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  • Avatar of pcwriter
    pcwriter
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    @pcwriter

    OK. I’m stumped.

    Does anybody know of a way to hide both bp-default and my child theme from users when they want to create a blog or change their blog theme?

    In other words, make it so that among all the themes available to users to choose from for their blogs, bp-default and child theme, although activated on the main site, are not available as theme choices for them. I want the main site to have a look that is unmistakeably distinct from all members’ themes.

    There may be an overly obvious solution to this, but I’m stumped. Thanks for any insight!

    Oh yeah… running WPMU2.9.1 & BP1.2.1

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  • Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    Go to the Site Admin menu -> Themes and disable them there.

    It does not deactivate the themes, it removes them from the Appearances tab.

    Avatar of pcwriter
    pcwriter
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    @pcwriter

    @Andrea_r

    Umm… doh!

    I kinda thunk it would something that obvious, but it didn’t dawn on me.

    Thanks, I’ll take a nap now.

    Avatar of Maythil
    Maythil
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    @maythil

    1. problem with blog creation

    My wpbp installation is in the folder http://mydomain.com/mywpbp.

    When someone wants to create a blog the url he gets is http://hisblog/mydomain.com/mywpbp, which of course won’t work. Any solution? Can I use the present installation with some changes, or have I to start from scratch with a new installation?

    2. Just one blog

    This may sound funny because wpmu is meant for creating many blogs.

    However, my main attraction is in the social network miraculously made possible by buddypress.

    For my needs, I only want a single blog (for the admin to put contents) and a social network for users (which includes groups and forums, with the blog-creation option invisible to them).

    Is there a way to handle this?

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    RE-install on single WP or you could just turn off blogs in the back end.

    Avatar of Maythil
    Maythil
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    @maythil

    I didn’t get you, modemlooper.

    What’s is “one single WP”? and how to turn off of blogs?

    Avatar of stwc
    stwc
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    @stwc

    He means either a) install Buddypress with regular, non WPU version of WordPress, possible since BP1.2 or b) go into your Site Admin–>Admin–>Allow new registrations and disable it in the WPMU dashboard.

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    “When someone wants to create a blog the url he gets is http://hisblog/mydomain.com/mywpbp, which of course won’t work. Any solution? “

    You didn’t install MU correctly and make sure it was working first.

    But really, if you just wanted the main blog, then install regualr WordPress with BuddyPress.

    Avatar of Maythil
    Maythil
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    @maythil

    WP regular with buddypress doesn’t show groups and forums.

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    Yes, it does. The groups & forums use bbpress. The MU part only manages additional blogs.

    Avatar of Maythil
    Maythil
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    @maythil

    @ Andrea_r

    With regular WP and Buddypress, I reach an error page whatever menu item I click.

    Avatar of Maythil
    Maythil
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    @maythil

    @ Andrea_r

    Whichever menu item I click, I get the following error mrssage at http://onlicone.com/zebra.

    This is an exmaple.

    “Not Found

    The requested URL /zebra/members//settings/general/ was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Apache/2.2.14 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.14 OpenSSL/0.9.7a mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at onlicone.com Port 80″

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    See the extra slash it;s utting in the URL? That’s your problem.

    Avatar of Maythil
    Maythil
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    @maythil

    But how came the extra slash?

    After /zebra/ anything is put by WP itself.

    What internal error must have caused it?

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    A plugin of some sort, a stray trailing slash filled in by you…

    Avatar of Maythil
    Maythil
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    @maythil

    Andrea, I am talking about fresh installations, as intact as they come — before I could have meddled with any settings or added any plugin (other than BP). You must have noticed that the extra slash comes somewhere in the middle; not immediately after the WP folder name:

    /zebra/members//settings/general/ was not found on this serve

    I installed WP thrice, each time using a new MySql database, but installation was done through cPnale Fantastico. Do you think that could have made a difference?

    Frankly, I am least interested in blogs. I settled for WP because of BP, just for BP. I thought, with the social network and a forum around, I could use a single blog for all my CMS needs. The intended site is for reproducing the weekly articles I write for a newspaper column.

    Regards.

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