Connect Installation Guide

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Install WordPress, Theme and BuddyPress

  1. Install WordPress.
  2. Install the BuddyPress plugin. Requires BuddyPress 1.6 or above.
  3. Upload Connect into your theme directory but do NOT activate it yet.
  4. Activate the BuddyPress plugin and follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. As soon as BuddyPress plugin is activated, you will receive a message as below:

BuddyPress was successfully activated! Please run the installation wizard.

Click on the Installation wizard link and follow all instructions of the BuddyPress plugin.

Please note that as of BUDDYPRESS v1.7, a BP compatible theme is no longer necessary as BP will work with any theme.

Follow On-screen Instructions

  1. Choose the components you’d like to install and click on Save & Next
  2. You will be asked to create a WordPress page to correspond with each BuddyPress

component (Members, Groups, Activity, Forums, Activate, Register, Blogs & multisite only). Create these pages and link them to each component.

  1. At the next page select a permalink format.
  2. At the next page; under Other Themes title, you will see the following message:
  • You have some other BuddyPress compatible themes available. Pick one of them from this list to use it.*

Select Connect and click *Use this theme* – be sure that Connect is selected in dropdown menu. DO NOT INSTALL BuddyPress template pack.

  1. Click on Finish and Activate button to complete installation.

If you have selected Forums component; you will have to take an extra step to use a forum with each group, or to use a standalone forum that is not related to groups. Click on Forums tabs and follow onscreen instructions in order to install forums.

Activate theme -> go to theme control panel -> and make sure to check Enable BuddyPress functions checkbox.

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