Why do my BuddyPress pages look and act all weird and messed up?
Made requires that you install the BuddyPress Template Pack plugin if you are going to use BuddyPress. In case it's no longer available in the WordPress plugin directory, you can download it here: http://www.brianmcculloh.com/files/bp-template-pack.zip If you don't install this plugin, you will lose a lot of the styling and fancy AJAX functionality. This plugin is made by the creators of BuddyPress and is meant for enabling themes to work with BuddyPress, so it's very reliable, trustworthy, and recommended, and doesn't add any strain to your server load at all. Note: this plugin is obviously not required if you are not going to install BuddyPress