Support » Plugin: BuddyPress » I really want to like this, and I really do..mostly

  • Works well for my small, personal social site, but I wouldn’t want to have to deal with it for anything larger or with a less forgiving user base.

    When it works it’s lovely, but when it doesn’t, its a nightmare for a php novice like myself. Which is more a reflection on me than the plug in, but I mention it because I don’t believe BP to be as much of a “straight out of the box” seamless solution as some seem to think it is.

    I’ve muddled through most of my issues, but the last upgrade broke my site completely. I have no idea why, I went through all the usual trouble shooting actions and the only thing that worked was reinstalling a back up of my site and not updating the plug in ever again lol.

    That was during the last WordPress iteration, I know I will have to bite the bullet so to speak sooner or later but after that last fiasco, I’m kind of scared to try to update BP now that WP has been updated again. Still, it’s the best game in town for what it is imo (I’ve tried a few other social media solutions with horrific results) and I look forward to seeing more improvements and better integration as time goes on 🙂

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  • Yep, for whatever reason on my BP forum site I cannot do a normal BP plugin update either or the site will crash. I believe it has to do with a combination of things that I have installed. I tried to figure out the root cause of the problem years ago, but could never figure it out. Anyway I created this forum topic here with the steps to do a successful manual BP upgrade that works every time without any errors or problems: http://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/buddypress-upgrade-tutorial-buddypress-upgrade-500-error/

    Other than the BP upgrade issue, which is just a minor nuisance issue to me, I cannot say enough about how freakin awesome BuddyPress is. Pure Genius forum software. 🙂

    Thank you! I will definitely try your manual upgrade suggestion 🙂

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