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Adding widget areas to default theme?

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    KimMC
    Member

    @kimmc

    I’m trying to figure out how to add widget areas to the bp default theme. Most of the info I’ve found shows how to add them to the sidebar. But what I want are widget areas above the center content area. I’m not understanding how to do that.
    What I would like is to have one area to put an image or article rotater in and another to show the latest community activity.

    Any help is really appreciated!

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    First, do not make revisions in bp-default theme. Revisions will be overwritten when BP is upgraded.

    Instead,
    - create a child theme of bp-default theme, e.g. mybpproject,
    http://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/building-a-buddypress-child-theme/
    - create a functions.php file and put it in your child theme folder. Define new widget/s here (name, ID, etc)
    - copy over the template file from bp-default theme to your child theme folder (following directory structure) then add the call to dynamic_sidebar in that template.

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    KimMC
    Member

    @kimmc

    Thanks, I did set up a child theme. Although I still didn’t have any luck. I’ll keep playing with it, as I’d like to learn how it works. But I did finally find a theme I liked in the mean time.

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