How To Setup BuddyPress Demo

In this article, we will explain how to importing a running forum with Deep.
First, you need to apply the required configuration on your site. Use the following link to do this:
https://webnus.net/deep-premium-wordpress-theme-documentation/what-are-best-wordpress-php-settings/
Then, you need to install Buddypress pre-required plugins to import the demo. If you need help check the link below:
https://webnus.net/deep-premium-wordpress-theme-documentation/import-demo/

Now that you have installed all the recommended plugins and imported the demo, you need to set the main pages to create a forum. To do this go to WordPress Dashboard > Settings >BuddyPress > Components.

You can enable or disable whatever component you prefer. For more information about Components, check this link: https://codex.buddypress.org/developer/bp-is-active/. You can also activate all the components.

Options Tab

In this tab, you can set template pack and adjust a few other things. It is strongly recommended to adjust template pack on BuddyPress Legacy which shows you the main template created for Deep. This option should be set like the following image, then save the changes and go to the next tab.

Pages Tab

You can set the required pages in this tab. By installing BuddyPress and importing the demo, pages will be built but you need to make sure these pages are set for BuddyPress. Before anything, go to WordPress Settings > Permalinks and set permalinks to Post Name and save. This way you will have a nice and tidy link for your page. Go back to this tab’s settings and set the pages. Now it is done and you can use Deep and BuddyPress with each other.

Here we introduce a number of plugins which are related to the forum.

For more information and more details on the plugins, please check these links:

https://webnus.net/deep-premium-wordpress-theme-documentation/buddypress/
https://webnus.net/deep-premium-wordpress-theme-documentation/buddypress-plugins/

In the links above, you will learn about the plugins that are compatible with Deep and BuddyPress and can help you in completing the forum.

For instance, to adjust the article forms, you need to have Social Articles installed, then go to the menu in WordPress Settings > Social Article and from form tab, adjust the order of forms for sending a new form, then in frontend, go to Article and create articles.

Install the plugin WP ULike and use Like and Dislike for topics and posts.

Install the plugin Invite Anyone and create a section for inviting friends. This plugin is also compatible with CloudSponge.
Using BuddyPress Follow, following members on the forum will become possible, not to mention very easy.

Here we explain certain adjustments for BuddyPress that can be helpful.

In Deep, you are able to personalize your profile. Please go to WordPress Users > Profile Fields and, using the available form builder, create a specific form to customize and personalize the user’s profiles. To set social networks, user their names. To create a form with your preferred fields, click on add new field and create your field. The items of each field will appear beneath that field.

In front-end, go to Profile and adjust your profile settings. For other general adjustments, you can check the plugins documentation and BuddyPress.

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