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It’s probably good to either keep that or have some indicator in your theme when someone clicks into that area.
Theme compatibility means you get a good experience out of the box and that’s great but if you want a true community theme you want one designed to do that. I’d say if it did ever link it should with the ‘buddypress’ tag as we should still be creating and celebrating themes that are designed for communities ‘made for BuddyPress’ if you like.
Unless I am mistaken iFeature 5 isn’t an out of the box theme for BuddyPress? Now, if you are using the beta BuddyPress 1.7 this won’t be an issue but if you are using anything before 1.7 (beta) then you either need to use the template pack or a BuddyPress compatible theme.
You don’t need to copy the entire theme. If you are talking BP-Default you can simply create a child theme and do your changes there.
http://codex.buddypress.org/legacy/building-a-buddypress-child-theme/ is a great start to learn about this.
You need to somehow pass it the userid. Something possibly like this could work (it’s untested):
$userid = bp_core_get_userid( $username );
bp_profile_field_data( array(‘user_id’=>$userid,’field’=>’fieldname’ ));
Just as a check have you turned on forums and installed BBPress? Or is this the only step you have done?
http://codex.buddypress.org/user/setting-up-a-new-installation/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/ may help you with this if you’ve not followed all the steps.
I’d hazard a guess this is down to some scripting clash/error but it is a bit hard – could you send a link to see your site? If not take a look in something like Firebug or Web Inspector to see if there is an error.
WordPress comes with jQuery – I’d advise you use that one rolled in not link in another. Or are you delinking and adding in because you need something in the new release?
You can create something like Good Reads out of BuddyPress most definitely. How you go about it though is a bit of a huge question. If you don’t feel comfortable first I’d recommend hiring a developer and designer or partnering with some. It’s certainly going to be beyond the ‘tie a few plugins together’ task.
Once you’ve got the ‘who’ to build sorted you can then look at planning what you want to form the foundation. You probably want to figure out what people want to do – their actions when using your site. From there, you can work out a list of what you need built.
I know you may be looking for a plan but that’s not really something anyone can provide you, it’s ultimately up to you as to what you want to build. In short, can you – yes… how – up to you
I am not sure that something is out there to do that but it does sound like a nice idea and I can see it being useful. Off the top of my head you could do something possibly using profile fields. Maybe in a similar way to tagging. There probably are a number of ways to achieve this though.
Upgrading is not something to be fearful about if you do it methodically. First up, 1.7 hasn’t been released yet so if you’re going to upgrade my suggestion would be to go to 1.6.x (whatever the latest is when you do it). That way you can ensure you’re also ready for when 1.7 comes out. You can of course run ‘bleeding edge’ or the latest 1.7 but if you’re upgrading and it’s a live community you may not want to do that.
Next, my advice is make a list of all the plugins and check each to see if they are updated. If they aren’t note it and when you reactivate all plugins do those one by one to see if they work or break your site. You may even want to do that testing on a test site.
Before you do anything you need to back up – this is your safety net. Remove all plugins, make sure you have the latest theme and use the default one first then load the default BuddyPress theme first. Doing in stages means you can check as you do each one and know what is responsible for the issue if you do find any.
Have you set your timezone correctly in the WordPress settings? I’m just wandering if that’s set to a different timezone to the one you expect?
I may be wrong but it seems like you’ve already done this or at least it works in Safari for me and I see a full width banner?
Are you using multisite? Are you installing as admin full rights or as a user? What hosting are you using – self hosted or with a hosting company that installed WordPress?
My ‘gut’ reaction when commenting doesn’t work would be it’s scripting but you say it’s commenting only for users. So that doesn’t really apply – scripting would mean it was broken for one and all.
Have you tried with the default theme for BuddyPress? Just as a sanity check?
The plugin I was going to suggest for this is a little out of date. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/post-author-comment-notification/ You could look at the code though perhaps to see how it’s done and adapt or see if there is going to be a new version or if indeed it needs a new version (probably best to try in a test environment).
It’s not going to be easy to do as you would require a field to add the embed code (assuming you’re using embed) and in theory that would enable anything to be added. You could check that field for some ‘similar’ code like youtube or vimeo tag perhaps.
Perhaps you could take a more ‘design’ approach and style so it makes sense to only upload video. You’d then at least be making it clear this is what the field is. Wording would help there also and you can add custom strings of text or even modify the existing text using a mo/po file.
Others may have some ideas though that’s just my first thoughts.
I just responded to your other post so that post now makes a little more sense I’d first say no need to do multiple posts – having one thread where people can look and help you is far easier for all involved. So, you want to show your forum latest entries on your front page or you want your forum to be your front page? I ask as the two things require different things.
It’s a little hard to know what you want / are aiming for as you seem to have something in mind but aren’t providing a link or exact question. If you can describe what you are trying to do and even link to what you want or have achieved – it’s far easier to help you. Many on here would love to help but can’t without knowing more information.
Have you fixed this as can’t see the issue using Chrome?
This may be a good case for using http://www.gravityforms.com/ for the sign up forms.
I’d first up suggest the following codex page for WordPress: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress_Locally_on_Your_Mac_With_MAMP. Get that sorted BuddyPress is the easy bit.
It’s a little old but perhaps this can help you: http://buddypress.org/support/topic/how-could-i-display-photo-thumbnails-in-the-profile-header/