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How do I force WordPress/Buddypress to use the WordPress admin bar on the frontend?

I know that I can disable the BP bar with define( 'BP_DISABLE_ADMIN_BAR', true ); in the config, but the admin bar does not show back up.

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Jessica's function lead me to this... jeffersonsnewspaper.org/2012/… –  mattrepublic Apr 15 '12 at 0:44
What is the problem exactly? If that's an issue for the logged out users buddypress had released a patch to fix the problem. You can find the changes here: buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/6965 –  kat_indo Apr 30 '13 at 15:15

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In your wp-config.php, put this:

define( 'BP_USE_WP_ADMIN_BAR', true );

Note you must put it in wp-config.php, I had it in functions.php first and it did not work.

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thanks @jessica! –  mattrepublic Apr 15 '12 at 0:43

I'd re-enable it then use this to deactivate each one-by-one: http://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/modifying-the-buddypress-admin-bar/

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define( 'BP_DISABLE_ADMIN_BAR', false); or just delete that code might work, also check in your options on your dashboard in your profile Users->Your Profile

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