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Fresh install – WP2.9.2(single) – can't create Groups

  • I’ve just installed Buddypress and Buddypress Themes Pack on a single WordPress 2.9.2 installation.

    All seems to be running properly, but on the drop-down menu from the floating navbar, the only options I have under ‘Groups’ are My Groups and Invites. I don’t see ‘Add a group’.

    I’ve got ‘Let users create, join and participate in Groups’ enabled under Component Setup in the Admin area.

    I’d be very grateful for any suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong, or where I might look for a solution.


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  • r-a-y


    I believe “Create a group” is not in the BuddyBar menu.

    Navigate to your groups directory (eg., there should be a “Create a Group” button there.

    Thanks for your help, r-a-y!

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be in there either. I have a faint memory of seeing a mention of choosing ‘Create group’ from the BuddyBar menu (but can’t for the life of me remember where I saw it!). Either way, I don’t seem to have a ‘Create a Group’ option anywhere obvious.

    I’ve also noticed that I don’t seem to be able to create a new account – when I fill in the new account page and submit it, I’m just sent back to the same page, with all the details except for the password filled in. And yet one other person appears to have been able to set up a new account.

    Does this sound wrong enough for me to need to try a fresh install, do you think?



    if you’re using a custom theme, switch back to the default theme and see if it works there – if it does, you need to edit your custom theme

    ruthlessbookie, you were right on the money – thank you very much indeed…:-)

    This is an issue with the Buddypress Template Pack – that is, the Template Pack does a great job of fitting Buddypress fairly neatly into an existing theme – and on going back through everything again, the Template Pack run-through does mention the navigation tags – but this perhaps needs to be emphasised a little more, making the point that without the Groups navigation tag you can’t actually get to the Create a Group option?

    Also – the problem with the new accounts not setting up was that I was using a capital letter in the name. In the default Buddypress theme, this brings up an error message that explains that only lowercase can be used. It would probably be helpful to quite a few people if that same error message could be duplicated in the Template Pack – or failing that, it might be a good idea to tell people to emphasise to their visitors that the name needs to be in lowercase (since it’s not a very common request).

    Still, having got through these minor hiccups, we’re up and running – and it really does do a surprisingly good job out of the box – impressive work, everyone involved…:-)



    For those that find this while searching …

    you should see Navigation Links message (“You may want to add new navigation tabs or links to your theme to link to BuddyPress directory pages.”) on the right side after clicking on Appearance and then BP Compatibility link.

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