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[Resolved] Attn: (help needed!)

  • Avatar of 39images
    39images
    Participant

    @39images

    Hello mercime,

    I’ve seen you help others in this forum with integrating BP into their existing WP theme. I’m having no luck with the BP theme compatibility myself and wondered if you might give me a hand? If so, please let me know which theme files of mine you need. Thank you so much!

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    What theme are you using? We might have template-packed it already.

    Also, if you’ve only just begun developing the site, I recommend using BP 1.7 beta 1 instead = download beta at link http://buddypress.org/2013/02/buddypress-1-7-beta-1/

    Deactivate BP Template pack plugin and delete the 6 BuddyPress folders transferred to your theme’s folder in server namely: activity, blogs, forums, groups, members, registeration

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    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Please don’t call out individual moderators directly in the topic title.

    Avatar of 39images
    39images
    Participant

    @39images

    Paul – sorry, I didn’t know. Won’t do in the future.

    Mercime – I created my own theme in Artisteer, and I’m thinking I have the latest version of BP since I only installed it 2 days ago….

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @djpaul @39images I’ve removed my name from the topic which I forgot to do earlier :-)

    From what I’ve seen so far, Artisteer themes are a tricky lot to try to template-pack. Some succeed, others don’t. Since you’re just starting your development, I suggest downloading BP 1.7 beta 1 http://buddypress.org/2013/02/buddypress-1-7-beta-1/ where you won’t need the BP Template Pack plugin unless Artisteer has rewritten WP regular templating system.

    P.S. If you’ve already gone through the Appearance > BP Compatibility process, you’d have to deactivate BP Template Pack plugin, then remove the 6 BP folders transferred to your Artisteer theme folder in server to allow BP 1.7 theme compatibility to work.

    Avatar of 39images
    39images
    Participant

    @39images

    Thank you so much! :) 1.7 certainly works better than the previous version. Is there a reason that the BP pages seem to be ignoring my page templates? Regardless of which template I assign to the BP pages, they appear as 3 column pages, which kind of smashes the content in the middle. Ideally, I’d like to either have a left sidebar and nothing else, or no sidebars on the BP pages. Is there a way to do this?

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    39images
    Participant

    @39images

    @mercime I don’t think that I have to edit the sidebars out of the BP pages do I?

    Avatar of 39images
    39images
    Participant

    @39images

    No one? Sorry to keep searching here but this is one of the only things preventing me from launching.

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @39images BP 1.7 uses your theme’s page.php to insert BP template parts automagically. You can either:
    1. Change theme’s page.php to have one sidebar or
    2. http://codex.buddypress.org/theme-compatibility/

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Create copy of page.php rename to either community.php or buddypress.php open and edit the file to remove one or other of the get sidebars or dynamic sidebar calls depending on how the themes doing things.

     

    BP will use this new file rather than page.php, WP will continue to use page.php where required.

     

    I have drafted a codex page explaining basic theme compat usage with themes but some re-ordering needs doing with the codex before any more pages can be added.

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    39images
    Participant

    @39images

    Hugo,

    I think that did it! Thank you so much!

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    No problem. I’ll mark thread as resolved – if not post back . and /or check that link Mercime provided.

    Avatar of 39images
    39images
    Participant

    @39images

    Is there a way to hide postbullets just on the BP pages?

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    BuddyPress templates are or should all be namespaced with a top level ID ‘#buddypress’  this is allow the ability to create rulesets that target elements that specifically fall under this ID; thus:

    #buddypress ul {list-style: none;}

     

    Would remove  bullets on ALL ul constructs generated by BP unless the BP stylesheet overloaded  that ruleset with something more specific.

     

    Also always check the body element class as BP will place many specific BP class tokens in there that can also be used for creating unique selector strings  for rulesets.

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @hnla do publish the Codex page already :-) Just need to add the Version, Component, Type and Context on the right and you’re good to go.

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    @mercime can/will do.  Slightly wanted to chat with you on that though, might email when I get a minute or two tomorrow.

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @hnla sure. you know how to reach me :-)

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