I think the answer to my question is yes, you do need a WordPress account to log in to your BuddyPress account. However, creating the account using the “Register” button coming from the BuddyPress plugin seems to not actually be creating an account, since right after clicking on the confirmation email it redirects you the WordPress login and then when you type in the information you just used to create your account, it says that the user does not exist. Any ideas on how to fix this?
Buddypress overrides the main wordpress account creation page and the user that is created is also a wordpress user.
Do you have a link to your site?
fffzero.org. If you have any fixes to solving this problem that would be much appreciated, thanks!
One of your other plugins or settings is redirecting to the login page to wordpress.com
You’ll need to disable other plugins or check their settings to find which is doing this.
I previously had Peepso, but I just deleted it completely and then I deleted BuddyPress as well and re-downloaded it, but still getting same issue. Any idea of which plugin it could be or should I try disabling everything? Or do you know of any other solutions?
I should have probably checked this first, are you actually using wordpress.com to host your site? If so I’m not sure if they support BuddyPress or not but I believe they have their own support which you may need to check in with.
@nicourense98 To disable the login with WordPress.com follow these steps:
1- Go to Jetpack > Settings.
2- Reach the Security tab and Disable login with WordPress.com option.
Thank you so much @vapvarun! This worked. However it still shows the WordPress logo when the sign-in/log-in page pops up; anyway I can avoid this, maybe by changing a theme or something along those lines?
there are couple of plugins for custom login page, like https://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-custom-login/ you can use anyone.