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Existing Theme, Buddypress Features

  • Avatar of Scotm
    Scotm
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    @scotm

    I’ve been following the development of Buddypress for some time, have used the demo, and have installed a few versions over the past few months.

    We chose WPMU over WP when we started our site earlier this year so that we’d have access to the Buddypress social networking features but with no need for members to create their own blogs.

    The single biggest question I need answered is how do I maintain my existing theme when people arrive at my blog, and have the BP features such as profiles, etc. exist under the hood as seen here http://www.explorewithme.com.

    I guess once I can understand that I’d like to be able to create the same feature hooks on my own WP magazine theme (site wide activity, members, groups, etc.).

    Great work everyone…

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  • Avatar of Gogoplata
    gogoplata
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    @gogoplata

    The sitewide activity, members, and groups are all widgets which would simply needed to be added to your sidebar. Other than that its as simple as installing BuddyPress and your main site will be maintained while the profiles will assume the new theme.

    If you’d like to see a more custom example, check out MMAFrenzy.com where I integrated the profiles into my own design but for basic functionality and maintaining your own theme its just a basic install.

    Hope that helps, feel free to ask any questions so I can hopefully clear them up for you.

    Avatar of Seppolaatle112
    seppolaatle112
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    @seppolaatle112

    Hi again. :)

    First, one important thing. In the first post I said that the left sidebar does not show anything at all. That is wrong. It shows “Who’s Online,” even if I have just 1 or 30 different widgets enabled in the administration-area.

    When I remove the “Recent Blog Posts” widget from the center sidebar, then everything apperas as it should in the left sidebar.

    I am using the latest versjon of WPMU, witch would be 2.6.3, and I am using the latest versjon of trunk.

    The only changes I made to the theme, was chaning the site logo, witch originally say Buddypress.

    I did install Buddypress a couple of days after WPMU was installed, but I can’t seem to understand that that would have anything to do with this Widget.

    The problem occurs only when I am using the “Recent Blog Posts” widget in the center sidebar. You can see it all live on this test-site.:

    http://nettby.us

    If anyone har the opportunity to check if this is happening in your Buddypress-installation as well, that would be great.

    Avatar of Scotm
    Scotm
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    @scotm

    gogoplata

    Actually, you’re right, as I now see with my latest attempt to install BP has gone relatively smoothly. I have a few issues, however, which maybe you or someone else can assist me with.

    First issue: I have two existing members of my wpmu install, both on the main blog, and yet when I installed BP the links to their member pages will not work when I am logged in. The links are correct, in the sense that they point to the appropriate location (e.g url/members/admin/profile) but I get 404s every time. If I am logged out, however, I can find the member pages. Also, when I create a new user, the links work fine when logged in or out.

    Second issue: When I created a new user, I made a comment on my site, and then went to check the “activity” stream to see if it showed up, but it doesn’t. Am I missing something? Isn’t this the sort of thing that should show up on activity page?

    Thanks for the input!

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    scotm, I like your site are you using the modify buddypress home theme ?

    Because I want to use a custom theme,but I want the login task bar & sign-up features on the custome theme.

    So, How can I do this on a custom theme?

    Avatar of Burt Adsit
    Burt Adsit
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    @burtadsit

    @gpo1 using a custom theme works just fine now. Your bp admin bar shows up even using that alternate theme. Give it a try.

    Avatar of Scotm
    Scotm
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    @scotm

    Just a quick note on my two issues above…both resolved after some experimentation.

    I’m using a landing page theme at fantasyhockeynetwork.com for now, but underneath I have a Revolution Magazine theme working quite nicely with Buddypress. Widgets and admin bar fit nicely into the existing format.

    Thx

    Avatar of Gogoplata
    gogoplata
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    @gogoplata

    Glad to hear you resolved everything. I too had no problem adding the BuddyPress features to another theme.

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    I want the login/sign-up taskbar like in the bp demo site, in my custome theme.

    How is it done?

    Avatar of Gogoplata
    gogoplata
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    @gogoplata

    It’s basically as simple as copying the code and CSS from the buddypress-home file into your theme and tweaking it to match your site.

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