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Best Guide For BuddyPress Theme Dev?

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    theatereleven
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    @theatereleven

    I looked at the reviews for the BuddyPress theme development book on Amazon, and it kind of sounds like a waste of money.

    Does anyone have a good place to go for theme details? I’m a CSS/HTML guy with a little bit of PHP knowledge. All of my WordPress sites are built from scratch – I don’t use normal themes. So I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty, but just want the right place to begin with BuddyPress.

    Thanks!

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  • Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    If you know WordPress theming the book gets you up to speed with the extra functionality BuddyPress brings to templates.

    http://codex.buddypress.org/themes/

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    theatereleven
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    @theatereleven

    Thanks! The book for sale on Amazon?

    I’d love to just call in the exact BuddyPress components I want to use. Is that possible? For theming, I’m a heavy custom post types and ACF guy – I like to be very specific in where everything is placed.

    Hoping BuddyPress allows this.

    Again, thanks for the response.

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    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    BuddyPress replaces the_content of page.php with BP html. You can get a lot of style customization with simply adding extra CSS.

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    theatereleven
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    @theatereleven

    Oh I see. And the BuddyPress codex tells me what I need to know?

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    There is some information in codex, if you need more post a forum topic

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    theatereleven
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    @theatereleven

    Copy that. I’ll start tonight and see what unfolds. Thanks man.

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    theatereleven
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    @theatereleven

    I installed the new BuddyPress and started customizing. Was excited until I realized that the profiles don’t support WYSIWYG editors, image uploads, etc.

    BUMMER. So I’m not able to use BuddyPress at this time. I’m just building profiles with custom post types, and using USP Pro to have a form that registers a user and creates the profile. This gives me what I needed.

    If BuddyPress features are enhanced down the road, I’ll take another look.

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