WordPress / BuddyPress Users

Hi there
I'm converting a WP site with 2800+ members to BP. The trial version of the site is at http://www.claverton-energy.info

I am slightly bewildered by the Users concept...
- Community Stats shows 2800+ users (many are spam registrants and need to be removed)
- Members page shows 25... (but only after I ran a Sync plugin...)

Research in implementing BP suggested that WP users needed to be synchronised with BP, so I installed and ran "Activate Users In Buddypress." That did not go particularly well :slight_smile:

I'm now wondering if the latest versions of WP and BP have eliminated those previous user issues...

Question: Does BuddyPress "login" page now process existing WordPress users and add them as active BP members when/if they login?

Thanks
Ben Kemp
http://www.TheSEOguy.co.nz

  • Timothy
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey there.

    I'm converting a WP site with 2800+ members to BP. The trial version of the site is at http://www.claverton-energy.info

    How do you mean?

    BuddyPress is just a plugin for WordPress and thus uses WordPress and it database for members.

    You don't need to convert anything or perhaps I'm not understanding?

    As Boone over at BP says:

    The BP-WP profile syncing is basically a syncing mechanism for full names and email addresses. That’s because WP doesn’t have very extensive built-in profiles. On the vast majority of BP installations, users will never have any contact with their WP profile data – all of their profile management will happen through BP, with changes automatically synced back to WP.

    Question: Does BuddyPress "login" page now process existing WordPress users and add them as active BP members when/if they login?

    They are WordPress Members, BuddyPress plugins in, as mentioned above you can sync their full name and email addresses.

    Take care.

Thank NAME, for their help.

Let NAME know exactly why they deserved these points.

Gift a custom amount of points.