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Members directory shows blank profile

  • Greg


    Whenever I navigate to the members page it shows a blank profile instead of the members directory.

    I have tried a fresh upload of BP files, and used default themes, disabled all plugins, deleted bp-custom.php, added users, and nothing seems to fix it. Also, when I try to visit the members page, Buddypress seems to think it is on the “home” page (the home link gets “active” class added)

    The strange thing is, when I try to search for members, it shows the directory page properly, but only then. Also, if I try the “visit random member” button it ALWAYS shows the blank user that it shows when I just go to the members directory page. The blogs and groups directories work fine.

    It doesn’t seem to be a plugin, or theme file, could it possibly be something in the database? I couldn’t find anything.

    I have Buddypress installed in a subfolder with another wordpress installation in the root, is there any way that could be affecting this?

    I am using the BP 1.03 and WPMU 2.8.4a

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  • Jeff Sayre


    Okay, a few questions to start:

    • From your description, it is not clear how you’ve attempted to debug your setup. When trying to figure out an issue with BuddyPress, it is best to distill your environment down to the lowest common denominator. This means switching to the default BP theme and deactivating all plugins except BP. It is not clear if you did this completely or just partially. In other words, you need to fully test your BP install without any 3rd-party addons. If it works in that state, then you can safely assume it is an issue with a custom theme, another plugin, or both. So, did you reset BP to its lowest common denominator?
    • What errors are you seeing in your server’s log files?
    • Could you please provide details about this setup:

      I have Buddypress installed in a subfolder with another wordpress installation in the root…



    Alright, to clarify:

    • I have all plugins disabled except Buddypress, including bp-custom.php
    • I have deleted any MU plugins
    • I have the themes that come with buddypress enabled

    I indeed have Buddypress down to the way it comes out of the box. I have even deleted all the Buddypress files, and uploaded Buddypress again from a fresh download

    Unfortunately, I am not sure about errors on the server’s log files, I don’t have access to that at the moment.

    But the way I see it, I have it narrowed down to two possibilities:

    1. It is because I have wordpress (not MU) installed at the root and Buddypress installed at
    2. There is some value in the database that I cannot find that is causing this

    I am leaning towards #1, but I can’t think of any real reason why it would behave like that.



    I moved the installation so that it no longer has WordPress installed at the root, and it STILL shows a blank profile at

    Is there ANYTHING in the database that could cause this problem?? This is really starting to baffle me.

    If you moved the installation this is going to cause problems, you will need to change a number of things in the database. This is no doubt the cause of your issues.

    Some of these results may help:



    I made all the necessary url changes in the database, and the rest of the site works fine. Also, the problem with the blank profile page for the members directory was happening BEFORE I moved it too.

    I guess I will try dropping all the BP tables and reinstalling Buddypress, maybe I will get lucky… I’ve got my fingers crossed!



    Well that didn’t work, but I just upgraded to the 1.1 release, and that fixed the problem. That was timely! Thanks for all your incredible work, can’t wait to dig in to the new features.

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