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Custom Themes or Standard BuddyPress?

  • Avatar of Markb1439
    markb1439
    Member

    @markb1439

    I’m seeing that many (or most) people seem to be building BP sites using their own variations of the standard BuddyPress themes. As BP becomes more popular, do you think the trend will be to create custom themes or modify other, more traditional WP themes?

    Just wondering which direction to head in.

    Thanks,

    Mark

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  • Avatar of Wardeh
    Wardee
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    @wardeh

    I personally feel that sooner or later, we’ll be seeing a slew of themes that are BP-ready. They could be either mods of current WP themes or completely custom themes. I would imagine theme designers will start making them available to the public, as well as designing them for their own use. Not many people are going to be happy using the same theme as everybody else, which you can see because lots of people are skinning the theme and others are making BP work with standard WP themes. I’m working with the Hybrid template (http://themehybrid.com) to make a custom bp-home theme for BP.

    Avatar of Danielfelice
    danielfelice
    Participant

    @danielfelice

    and make sure you upload it to http://www.freebuddypressthemes.com!

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
    Participant

    @nicolagreco

    custom themes sure! for home theme,

    for member theme.. customize that too!

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
    Participant

    @gpo1

    I would use my custom home theme and it would be nice to have more member themes for BP?

    Avatar of Ben (oldskoo1)
    oldskoo1
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    @oldskoo1

    Defiantly,

    I have already skinned up a members theme, home theme and a host of blog themes for my users.

    Its not hard at all, infact just like normal wordpress themes so expect to see a load available soon.

    One thing i wish was easier was controlling the page names / urls buddy press assigns as default.

    I have manually changed all references but when i upgrade my changes will be reversed :(

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