I downloaded and installed buddypress...
Then I installed https
I discovered that all pages "other than" the index page displayed a page 404 error code.
The resolve was to change the permalinks back to "default" and presto! The pages were visible in a browser once again!
Then. When viewing a section in the admin panel a Buddypress message displayed reading "BuddyPress is almost ready. You must update your permalink structure to something other than the default for it to work."
Are the two plugins not compatible? Would not the changing of a permalink structure defeat the purpose of having permalinks?
Is there a way to create harmony of these items?
I tried to uninstall https but still the problem of using "anything but default" will cause page 404 error pages.