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BuddyPress

Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team, or niche community.

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1 star
Was 5 stars till after version 1.72
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In the versions after 1.72. The developer added "Manage signups" which in return breaks your automatic registration. All new registered users get stuck in this stupid Manage Signups and I have to manually active the users.

Who is asking for this feature that breaks your automatic registration process!?

1 star
Complete Garbage
By , for WP 3.8.2

First off, I had buddypress set up pretty well. All I wanted to do was get rid of the sidebars on certain pages that are not actually "pages" within the wordpress system. These would be like "member profile" pages and a few others. After spending hours reading through their forums that DID NOT HELP, I ended up crashing my site with a fatal error after following someones instructions. Why such a simple functionality wouldn't be built into it in the first place is beyond me.... Now I've wasted countless hours and my site just displays the following on the backend:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function bp_get_groups_slug() in /home/codyecp/public_html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-activity/bp-activity-loader.php on line 207

Cant do anything anymore with the admin panel...F*%$ buddypress!

AHHHHHHH I just spent a whole day styling this damn plugin and now my site crashes from nothing????? WTF. I'd rate it ZERO stars if I could....

1 star
No zero star?
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Not worth the price. Yes, I know it's free. Lots of problems and no answers anywhere, just many many many people looking for answers. Are you Mac people.... I knew it!!!!

1 star
So, when updating why don't you provide what you expect others to do?
By , for WP 3.8

I get it that you think you have a great plugin and that most people don't need to know what your updates do. However, given the age of this project, and the fact that many of the developers of this plugin are Core WP developers, it seems to me that you would have the discipline by now, to include an adequate changelog to inform users or potential users what exactly you have changed.

I have watched this project for quite a while, and it is disappointing to see such a lack of consideration for those who use it. It happens every time you do an update. Where do we find a decent list of what has changed. Going to your codex, and trying to compare the features from the last version to this version is a horrible way of doing things. And when you release something like 1.9.1 and the only thing in the changelog is reference to 1.9.0 Codex, that is ridiculous.

Practice what you preach to those who add their plugins to WordPress. Be an example of what you would expect from others. That would be a refreshing change.

1 star
Update from 1.9 to 1.9.1 Broke Site
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Be Aware! Back up your site before upgrading!!!

1 star
Broke my Register Plus Redux register page and doesn't work
By , for WP 3.5.2

It made all attempts to register for my site redirect to a page that says cannot be found! It doesn't work! When I go on all the buddypress pages it just comes up with all the widgets of my site!

1 star
BROKE MY SITE
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Uploaded the plugin. The moment I clicked activate plugin, my admin is blank.

1 star
broke my site!
By , for WP 3.5.1

:(

1 star
I absolutely love the idea but it´s anything but easy!
By , for WP 3.5

Lets just say that i´ve had a VERY bad experience with this "plugin". If i might make a suggestion; PLEASE include in the next version of Buddypress the option of adding a shortcode to a page within a theme like Simple press forum does, then allow people to theme it or change colors, i don´t want to have JUST social network or a theme that gets messed up because you might need to add some code to fix the menu system.

I just wanted a SIMPLE social network plugin that would inter-grade nicely with my current WordPress theme in a page (which is supposed to be Buddypress ready but it dosn´t do well with Buddypress, as i´ve come to see with most WordPress themes).

I´m giving Buddypress one star as it just isn´t playing nice with wordpress and, it seems, no wordpress theme. Why can´t it be a simple plugin on a page within a theme if you so choose or a "full blown CMS" that transforms your Worpress into a social network.

1 star
Not working, can't access settings page
By , for WP 3.4.2

Not working, can't access settings page. :/

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