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Compatibility Help Please!!

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    WPGoddess
    Participant

    @wpgoddess

    Oh, gosh, I am SO confused. I have read every document here about compatibility. I’ve installed the compatibility pack. It went through step 2 no problem, right to step 3. But, my website does not look right and I do not understand the instructions in step 3. My theme’s page.php page is VERY complex.

    I am running WP 3.5.1. and Buddy Press 1.7.2

    The site looked better styled before I installed the compatibility pack, but it was missing things originally like the BP sidebars, groups button.

    I am using the Sirens theme: http://themes.themegoods.com/sirens_wp/

    Oh, gosh, I wanted it to work SO bad, because I love, love, love this theme!

    Can anyone help me? Is it possible to hire someone to do the compatibility work for me? I am not all that great with code. I can follow instructions, but the instructions provided for the compatibility are very vague.

    Thanks so much for your help!

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @wpgoddess As of BP 1.7, you no longer need to install/activate the BP Template Pack plugin and go through the compatibility process to make your WP theme compatible with BuddyPress. That’s why “The site looked better styled before I installed the compatibility pack“.

    You’d have to deactivate/delete the BP Template Pack plugin and remove the 6 BuddyPress folders transferred to your theme’s folder in server. http://codex.buddypress.org/bp-17-upgrading-template-packed-themes/

    After you’re done with the above. you could provide url to problematic BP pages in your site or screenshots with additional information.

    Avatar of WPGoddess
    WPGoddess
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    @wpgoddess

    Hi, I completely uninstalled the WP installation, deleted the database and started from scratch.

    BuddyPress looks awful on ThemeGoods SIRENS theme. There was no “Create Group” button, no sidebars on BuddyPress pages, the search functions at top were overlapping other content. The links on the Profiles pages were just links – not tabs. The post button and post in drop downs were hidden. You can’t write a title on discussion posts. Uugh. Just ugly. I hired an ODESK programmer with years of programming experience. He spent 24 hours trying to fix things and even wrote a child theme. He could not get it to look good. Money down the drain.

    I really like the theme and want to use it for the main website. I think I am going to need to do a separate subdirectory install with a BuddyPress theme for my community. Can you advise me on the best way to go about that?

    I want Community members to be able to participate in blogs and classifieds on the main site and, of course, participate in the BuddyPress subfolder. Do I need a multisite install to enable them to be part of both installations??

    Would it be best to create a subdirectory install like community.mywebsite.com or a folder install like mywebsite.com/community ?

    Thanks for all your help!! I greatly appreciate it!

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    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @wpgoddess
    Never get hung up on one theme because the one you may love the most may be junk as far as coding
    (Please don’t take offensive as it is not directed towards any individual). Try others, or hire a well known buddypress web designer like @karmatosed. I mainly do development so looking pretty is more a designers cup of tea but functionality is my thing!

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @wpgoddess There could still be a way to salvage the situation with your premium theme. Open up your theme’s page.php file and Save As > buddypress.php file. Ask your theme dev that we need the_title() and the_content() in buddypress.php and that will facilitate compatibility process. Upload that revised buddypress.php into your theme folder in server. It’s possible that you might need to tweak some styling but you should be good to go.

    Tip: if you have bbPress sitewide/group forums installed, you can copy the revised buddypress.php with the_title and the_content and Save As > bbPress.php and upload to theme folder in server as well.

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    WPGoddess
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    @wpgoddess

    Hi @mercime, thank you so much for your reply! I have forwarded the info along to the programmer at Odesk and have asked him to take another look and see if he understands your instructions. Thank you so much for your help. I will let you know how it goes…

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @wpgoddess Yes, it will be good to know what the dev comes up with revised buddypress.php. Double-check that the_title and the_content are there. Good luck.

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    Tammie
    Moderator

    @karmatosed

    @bp-help : Thanks for the mention :)

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