But I can’t figure out new users can create an account. There’s no widget for it. There’s nothing in the documentation. Is that because BuddyPress IS needed to allow users to create an account? I wouldn’t think so but who knows…
Correct, just bbPress is installed on this site. I’ve found the registration setting and enabled it. Seems to work now. Thanks!
So I have a followup question… I have BuddyPress + bbPress installed on this site: http://www.willowbilliards.com. There’s already about 20 users that signed up via the Buddypress signup form. If I ditch BuddyPress in favor of regular WP registration + bbPress, will all those users keep their accounts???
Seems to me that if my goal is to run bbPress forums, the advantage of using BuddyPress user management as opposed to regular WordPress user management is that with BuddyPress I can ask mutliple profile questions of all the users who sign up. Also, users can see that profile information of other users.
But if I were to ditch BuddyPress and just use regular WordPress user management, users would not be able to see the profile questions of other users.