New to BP but not WP – What's the best scenario for installing BP
I played around with the demo site and installed BP on my XAMPP on a test site, everything went well but here is the scenario I am trying to accomplish.
I want to keep my WordPress (website) separate from BP, in other words, I don’t want BP to change anything in my website theme after installation. All I want on my website is to have a “Community” button/link that when you click, it takes you to http://site.com/community/. From that point forward, you’ll be on BP website for social networking purposes.
Here are my questions at this point:
1) Do I have to install a second WordPress core on a subdomain and install BP on that one? (this option will let me have a separate theme for my BP site which is great but at the same time it doesn’t sound functional because there won’t be single sign-on between the two sites, right?.. So if you are logged in (as a user, not a member) in http://site.com/ and if you click the “Community” button and land on http://site.com/community/, then you have to login AGAIN because BP won’t recognize you as logged in).
2) I read this article: http://codex.buddypress.org/user/install-buddypress-on-a-secondary-blog/ sounds like this article is suggesting a different rout, the only thing that I don’t understand is, the article says “Installing on a separate Blog”, does this mean, there will be one WordPress core (in Network Mode) with BP installed?
Can I accomplish what I want if I go with the second option? (mentioned in the article)
Thanks for you help.
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