress @ bbpress.org/download.

    Find integration guides @ bbpress.org/forums or this link:

    http://theeasybutton.com/blog/2009/07/17/integrating-buddypress-wordpress-mu-and-bbpress/

    Omit the BP integration steps in that guide.

    Avatar of hydroweb
    hydroweb
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    @hydroweb

    Thanks for advice supporting social networking. I am aiming at persons over 60, who don’t know diddly squat about social networking. Nor do they really care. Get your parents onto Facebook and watch confusion reign, with the end result a big turnoff. We all need to take a step back and realize the audience is not just nerds hooking up.

    Avatar of hydroweb
    hydroweb
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    @hydroweb

    Followed

    http://theeasybutton.com/blog/2009/07/17/integrating-buddypress-wordpress-mu-and-bbpress/

    instructions exactly.

    Clean install of WP 2.9.2. Installed Buddypress 1.2.1 as plugin and activated. Also activated BuddyPress Default 1.2.1 theme. All seems to be working ok.

    Now from theeasybutton link above:

    1. Download bbPress 1.0.1 (I downloaded 1.0.2)

    2. Unzip it and upload the entire bbpress folder to your root directory.

    I uploaded bbpress-1.0.2.zip to root and extracted. I am at Hostgator.

    3. Change the name of the directory from bbpress to forums and chmod it to 777 if it isn’t already.

    Did that.

    4. Go to yoursite.com/forums. “Go to step 1″

    Went to wonowon.com/forums and nothing happened. There is no “Go to step 1″

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
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    @r-a-y

    Re: step 2 … rename “bbpress” to “forums”.

    Avatar of Peterverkooijen
    peterverkooijen
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    @peterverkooijen

    I am aiming at persons over 60, who don’t know diddly squat about social networking. … Get your parents onto Facebook and watch confusion reign

    Why then use a social networking script? Why ask Buddypress to be like a forum?

    BBpress forum.

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