I finally had some time to update Buddymatic to 1.2. The beta can be downloaded here: http://freebpthemes.com/themes/buddymatic/.
I’m expecting people will find a few things, so, I won’t upload it to the official theme repo until I’ve fixed the first round of issues.
@apeatling – I used portions of the template pack plugin in this version. It was a real time saver.
This version of Buddymatic has two template files: Blog Page & Activity Page. You can create pages using either template.
If you want to have Activity on the homepage, go to Settings -> Reading and choose the activity page you created for your front page.
Looking forward to having a look, thanks! Love working with Thematic, even if the idea of a creating a theme that’s a child of two parents kinda breaks my brain.
Hi Ron. Thanks again for this – it will mean I won’t have switch themes mid-development to integrate BuddyPress into a project. Very grateful!
I just gave this a quick install tonight and here are a few issues:
- Error message in the branding area;
Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, ‘bp_core_admin_bar’ was given in /home/.perro/czoltok/my-url.com/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 339
- Clicking on usernames redirects to homepage;
- It seems that there are two version of the navigation bar – the regular one, and the buddypress one – stacked on top of each other. On the top row are my regular pages and a search bar that has been added in my functions file, and just below, there are tabs for “Home” and “Members”, as well as the BuddyPress bar.
- I have the admin bar of Buddypress set to not show in the functions file, but there is a gap in my WordPress admin page where it would normally go (it’s blank, but the gap remains).
I’d prefer not to put the testing site up here, so I’ll DM you the URL.
The Theme looks great and very efficient.
However,when a non logged in visitor sees the page,the sidebar login form overlaps with the widgets in the Primary aside section.
I use WP single 2.9.2+bp1.2.1
Waiting for your help to fix it…
I uploaded a new version with those 2 items fixed: http://freebpthemes.com/themes/buddymatic/
With the new version, the error message is gone, as is the gap in the admin. Sidebar is no longer overlapping either. Yay!
Still have the multiple nav bars and the redirecting profiles. Let me know if there’s anything I can test on my end…
Thanks for the bug fix..
One more thing,when I choose the activity stream to be shown on the front page,the Index top,Index Insert,Index Bottom widgets don’t work.(Though its not a bug,I would like to know how to make it work.. )
Redirecting profiles is solved – it was a result of the backwards compatibility plugin. Deactivating the plugin solved the issue.
With regards to the nav bar, from poking around in the code it looks like there are two menu bar instances – one with my regular pages, another one with the BP pages.
Another CSS issue…
The Avatars in Recently active users widget gets aligned vertically instead of being aligned horizontally…
Similarly In the Group page,the group name and description is displayed below the group avatar instead of being displayed in the side of the group avatar..
Perhaps I’m unclear, but why would it be preferable to keep the navigation bars separate by default, as opposed to just adding buddypress tabs to one main navbar? This isn’t the way that the default theme works, and the UI problems of having two home buttons are significant…
I noticed another CSS tweak too: there is a float:left applied to #sidebar .padder a, which is floating the links for “create an account” in the sidebar.
“why would it be preferable to keep the navigation bars separate by default”
To maintain computability with child themes. There are many ways to generate navigation menus in WP. If I attach the BP navigation to a specific method then child themes that use a different method won’t have the BP navigation.
Hi Ron -
Hey thanks very much for your work on porting over Thematic for the BuddyPress platform.
General Question: Now that Themeshaper and Thematic are part of the WordPress core effort, do you look to see “great assimiliation” with WP3/MU, BuddyPress, and Thematic/Buddymatic?
TESTING 1.2 NOTES:
I am testing Buddymatic version 1.2, using the “Coffee with Friends” 1.0 child theme — on WordPress 2.9.2
* Yellow notice at top in admin to “activate a BuddyPress compatible theme” remains present, even after child theme activation. Notice disappears when default BuddyPress theme is used.
* Cannot add a new forum topic even though one group has been created
* GROUPS/FORUMS Functionality: Using Buddymatic with the “Coffee with Friends” child theme there are several problems that occur when attempting to set up forums and topics:
- Topic accepted under a new group, but does not appear in topic list
- Under forums link (http://SITE.com/forums/) no topics appear
- Attempts to create a new topic at the forums page does not happen — no group appears in the pop-down list
Hello Again -
Also having a problem displaying “registration” form and functions. Please advise.
Yellow notice at top in admin to “activate a BuddyPress compatible theme” remains present, even after child theme activation. Notice disappears when default BuddyPress theme is used.
@Mariusooms – I removed the tag before 1.2 came out because it wasn’t compatible with 1.2 (at that time). I thought I had added it back before building the zip.
“Now that Themeshaper and Thematic are part of the WordPress core effort” – Not sure what you have heard, but neither Themeshaper not Thematic are part of WordPress core.
Buddymatic 1.2 uses the template pack that @apeatling developed for WP themes. I’ll check that and see if there have been updates.
How’s development on this going? After a little pause I’m back in the code. I’m trying to combine the buddypress tabs into the regular navigation.
You’d mentioned you would set up a second child theme this way… any chance you’d give me some hints? I’ve managed to get them side by side with a custom function, but they are still contained within two separate ULs.
Are they other child themes (nicely graphical kind of) apart of coffee with friends for buddymatic ?
I love the concept of a framework (I use carrington on my personal site) but I not a css specialist (worse than that..)
To be more recise and complete my question, I do know that they are some more sophisticated preminum (in WP language, premium means “you have to pay for”) themes around. And even if its for personal non commerical web site i could afford to pay a few money.
But these premium themes are very very classical, a little bit like wp theme some years ago (I don’t intedn at all to be agressive it’s just my personal opinion).
I’m looking for something more dynamic, more graphicaly appealing (I currently use trhliingtheme with the buddypack at http://velofun.fr )
I’m looking for something more in the spirit of sites in the demo page ( http://buddypress.org/demo/ )
Since Buddymatic is simply a port of an existing framework – Thematic – any child themes that work for Thematic should, in theory, work for Buddymatic.
Keep in mind though, all of the sites on the demo pages are custom designs. If you don’t find a theme that meets your needs, consider hiring a designer.
Just a final note. This thread is meant for Buddymatic bugs and code issues. Since your question is really one regarding the design of Thematic child themes, best to ask your question in a separate thread – maybe even in the Thematic forums.
By the way, as per my previous post – I think I figured out the nav issue. To get both menus combined, I duplicated the standard buddymatic nav into my functions file, and added a call with wp_list_pages before the BP pages. This did the trick, but if there is a better way to do this, let me know!
As previously reported, when I activate either the Coffee with Friends 1.0 by Daisy Olsen theme or A Thematic/Buddymatic Child Theme 1.0 by Ron Rennick (after moving the files from the Buddymatic folder into the themes folder) I get the message saying “You’ll need to activate a BuddyPress compatible theme to take advantage of all of the features.” I’m using Buddypress 1.2.3 and Buddymatic 1.2.
@Mariusooms, @Ron R As suggested in http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/buddymatic-12#post-46675 I am wondering where to add
Tags: buddypressin the style.css in the Buddymatic folder especially as there is already the following in the comments:
TAGS: white, three-columns, two-columns, fixed-width, theme-options, left-sidebar, right-sidebar, threaded-comments, sticky-post, microformats, buddypress– buddypress is there anyway!
Have I missed something obvious?
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