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Installing and setting up Buddypress

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    jskehill
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    @jskehill

    Hi,
    I use to have Buddypress installed on an old theme I was using (Which at the time was BP compatible). I changed to a theme which was not compatible so I disabled the BP plugin with the intension of revisiting the issue and making it compatible. I have just gone to do this, and can see that BP now works with all themes. Which is great! However, I am having some problems. When I installed BP it told me that I needed to created pages for the activity stream, members, etc. Which I did and linked up on the ‘Pages’ section of the settings. But it seems that none of the elements of each page are showing up on their page….eg, the registration page that I created and linked in the pages settings page has no registration form on it. The activity page has no activity on it….and so on….? I feel I have missed an important step.

    I am very confused. Can someone please help me out?

    Many thanks in advance.
    John

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    Fee
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    @wdfee

    Does your theme have BuddyPress template files? Did you check using a standard theme (twentytwelve for example) if the issue appears there, too?

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    jskehill
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    @jskehill

    Hi, thanks for replying. Buddypress appears to work as expected using the default buddypress theme. What do I need to do to my theme to make it compatible. I thought compatibility was no longer an issue as buddypress now works with all themes? Fairly new to this, so if someone can explain it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    John

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    Fee
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    @wdfee

    If your theme has BP template files you can delete them, you don’t need them anymore (or if you did far customizations you’d have to go through the files for changes). If your theme is a child theme of BP you should take a look into your functions.php if you’re overriding something. In the first lines of your style.css is there something like Template: bp-default or Tags: buddypress?

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    jskehill
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    @jskehill

    The theme im using is called Afternight. It was not BP compatible (prior to BP1.7) So I guess that means there are no BP template files…? My theme is not a child theme. There is no mention of buddypress in the themes style.css.

    Any idea what I need to do to get it to work. So confused?

    Thanks
    John

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    Fee
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    @wdfee

    Can you post a link to your site?

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    jskehill
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    @jskehill

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    Fee
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    @wdfee

    I don’t know this theme – did you asked for help at theme forest, yet? (If not please do that)

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    jskehill
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    @jskehill

    I have posted on my theme developers support forum and in the comments section on the themes theme forest page. No response yet. Thank you for your help with this so far. Really appreciate you spending time to help out :) Hopefully someone can figure it out? :)

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    jskehill
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    @jskehill

    Not having much luck with the theme dev. Anyone have any idea what I need to do to make it work with my theme? So confused!!

    Thanks
    John

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    @jskehill the issue with some premium WP themes are that the theme authors create proprietary templating systems. The page.php of the theme should have the_title() and the_content() within the WordPress Loop for automatic BuddyPress Theme Compat to work. If those are not there, a Theme Compat solution would be to copy your theme’s page.php file and SAVE AS > buddypress.php then ask Theme Dev for assistance in replacing proprietary title/content tags intp WP’s the_title() and the_content() tags in that buddypress.php file. Then upload the revised buddypress.php file in your theme’s folder in server.

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