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I managed to fix the issue with the sidebar. I just had to move the call function for the sidebar outside the div tag and it seems to work now..
Still trying to figure out what I need to do to change the CSS and only effect the buddypress part of the template though..
@mercime Thanks again for the help!
It’s looking tonnes better now.
There is one issue that the widgets are still showing up in the main content instead of in the right sidebar – http://progressivetalks.com/activity
is there something else I need to edit to get this working? I have the widget logic plugin so I can specify where I want widgets (there are some specific widgets I want in buddypress) but I must still need to define this sidebar in the buddypress pages or?
Also, just in terms of the final step of styling.. Just to clarify, I should copy the code supplied in the template tutorial and then modify that? I need to learn CSS so I am going through it, but is this the step where I can copy some of the styling over from Frisco?
Would it be a matter of just getting the styling from Frisco and copying into my style.css?
@mercime Ive copied across loop, loop-page, loop-home and single
Im not sure how much this impacts upon the buddypress format, but I am in the process of trying to get rid of the comments form out of these templates (loop, loop-page) as it is really ugly and I would prefer users commenting with Facebook, etc… still not 100% sure how i will do it, but reading up
Here are the 6 files @mercime including sidebar-footer.php. Thanks again for your help. Appreciate the tips. Its the header and footer that have gotten me quite lost…
The other thing I was wondering.. is it possible to change the look of buddypress within the template.. For example, at the moment it looks like it takes its styling from the default bp template, but if I wanted to change it to reflect something closer to the Frisco for Buddypress theme, but instead Red, Black and White to suit my website, how would I go about this?
Would it be a matter of copying the files from the new template over the default template files and then using a css sheet to redefine some values?
Thanks again! Cant say how much I appreciate it!
@mercime I have gotten pretty far now
you can see the site at = progressivetalks.com
Im still having some issues getting the template to work though.. particularly I’m not sure how to define the right widget or in other words, decrease the width of the buddy press window
see here for the buddypress component – http://progressivetalks.com/members/
any possible suggestions?
Thanks again for your assistance!
@mercime Thanks again for your help.
I tried this previously with another colorlabs template and it simply displayed =0 when I tried loading the page, however, using a different template now, it seems to work.. I just need to try and adjust the files to make it look a bit better.
you can see what I have done here – http://www.jakewhitehead.com/socialbp/
Just hoping this will do what I want.
Can you hide some of these menus so only logged in users see them?
Thanks for the tips @Paul Gibbs
The reason I want the two sites to be connected is so that my authors can network and get points, rankings, etc, for the posts they make (this was a feature requested by my users).
The key thing for me is that my users want the social features that I can provide through buddypress, but it is difficult to integrate with more extensive framework based wordpress templates (at least it seems that way for me) so I would love to be able to have buddypress on the same site, or a connected site, that has its own template and is hidden from users.
Also when I say authors it might sound misleading because this could be potentially 500-1000 different users so they need group and discussion forum features..
thanks @mercime! That’s great.
I will post this in the sites you recommended, but I also wondering if you knew how to make the default option to broadcast to my public site… I want this all to be automatic, so my authors don’t have to select the box every time.. At the moment it saves the other settings, but I have to select the blog every time