I saw the Buddypress link describing different ways to activate Buddypress on Multisite networks. Is there a definitive set of “best practices” for deploying Commons in a Box & Buddypress on Multisite, specifying which plugins should be network activated and which could be sub-site activated?
When run a performance profiler on our network sub-sites, it reports that a lot of plugin overhead is caused by Buddypress. If we deactivate Buddypress at the network level and only activate it at the top-level site, would it have a detrimental effect on Commons-in-a-Box? Can I also activate C-Box at the top-level sub-site rather than at the network level?
I’ve seen this post describing how to disable BBPress on sub-sites. Could the same work for disabling Buddypress or other network activated plugins on sub-sites, or would that break things?
We use several Buddypress-related plugins at the network level, including:
.. and several others. If we were to activate BuddyPress only at the top-level sub-site, can we activate these associated plugins at the top-level site as well, or if they can only be activated at the network level, is there a way to prevent them from loading on other sub-sites? My apologies if this message is convoluted, or if the network vs. local plugin issue was already addressed elsewhere. Any guidance you can offer would be most appreciated. Thank you
BuddyPress cannot be network-deactivated, otherwise network plugins relying on BuddyPress will not work correctly such as BP Groupblog, BP Group Email Subscription (if you are using BP Groupblog for groupblog posts and email subscriptions) and BP Activity Privacy.
Also blog activity recording into the BP activity stream would no longer work.
BP Group Organiser and Buddydrive could be activated only on the main site, but you would need to write some additional code for sub-sites so the admin bar menu would include menu entries to those items if desired.
I do agree that BuddyPress needs to be optimized better for multisite usage. I have written some enhancement tickets about this here:
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