How to Remove the “BuddyPress is Ready” Message in the WordPress Dashboard

If you haven’t noticed, when using your own theme for BuddyPress, you will sometimes get this message:

“BuddyPress is ready. You’ll need to activate a BuddyPress compatible theme to take advantage of all of the features. We’ve bundled a default theme, but you can always install some other compatible themes or upgrade your existing WordPress theme.”

Kind of an annoying message to see all the time in your dashboard, isn’t it?

Quick Fix: To remove the “BuddyPress is ready” message you will need to add a “buddypress” tag to your theme. You can do this by editing the style.css file of your active theme and adding the tag to the “Tags:” line in the comment header.