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Shoebombing BuddyPress hijacks root WordPress urls

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    Check out All of the links (navigation, for example) are being hijacked by a BuddyPress installation in a /community directory. I can access the admin area of the root blog, and write posts, but clearly I need code that tells buddypress to stop being a naughty database terrorist.

    WP and BP technical details below. I’ve looked on the forums for an answer to this but it doesn’t seem to be a common issue.


    WP 2.9.1 in the root of, was functioning perfectly. Will update to 2.9.2 in next day or two.


    Version 1.2.3, fresh install, standard theme, no plugins, unmodified core files, no custom functions, bb-press built-in and running fine. No other issues. Tried moving away from standard theme — no difference.

    Hosted by, running on Linux.

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    Andrea Rennick


    BuddyPress works in a WordPress install – so in the /community/folder there has to be a WP install you’re posting from. It is not a stand-alone script.

    Look at the HTML source of the page, it says:

    <meta name="generator" content="WordPress 2.9.2" />

    When I go to your main install at the actual root, those menu items on the front of your site are off the root blog.

    You have another blog at /community/ as well as BuddyPress. Did you, perchance, install this using SimpleScripts?

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    BuddyPress is running fine in, but I see what you mean….perhaps there are two installations? It’s possible…I used the host’s lousy wordpress installer, which was likely simplescripts.

    What’s your recommendation?

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