One thing I forgot to mention…the listings functionality I would like to store in a folder that is located either within my current themes directory or somewhere within the buddypress plugin directory. Either location doesn’t matter as long as a separate folder exists.
Thanks for the response Paul. The php error log says the following
stderr: PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function bp_core_new_nav_item ()
This of course means the function can’t be found. What do I need to do for the buddypress function to be recognized? Thanks again!