Seems like the Orig. Poster had a similar experience, yet you guys didn’t answer his questions… Here, for convenience…
“as soon as I activate BuddyPress, the home page disappears and is replaced by the “Members” page. I’ve tried disabling “enable default front page for member profiles” but this has no effect. If I disassociate the “members” page in BuddyPress settings, the home page returns, but member profiles become inaccessible (404 error). Is there a way to have the standard home page but allow access to the member’s profile via another link in the menu somewhere (and by clicking the link under a member avatar)?”
Thanks for confirming what I guess is standard protocol for BuddyPress, the taking over of a site home page. I was curious about the BP page designations that just appeared, and not through the std. WordPress “Add New” avenue. I deactivated until I understand it better.
Did you find a good step-by-step guide for the install, or am I overthinking this?