How To Use BuddyPress In WordPress – Installation & Setup Tutorial

///How To Use BuddyPress In WordPress – Installation & Setup Tutorial

How To Use BuddyPress In WordPress – Installation & Setup Tutorial

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Learn how to setup BuddyPress in this step-by-step video tutorial. One of the most powerful plugins for WordPress, which quickly transforms your website into a social network.

Where people are able to easily connect with each other and build relationships. Here’s what you’re about to discover:

1 – How To Choose The Best BuddyPress Theme?

You have thousands upon thousands of different themes for WordPress. But only a few work well with BuddyPress. For this reason, it’s important for you to choose an appropriate one. Just follow the next steps:

Step 1 – Appearance/ Themes and add new in WordPress dashboard
Step 2 – Write buddypress in the search box
Step 3 – Experiment several themes until you find the right one for you!

2 – How To Install BuddyPress?

The installation of BuddyPress is rather simple! Just head over to the plugin section and add a new one. Now search for, “BuddyPress” and install and activate it in your website.

3 – Setting Up BuddyPress?

Step 1 – You want to first create the following pages: Activity Streams, Members, Register, Activity

Step 2 – Check the features you want for your social network in “components”.

Step 3 – Settings/ BuddyPress in WordPress dashboard. Select the right pages for each field inside of pages.

Step 4 – Choose the options you desire in “options”.

Step 5 – Afterward, you must create a new menu where you’ll integrated all the BuddyPress pages. Just go to appearance/ menu and create a new one. Drag and drop all the required pages into it.

If you’d like more information please watch the full BuddyPress video Tutorial! Thanks for watching and stay tune with Prositetutorials!

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By |2017-05-08T19:51:36+00:00May 8th, 2017|Wordpress Video Tutorials|46 Comments


  1. Louise Frydendahl Ladefoged May 8, 2017 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Hi. Great tutorial :-). I have two questions:
    1: Do I have to create the registration option? Or can I just add people myself? I’m thinking about using Buddypress for my theatre groups website and naturally we only want members of the group to register. I noticed in your tutorial that I as the administrator activate all users, so maybe it doesn’t matter.
    2: Is it possible to have a calendar for all users? So members of my group can see all activities and book our stage and so on?

  2. Dash Radio May 8, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    hi I followed you step by step but on most of the menu links keeps coming up as 404

  3. carmelo 232 May 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    whenever i click on one of the menus it shows NOT FOUND, am i meant to build each page?

  4. Michael Engseth May 8, 2017 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Appearance – Menus i dont get the buddypress section on the side there.. :/

  5. kvnq Prezo May 8, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply


  6. Joseph Zabielski May 8, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Does this work with starting a dating site too?

  7. kvnq Prezo May 8, 2017 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Problem solved the cause was the force login plugin but now I need a plugin or way the user must login before viewing my contentalready setup my login page but my static page is activities stream I want user to see login first before activity streamsplease help

  8. Diana Lorena Marín García May 8, 2017 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    WordPress wouldn’t let me add any Plug in

  9. Lucille Kenney May 8, 2017 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the very helpful demo!

  10. kvnq Prezo May 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Bro I need your help pleasemy registration page is not respondingI used force login no content can be viewed except loginnow I click register its not working

  11. One Love All Equal May 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    I need your opinion, between KLEO and Boss theme, which one do you suggest it, I want to create a community and a forum

  12. Bruno Cicarelli May 8, 2017 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Hey great video! I have added a new user for testing, however when I try to log in as the fake user, wordpress keeps asking me for the log in and password. I have even tried other browsers. Any idea? Thank you very much and def subbed.

  13. That one May 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Nothing works for me, All the buddypress pages are blank, also i can’t change the permalinks. When i do the pages can’t be found eventhough they should have the right url…
    Is there anything like this for drupal? I know drupal works…

  14. kvnq Prezo May 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    I might need help

  15. Manoj Pathania May 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Jordon, Your video is really I am doing the same you mentioned in video. but I do not have any friends and profile like your videos shows for profile page and frnds, contact. I have created the pages but they are blank

  16. Bret Moura May 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    When I go to BuddyPress settings page tab, there is no "new page" field displayed. What am I doing wrong?

  17. kvnq Prezo May 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Bro help needed check my site pleaseI inserted a code in customizer.php now that’s my resultfrenxchat.comI inserted this code.dataTables_length {
    float: right; } .dataTables_filter {
    float: left;
    text-align: left; }please help urgently

  18. Hera Ereshkigal May 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    I wanted the new registrations were activated automatically. When finished the register would be sent an email and clicking the email registration would be accepted automatically. It is how to do this?

  19. Faisal Khan Forex May 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    How to create BuddyPress website with Instagram functionality? Can you advise me? Thanks in advance.

  20. vara tube May 8, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    is it possible change buddypress language change

  21. Oanh Tran May 8, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Hello. In my buddypress is not have add friends, private sms and public sms. All set up is like yours. Can you guide me how to pick it out?

  22. Discount Shopping May 8, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    hey, me like your thing

  23. Carissa Lee May 8, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Here’s something no one seems to be mentioning on any tutorial….You have to have the BUSINESS version of WordPress. I have the Premium account but apparently, that’s not good enough. I’m new to this and don’t want to spend a bunch of money yet. Is there any way to have a social network site without getting the Business grade of WordPress?

  24. kvnq Prezo May 8, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    My Static page is activity streamsbut I want user to see login page before activity streams

  25. Jordan Alexo May 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    If you have any question related to BuddyPress please leave it in the comment section below. Thanks for watching and don’t forget to subscribe and like!

  26. sunny precious May 8, 2017 at 8:24 pm - Reply


  27. Daniel Harbison May 8, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    What if you don’t have a plugins button on your menu?

  28. kvnq Prezo May 8, 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Please bro my website is not working anymoreit’s showing some code please help

  29. carmelo 232 May 8, 2017 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    after the user logs in it looks like they have access to your wordpress account? is that true?

  30. Philip Anlander May 8, 2017 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    nice man, well done

  31. 1largefatboy May 8, 2017 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    My question about adding Buddypress to my WordPress site would be is there a way to do it outside of having it as a Plugin?

    I have a site provided to me free by a conservative News Group, however, there is no Plugin tab on my Dashboard. All they provide me with is something called Social Plugin that contains little options while limiting you to a small format.

    Is there a way to add the Plugin Tab to my dashboard manually?

  32. Joseph Zabielski May 8, 2017 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    How do I earn money on my social media site? Can I add commercial adds on it?

  33. Nishit Patel May 8, 2017 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Which are the best Security plugin for WordPress. thanks!

  34. Judith de Rooij May 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    I followed your tutorial step by step but still i got not found pages for the pages acivity till log out.. What can I do about that? Also i can’t see the members at the members page..

  35. Edge May 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Hi Brother… pretty good info…thanks…. can you add a chat features with it? Like fb got a chat room feature?

  36. Elias Katsaniotis May 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the info

  37. 110,144,043 views May 8, 2017 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    if any one login into wordpress site then they can change posts and evvery thing so how to create such login page who can just redirect to certain page but not in wp dashbord and that page also not to available for others that is only for those who register. so anwser or make other tut

  38. Sean McGuire May 8, 2017 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Hi Jordan. Thanks for a good video. I am after a few pointers. I want to create a site where companies can register and set up a public profile page and where the public can search for these profiles and leave a review of their experiences with that company. Help!

  39. kod1 Tutorials May 8, 2017 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Great video,only problem is members are being brought to word press log in,that can not be right,no one can log in

  40. kishnee priyanka May 8, 2017 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Hello, I want to to put all the pages in one single specific page named "Forum". Is it possible, if yes what do you suggest me to do?

  41. Solomon muraya May 8, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Really informative, thanks

  42. One Love All Equal May 8, 2017 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    BEST TUTORIAL EVER!!!! Thank you so much for this. I wish I could give thousands of likes. Thank you again.

  43. kvnq Prezo May 8, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Thanks using your lecture to install now

  44. Terry May 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Hey Jordan great video…how do you setup buddypress so that the admin has to approve all new subscribers?

  45. Yuan Fei Yan May 8, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Is there a way that you can submit an article to the admin with buddy press? Thanks for all the information.

  46. Faisal Khan Forex May 8, 2017 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Clear understanding. really excellent video

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