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WordPress/BuddyPress Integration

  • EWilliamsAU


    Good morning!

    I came here to understand this process before I jumped all the way in and risked wasting money.

    I wanted to gain some understanding/ clarification on how WordPress and BuddyPress play along together and if it were possible to bring the two together under the same roof.

    What I am looking to do is build a functional website for my business. I have decided to use the following theme:

    Under this same .com, I want to install BuddyPress. Not only this, I wish to install the following theme for it:

    The BuddyPress will be used for our team members only. I wanted us to be able to develop our project on-site. This is to eliminate having to use several systems to do our work (off-site forums, GroupMe, Google Drive, etc).

    Can I have a dedicated button in our Menu bar take us to the BuddyPress forums? Or do I need an entirely new domain for this? And is it possible to install the SocialBuddy theme for BuddyPress and the X Theme for WordPress all under the same .com?

    Sorry if this is confusing. I’m trying my best to explain what’s in my head. This is a bit confusing for me hence why I want to figure out this process now rather purchasing everything and finding out this may not be possible.

    Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

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  • EWilliamsAU


    Is anyone able to help?

    Ben Hansen


    you can only have one theme active at a time. also i think personally, buddypress would make a bad alternative for google drive since its really not the same thing at all.

    as for putting a menu item to take users to the main forum page that will not be a problem.

    it sounds like you may want try using wordpress first and then add buddypress once you are a little more familiar with it before adding buddypress to the mix.



    It sounds to me like this is a two site WordPress Multisite setup.Your best starting point is set up one site then read the WordPress Codex on setting up multisite and add the project management site as a subdirectory or sub domain.

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