WP + BuddyPress integration (4 posts)

  1. ContestedArt
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just updated to the latest version of WP. I have been longing to incorporate social functions into my website and it seems that Buddypress has addressed many of my needs. However, I currently have WordPress...not WordPressMU.

    Can I still utilize Buddypress plugins with my site? If not, can I change my WordPress version to MU and still maintain my current site theme, functions, user accounts, etc...?


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  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, BuddyPress at this time can only be used with WPMU. Yes, you can move from WP to WPMU either through some changes in database tables and other stuff to exporting each user's XML or... wait for the time (not exactly sure when) the codebases of WP and WPMU will merge per announcement of Matt M.

    If you decide to migrate to WPMU, know that some WP plugins and themes don't work well with WPMU but many do. Calls to WPMU database in many cases are different, but there are some workarounds around those sometimes. You should check up on WPMU first,
    starting with - http://trac.mu.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/README.txt
    and the WPMU codex so far - http://codex.wordpress.org/index.php?title=Category:WPMU
    and of course the BuddyPress codex - http://codex.buddypress.org/

  3. Vincent Mimoun-Prat
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You can try the User Messages plugin (will add messenging capabilities to a standard WP installation).


  4. Sarah Gooding
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Actually it WILL work with single user WordPress now. Exciting news! You have to use the trunk version of BuddyPress, but I've tried it with WP 2.9 and it seems to be working just fine. I have info on how to install it here: http://wpmu.org/buddypress-now-supports-wordpress-single-user-no-wpmu-required/

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