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Until yesterday I did not know what Janrain is. I was working with a client who needed to use the plugin for buddypress on their site. So, I had to start checking the buddypress community to see if anybody had a solution.
Janrain is basically a single sign on ( SSO ) that works in the same way as DISQUS and the like. Janrain however, is not a comment management system. It integrates well with wordpress which locagically should be a good sign for potential buddypress ( and other wordpress dependent plugins). Surprisingly, the solution is so simple I laughed much of the day. It is literally one line of code and two years of sweet for the buddypress community are behind us… Let’s go. Shall we?! By the way, at this point I will assume you’ve installed the plugin and configured it properly.
1) Have your buddypress child theme.
In buddypress, we need to use child themes if we do not want out code to be overwritten at update. It is not the aim of this tutorial, so I will not cover the process. However, I will turn your attention to the registration component. In that component there are two template files : activate.php and register.php We are interested in the latter. Open that file ( register.php ) and locate in that page the form fore registration. Also locate where you want the registration buttons to appear and add:
Seriously… that’s it! Oh oh…you can also buy me a cup of coffee