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Activating existing users

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    sakshale
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    @sakshale

    It appears, based on searching the forum, that there isn’t a way to include existing users if you add BuddyPress after your WordPress site has been active awhile. Hopefully, I am just missing something.

    However, on my test site, the only existing user (admin) is not recognized as a “user” by BuddyPress. Is there a magic button to push to get him imported?

    My live sites definitely have more than one registered user and I would hate them to be ignored.

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  • all existing users should be retained but their activity pior to buddypress activation is nonexistent so until they create some they might not show up everywhere.

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    @sakshale

    Thanks for the pointer — I’m finding many things about the installation process to by non-intuitive and skipped in the documentation. This is but one example.

    Current documentation issues;
    Getting started ends with configuration of components.

    Configure BuddyPress


    Unfortunately that is just the beginning.

    I am currently trying to figure out how create registration and activation pages. This is apparently not a new issue — I still wading through the support thread.
    https://buddypress.org/support/topic/registration-and-activation-pages-missing/
    It talks about switching to the bp theme — which isn’t listed as a selectable theme.
    I have found the files under bp-themes/bp-default — I just need to discover what to do with them. (more reading ahead)

    the pages just need to exist and be selected on the pages tab of that admin screen for them bp to function properly. if you think the documentation could be more clear i believe you are allowed to edit it.

    🙂

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    @sakshale

    Figure this out for me. I found this statement on a blog site;

    “In your WordPress admin, go to Pages > Add New, and create the two pages as you normally would. Call one Registration and the Other Activation”

    I created both blank pages (notice it is Registration, not Register) — change the settings page to point to them and MAGIC — I now that a Registration button, point to the Registration page, which appears to work

    sounds like you’re in business 🙂

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