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Child Themes Working?

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    wordpressfan
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    @wordpressfan

    If you have the new parent/child theme system working, please let me know where you default theme template files point. Mine says “The template files are located in /themes/bp-sn-parent/blogs” which makes no sense. Thanks.

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  • Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    When logged in to WPMU’s back end as Site Admin and visiting “Appearance > Themes”, the description under the BuddyPress Default 1.1-pre theme should say:

    The template files are located in /themes/bp-sn-parent. The stylesheet files are located in /themes/bp-default. BuddyPress Default uses templates from BuddyPress Social Network Theme Framework. Changes made to the templates will affect both themes.

    If you are seeing something different, you need to carefully look at how you’ve installed your themes.

    Avatar of wordpressfan
    wordpressfan
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    @wordpressfan

    I added the themes per the included instructions, moving bp-default and b-sn-parent to the main WPMU themes directory. I installed the beta versions Monday and the default theme still points to “/themes/bp-sn-parent/blogs” as the template files area.

    What could have gone awry to cause the misdirection? (The child theme still picks up the template files and other parent characteristics despite the incorrect theme information.)

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    @wordpressfan

    You have several threads with various issues floating around the forums so I cannot possibly remember all the answers that you’ve already provided to our questions.

    So, more questions/suggestions:

    • Do you have any plugins other than BP installed? If so, deactivate them and see what happens. Make sure that you are using the default theme and that you have reselected it.
    • Are there any errors in your server’s log files? I mean ANY. Do not try to decide which errors are relevant to this issue. We will decided.
    • I believe that you are running BP trunk. So this is a test site as you should not be running the bleeding-edge version on a production site. Do a clean install and see if the problem persists. This means deleting everything–all BP, WPMU, and DB files. You need to start from scratch. Don’t install any plugins other than BP, only use the default theme. What happens when you do that?

    Avatar of wordpressfan
    wordpressfan
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    @wordpressfan

    1. No plugins beside BP 1.1 Beta.

    2. There are a number of database-related errors. I won’t list them all, but they tend to follow this:

    Table ‘xxx.wp_2_options’ doesn’t exist for query INSERT INTO wp_2_options

    None of the errors mention themes.

    When I recreated the buddypress test site, I kept the same databases, only dropping the fields and their content.

    3. I’m currently running the Beta released Monday.

    4. This is all after a clean install of WPMU and BuddyPress. The only thing that stayed the same was the database.

    I guess my next step would be to create a fresh database and then reinstall WPMU and BP from scratch.

    Avatar of Andy Peatling
    Andy Peatling
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    @apeatling

    If you are getting DB errors you must clear these up before reporting anything else.

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    wordpressfan
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    @wordpressfan

    Ok. New database. Fresh install of WPMU 2.4.8a. Fresh install of BP Beta 1. Copied bp-default into wp-content/themes. Activated. The theme still reports the following:

    The template files are located in /themes/bp-sn-parent/blogs. The stylesheet files are located in /themes/bp-default. BuddyPress Default uses templates from BuddyPress Social Network Parent Theme. Changes made to the templates will affect both themes.

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