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Buddypress error when activating WordPress



WP V. 2.9.2
Buddypress plugin: V1.2.3

When activating I get the following error:

Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

Warning: require_once(/home/cblivede/public_html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/cblivede/public_html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress1.2.3/bp-loader.php on line 19

Answers (4)


Francisco Javier Carazo Gil answers:

Hi pkennard,

I have been using BuddyPress for a year and I have never seen a directory name with version number inside it.

How do you install it? If you install by FTP, maybe, you create a wrong directory.

Try to rename it: <em>/plugins/buddypress1.2.3/</em> to <em>/plugins/buddypress/</em>

pkennard comments:

@Francisco - that solved it!


Christianto answers:


Have you check if the file exists or not?
on /home/cblivede/public_html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core.php

You can re-upload the plugin to see if not connection problem.

edit: wrong file.. should be bp-core.php :D

pkennard comments:

Yes, file exists.


Pixel Coder answers:

Last major release for BP was 1.5 and last major release for WP was 3.0.

Couldn't you upgrade to start, this way we are dealing with slightly more current affairs?

pkennard comments:

Sadly, I need to use this version as part of a larger issue of migrating an SMF database to bbpress and the plugin SMF to Buddpress Importer requires specific versions of WP and buddypress.

Pixel Coder comments:

Oh that's going to get hairy. I'd struggle with this. Have you tried, hopefully it's an instant fix for you. Doubtful though

pkennard comments:

Yes, I have spent a while on and also just Googling the error. Seems others have had something similar but no consistent fix. I need to just hire someone to do the full conversion. More importantly complete and document the full the conversion.

Pixel Coder comments:

That could get costly.

pkennard comments:

it's worth it.

Pixel Coder comments:

Not for me sorry, you should be able to find someone capable here though.


ej_emman answers:

Hello pkennard,

The error was very obvious, the file was not loaded.
No such file or directory in /home/cblivede/public_html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress1.2.3/bp-loader.php on line 19
The primary solution for this is to locate where the action happen and change the correct directory where bp-loader.php found.

I can work on this if you want.