wp-login vs bp register question
First off, I’d like to say what a marvelous job the developers did with buddypress. I was around back in the early days when getting bbpress integrated with buddypress was like climbing Mt. Everest. It brought me to my knees and I had to leave bp alone for awhile. Now, what a joy!
So here’s my scenario. I hope this doesn’t get too confusing because I’m really confused at this point.
We have one main site: http://howtomakeadesignerhandbag.com. We’re using thesis theme 1.7. We have BP installed as a subdomain at http://community.howtomakeadesignerhandbag.com Subdomain wasn’t my choice. It was the only choice I was given on install – it said since the site was older. I have Sidebar Login plugin installed by Mike Jolley because users don’t seem to notice the signup in the BP toolbar. I don’t like that the register link in this plugin goes to a crappy unstyled signup page. I’ve taken some of andrea_r’s advise and started styling it, but still, it’s crappy. I like the BP signup page and its sidebar login. How could I get that on my main site homepage? Could I use the BP signup and sidebar login for the main site instead of the wp register? It seems that would make sense in my lame brain. Then redirect back to the main site? We also have some premium content that is controlled by memberwing that I’m using the BP signup for. See here for example: http://howtomakeadesignerhandbag.com/free-video-library/beginners-101-basic-pattern-making-f7-2/
We don’t plan on having users create blogs right now. We just want one additional blog for a particular user. Hence, multisite. From my understanding, if we tried to use bp with the main site, it would kind of take over the site, and we didn’t want that. We just want it to be a link off the main.
I just don’t know how to do redirecting. I’ve tried some plugins, but they didn’t do what I expected. I’ve confused myself to a tizzy at this point and can’t see the forest for the trees. I don’t want to muck things up because I know this signup/register thingy is a lot more than changing a link. Any help, advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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