No BP Admin Area
I followed all of the install instructions and the BuddyPress admin area doesn’t show in my WP admin.
Also, I got the following error when I tried to view it on the live site:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function bp_search_form() in /home/purit0/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/buddypress-home/header.php on line 36
I don\\\’t know anything about PHP so I have no idea how to fix this, please help! I was really hoping to make this live today and am severely disappointed it doesn’t work straight out of the box. I deleted and re-installed twice already. Thanks for any help you can provide.
Lets start with this. What version of bp are you trying to install on what version of wpmu?
I\’ve installed BuddyPress RC-1 and WPMU v2.7.1
Thanks so much for your offer to help! If I can get this to work, I\’ll definitely be recommending it to everyone I know. I\’ve been looking for something less complicated than Joomla/CommunityBuilder for 2 YEARS and had no idea WP was expandable…so this is great!
That would be wpmu from here: https://mu.wordpress.org/download/
And bp from here: https://buddypress.org/download/
Those two would be the latest official releases. Where did you put bp? That version of bp should go in /mu-plugins. You should have a bunch of files like bp-core.php, bp-<whatever>.php in that dir and also a bunch of subdirs like /mu-plugins/bp-activity, /mu-plugins/bp-<whatever>
That what you have running?
Visit the wpmu back end as site admin and it should setup all the tables and you should see bp specific menu items in wpmu back end Site Admin menu.
I did…I just deleted it and am now trying a 3rd re-install…that doesn’t mess anything up does it? I’m assuming all I have to do is delete the folders then re-upload them to re-install? Nothing else?
Was wpmu running successfully before trying to install bp? Can you create blogs and create posts on the blogs. Everything ok in wpmu without bp installed?
Also, I’m looking through the folders in the BP file I downloaded and there is no bp search form.php…could that be why that’s not working?
I’m going to guess that WordPress MU 2.7.1 doesn’t play nicely with BuddyPress RC1.
However, I’m going to try them out and see if I run into these same issues.
If you can give me a half-hour to install and configure and get back here, that would be awesome.
Worst case scenario, I’ll point you in the direction of how to download the trunk. BuddyPress RC2 will most likely be out by the end of the week (still have some minor things to test and clean-up before release.)
It looks like my WPMU install is what’s faulty. I just tried to create a blog and post in the Admin area (works fine there) but when I get to the actual page (such as http://candace.puritypeople.com/blog) it gives a \”page not found\” error. Not sure what I can do to fix that…install/re-install WPMU?
Hmm. So you are installing wpmu on a subdomain in a subdirectory? What was the wpmu configuration option that you chose? Subdirectory or subdomain for new blogs?
Umm…subdomain I think? I didn\’t change whatever the default option was for WPMU as I didn\’t want to mess up what I don\’t know about.
Something weird happened though, now all of a sudden nothing works: http://www.puritypeople.com/blog/ (that’s where WPMU is)
It was working a few minutes ago…not sure what I broke. Uggh, I guess I will start all the way over from scratch again.
You need to follow the wpmu README.txt exactly. Seems you are missing the wildcard DNS part and perhaps some other stuff. wpmu isn’t exactly a plug-n-play kinda thing.
My first time installing WPMU, I did it wrong 4 times.
A crucial tip. When you uninstall WPMU, delete the database tables, delete the files, and delete your site cookies. Otherwise you’ll have headaches if they are out of alignment.
Ahhh ok, will try again tomorrow. Thanks for your help for now, I will let you know if I have more trouble!
And THANKS for the tip, I don’t exactly know what all I’m supposed to delete so that was very helpful!
If you can afford to wait until RC2 comes out before installing BuddyPress, it’s coming soon and might save you some headaches as well. And I don’t just mean like someday soon, I mean like really soon.
hmmmm…this is a project that’s been under development for a lonng time. And I mean a long time, like over a year. BUT, what new features will RC2 have? I suppose it would be worth the wait if it saves me a headache!
AND the other question is will current BP plugins people have developed out there work with the new version of BP or will I have to wait for those to also be updated?
Depends on the plugin.
Plugins are written to work with a particular version. “Tested with..” when new versions of bp and wpmu come out, plugin authors scramble to release new versions. Most of them try to keep up to date and test on the unofficial SVN trunk version as it gets closer to a formal release.
Depends on the plugin.
Because BuddyPress is not even 1.0 yet, it means that a lot of the code has evolved and changed quite a bit since the beginning. There have been almost 1400 code revisions since tracking started.
Choosing to develop a plugin for BuddyPress right now means staying pretty close to the bleeding edge of the development cycle because chances are that your plugin could be broken tomorrow through no fault of your own. Most current plugin authors are aware of this, and there has been pretty good response time to bugs and fixes. Usually within a day or so.
Ok that’s good to know…I got WPMU working, now I’m working on getting bbPress to work! And anxiously awaiting the new version of BP.
Ok I couldn\’t wait…looks like the error is indeed when using WPMU 2.7.1 and BP RC1, as after I installed/re-installed WPMU it worked (could post blogs, etc.) but it still gave the header error on the load page, and no BP admin panel. I guess I will just hope that the new version of BP fixes this bug! Thanks for all of your help.
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