[buddypress-dev] READ ME (if you are running BuddyPress)

Andy Peatling andypeatling at automattic.com
Wed Jul 16 16:40:30 GMT 2008

I'm going to be doing some heavy debugging today and fix these issues  
people are having with links.

Firstly however, let me clear a few things up with installations:

  - I am developing BuddyPress on the latest stable release of WPMU  
(1.5.1) so please don't expect it to work on the latest build in SVN.  
I keep a copy to test with, but I can't spend time tweaking every-time  
some code is changed right now.

  - Secondly - *don't* mix and match tagged components with the trunk!  
Either only run tagged components OR run all components from the  
trunk. For instance - if you run the tagged 0.2 version of the core  
and then try and install the latest friends component, things will  

So just to make sure everyone gets that - if you want to run the  
bleeding edge stuff - install everything in trunk, and nothing in the  
tags directory. However, if you're happy to run more stable component  
versions and are okay to wait until new components are tagged... don't  
install anything from the trunk.

  - I can't guarantee anything is going to run on a windows server. I  
have no windows servers to test with. If you want to run BuddyPress  
then you'll need a linux/apache server for now.

- Lastly, groups will be re-structured to fit the style of the other  
components. It will also not show anything in the default theme yet.  
I'm getting to it ASAP.


On 15-Jul-08, at 10:23 PM, Tobias Schwarz wrote:

> Hi,
> I've installed WPMU/Buddypress (current SVN version) on a local  
> windows
> XAMPP-run server, and WPMU seems to work fine - although that's  
> difficult to
> determine for me as I've never worked with WPMU before (just on WP).
> Initially, the buddypress plugins seemed to produce more errors than  
> I could
> count, but it seems a lot of that is due to configuration issues.
> It's still very buggy, but at least I've managed to get a profile up  
> and
> running now.
> That said - I still have the avatar uploading issues some people have
> complained about - the image is uploaded and the cropper works, but  
> the
> variables constructed and put in the DB aren't correct - this is the  
> URL in
> the db
> D:\Programme\xampp\htdocs\kuk/wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files//2008/07/ 
> kopie-vo
> n-504553_52097412-avatar1.jpg
> As you can see there's two slashes between files and 2008, and the  
> is using backslashes. I've looked at the code quickly, and it seems  
> to use
> the WP image uploader to upload the files. Using that I can easily  
> upload
> pictures and see them - the URL for the same file in the WP uploader  
> is
> (johnny is the name of the blog)
> http://localhost.localdomain/kuk/johnny/files/2008/07/kopie-von-504553_52097
> 412.jpg
> Installing WPMU/Buddypress in a subdirectory apparently only works  
> after
> changing the $component_index and $action_index variables. Before  
> doing
> that, the profile or blog links in the theme would not show. But  
> there's
> still a lot of things with URLs that don't seem to work -
> Under "ME", the left sidebar in the profile lists "Profile", "Blog",
> "Messages", "Friends" (always activated), and "Log Out" - all of the  
> links
> to these pages are currently giving my a 404. They are omitting the
> installation name in the URL (kuk in this case). Thus the profile  
> link in
> the left bar - http://localhost.localdomain/johnny/profile/ - gives  
> a 404,
> while the "profile", "blog", and "friends" link in the middle bar  
> (which
> uses the installation name) -
> http://localhost.localdomain/kuk/johnny/profile - shows the  
> corresponding
> page. I'm not sure about the account structure and the URL catcher in
> buddypress - so I don't know if that's just a theme problem or if  
> there is
> something wrong with the installation, as the "login" and "logout" and
> "messages" links in the left bar will not with even when I manually  
> add the
> installation name "kuk" to the URL.
> Another thing that won't be displayed correctly are groups. I can  
> create
> groups, but I can't look at them - the "click here to see it" link -
> "http://localhost.localdomain/kuk/groups/new-group/" takes me to the  
> signup
> page "http://localhost.localdomain/kuk/wp-signup.php?new=groups".  
> It's not
> mod_rewrite, as WPMU created Permalinks are handled correctly.
> Maybe someone has an idea about this.
> Tobias
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