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am i doing something wrong ? buddypress

  • skippyg


    1. Which version of WordPress are you running?
    2. Did you install WordPress as a directory or subdomain install?
    3. If a directory install, is it in root or in a subdirectory?
    subdirectory – I cant have pointing towards the blog, it needs to be
    4. Did you upgrade from a previous version of WordPress? If so, from which version?
    no fresh install
    5. Was WordPress functioning properly before installing/upgrading BuddyPress (BP)? e.g. permalinks, creating a new post, commenting.
    6. Which version of BP are you running?
    7. Did you upgraded from a previous version of BP? If so, from which version?
    8. Do you have any plugins other than BuddyPress installed and activated? If so, which ones?
    9. Are you using the standard BuddyPress themes or customized themes?
    using standard, plan to use montezuma
    10. Have you modified the core files in any way?
    11. Do you have any custom functions in bp-custom.php?
    12. If running bbPress, which version? Or did your BuddyPress install come with a copy of bbPress built-in?
    installed buddypress from plugins menu via admin console
    13. Please provide a list of any errors in your server’s log files.
    links from buddypress admin toolbar give 404 errors. (I noticed that ‘index.php’ is not in the URL to any of these links but is on my “blog”.
    14. Which company provides your hosting?
    full admin access to server
    15. Is your server running Windows, or if Linux; Apache, nginx or something else?
    windows server 2003 – IIS 6

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  • Hugo Ashmore


    You don’t really preface all that with a brief description of what is wrong!

    Windows for starters is an issue with permalinks, you’ll need to read this for a better understanding:

    Although you say WP was/is working what permalink structure do you have? BP needs anything other than the default set.



    Hi Hugo,
    I posted this a few days ago but didn’t get a solution so i thought i should fill in the support details fully.

    So I have wordpress installed at – using the montezuma theme which is apparently compatible with buddy press.

    I download, installed and configured buddy press and can see the “activity” and “members”
    menu items, assigned the pages etc.
    However when i try to edit my profile or view mentions through the buddypress toolbar menu.. i get broken links… the URL for these links is (by default)


    (NB. I did note that ‘index.php’ was not in the URL for any of the buddypress links but was
    for my blog links.)

    (Just to mention i haven’t changed anythign as of yet, just installed WP in the a domain sub folder and then installed buddypress)

    I’m presuming i need to change a variable in a config file to point to
    wp-content\plugins\buddypress\bp-members ?? or something like that?

    And yes i can change permalinks and have done that but no change. Also get the
    “permalinks updated successfully” message.

    Would appreciate alternative solutions.
    I could potentially remove and install in the domain root…. but i didn’t do this because i dont want pointing towards wordpress install.

    Thoughts on how to resolve ?

    Might be important to mention i have a seperate wordpress install running in a different subfolder… no issues with either seperate install – just with buddypress links




    permalinks seem to be fine as i’ve changed a couple of times on seperare wordpress install (same server) format YEAR/MONTH/POST


    @skippyg – found this… not sure when its from but seems to deal with the issue my site is having…

    Hugo Ashmore


    Sorry didn’t mean to dismiss the fact you did bother to list your details, we appreciate that, brief explanations of issues are good form though.

    Not sure what issue you’re having but possible, if BP is not in WP root, you may need to state the blog id BP is running under but that’s really a MS issue. Is this a MS install ? If so try define(‘BP_ROOT_BLOG’, 2) or whatever blog id is relevant:


    @skippyg – was able to resolve by following this.

    $bp->root_domain = bp_core_get_root_domain() . ‘/index.php’; This line in particular seemed to sort things.

    Hugo Ashmore


    Did you however scan that link I posted earlier on WP permalinks, I’m not sure the solution you have arrived at is a good one but I may stand to be corrected.

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