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Widgets Intro

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    seanx820
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    @seanx820

    The type of website I want to create is almost like wordpress webpages I created in the past except that I want the users to be able to send messages back and forth, have a more substantial profile, forums built in etc, so I am trying out buddypress. But what I am confused on is….

    is there a way to force all users to view the Admin’s blog on going to the website? I don’t really want the users to create their own blogs per se.. I can’t seem to see a widget in the default list that is just like BLOG, I find that really weird. Also where do you change the menu items where its like

    HOME BLOG MEMBERS GROUPS FORUMS BLOGS

    I obviously want HOME to be the BLOG, and BLOGS not to exist because i would like users to have their profile and their ‘wall’ but not an entire BLOG. Make sense?

    and after that question how do I set up the forums?

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  • Suggest you get the forums working before you start adding a custom theme. Site Admin -> BuddyPress -> Forums Setup.

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    seanx820
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    @seanx820

    DJPaul, I am logging into my site http://www.mysite.com/wp-admin and when I login there I see nothing about just a BuddyPress section where it says Forums Setup. Where exactly are you talking about? This maybe why I am having a lot of problems with a lot of other stuff!

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    seanx820
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    @seanx820

    yeah i fixed it, the auto installer on bluehost.com does not work, so i did a manual install and it worked!

    QUESTION:

    how can I make the front page auto go the ADMIN BLOG? I want everyone to be defaulted to watch the main blog where I put new updates!

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    Tim Nicholson
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    @timnicholson

    seanx820, I’m pretty experienced in PHP, WP, and am now diving into BP (since it works on non-WPMU installs). I’ve done a lot of theme mods, including making changes to the navigation links, both in standard WP themes and now in BP themes. My site http://xtremelysocial.com sounds similar to what you are trying to do in that your blog is your main focus, but you want to add social-networking type features on top of that.

    One of the big challenges with BP is theme support. There are almost no BP themes out there and adding full BP support to an existing themes is very difficult. However, there are some resources for you to check out.

    Your best bet if you want to keep your current theme is to use this plugin. Its very basic and won’t have the BP sections in your site looking sharp, but it will work.

    https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-template-pack/

    Also, here are some more details on hacking themes for BP.

    https://codex.buddypress.org/how-to-guides/building-a-buddypress-child-theme/

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