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How can we integrate the buddy press theme with the user blogs?

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  • Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    Yeah, it may need some further tweaking to grab the right URL.

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    BeLogical-

    I am on skeleton component v1.1 and not v1.2.

    Just to make sure, you do realize that we are talking about themes and not plugins here?

    You are talking about the Skeleton Component for developing a custom plugin, not designing a custom theme. For a custom theme, you would want to use the Skeleton Theme.

    Assuming that we are on the same page, then yes, there are significant differences between version 1.1 and version 1.2 of the Skeleton Component. You need to use the newest version. See the changes here: http://codex.buddypress.org/how-to-guides/creating-a-custom-buddypress-component/

    Avatar of BeLogical
    BeLogical
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    @belogical

    Yeah Jeff, I understand. I\’m trying to figure out why my component is showing up on the home page but not on the same exact theme, but under a users sub-domain. I guess the only thing I can do is convert it to v1.2.

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    BeLogical-

    I thought that was the case! I just wanted to make sure and also to ensure that others reading this recognize that there is a big difference between the two skeletons.

    Yes. converting to v1.2 will be necessary. There are a lot of changes and some bug fixes.

    Good luck!

    Avatar of Firemaker
    Firemaker
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    @firemaker

    Hello Andrea_r

    I just installed BuddyPress v 1.0 2 days ago to a new WordPress MU install. Got it running fine except for the member blog theme thing where members have the default WordPress MU theme. I followed your instructions above and copied the bphome theme, changed the theme name, changed the style.css file header name from home to blogs and deleated the home.php file. I moved this new theme to /wp-content/themes folder and activated the theme. But when I go to a members dashboard and click on the theme to activate it, it comes up blank in the preview window.

    Any ideas what went wrong?

    Thanks Mark

    http://photomark.ca/boozoo

    Avatar of Firemaker
    Firemaker
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    @firemaker

    Hello Andrea_r

    I just went farther with your solution to the members theme issue. Activated the newly created members theme even though it was blank in the preview window. It worked! The link buttons at the top of the page, Blog, Groups, Members,Blogs,and Home, broke as the username was inserted into the links. Hard coded the links in the header.php and that fixed that.

    Thanks

    Mark

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
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    @dainismichel

    My “solution” if you can call it that, works, but none of the widgets are pre-set. Member blogs come up, but each new member would have to configure their own widgets.

    I’d like members to be able to join and have everything set up for them.

    How can we turn this into a brainstorming session, where at the end of it, all of us get what we need and we can release it to the community?

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    How can we turn this into a brainstorming session, where at the end of it, all of us get what we need and we can release it to the community?

    Dainismichel-

    Since this thread was started by another person and it seems like several solutions have already been presented, your best option to turn this topic into a brainstorming session will be to start a new thread. Just make sure you give it a different name!

    Also, clearly explain your initial ideas and what you would like to accomplish in the thread–your thread goals.

    I look forward to the discussion!

    Avatar of KitWit
    KitWit
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    @kitwit

    Did someone establish a new thread for this topic? I want to do the same thing. Can’t understand why BuddyPress can’t make the same theme available for anyone who signs on and creates a blog … I’ve modified my BuddyPress files and logo to show the colors and style I want–very simple adjustment to the standard BuddyPress theme–and I want that theme to be the same theme that everyone else uses no matter who they are … and for all pages to show up the same way.

    http://buddypress.mountainprideconnections.com

    This is a test site. Very basic.

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    Kitwit-

    Feel free to be the one to start the new thread! This issue seems to be important to several people here. I’m sure you’ll get some good discussion.

    Avatar of KitWit
    KitWit
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    @kitwit

    Jeff–

    Not sure we’re talking apples to apples, but I’ve created this thread to ask how I can make my theme consistent site-wide.

    http://buddypress.org/forums/topic.php?id=2538

    I know there must be an answer to this, because the BuddyPress site we’re on is doing what I want to do!

    Avatar of BeLogical
    BeLogical
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    @belogical

    Andrea_r’s solution worked perfectly for me. Now that my component is converted to v1.2, everything major is working good enough for me to convert my production site. hopefully this weekend!

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    “Member blogs come up, but each new member would have to configure their own widgets.

    I’d like members to be able to join and have everything set up for them. “

    this comes up under basic WPMU blog defaults, and is covered extensively over in that forum. there’s even 2 plugins available to set blog defaults.

    with widgets it’s a little different – if you don’t want them to change anything, don’t use widgets. hardcode it in the theme sidebar.

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    Hardcoding them into the sidebar is the only way to have them not be editable for a user.

    Andrea_r is also correct from page 1 about the user blog edits. I’ve had that exact setup over at http://delsolownersclub.com working for about 3 months now smoothly and seamlessly (doing some cross posting in two topics now.)

    Avatar of Kunal17
    Kunal17
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    @kunal17

    Andrea, I am using the blog defaults plugin but I don’t see the option to set a default user theme. Can you point me to a resource? Thanks.

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    Are you using DeannaS’s blog defaults plugin? It has an options page. The default new theme section box is at the bottom.

    Avatar of Kunal17
    Kunal17
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    @kunal17

    Andrea,

    No I think I am using the other older one. (I came across DeannaS’ but for some reason forum discussions convinced me that it was still a work in progress.) Ill switch over and try it out now. Thanks.

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
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    @dainismichel

    not there yet folks…suggestions?

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
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    @dainismichel

    Still not there yet, put my whole project on hold b/c of this…I think the latest releases may have resolved this issue and I will check into it…

    Not where yet? Having blogs be set up with defined defaults for widgets? As has been stated, that has nothing to do with BuddyPress. As such, it won’t be “resolved” in a future version. But if you head on over to the WordPress MU forums, I’m sure you could find what you’re looking for.

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    ” but none of the widgets are pre-set. Member blogs come up, but each new member would have to configure their own widgets.

    I’d like members to be able to join and have everything set up for them. “

    Asked, answered and beat to death over in the MU forums. If it’s on the user *blogs* then it has nothing to do with Buddypress.

    Do you really want widgets set up for the users (a little more work), or do you want a specific sidebar that they can’t fiddle with (dead easy). Or really, sheesh, just set up the sidebar for them buy hardcoding it consistently in the themes (if there’s only one theme for users, well, piece of cake here) and then let them add widgets if you want them to.

    Which, really, is how the blogs work by default.

    Tip: go over to the MU forums, explain what you want in detail in a new thread.

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
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    @dainismichel

    Thanks, I’m kinda hangin’ my head over here. I just deleted the whole mu and buddypress install, made a new DB, and got a Database Tables Missing Fatal Error upon installing WPMU.

    Since my community is not launched yet, I could start over, but now I’m at step 0.

    Anyway, regarding themes: What I want is for users to not have many options (if any). They come in and have a blog that works the way it works. Andrea, sounds like your suggestion would work…

    Seems like this should be an “out the box” kind of thing…but here I am with a bonging WMPU install… :-(

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
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    @dainismichel

    Dear Andrea, I’m certain we could make this work, and I’d like to organize a quick skype session with you to get it done. How much would 30 min with you cost?

    Here’s where I’m at:

    http://community.urine-therapy.org/testing/

    Uses my modification of “BuddyPress Social Network Parent Theme Members”

    and

    http://community.urine-therapy.org/testing2/

    usese my modification of “BuddyPress Default Members 1.1″

    as described here

    http://www.bp-tricks.com/design/member-blog-themes-to-match-your-buddypress-theme/comment-page-1/#comment-133

    Now, “testing2″ is partially working, but

    1) I don’t want the users adding widgets or changing themes…frankly, if they didn’t have access to the dashboard and just had access to a Post editor, I’d be fine with that. Register, Make a blog, start posting, uploading PDF’s, audios, videos, etc.

    Regarding the standard navigation, here’s how I see things:

    Home should take you to the main site

    http://community.urine-therapy.org/

    not to the home of the member-blog. And it should have a running ticker of all activity (basically all blog posts).

    Blog should take you to your own blog (if you are a member)

    Members should take you to a sitewide list of members, not a list of the “members” of the member blog.

    Groups should show the groups created by members sitewide

    Forums (I think this can be removed for now).

    Blogs (this should be the same as members, since each member should only be able to create one blog).

    Can you see how I just want to enable a community, but I don’t want to complicate things with blogs and sub blogs and members of sub blogs etc. etc. Basically a member gets a blog, everyone sees what that member does at that blog, we all comment.

    Does that make sense?

    Best,

    Dainis

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