Blogs MU theme and new BuddyPress 1.5

I see you already have your hands full with the new BuddyPress update.

After updating to BP 1.5 the login link at the top right takes you to the BuddyPress Members Directory page. The url seems to be correct . I can only login via the admin bar which the url is .

In addition, once you're logged in the "welcome back" message at the top right displays "Welcome back," instead of the user name. The code looks like this:

<div id=&quot;li-user&quot;>
<div class=&quot;user-tab&quot;>Welcome back,</div&gt;

This only happens on the Blogs MU theme site, which is the BuddyPress site. Is this a theme issue or a BuddyPress 1.5 issue? I'm hoping it's a simple theme update.


  • TerryG
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    OK, updated the Blogs MU theme and figured out that you need to check the child theme files for updates as well and move those out. This fixed the "Welcome back" problem but the .../login/ url is still taking users to the Members Directory page instead of the login page. (see above)

    How can I fix this?

  • TerryG
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Did more research, specifically on the issues with creating the login page (you-need-to-create-login-page-in-page). So I deleted my original Login Page and created a new one, making sure to use the Members Login template. Even when I click View Page or Preview Changes from the page editor it still takes you to the BuddyPress Members page.

    So I checked to make sure the Members page wasn't using the Members Login template and it was not.

    Still need to fix this. Thanks.

  • TerryG
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    OK, renamed the template, per instructions above, and then edited my Login page to use the "new" template. If you use the "hardcoded" link ".../login/" this now finds the Blogs MU login page. But if you use the "Already a member? login here" link at the top right of the home page, it uses this code:
    Already a member? <a href="">Login here</a>
    And then the user gets this:

    Sorry, we can\'t find the content you\'re looking for at this URL. Please try selecting a menu item from above or to the side of this message to get where you\'d like to go.

    Get's a little closer. So, with the new BuddyPress update this seems like it's created a theme issue. Looks like the Blogs MU theme looks for the page-template-member-login.php file, doesn't find it and fires an error?

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