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  • gerryleblanc


    Hi there folks!
    I am trying to get BP up and running… and several things don’t seem to work.
    My site:

    One issue is that the member pages don’t seem to get created. I created a user from the Admin dashbord of WP, then when I log in as the new user, I get a 404 when I try to edit the profile, or just go to:

    Have I missed something?

    Would this be related to “pretty permalinks”? The structure I am using is:

    Thanks for any insight!

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  • Hi Gerry,

    I have the same problem at: but noone in this group is reacting :-(




    @gerryleblanc – Buddypress DOES support ‘pretty permalinks’, they dont however support the default (?p=x) structure. Have you tried removing ‘index.php’ from your permalinks? did it help?
    Try using the permalink ‘/archives/%post_id%’ and see if that works.

    You said “several things don’t seem to work.” but only mention one, what was the other things?

    @jurry123 – We ‘react’, we also sleep occasionally :)

    The issue is the index.php in the permalink structure ‘almost pretty permalinks’? why have got that there are you on a winblows server or something (never can remember the circs that force the index.php)

    However there have been posts on this subject in the past so do try a search to see if you can locate any that may help.



    @hnla I do have a feeling that the index.php in my permalinks structure is likely the issue, and it may be related to the Windows hosting that I am on. If I remove the index.php from the structure, nothing works. I will search the forums more for any related info on this.
    @Chris Clayton, other things that don’t work are: The registration page, Activity page, Members page… none of them show any content… they just look like empty pages. I was expecting BP to output some dynamic content there… but again, because the permalinks are wrong, that may be the issue even though I told BP where these pages are using my permalinks structure.



    Wooot! I got it figgerd out!
    I had to add some info to my .htaccess file, and since this is a Windows host, they don’t use mod_rewrite, they use asapi_rewrite, so there was a slight change to what is in the .htaccess file.
    I also updated my permalinks structure to omit the index.php :

    Here’s what I put in the .htaccess file:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]




    Ack! I spoke too soon.
    There is still some conflict. For a short time, the BP pages worked… dynamic data was displayed. But then I refreshed my browser, and lost all the relative path info (pages showed up 404 with no CSS).
    I am close, but fumbling through.



    Damn. It was working for a minute there! Now removing the .htaccess file is the only thing that keeps the site from breaking. Anyone have any insight?



    I need to make some changes in BP so that the paths to the .js and .css files are not relative… they need to be absolute or root-relative. Can anyone help me with this?

    Aside: What is the best way to search this forum? The search at the top of the page never seems to return anything helpful…???



    I got things generally working now… I had to add another rewrite rule so that the pretty URLs did not apply to the some directories and files:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^(wp-content|wp-admin|wp-login.php|wp-comments-post.php) – [L,I]
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index.php$ – [L]
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    I keep discovering more files that need to be excluded from the rewrite…. hoping this is not a rabbit hole!

    Thoughts are welcomed!

    @gerryleblanc Having the same problem here on . I tried everything that you did to no avail :(
    I edited the .htaccess file based on your last post, but the member’s page was still broken and the dynamic data wasn’t displayed.

    If I change my permalink structure to /%year%/%category%/%postname%/ , all relative path info disappears and you get 404s on all pages except the landing page.

    Since you mentioned that you got things to generally work,
    I’m assuming I missed something somewhere.. Please help

    Gerry, looks like you have it sorted, I just checked your website. I too am experiencing
    the same after following the guide to a letter on how to install bbpress with buddpress and integrate them. I can view my bbpres forums no problems when I select them with a widget in the sidebar but when you select the Forum page, nothing comes up. The same goes with members, progiles, activity etc. How did you go did you do just as stated above or did you find an easier fix/solution.
    my site is it has me stumped, and already this is my second complete rebuild, I’d hate to have to redo the whole site again.



    Hello peeps just wondering if u can help me out. After doing a fresh install off buddy press it seems i can’t sign up new member profiles or any other component working i can enter by admin and set up new users but can’t register new users from the login or register page. I have followed step by step instructions but it seems it might have something to do with my permalinks. Buddypress installs with default url permalinks but when i was setting up buddy press it asked me to set up my permalinks. I chose php my admin but after setting up pages for buddy press which it asks u to assign a page to a catergory it seems the urls are the default permalink urls and not the ones for my site. My url permalink is http://localhost/xampp/wordpress/index.php/activity-streams/ The default set of links are:

    Activity: http://localhost/xampp/wordpress/activity/
    Members: http://localhost/xampp/wordpress/members/
    Groups: http://localhost/xampp/wordpress/groups/
    Forums: http://localhost/xampp/wordpress/forums/
    Register: http://localhost/xampp/wordpress/register/ (registration must be enabled)
    I have read so many turorials but none seem to point me in the right direction. Can someone help me out as i still can’t find an answer and i thought it was a simple plugin that worked out of the box LOL



    I think i have the same error… if i follow the links to my wordpress created pages its a classic “Not Found

    The requested URL /activity was not found on this server.” error…

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