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  • I am trying to install BuddyPress and BBPress. I install BuddyPress just fine. Then, since many posts on this forum said not to install BBPress “through” BuddyPress, I downloaded BBPress from this site (the most recent version), uploaded it to my FTP and then activated the plugin through WordPress. The moment I click ACTIVATE bbpress, the site breaks. I get the following error page when I try to go to ANY page of my site…

    > The website encountered an error while retrieving
    > It may be down for
    > maintenance or configured incorrectly.

    I can get my site back online by logging into FTP and renaming the pluging folder for bbpress (so WordPress can’t find the plugin). However, I would like to get the forum working on my site. Please help.

    I’m using the most recent version of WordPress and the plugins…

    • WordPress Version: 3.4.1
    • Buddy Press Version: 1.6
    • BBPress Version: 2.1.2
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  • If you deactivate ALL your plugins and then activate bbPress does it still break your site?

    I checked all the plugins … There are several that cause the site to break, when used in conjunction with bbpress… They include:

    • Redirection
    • Search Everything
    • The Event Calendar
    • WordPress DatabaseBackup

    The calendar plugin is very important to the site. Redirection and Search Everything aren’t mandatory, but they are useful. The DB Backup I can do through PHPMyAdmin, so that isn’t important.

    Is there a way to get the site working WITH these other plugins?

    I suggest you contact each of the plugin developers and ask if they are going to be supporting bbPress in future updates for starters.

    The chance that each plugin happens to do that? And how long til they do? Not a chance.

    I just tried Mingle Forum instead, and that works fine with all of my other plugins. Sorry bbpress, but you don’t play nice with others. This is the third site that I tried using bbpress with, and its always been the same issue (but with different plugins).

    There are 20,000+ plugins in the WordPress plugin directory alone, at times there will be conflicts.

    If you do not specify the exact problems you are having here regarding bbPress or prepared to specify them to the other plugin developers then no developers know of your issues and this indeed comes to mind

    My specific problem was listed in my first post. As outlined as it can be…

    > The website encountered an error while retrieving> It may be down for> maintenance or configured incorrectly.

    That’s my problem. Anyone have a solution, other than sacrificing one plugin for another?

    What error messages are you getting specifically? I could not find the ‘WordPress Database Backup’ plugin you are using

    I just installed and activated these three and I do not see any conflicts?

    • This reply was modified 11 years, 11 months ago by Stephen Edgar.

    When I activate BBPress, every page of my site shows a message similar to (the only difference is the URL of the page I am trying to get to):

    > The website encountered an error while retrieving> It may be down for> maintenance or configured incorrectly.

    If I deactivate BBPress (by renaming the directory – because every page of my site gets the error above), then deactivate each of the plugins, and then reactivate BBPress … then BBPress works.

    The moment I try to reactivate one of the other plugins, it breaks again.

    If you aren’t getting the error … could it be a template issue (I wouldn’t think so)?Or, could it be something server-based, with the webhost?

    What do you have the ‘Forums Base’ slug set to and is the ‘Forum Prefix’ checked?(/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=bbpress)

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