BuddyPress can now run on WordPress single user

| January 5, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Great news for everybody itching to run BuddyPress but are still having second thoughts running WordPress MU: BP no longer requires WPMU! The latest trunk version can now run on single-user WordPress (that’s the original flavor of WP we all know and love) and these are all you have to remember:

  1. Install WP Single User.
  2. Make sure Pretty Permalinks are turned on.
  3. Download the BuddyPress Trunk here.
    Scroll down to the bottom and grab the zip archive.
  4. Unpack it and upload to your wp-plugins directory.
  5. Make sure you move the bp-themes folder to the wp-content/themes directory and you should be good to go. The BP theme folder shows up automatically in the Appearance tab in WP 2.9.

I didn’t expect that this would happen before the WordPress-Wordpress MU merger, so this is a pleasant surprise. Read more details on this forum thread.

As an aside: this is the first time I’ve heard of WordPress being referred to as “single user”. Of course, this is just the counterpart to the term “multi-user” for WPMU, since we all know WordPress can have multiple users/authors in one installation.

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  1. foo Said,

    this is the FEATURE i’ve been waiting for! *evil-grins*
    .-= foo´s last blog ..New year resolution– sapilitan! =-.

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