Ok, I figured what is happening is *something* (either BP itself or the BP Template Pack) is changing the link in the WP editor to point to the forums/index.php file, instead of the theme’s index.php file.
I edited the homepage on my website by going directly to the themes folder via FTP and downloading the template’s index file, then resaving it in the same location. Annoying, and not sure why/when/by what the change has been made, but there’s a workaround.
I’m having the same issue! My index.php was overwritten with what I’ve found is the buddypress forums/index.php page… so I’ve tried reverting to my original index.php (by deleting the BP code and pasting my original template code in)… and it’s not reflecting changes I’m making to the code on the front end. So, I figure it’s still referring to that original index file… somewhere! And it’s displaying something else within the WP Theme Editor.
I also installed the BP and BP template pack plugins to try and integrate them with an existing theme that I’ve already done a lot of work on, it’s not a specific BP theme.
Eeeek! If anyone can help, that’d be much appreciated. And I promise to be indebted to you forever and extoll your virtues to anyone who’ll listen.