@mercime – I have been reading the codex for BuddyPress, Event Manager and WordPress core. It’s just hard to keep it all straight. My only point above was that it literally would take one extra sentence when answering questions to say something like, “put it in bp-custom.php (which is a file you’ll have to create…here’s the codex link”. That’s all. OTherwise, the approach above totally worked for me too! It disabled the completely non-fuctioning registration page (I’m using a BP friendly theme, but not the default) and now I let S2 Member handle the user registration/login process. I don’t how I could ever use BP as a stand alone so there are many things in it that are clearly buggy that consistently get blamed on using any other plugin or theme. My real wish is that the wonderful devs who made BP happen make a non-buggy Pro version and make some money for themselves (while we get better docs/examples/support).