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Getting theme to work (infocus)

  • Avatar of kingfelix23
    kingfelix23
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    @kingfelix23

    Hi, I must have reinstalled this a hundred times, everything works except that the page doesn’t fit in my template, I have done everything according to the buddypress template pack.

    The problem is that nothing I do when I edit the moved index.php files in my template folder seem to impact the layout in anyway. After a while I just tried to insert some text to see for sure that this was the actual file bp was using. For instance I edited groups/index.php, I assume that this is the file that will be used when I select groups from the bar or is there some mroe overriding php file I must convert?

    After a lot of trial and error I even deleted all the bp tempate folders from my theme folder and, everything still looked the same, so that is why I am wondering whether I am editing the wrong file. But I can’t figure out which php actually gets called when the page is put together.

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  • Avatar of kingfelix23
    kingfelix23
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    @kingfelix23

    I should also add that when I look at the source at for instance the page I get when I select groups none of the things I added is visible I still just have the

    <div id=”container”>

    <div id=”content”>

    surrounding the contents…

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    Then I;d say you;re editing the wrong files. Or the files you need to edit are in the wrong place.

    A copy of all the bp template files & folders should go in your theme folder.

    Avatar of kingfelix23
    kingfelix23
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    @kingfelix23

    I have the full directory in my theme folder /groups registration/ etc.

    Then there is also those files in the buddypress template plugin, but I assume those are the ones that got copied to the theme folder. And then there is also those that are in the bp-themes folder.

    I tried removing both of those folders as well, and it still worked.

    Maybe it is something real simple that is missing? But I think I followed all the instructions and everything seems to work except that the pages doesn’t align with my theme.

    If someone wants to take a peek I can pm my info.

    Avatar of kingfelix23
    kingfelix23
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    @kingfelix23

    I just managet to get one page to work, however that was a hardcoded link I did for http://mysite.org/wp/members/member/groups/create

    That page used my index.php in my groups theme folder.

    however if I use the toolbar it seem to use another index.php, I then tried to make a hardcoded activity page but that again doesn’t seem to use my file in the theme folder.

    Are there some settings someplace that says where the items in the toolbar gets and creates the url:s?

    Avatar of Tridian
    tridian
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    @tridian

    I am having this exact same problem. I am fluent in html and css but it doesn’t matter what I do to …mythemefolder/activity/index.php, none of the changes are displayed. I’m attempting to view my work by going to the nav bar at the top and choosing “My Account > Activity”. I feel like kingfelix23 and myself are missing something as the instructions in Step Three are very straightforward and this should be really simple to implement. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks in advance for your time.

    Avatar of kingfelix23
    kingfelix23
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    @kingfelix23

    Yesterday I discovered that if I use the links from the last page of bp template thingie:

    Navigation Links

    You may want to add new navigation tabs or links to your theme to link to BuddyPress directory pages. The default set of links are:

    * Activity: http://templeofthewayoflight.org/wp/activity/

    * Members: http://templeofthewayoflight.org/wp/members/

    * Groups: http://templeofthewayoflight.org/wp/groups/

    * Forums: http://templeofthewayoflight.org/wp/forums/

    * Register: http://templeofthewayoflight.org/wp/register/ (registration must be enabled)

    These do work and use my customized index.php from the folders in my theme file. I have no idea where the bar gets the urls and why it ignores my cutomisation.

    I might not want to use the bar anyway, but even if I create a menu of my own I would like to be able to use the more specified links in the bar aside from the standard ones, ie all the subthings, and just copying and paste those obviously wont work.

    Is there any widget one can use that has the same things that are in the buddypress bar?

    Avatar of samuelthan
    samuelthan
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    @samuelthan

    Hi,

    Great to find someone else using the same theme as i am.

    I found out that it is pointing to the infocus’s stylesheet style.css. Therefore there is no left margin specify for those pages that buddypress template use.

    Still doing a bit of research on it. Thought that might give us a lead on what to do.

    Avatar of kingfelix23
    kingfelix23
    Member

    @kingfelix23

    ah, I have discovered another thing I need to look into with that specific theme.

    With infocus you can specify any page to use a specific sidebar which you can create and populate with specific widgets. I created a “buddypress” sidebar which I filled with some community related stuff as well as a login and some of the buttons from the menubar. However the pages I have made linked to buddypress. For instance the page that links to http://templeofthewayoflight.org/wp/activity/ ignores this setting and uses the default infocus sidebar.

    I am using a “page links to” plugin for that page but I still think it should honor the settings and use the sidebar I have chosen in the backend for that page, I do think that that has worked with other custompage I have made.

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