After installing BuddyPress in WordPress you may see a message stating “BuddyPress is almost ready. You must update your permalink structure to something other than the default for it to work.” This is because you are using the default “Plain” permalink setting. In this tutorial, we will show you how to update your WordPress permalinks. If you do not see this warning you have already changed your permalink settings and can skip to the next guide on configuring BuddyPress in WordPress.
Update Permalink Structure
- Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
Click Settings then BuddyPress.
You will then be on the BuddyPress Settings page and see a message stating “BuddyPress is almost ready. You must update your permalink structure to something other than the default for it to work..” Click the update your permalink structure link.
You will then be on the Permalink Settings page, choose any option other than Plain (in my example, I am selecting Post Name). For more information see our full guide on Setting Up Permalinks on your WordPress Site.
Once you have made your selection, click the Save Changes button.
You are finished when you see a message stating “Permalink structure updated.“
Congratulations, now you know how to update your permalink structure in WordPress! In the next guide we will show you how to associate WordPress Pages with BuddyPress Components.