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Newbie: membership integration and other stuff


  • CharlyNY
    Member

    @charlyny

    HI there,

    Im pretty sure this is going to sound silly (as new on BP as I’am) but I have to questions:

    1-What I have seen it seems that BuddyPress overwrite the previous wordpress theme… or not? I have already an established site and would not like to change the theme… so, if buddypress overwrite it, I cant install it unless creating a subdomain (buddyp.mydomain.com) or so (mydomain.com/buddyp) it’s that true?

    2-What is the best membership plugin compatible with BP? I would like to use Wishlist because their features, but the only one I have heard is fully compatible is S2Member… is that true?

    I’ll appreciate any insight on this. Thanks you all for your time. :)

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  • @mercime
    Moderator

    @mercime

    1. To make your WordPress theme compatible with BuddyPress, install and activate the BuddyPress Template Pack plugin and go through the BP Compatibility process – https://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/wordpress-to-buddypress-theme/

    2. As for Wishlist or S2Member, there’s been positive and negative feedback on both [EDIT – S2Member specifically notes support for BuddyPress which you should take into consideration]. You should contact vendors of both plugins about planned/scheduled plugins’ update for compatibility with upcoming WP 3.3 (prob this coming week – there are major changes) as well as upcoming BuddyPress version. Then check out respective plugins’ forums and see which has more issues reported and which provides more support.


    CharlyNY
    Member

    @charlyny

    Thanks, Mercime!

    What should I do then, wait for the changes, or install it now, and then wait for responses before upgrading BP? It seems like there is always a risk to broke a website when any upgrade comes :(

    dear Charly, and other noobs like me.. mind this:

    1. upgrading wordpress version with non wordpress-standard theme on it is bad.
    2. upgrading wordpress version with non wordpress-standard theme which has it’s own widgets on it is worse, you need to rearrange module’s positions.
    3. upgrading wordpress version with non wordpress-standard theme on it AND you have buddypress on it is even worse, see by yourself if you dare.
    4. upgrading wordpress version with non wordpress-standard theme which has it’s own widgets on it AND you have buddypress on it with buddypress skin is the worst, makes u want to stop using wordpress anymore.. ever!

    well, wordpress is good, but a noob is a noob. i messed up my site because of it, lol.. :D


    @mercime
    Moderator

    @mercime

    @CharlyNY if you’re in no rush, then wait for it. Or set up a test install where you could explore the options available.

    @CharlyNY @komo whatever route you take, remember to always back up database and server files before upgrading. What takes a couple of minutes is better than hours/days worth of ^$#^$^&%%#^&^##.

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