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Buddypress a bit plain looking

  • Avatar of bedhead1971
    bedhead1971
    Participant

    @bedhead1971

    Hey all, I have an issue with BP using 1.7 and WP 3.5.1 with the Colorway theme.

    I just upgraded to 1.7 and did the templates plugin disable and removal of the 6 files in theme.

    I created a buddy press.php to create a fullwidth template and it has stretched it fine. Only issue is it has left it plain with no wrapping around activity, profile etc, just all very white and boring.

    I’m a bit of a novice so go easy but how can I get the buddypress bit to look more like the one in the BP theme?

    It looked better before I remove all the templates and upgraded.Looked more like this:

    http://jigoshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/JigoshopBuddyPressShoppingCart.png

    This is my bp.php I created from the themes fullwidth template as it suggested.

    <?php
    /*
    Template Name: Fullwidth Template
    */
    ?>
    <?php get_header(); ?>
    <!–Start Content Grid–>
    <div class=”grid_24 content”>
    <div class=”content-wrapper”>
    <div class=”content-info”>

    <?php if (have_posts()) : ?>
    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <h2>
    <?php the_title(); ?>
    </h2>
    <?php the_content(); ?>
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    <?php endif; ?>
    </div>
    </div>
    <div class=”clear”></div>
    <!–End Content Grid–>
    </div>
    <!–End Container Div–>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    Thanking you in advance :)

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  • Avatar of mattg123
    mattg123
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    @mattg123

    To make it look like the previous, use the previous? lol. Not to be blunt though, if you’re unable to apply the stylings yourself, hire someone to do so for you or if colorway is a premium theme, ask them for help.

    Avatar of bedhead1971
    bedhead1971
    Participant

    @bedhead1971

    Thanks Matt,

    I’m not a complete novice but just being a bit thick about how to apply the template like the old one.

    I had it reasonably done until upgrading and now the old templates are not there it seems to take them from your installed theme template instead.

    Anybody else have any ideas where to point?

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @bedhead1971 Please clarify. The image you posted is that of sven with the BP Default theme while the issue is theme compat with Colorway theme. So let’s take it from the top.

    I just upgraded to 1.7 and did the templates plugin disable and removal of the 6 files in theme.

    So you followed instructions at http://codex.buddypress.org/bp-17-upgrading-template-packed-themes/ ? It should show a two column layout for BP pages as your theme’s page.php has sidebar in template.

    This is my bp.php I created from the themes fullwidth template as it suggested.

    First, you must name the file buddypress.php or community.php (not bp.php), remove ” Template Name: Fullwidth Template” and upload the buddypress.php file into wp-content/themes/colorway folder in server.

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    bedhead1971
    Participant

    @bedhead1971

    Yes followed instructions from the link..

    I created a buddypress.php with the code above as the width of Buddypress was a bit narrow and I didn’t need sidebars. I used bp.php in laziness on here. Apologies..

    Before the change I had the grey around the navigation of friends forums etc but that disappeared with the templates being disabled.

    I have no compatibility issue, just wish to try and pretty it up again.

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    Before the change I had the grey around the navigation of friends forums etc but that disappeared with the templates being disabled.

    Not quite sure what you mean. You lost all BP styles? What do you mean by “templates disabled”? BP components are rendered automagically via theme’s page.php file.

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