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I’m now using a Skysa toolbar, which integrates fine with BP, and offers a range of chat options.
I’m using the WP 3.0 (multisite) and the latest BuddyPress upgrade. I’m using the default BP theme, but one of the “colours” child versions.
I want to have a static front page – the About page – but this (as mentioned above) effectively “kills” the ability to display the main domain blog; it’s still listed on the blogs page as the first in the list, but click on it, and you’re back at the static front page. You can get to individual posts via the Activity stream, but that’s not the way I want it to work.
Could someone walk me gently through what I need to change where to make this work? Thanks!
I think the ajax chat is ok, and it works well with groups in a BuddyPress install, giving each a dedicated chatroom. But the shoutbox is a bit weird, and tends to have a life of its own.
If you want a FB clone, try http://www.arrowchat.com (it even has a Farmville plugin…aaaargh)…but it will cost you at least $65.
I’m very keen to see a videochat app which will integrate with the user database. Blendapps produced a good mashup with userplane for Ning, and it would be great to have something similar.
If you’re looking for a plugin which allows members to customize their profile pages in much the same way as Ning (but without the drag and drop of page elements) there is a premium Advanced Profiles plugin available from http://www.social-network-solutions.com/BuddyPress
It’s built by the same team who’ve developed Member Map and Listings apps from Ning (which I use on that platform), and I’m now using it on two BP networks. Members seem to use it intuitively, and the customer support is great. I know a lot of us either can’t afford/feel uncomfortable about paying for plugins, but it certainly works well.
I’ve fixed this. For whatever reason, the BP 1.2.4 install wasn’t completely overwritten. Everything is back to normal. I won’t be repeating the upgrade until I can be sure things will work as planned.
That happened on my site too – but I thought this was related to a Fatal Error I had with a key plugin. So maybe the two issues were separate….hmmm…..
Thanks very much for this – the plugin works perfectly.
Thanks so much for that! Works perfectly. I’ll post this in my site’s FAQ….
I think there should also be more info about this issue in the Requirements section of buddypress.org – I read them, and assumed that shared hosting would be ok, as there was no warning.
Ok, now I’m worried. I’m one of a growing number (I suspect) of users who’ve been attracted to setting up a BP/WPMU site by ease of installation, customization etc. and because we’re comfortable using WP for blogging. I chose shared hosting with Hostgator, having checked with them that a) BP and WPMU were supported and b) it was easy to enable wildcards etc. (limit of my technical knowledge reached – playing with anything beyond a bit of FTP is beyond me).
But it appears – from what others say in this thread – all the unlimited bandwidth stuff may have misled me (I’m NOT saying Hostgator did) and that my new site (which may well quickly end up with several thousand users – though most will just have profiles with half a dozen photos and won’t create blogs) could grind to a halt very quickly. Urgh….now I don’t know what to do! It seems from reading this I’ve made a bad decision…
I’m sure there will be those reading this who sigh that I shouldn’t be messing with things I don’t understand and should stick to a Yahoo group, but the point is that Buddypress and WP are accessible and enabling: so, some advice about what I should do going forward would be helpful and welcome.
Apologies, but I’m now lost as to what I should be putting in a bp-custom.php file to work with the default BuddyPress theme to provide a link with a matching navigation button. I’ve tried various elements of cutting and pasting from what you’ve posted, and always end up with errors. (This is probably because I don’t really know enough – plugins were made for the likes of me!)
Hi Brajesh! The code you first posted does the job with the BP default theme, and puts the link in the right place. What it doesn’t do is pick up the styling of the rest of the nav bar buttons – it just creates a link. How do I get it to do that? (Apologies for my lack of technical ability, but I’m learning as I go….)
I couldn’t get this to work either….but it’s a potentially very useful addition to the nav bar. The current navigation to your own profile isn’t very intuitive.
I deleted all group blogs manually, removed the plugin completely, checked the database is ok and then installed it again. I still get the error message above for groups which originally had them.
If I remove the Blog Redirect setting, the error is this Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Error could not be converted to string in /home/biguyz/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 488
I managed to create one new group blog successfully, but the second one just resolves to a blank screen.
I’m uninstalling this again, but really, really hope this can be fixed!
Any thoughts on how I can fix this?
I’ve been setting up groups on my new BP site, and things were fine with the first two when it came to setting up the group blogs using the latest version of the plugin.
However, I’ve just set up a third, and when I try to access the blog I via the tab inside the group I get the following error message:-
Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Error could not be converted to string in /home/biguyz/public_html/wp-includes/wpmu-functions.php on line 107
This is with the Blog Redirect enabled.
What should I do to fix this?