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Buddypress.org profile layout theme, I want it!

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  • Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
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    @nicolagreco

    As Andy says 2000 times, this theme will not released, but tweaks to make a theme like that will be shared :)

    Anyway look at css and make your own :D

    Avatar of David Mazza
    David Mazza
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    @dmazza

    The default member theme sucks, and I haven’t seen anyone significantly modify it. I plan to do so at some point, but I don’t understand why they didn’t just model it from their own awesome member theme. Even the skeleton member theme is more or less the same as the default. You would have to make significant modifications to the skeleton theme itself for it to be anything like the buddypress.org member theme.

    Specific issues:

    Profile fields are way too spaced out.

    The navigation design isn’t really necessary.

    The wire should be on top, and profile fields in a small table below. Everything else is mostly unnecessary.

    The skeleton is built to allow theme developers a base to start from. That’s all.

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    I don’t understand why they didn’t just model it from their own awesome member theme. Even the skeleton member theme is more or less the same as the default.

    It’s because the awesome member theme was a customization of the default theme. The default themes have been around since BuddyPress was first made available as a release candidate.

    So, as Nicola and DJPaul suggest, if you want to create your own custom themes, by using either the skeleton theme or the default themes you have a solid foundation from which to work!

    For what it’s worth – the customization of this theme was done in 2 days and based on the original default theme. If you are competent with CSS then it should not a be problem for you.

    Avatar of David Mazza
    David Mazza
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    @dmazza

    Actually I’m just surprised that no one has yet. I am somewhat reluctant to do so at the moment because things are still changing fast, but now it seems a little more stable. I think I want a much more simple design than most people would, so I can understand why you made it that way. My users are college students, so it needs to function just like Facebook. I am using it for campus groups to post their events, form online groups and start blogging. The main focus in on the events. BuddyPress is exactly what I have always dreamed of because I don’t like Ning.

    Avatar of Tracedef
    tracedef
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    @tracedef

    It definitely looks awesome and moving the nav bars to the top makes a lot of sense in terms of utilizing space a little bit better… the default theme is awesome as well though, Andy and whomever was involved with that did a great job…. which isn’t always the case with default themes….

    Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
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    @sgrunt

    the Shouty Theme has a profile page with horizontal bars: http://www.buddydress.com/2009/04/shouty-theme/

    i haven’t tested it with the 1.0 release, but it worked fine with the Rc2.

    You can see some profile examples here:

    http://hub.sharetips.co.za/members/dreamboy/

    http://community.lads.my/members/ziqah/

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    I agree with DJPaul, but you could get a developer to create theme you want.

    However, check this guy out:Nazieb

    http://wp-project.nazieb.com/themes/smells-like-facebook/

    Might look into it?

    Avatar of David Mazza
    David Mazza
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    @dmazza

    Thanks for the links.

    I have seen the horizontal design as well, and I don’t especially care for that either. I have determined for my purposes that I don’t need that navigation at all.

    That is an awesome facebook theme, but I don’t literally mean that I want it to look like facebook, I just want it to function more like facebook. Facebook has a very minimal amount of navigation by putting everything into “apps.” I don’t want to do that, but I also don’t think I need navigation just to see each of my friends’ events, groups etc. I am just interested in seeing who is attending each individual event, or who is a member of each individual group.

    My ideal design is this: The front page lists upcoming events, new groups and recent activity including blog entries, which is already possible. The top navigation remains the way it is with links to each component. I can see my own profile and friends’ profiles. I can see a list of all events, all groups, and within those events and groups I can see who is attending. Finally, each group has events and a blog. Each blog is primarily used to talk about and link to the group’s events. I guess that is exactly what we already have, but I feel like the default design is almost too much functionality for my needs.

    I think I am going to take apart the default member theme and show you what I mean. Then we can go from there, because I think a lot of people might like a more simple member theme.

    Avatar of David Mazza
    David Mazza
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    @dmazza

    I also realized why I hated the default member theme so much. For some reason in Firefox 3.5b4 on mac all the font on the member theme is huge. I don’t know if anyone else has had this problem, but it is fine in Safari. It actually looks really nice in Safari.

    Avatar of Matew
    ndrwld
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    @ndrwld

    I’ve one really important question – Can we use certain CSS code pieces of buddypress.org theme in our themes?

    Avatar of Jfcarter
    jfcarter
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    @jfcarter

    I like the default member theme and appreciate all of Andy’s hard work. I’m sure there are many more excellent updates to come!

    My $.02

    Avatar of wpmubp.org
    wpmubp
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    @takuya

    This is probably the 3rd post asking about buddypress.org theme. People should search carefully before posting.

    There’re millions of css resources and samples on the net, and one can easily create or at least change a part of the theme to what they want. bp has custom.css and site-wide.css system which you can add/override css.

    Avatar of Bhattpankaj
    bhattpankaj
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    @bhattpankaj

    With trying buddypress & modifying still i agree that buddypress.org theme is really awesome and almost things work more easy, as people who might have seen for them the cool color and background mix match with blue topic font is what buddypress and if at all it is released people will be more interested to put with out modification.

    Even i am looking for the same, although it might be told 2000 times or what ever no of times… Any way if any one can help me how & what to make changes to be like buddypress.org front page.

    Avatar of Maxaud
    Maxaud
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    @maxaud

    I’ve made myself a personal copy of the BuddyPress.org theme without some of the features like bbPress design tweaks and such to mainly see what it took to make it. Really makes you appreciate CSS since it seems like 99% of it was just CSS changes.

    I’ve been wrking on doing some updates to http://www.wannanetwork.com also.

    I’m working on around 4 different BuddyPress powered websites with more scheduled. The themes being designed will probably have some sort of public release as well.

    This is an initial mockup for one of themes that will be release to the community:

    http://blogsupplier.com/images/mockup.jpg

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