Group page showing full width even though a sidebar is present
I am using the Custom Community theme and the latest version of BuddyPress and WordPress. The problem is that when I view a group, it displays the page content full-width, overlapping with the right sidebar. See:
The Groups page uses the correct layout and I am not sure how the individual group’s page is being generated but I’m assuming on the fly because I don’t see it listed with the WordPress pages.
I’m not sure if this is a problem with BuddyPress or with the theme integration so I’m posting both here and on the theme support site. Any help would be appreciated.
Digging around, I see that this is happening with virtually all of the pages related to groups aside from the main groups page, so all of the group creation pages are also having this same problem, pretty much anything that is generated by the php and not a real page.
Anyone? Even if you could get me to the right place to start searching that would be something. Right now I can’t even find the right php file to start digging through.
It’s really hard for me to believe that a plugin this popular would be so difficult to get support for. I see dozens of posts in here with zero replies. Where are the developers and experts?
more of a theme question then a buddypress question i think the dev hasn’t been any help?
@ubernaut thanks for the reply! Sorry but my internet has been down and life a little too busy to log back in here.
I finally got a reply from the theme developer, but his answer didn’t help. He did at least confirm that it was a problem with the theme and then told me to just upgrade to the new theme they were developing (which is still in beta and has massive problems), so not useful at all. I hacked in some custom CSS I’d found for someone else havign as similar problem with a different plugin to trick it into displaying correctly while I look for another theme.
I believe it is somehow related to the fact that buddypress sidebars are not the same as site sidebars, it just doesn’t see that there are any sidebars at all. I went through the codex and the pages and tried to see where I could fix it myself since the developer has essentially abandoned the theme but it’s just a little beyond my coding skills at present. I think my ultimate solution will be to find a theme by a developer with better support. Hopefully as I learn more problems like this will be less of an issue.
On another note:
I realize that this is an open source, free product but I have to say that the attitude from the developers here in the threads I’ve read is incredibly off putting. Rolling your eyes at people who’ve installed a plugin but do know how to code and find your codex incomprehensible is extremely unhelpful.
Wordpress was designed just so that people who didn’t know how to code could build custom blogs and websites. Whipping out a hipster sneer and telling them that they should be grateful is both rude and mean. You are the ones who chose to develop a plugin for a different user base than the core product. Don’t slap them across the face for assuming your plugin might work for them (since it’s apparently the #1 plugin on WordPress.org) and then having questions when it doesn’t.
I will say that having read the forums here first, I almost didn’t install BuddyPress at all because I don’t really want to interact with devs who treat their users so poorly solely based on the excuse that it’s free so you should be able to talk at us however you like, or simply ignore us if our questions are “too stupid”. If I didn’t have even at least a little experience with programming and web development I would’ve passed over it completely. I won’t be able to recommend it to any of my clients because I wouldn’t ask them to have to deal with this themselves.
You are lucky that you have users here helping one another, because for the most part they are the only one I see providing any support.
WordPress was designed just so that people who didn’t know how to code could build custom blogs and websites.
No it wasn’t actually, it was originally just developed as a blogging app to be better than those that existed, and in the early days before the theme api or the plugins api were introduced you would have had to have some knowledge of basic coding. The notion that it should take all the effort and requirement to learn a little basic coding skills out of the equation didn’t really develop until much later.
I’m sorry you feel aggrieved at the level of help or that you perceive an attitude from some here as for referring to the ‘Devs’ that is likely a little unfair, for the most part they are busy developing the core app and knowing most of them I can say that they don’t have an attitude or ever put anyone down.
>You are lucky that you have users here helping one another, because for the most part they are the only one I see providing any support.
No not lucky this is how forums have always been intended to work, this is a classic volunteer help forum and it’s the general users that help out and return to the project or community their knowledge and experience to help users like yourself who hopefully in turn then help out others in turn.
I’m calling it like I see it. Some of the responses I’ve seen here are down right uncivil. WordPress powers 20% of all websites on the internet, you think people sign up to use it because they’re just lazy programmers? No, they really don’t know how to program so when someone asks for help and says, “I don’t know how to program” telling them to go learn and stop bothering the “busy” developers is completely useless.
These forums are pointless because the developers are unresponsive. I can go to a dozen other forums and ask random blokes what they think I should do and get just as much help as I’ve seen anyone get here. At least if you didn’t have these forums people wouldn’t keep getting told to go here and ask for help by well meaning people who assume that help will be given when help is very unlikely to be received.
A large portion of the threads I see here are people asking for help, getting no response, and then either muddling through long enough to answer their own question or just giving up. If they are lucky enough to figure it out, there are half a dozen or more other people begging for the solution because they got no answer when they asked themselves. It’s completely dysfunctional.
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