Earlier we talked about What is BuddyPress and extending our tutorial, and this post is for those who wants to install buddypress on their wordpress MU. In this post I would try to explain how to install BP plugin and make it ready with a wordpress site.
A quick guide for first timers Buddypress (BP) is a plugin which extends the functionality of WordPress to a social networking platform and is now for WPMU users. Thanks to Andy Peating for this Buddypress plugin. Before, you install Bp, make sure your Webhosting can sustain the load of a Buddy Press blog, else I suggest to pick any of these WordPress optimized hostings.
Guide to Install BuddyPress:
Buddypress set up is quite easy but when you are going to add BuddyPress to your blog, make sure you pick a WordPress theme which matches or are compatible with BP. Else, you can try sites like Freelancers.com to find freelancers, who can code BP theme for you. So, lets get started with this tutorial:
STEP 1 :
You can download the latest version of buddypress from here or go to the plugins -> Add new page . If you are new to WordPress, you can refer to my complete WordPress guide or learn How to Install WordPress plugin.
STEP 2 :
Download the Buddypress Plugin and install it from here.
Click install Now to install the Buddypress Plugin
STEP 4 :
Activate the plugin
STEP 5 :
Once you have activated the plugin, Activate Plugin From Site Admin -> Themes
Step 6 :
Last step activate the theme under the appearance option
Finally : A New Look to Your WordPress Blog.
Play with the components have fun.
A Quick Step Guide to BP setup :
Step 1 : Download latest Buddypress plugin
Step 2 : Unzip and install it into plugins folder.
Step 3 : Select and activate the Site Admin -> Themes
Step 4 : Activate the BP default theme in Appearance Setting
Step 5 : Visit the Blog.
Do let us know what do you think about Buddypress? Is it going to be a big replacement for niche social media sites?