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[Resolved] BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG Not Working

  • jcangler


    So I’m trying to enable multiblog on my multisite network so all sites can access BP content, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Here’s what I’ve done:

    – using WordPress 3.5.1. and Buddypress 1.6.4
    – I defined BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG as true in wp-config
    – network activated buddypress in the network admin
    – activated buddypress in the single site’s admin

    After activating buddypress in the site admin, the buddypress panel doesn’t show up in the settings tab in the dashboard. It is only accessible through the network admin.

    Am I doing something wrong here? Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • danbpfr


    Hi @jcangler,

    you have to activate BP only once, on the main site.

    The main site is the WP declared as network. In the network admin you install BP as plugin. And BP would only be managable from within the network admin. And that’s right so !
    Now this site is network enabled and  is using BP. If you want install other blogs, do so from your network admin. Those blogs are all included into BP activities. There is no need to install BP on each secondary blog. This cannot work.



    Thanks Chouf. I found the solution and the problem is resolved. So I was trying a million different things within the Network Admin to make this work… I read in a thousand different places that all you need to do is define BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG as true in wp-config. For whatever reason, this DID NOT work and had zero effect on my network.

    The solution was to define BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG as true in bb-custom.php. For those that don’t know, bb-custom.php is a stand alone file that is placed in the plugins directory. It’s basically like a child theme’s functions.php, but for buddypress. Why I had to dig deep into buddypress codex to make this discovery, I’m not sure. Hopefully this spares someone else the hair-pulling struggle I had to go through!



    What is the differences between BP network activated and BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG ?
    if BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG define as true, is it same with BP network activated ?

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