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Can't overcome mobile issues

  • Avatar of amayameda
    amayameda
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    @amayameda

    Hello everyone from the wonderful buddypress community. I am hoping you can help me resolve some issues I’m having. I noticed that my site looks pretty bad on mobile phones. I am using the Buddypress Default theme with bbpress forums on a child theme. Most of the written content looks fine, but half of my custom header shows, the forum labels are squished together, and the newforum/newtopic/reply are gets cut off. And unfortunately, the “Submit” button is in the missing half. It looks better if you turn your phone lengthwise, but that isn’t very intuitive.

    I’ve tried about 5 different mobile plugins, and none of them fix these problems. I’m really not sure what to try next. Any thoughts?

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    Site URL?

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    amayameda
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    @amayameda

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    OOTB BuddyPress and bbPress are not built for small screens. You will need to re-write the template files if you want a better experience on those devices. BP 1.7 will work better with mobile plugins but the content will still be squished as those plugins are just a wrapper for the content.

    Avatar of amayameda
    amayameda
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    @amayameda

    What template files are we looking at? Should I just be changing the width on everything via CSS? I’m not sure what I should be messing with.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    You can do some mods with CSS but it will never be 100% perfect. If you are using a child theme you can copy over a template file from BP plugin

    buddypress/bp-themes/bp-default/activity/index.php

    your-theme-folder/activity/index.php

    If you have that file structure bp will use your file instead. You can then edit html to make it fit better. DO NOT edit CSS classes and id’s of BP markup or the javascript will break.

    bbPress work similarly but you place bbPress template files in a folder bbpress

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