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Cannot see Buddypress plugin to activate

  • Hello,

    I was kindly helped on this forum ( to execute all steps to install Buddypress on a secondary blog (

    I want to activate Buddypress on a secondary blog with my WP3.1 MU setup on
    My other blogs are on, etc.

    I have:
    1) Added `define ( ‘BP_ROOT_BLOG’, $blog_id );` to WP-config
    2) Added following code to a (newly created) bp-custom.php which i added to /plugins folder

    define ( ‘BP_ROOT_BLOG’, 75 );
    define ( ‘BP_IGNORE_DEPRECATED’, true );
    define ( ‘BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG’, true );
    define ( ‘BP_DISABLE_ADMIN_BAR’, true );


    3) Installed (but not activated!) Buddypress plugin as a network admin.

    Now my trouble is that I cannot see the Buddypress plugin in my directory to activate. Obviously I do not want to network activate the plugin!

    Can anybody help me how to “make appear” the Buddypress plugin?

    Thanks so much!

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    In a multisite installation, you will find BuddyPress in Network Admin only and it must be activated sitewide to track and enter posts/activities from subsites/sublogs. If you do not want BP to “show up” in subsites, delete `define ( ‘BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG’, true );`

    Thank you very much @mercime!

    @mercime – I’ve deleted define ( ‘BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG’, true ); from bp-custom.php, but now the plugin doesn’t show up in any of my subsites.

    My BP install is on, and I have 40 other blogs like, etc. I only want BP to “show up” on the BP blog.

    Is that possible..? Thanks!

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