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Help setting up BuddyPress on WordPress site


  • RecDC
    Participant

    @dleit

    WordPress version:4.1.1 (Chariot Theme)
    BuddyPress version: 2.2.1

    I created a page for each component in this plug-in and I don’t know what to do next. I am an amateur admin person. I now see BuddyPress in the left side pane under menus. I don’t know what I should add to the menu under the page I want associated with online community BP will create for me. I don’t even know if that is the next step. I’m going to keep fiddling with it. Right now, there is nothing visible about BP on our site. Our site is http://selfhelp.on.ca. The page I want BP to found on is through’Community of Practice.’

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  • RecDC
    Participant

    @dleit

    You’re advertising on a forum?


    Security
    Participant

    @shivam-kumar

    Hi @dleit may be you should visit the sites such as cunny commons academy(google it) which is built using buddypress to have a small idea bout how you should place your stuff and other links,the next step would be to add the activity link where you and other people can post updates as is done in facebook cos it is updates which is going to bring some engagement on your sie and its users add members link to list all your members so that people can find each other and get connected rest will come automatically as you start doing all the best
    Thanks


    RecDC
    Participant

    @dleit

    Hi @shivan-kumar,

    I visited CUNY Commons Academy and it appears to me like they have to create text and forms that go on each page, (I assume because I can only see their register page). What is buddy press for if you have to do all the work? I don’t understand the rest of what you said about adding the activity link.


    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    I created a page for each component in this plug-in and I don’t know what to do next.

    @dleit It depends. You could start adding Member Profile Fields and/or Create Groups and/or install Group and/or Sitewide Forums if you need forums.

    btw, spammers have been removed 🙂


    RecDC
    Participant

    @dleit

    @mercime,

    Do you recommend I create text/content and install a form plug-in for my ‘register’ page associated with the BPress first before working on adding Member Profile Fields? It just doesn’t seem like it will solve the “user registration is currently not allowed” issue. Thank you for the link there on adding Member Profile Fields (I feel confident in doing that). It just dawned on me that my site should look like this in some ways because the BPress is in use.


    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    Do you recommend I create text/content and install a form plug-in for my ‘register’ page associated with the BPress first before working on adding Member Profile Fields?

    @dleit please do not install any form plugin for your “Register” page. Leave it blank as BuddyPress will dynamically add the necessary forms. What you need to do is set up the profile fields. Remember that whatever field you add in the first group of the profile field will appear on the right side of the Reigstration form.

    It just doesn’t seem like it will solve the “user registration is currently not allowed” issue.

    After you add the member profile fields/group(s) you want for your community, I suggest going to the admin menu Settings > General and Allow Registrations. BP Codex is your friend https://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/register-and-activation-pages/


    RecDC
    Participant

    @dleit

    @mercime,

    Thank you again for helping me. Ran into an obstacle. I am at the step of installing Group & Sitewide Forums. No. 7 of the instruction has me stuck. I stopped after adding the Forums page with the code in it to, to the menu. There is a picture to the right of the instruction depicting how step 7 should go, but I don’t ever see that screen when I try to do step 7. I even tried adding a new page called Group Forums and I don’t even see the option to change from ‘forum’ to ‘category’. See instructions below

    Create a new Forum as the “parent forum” for all of your Group Forums.
    • Go to Forums > Add New
    • Add Title, e.g. Group Forums
    • Change Forum Attribute Type from “Forum” to “Category”

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