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CANNOT find the right template file…

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    somethingelse
    Participant

    @somethingelse

    i have moved the bp-legacy templates into my child theme… so path is

    themes/child-theme/buddypress/whatever

    have had no problem making changes needed to members-loop.php

    but for love nor money can i get the page i’ve set for the member directory to get rid of the stupid sidebar…
    i have done everything i can think of… i BELIEVE IT HAS SOMETHING to do with my theme not playing nicely with the bp templates, but i cannot sort it out.

    using catch-box theme…
    site is still in development, but the page in question is here
    http://69.89.17.134/teachers/

    i have messed with multiple page templates, content-part templates, and everything i can think of with child-theme/buddypress/members/index.php and STILL i have a sidebar.

    i am going out of my mind. please help. i’m sure it’s simple and i’ll look like an id10t but that’s ok. pride is out the window on this project already :)

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    Hugo
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    @hnla

    Have you read through the guides in the BP codex?

    Have you created a buddypress.php file to manage the page.php rendering? Theme compatibility uses the stock WP page.php file – or a series of other templates names in same manner WP performs template selection. You need to customize page.php essentially but not the themes copy but a copy of renamed for Buddypress use which you can then edit, again fairly detailed guides available in the BP codex to help explain the process.

    Avatar of somethingelse
    somethingelse
    Participant

    @somethingelse

    i must be searching on the wrong things in the codex, then, because i cannot find what i want.

    no, i don’t have a buddypress.php file… yet… but i’m guessin’ i will soon!
    thanks for the direction… i’ll report back if i find a solution.

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    henrywright
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    @henrywright

    Your file should be:

    /buddypress/members/index-directory.php

    and not:

    /buddypress/members/index.php

    (which is what I think you mentioned you have).

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    BuddyPress uses page.php as the outer container of your files in the your-theme/buddypress folder.

    To create a custom outer container duplicate page.php and rename it buddypress.php

    your-theme/buddypress.php then you can remove the sidebar from that file

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    echo echo!

    Avatar of somethingelse
    somethingelse
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    @somethingelse

    well thanks for rallying the troops. we got ‘er done!
    would love to know precisely where in the codex that little gem is hiding … would have saved me HOURS of screwing about thinking i was crazy.

    a little css and i’m all fixed up… at least, for the members directory page…
    but now the sidebar is GONE from the individual profile pages, which i didn’t mind so much.

    so, is it reasonable to assume i can make additional buddypress template files as i would any other template files – buddypress-member-single.php for example – and get my sidebar back on select pages?

    as for the index-directory.php @henrywright mentioned above, i do not have anything like that in the buddypress templates… where else would/should i find that? and what does it do?

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    Hugo
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    @hnla

    They don’t exist until you create them.
    :) I’ll go and fish out all the codex guides that have been written on the subject of templating/themeing

    Also remember you can use conditional logic to wrap the sidebar in your bp template so if you wanted the sidebar just for user account screens you could do:

    `
    if( bp_is_user() ) :

    endif;
    `

    The two guides to read are:

    http://codex.buddypress.org/themes/theme-compatibility-1-7/a-quick-look-at-1-7-theme-compatibility/

    http://codex.buddypress.org/themes/theme-compatibility-1-7/template-hierarchy/

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