Support for 3rd party theme and plugins in business plan

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  • #2966279

    Hi,
    I am looking to shift my website to wordpress.com business plan.
    My website has a 3rd party theme bought from Themeforest and also plugins like bbpress, buddypress and easy social share plugin.
    Will the business plan allow me to maintain all these on my website if I migrate to the wordpress.com business plan?
    Kindly let me know the details.
    Regards.

    The blog I need help with is www.desimedicos.com.

    #2966388

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Hi there,

    You should be able to use all of those on the Business Plan, yes. There are some plugins and themes that are incompatible with Jetpack which can’t be used on WordPress.com either, but as you already seem to be using those plugins with Jetpack on your current site you shouldn’t have problems here either.

    #2966390

    Yes I am using jetpack and everything is working fine.
    I am reading a lot of articles on web and I am getting to read that wordpress.com business plans do not support bbpress, buddypress and others.
    Is there any way to confirm the same? It shouldn’t happen that I pay for the business plan and nothing runs on the website.

    #2966519

    kokkieh
    Staff

    I just installed bbPress and BuddyPress on a site to test, and they both work fine. I also tried out ThemeGrill’s Easy Social Sharing plugin and it works as well.

    Keep in mind that the ability to install plugins on WordPress.com is brand new, so if the articles you read were published more than a few weeks ago they most likely contain outdated information in this regard.

    #2966532

    Thank you very much.
    One more thing. I have 3k registered users on my website. So will I be able to keep those users with their present login credentials on my website?
    I will need to migrate about a 1.5k posts and bbpress topics now. How can I do that?
    Thank you.
    Regards.

    #2966538

    kokkieh
    Staff

    I did some testing on this, and the users might be a problem.

    You can import your current bbPress instance using that plugin’s built-in export and import tools, but it seems your users will each have to sign up for WordPress.com accounts to be able to still log in and post on the forums. Any users who need access to bbPress Admin will definitely need WordPress.com accounts.

    I’ve asked the team who works with these features for confirmation. I’ll let you know if I get any more info from them.

    #2966549

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Okay, I’ve been able to confirm it’s not currently possible to import existing users and members on a self-hosted site, and it doesn’t look like there’s plans to add support for that any time soon. So all users on your forum will need to have WordPress.com accounts to log in there, and there isn’t a way to automatically convert the existing member accounts on your site to WordPress.com accounts so their history remains intact.

    #2966550

    Thank you very much.
    If possible could you please give me an example of bbpress website running on Business plan?
    Thank you.
    Regards.

    #2966554

    kokkieh
    Staff

    We don’t have a directory of sites on specific plans, or using specific plugins, but my testing site still has bbPress active at the moment. It’s not fully configured, but I have a registration page set up if you want to try and register an account, for example.

    You’ll notice that with a new user registration, it appears to let you register, but then takes you to the WordPress.com signup page. We’re working on changing that flow so it doesn’t look/feel like signing up for two accounts, but the WordPress.com account will be required.

    The site is at kokkieat.com

    #2966555

    Yes that actually looks like a dual sign up process.
    Rest all the features are looking good.
    Kindly let me know when this sign ups process changes are made. I’ll sign up for these business accounts for my websites.
    Regards.

    #2966556

    kokkieh
    Staff

    I’ve made a note to let you know once we’ve sorted that out :)

    #2966597

    Hi, is it possible to replace WordPress login feature with custom site login page after a user has registered? Have a look at login feature at desimedicos.com

    #2966598

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Not on the WordPress.com Business Plan. Jetpack SSO is the only login method that we allow on WordPress.com Business Plan sites. With a fully self-hosted site, you can use whatever login method works best for you. Just make sure you then disable Jetpack SSO on the site, as not disabling it might cause conflicts.

    #2966599

    So it is possible by disabling jetpack SSO?

    #2966600

    Also I tried to register on another WordPress business plan website. But it takes me to a wordpress registration where user is asked to create a blog or a website. Is it not possible to allow user only to register by email ID and username without all this hassel?

    #2966601

    kokkieh
    Staff

    As I’ve said more than once in this thread, if your site is on WordPress.com, you’ll only be able to add a user if they have a WordPress.com username account which they need to create themselves. There is no way around it. You cannot create a new user from the WP-Admin dashboard and send them credentials like you can with a self-hosted site.

    On the Business Plan you can install plugins like bbPress, but any member on that forum will need a WordPress.com username account before they can sign up. There is no way around it.

    Jetpack SSO cannot be disabled on a WordPress.com Business Plan site that uses other plugins.

    On a self-hosted site, like you have at https://www.desimedicos.com/, you can do whatever you want as you are in full control of all aspects of the software. If you want to disable Jetpack SSO on that site, there is nothing preventing you from doing that. But you cannot do the same on a WordPress.com site.

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