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Re: Forum Integration: HELPING HINTS



Funny, I have followed the steps in the integration – and I could not make the Forums appear in Buddypress Groups. I tried a lot but the only solution to my problem (and perhaps NOTME31’s problem also) is just to go to DASHBOARD > Buddypress > Component Setup > and “disable” Buddypress BBForums option, save it and then “enable” it again.

Voila! It worked! No need to use the BBPress Integration plugin nor modify WP-CONFIG and BB-CONFIG.

I am using the latest release of Buddypress, and BBpress rel 1. “Bechet”. My site is at, although I cared not to go into “deep integration” this time. I am already happy with the BBPress Forum sharing same login as with the Buddypress and Forums are working.

HINT: Simply follow the steps outlined on the first post of this thread.

bbPress Side (First):

1) you have bbpress installed and a new user created on the “bbPress” side which you granted “administrator” rights by the keymaster

2) you copy the “buddypress-enable.php” plugin out of the bp-forums folders and copy it into your /my-plugins/ folder (create if it doesn’t exist) so it is /my-plugins/buddypress-enable.php ****People ask about /bb-plugins/ versus /my-plugins/ and put it in /my-plugins/

3) Enable the plugin through your bbPress administration side for plugins

4) Edit “settings” to enable xmlrpc and pingbacks (both)

5) edit your bb-config.php and just before the closing php call at the bottom of the page put:

$bb->bb_xmlrpc_allow_user_switching = true;

buddypress Side (Second):

6) Go into your main blog dashboard as the “site-admin” and go to the “bbPress Forums” page. Put in the URL of your forum like and make sure you have the ending slash on that one.

7) Put in the user that you created in step 1 with the bbPress “administration” rights and their password. I never changed the password, just used the random one it sent me, but it is up to you. I usually save it a couple of times to ensure it was entered due to a refreshing bug at time of writing this.

Before you go to your Group Admin Setting to enable Forum, go to BuddyPress> Component Setup > and disable – save – enable BBPress Forums.

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