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FaceBuddy free theme for BuddyPress

  • Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
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    @sgrunt

    Hi guys, i’ve created a free theme for BuddyPress that changes the look of homepage and member pages, keeping it in a facebook style. In this first attemp i’ve tried to stay simple, creating a minimal and clean style without using images (only 1 for the bground and 1 for your custom logo). Installation is really simple and you can overwrite your existing theme without loosing any file (you’ll overwrite only the footer cause i have inserted a little credits link). Hope you like it!

    Download page: http://www.buddydress.com/2009/03/facebuddy-free-buddypress-theme/

    Next themes will be more graphical and richs, stay tuned!

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  • Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
    Participant

    @sgrunt

    I’ve reuploaded the file (you see Beta 2 in the download link). I’ve removed site wide styling, in this way home theme and member are indipendent from each other and you can use my home theme and a different member theme and viceversa

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
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    @nicolagreco

    @sgrunt please don’t write more posts consecutively

    Avatar of Stev35555
    stev35555
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    @stev35555

    Hi,

    I have installed this and acivated it and looks good on the members pages but on the sites homepage it shows the default wpmu page my site is http://www.ourlordsblogs.com

    Avatar of Bbrian017
    bbrian017
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    @bbrian017

    looks good but I don’t like that I have to register to download it!

    We might want to think about making template and theme developers supply download links to post inside the forums!

    Avatar of Felix2009
    Felix2009
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    @felix2009

    bbPress theme is still missing ;)

    Avatar of Halfpint
    halfpint
    Participant

    @halfpint

    Hi Im still getting the same problem as mentioned above and I downloaded the zip about 1 hour ago. The home theme works fine but the members theme does not work I also have the latest trunk and BP.

    Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
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    @sgrunt

    Hi Halfpint i’ve replied to your mail: the latest trunk of BP requires a change in the folder name, you can follow instructions in the sticky post of Andy Peatling.

    I’ll wait the release of the first official version of BP for renaming theme folders in my themes, in order to be sure that they will be stable.

    Avatar of Halfpint
    halfpint
    Participant

    @halfpint

    Hi Sgrunt Thanks for your reply. I had already changed the folders before I installed facebuddy but the members theme still would not work for some reason.

    Regards

    Avatar of Dace
    Dace
    Participant

    @dace

    same here…

    Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
    Participant

    @sgrunt

    i’ve just installed the latest trunk, and the facebuddy (member) theme works perfectly. Are u sure to have activated the member theme from here: site admin > buddypress >facebuddy?

    Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
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    @sgrunt

    i\\\’m looking at the latest trunk, and there is some issue. I correctly see themes but there are issues with the main links: Groups and Members pages that was previously ruled from the home theme, now seem ruled from the bp-theme. I\\\’ll try to understand what happens, but i think that it will be a problem to release new themes until the stable BP version, because users cannot modify their themes to suit every new trunk version.

    updated: as first you can change the <body> in your header.php file in the theme, with: <body<?php if ( bp_is_directory() ) : ?> class=\”directory\”<?php endif; ?>>. this solves the header link problems.

    in the “home theme” too there are link changes: for example <?php if ( bp_is_page( MEMBERS_SLUG ) ) {?> becomes <?php if ( bp_is_page( BP_MEMBERS_SLUG ) ) {?> and so on.

    Avatar of Dace
    Dace
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    @dace

    thx for the support… i stay tuned on BD !

    Edit : it doesn’t work.. must i modify bp-themes,home-theme or twice ?

    Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
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    @sgrunt

    i’m looking for an emergency solution: keep only the images and css folder and the footer files both of facebuddy home and member, and upgrade all the other files with the latest trunk. I’m trying and i’ll let you know if it works completely

    Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
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    @sgrunt

    no, there are some changes in themes structure, and so this will not solve problems with members and groups directory pages.

    Avatar of Dace
    Dace
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    @dace

    Thx for ur quicky answers and support sgrunt !

    Perhaps some clues in the trunk :

    “removed blogs, groups and members directory from the home theme into the BuddyPress member theme. The directories now have their own templates and theme based CSS and provide much easier editing.

    Moved the $bp global setup to a higher priority action – from the ‘wp’ action to the ‘plugins_loaded’ action. This stops occurrences where the $bp global was not defined yet.”

    Avatar of Andy Peatling
    Andy Peatling
    Keymaster

    @apeatling

    Sgrunt: not sure if you got my message mentioning the changes?

    The directories have moved to the member theme instead. They have proper template files now that you can skin far easier. You should be able to copy your styles from the blog to member theme.

    Be aware of constant name changes in the functions.php too.

    MEMBERS_SLUG is now BP_MEMBERS_SLUG.

    There should be no more changes like this – it was a necessary change to help theme designers ready for 1.0.

    Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
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    @sgrunt

    hi Andy, after having this issue i’ve rembered your mail that anticipated the changes. But in my opinion downloading the latest trunk with no indication in sticky posts or in the readme.txt is a pain (yes,i’m receiving a lot of emails from theme users).

    I hope to see a sticky post with documentation for this upgrade: it will be very useful. I think that directories must be styled from directory.css in the bp-theme?

    Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
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    @sgrunt

    ok, we’re gonna to see the light, i’m making all required changes and keeping them working, if you wish i could write a little documentation after this. I’ve only a question: the signup button now leads to the WMPU registration page and not to the buddypress register. Could you tell me if i’m doing something bad or if this is an upgrade issue?

    Thanx Andy, i’m sure that the final version will be a great success.

    Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
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    @sgrunt

    ok solved the registration problem!

    Avatar of Halfpint
    halfpint
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    @halfpint

    Thanks for all of your input on the theme. I have decided to go a different route and installed a diff home theme and just making some small css changes to the members theme.

    Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
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    @sgrunt

    as you wish, however i’ve published a new version of the theme compatible with the latest trunk

    Avatar of barhands
    Deli Yaban
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    @leventyilmaz

    thanks for great theme Sgrunt..it s really nice..

    there is a small problem

    got to your profile page (/members/admin) and My Activity on the right side..

    links are not working..example

    You wrote a new blog post: blahblahblah

    if you click “You” or “blahblahblah” you get “http://you.com/members/admin/”

    is this a bug?

    2 Question

    do you plan to make a bbpress facebuddy theme? I think many peoples waiting for this..

    thanks for your time

    Avatar of Sgrunt
    Sgrunt
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    @sgrunt

    thanx Leventyilmaz.

    1) I haven’t checked it yet, but FaceBuddy that was my first theme is only a graphical reskinning of Buddy Press (no hardcoding in no page), and so every issue with code i presume is an issue with BP. Maybe try with your default theme and tell me if it works. I remember that the updated version of FaceBuddy is based on the 1281 trunk.

    2) i know..some people want them, and i hope to do something in the future for bbpress. Actually the simple remaking (and updating) of themes is a big work (making free themes isn’t a job, and so i can’t work from 9 to 5 to them), and i’ve never installed bbpress. My priority is creating new themes for BP, maybe when the official 1 version will be out i’ll start seeing bbpress but i can’t be sure for now.

    Avatar of Felix2009
    Felix2009
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    @felix2009

    http://wordpress-blog.nl

    Has been updated to the ‘trunk 1281′ version of ‘FaceBuddy theme’ …

    Avatar of barhands
    Deli Yaban
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    @leventyilmaz

    thanks very much for your answers Sgrunt..

    I tried it with default theme and same problem..sorry it s my bad..

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