[buddypress-dev] Re: Is it working with WPMU 2.6?

phlux0r phlux0r at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 00:46:24 GMT 2008

Hi Andy,

I don't know much about BuddyPress yet to make suggestions but, I guess 
it would be good to have the ability to configure the way BP hooks into 
Mu. For example, on a default Mu site, the site blog homes are just 
their subdomains (or subdirectories if VHOST=no). But BP changes that. I 
hacked around to add a new option under BuddyPress to allow setting if 
the blog or the profile should be the default home...

In the course of my current project, I will certainly get under the hood 
of BuddyPress and be able to contribute more...


Andy Peatling wrote:
> On 19-Aug-08, at 2:55 PM, phlux0r wrote:
>> Hi Brian,
>> thanks for the thumbs up. I just tried a brand new install of WPMu2.6 
>> + BuddyPress latest download (not SVN) and I can see the "Profiles" 
>> link now in the Site Admin. This was not available when I installed 
>> BuddyPress on another Mu2.6 install which had a few blogs already. 
>> Not sure if the sequence of installing things matter here? Also, is 
>> it essential to install the BuddyPress theme for the setup to execute 
>> correctly (as I haven't done that for my original install)...
> I'll chime in a little here. Almost all the development so far has 
> gone on the notion of people using it on a fresh installation of MU.
> I know there are a lot of people out there who want to drop BuddyPress 
> into an existing blog network (of course this will be of the features 
> of BuddyPress).
> Now seems to be a good time to start going back over what has been 
> done and put the parts in place that will let BuddyPress start to 
> support existing installs. I'll be looking at this over the next 
> couple of weeks (I'm on vacation next week), then moving onto the next 
> components.
> Specific things that will be looked at:
>   - Supporting existing themes - stopping the 404's when template 
> files don't exist. The back end functionality tabs will need to be 
> re-enabled for this. Currently it's the default theme or nothing.
>   - Writing code to assign a subdomain or subfolder as your "home 
> base" and all others as blogs you belong to. This should solve the 
> user-vs-blog centric problem.
>   - Making sure that BP template tags can be used on any template 
> file, under any page slug. Right now profile information can only be 
> rendered under domain.com/user/profile for example. This won't work 
> for a lot of people. Sollaires opened a ticket for this exact problem 
> recently with a potential fix - http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/55
> Does anyone have any comments on any of this?
> Cheers,
> Andy
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