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  • There is some activity this morning on Twitter about someone having made a plugin to enable BP to run on regular WP. Well done to the author, but it is not impossible to do as essentially you are recreating the (missing) set of WPMU code; a compatibility layer.

    I have seen and used this technique before. Long time followers of the IRC channel may even recall this being discussed in some detail/code samples.

    The point of this post is just to say that at the moment this is an unsupported use of BuddyPress. I believe I can speak for the moderators of this forum that where we will of course try to help all users of BuddyPress, any WP-specific problems will be beyond our scope to resolve and that we can’t take any responsibility for any issues further down the line (e.g upgrades) and incompatibillty with any existing BP plugins.

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  • Xevo


    Isn’t the only big difference between wpmu and wp, the blogs? If you can cramp those in a single table, I wouldn’t see why it’s impossible to run buddypress on a single wp.

    Blog support is just disabled, since there is no support in regular WP.

    John James Jacoby


    I suspect it was just a matter of finding the WPMU functions that don’t exist within WP, recreating them in a plugin and using existing WP functions in their place. This isn’t surprising considering that the platforms share about 99% of the same code, but with the code merge around the corner this plugin is a little bit late to the game for most folks.

    A for effort though. :D



    FYI, here’s the demo of BP on standard WP:

    Plugin isn’t released yet AFAIK.

    At least this allows standard WP folks to test out BP before the merge, I can see this greatly helping development timelines for those looking at standard WP for social networking.

    For updates, follow the developer’s Twitter account:

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