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[Resolved] Does BuddyPress require unique site to install?

  • winnergirl


    I have a current WordPress site that I am trying to build that already has content and plugins. I tried to install BuddyPress but it conflicts. Does BuddyPress require its own independent WP site? If so, should I create a subdomain site? That would be a subdomain to my add-on domain. LOL Thanks in advance!

    Current site is an add-on domain. Until adding BuddyPress, going good.
    Primary is, DW not WP. No subdomains.
    Current Site has several plugins including Web 2.0 Directory.
    Theme: Twenty Eleven – Child
    WordPress 4.1.2

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  • Henry Wright


    Hi @winnergirl

    Does BuddyPress require its own independent WP site?

    No. BuddyPress works just like any other plugin you might install on your WordPress website. You should just be able to click ‘activate’.



    Wow, thanks so much for the fast reply. I activated BuddyPress and set it up, but the BP pages are messed up versions of my other site pages. I will go back through it all again and try to see where I went wrong. Again, thanks for the reply, I really do appreciate it. Also, I do not want the BP pages on my main menu. I will have to work on that, too.



    The plugin still does not work. I have gone over the set up like 20 times. There is not that much to the set up, the 3 pre-set pages to save and R & A pages, most of the options are just preferences. I have read and viewed tons of forums, how-tos and videos, still doesn’t work, so I deleted the plugin. I will create a subdomain and try the plugin there.

    That will probably be for the best, because after seeing the pages Bp created, it created the new pages on my main menu, and the Bp is not major to my site, but rather a sidebar that I would rather not have on the main menu and my reading is that that is the way it has to be. Additionally, after reading, I would think a Bp specific theme would look better for a Bp site than the theme I am using for my main website. I am okay with the themes not being exactly the same.

    I assume Bp will work okay on a subdomain to an add-on domain. We’ll see I guess. 🙂

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