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That solution isn’t really possible if you’ve made changes to the them since installing buddypress. At least I can’t imagine how. I have a similar situation – trying to get rid of buddy press but terrified that pulling it out is going to screw the rest of the site… Is there a more foolproof way to do this?
okay great… but, what if I just want to keep it off *some* pages?
Right… so what are my options for moving these edits back? I do have backups of my templates, can I just overwrite them after getting rid of buddypress? More importantly, what happened to my index.php file? It’s now just a bunch of incomprehensible php… even though, if I FTP into the main directory, I still see my original index.php file right there and it still works fine to edit it. What does this mean? It doesn’t seem to be doing any harm, but it seems really wierd that my real index.php file is in one place and the WP theme editor thinks it’s something else now!
Okay – Thanks! here’s a second question to follow up. I see that buddypress creates some kind of dropdown menu set of options across the top of all pages. What if I dont’ want that at all? I’d rather only have options like that in a sidebar on the bbpress part of my site. I don’t want those drop downs on the blog or anywhere else. Is this possible? Any instructions lying around that describe this? Thanks!
Anyone understand what I”m talking about? My index.php is no longer editable from inside WP – it’s almost as if there are two of them now. Why did this happen? What’s it mean?
Right – so I found it but I have to bloody FTP into my server to get to it? WHat the heck is buddypress doing here? If I go into my theme editor in wordpress, the only index.php file I see is some buddypress shenenegins, and not my real front page. Am I going to have to use FTP from now on to edit it?
What if I want to get rid of buddypress?
okay, I see. So, I have forums then, and they work just fine. But where is the buddypress magic? How does it change bbpress? My understanding is that buddypress will allow for much more interesting interaction between registered users that bbpress can’t do on it’s own. How do I get these features activated and working?
I can get it running and I wind up with a new toolbar on the top of my screen. Is that the point? Is that what buddypress really is? just a toolbar with some options to send messages to people?
Thanks… okay so yeah bbpress has been integrated for a while, except I never really got into using it, so I don’t mind nuking if it I have to to get this started over. So – the short answer that I need is – what’s the best way to get a halfway decent forum up and running on the site with the nifty features that buddypress ads? What are the advantages of buddypress over bbpress? Or is bbpress actually become a part of buddypress which just ads some stuff on top of it?
Okay thanks…. couple things
1) I already had bbpress running at mydomain/forum
2) According to all the installation instructions everything went fine. The Url you suggested 404s on me
3) mydomain/forum still looks fine
4) Where do i go to get started in figuring out how to change my templates to get this registration thing to work. Right now, for example, I have Disqus as my blog comments. I suspect this screws thing up?
5) Is this supposed to just run on top of bbpress? Like, if someone registeres for bbpress are they some how in the buddypress system too?
Thanks! Simplepress actually looks pretty good. Do you know of a side by side comparison with bbpress?
It would be really great to have some more advanced features – allow people to have proper profiles, form groups and rate responsed and so on…. I asume that’s more of a buddypress kind of thing?
Finally – facebook connect and making use of other ways to log in seem really important to me. What are the big disadvantages to just sticking with bbpress, or simplepress for that matter?