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Does anyone undertsand how this BP support site works ??!

  • I am sorry but this site is one the most user-unfriendly sites I have ever seen so far ..

    I never know where I am – am I in a group, in a forum, is a profile, !?!?
    How can I post things to the right topic !?? Search does not always help, than it’s impossible to find links as of where to post!

    There is a box called “post update” which I cannot understand which purpose it serves, as it is IMPOSSIBLE to post any kind of update tehre (“There was a problem posting your update, please try again”. – blup, that was it)

    Could anyone post a “how to” somewhere, to be found without having 2 search !??!

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  • We know there are many issues with the site. Several of us have been working hard on various things to improve the experience.



    Don’t use status updates. If you want help find the appropriate forum and post.

    Please.. i need help… don’t know how to get my way around here..
    how do I change the front color or the background color of buddypress in wordpress theme? How can i extend membership sign up questions?


    “If you want help find the appropriate forum & post” … well, that’s quite part of the problem …. when you manage to find smth over the search, there’s no way you can reply / post to that topic in many cases.



    @brygiles please start a new topic where you should also provide more information so we can assist you. Like: WP/BP version? WP theme used? Site URL?

    @candy2012 Sorry for the inconvenience, this site is in transition. In the meantime, Google has indexed our forums pretty well. e.g. Google candy2012 and some keywords

    OMG, finally a support site that’s worse than what you get at…yes, I too can’t find my way around here. No wonder everyone uses the ’90s-looking phpBulletin software for a forum! Can’t believe this BuddyPress is from the same folks behind WordPress — but then again, maybe the WordPress site was a mess at first, too….

    Part of the problem is that everyone’s (that is, everyone “normal” and not on Facebook all the time) expecting a standard forum with an orderly hierarchy whereas this BuddyPress way of doing things is…chaotic.

    TireKicker.. behave. I keep opening new topics and I see this sort of unhelpful and rude message posted on each.



    Thanks Paul, I was in the process of putting on my boots to go find me some ah ‘dem har tires to kick! ;-) I am very much a newbie and do understand the frustration but that energy could be more productively spent. Anyway, Boone did a couple great Buddypress presentations which can be found on WordPress TV. Also, there’s a Buddypress for Dummies book. Both provide good foundational material even though neither are up-to-date. But I think that’s awesome because it means we’ve got some very committed people in this community who are intent on continuous improvement.


    I got one e-mail from you just now regarding my “second warning”…do you realize that I don’t keep up with your friggin’ life so it’s only now with that e-mail that I see a bunch of threats on your personal activity stream or whatever you call it — until then I had no idea commiserating with a fellow would-be prospective user was a crime….

    Anyway, don’t worry, I’ve already abandoned your little echo chamber of a sandbox here for Simple:Press.

    Good luck selling ButtPress to normal people!



    99.999% of support topics are not even BuddyPress related, that being said, give the people, like myself, who come here daily and try to help some respect.

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