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Make member theme very similar if not the same as buddypress-home

  • Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    Hiya,

    Though some communities may wish to allow thematic creativity, I\’d like to have my member theme very similar to buddypress home, if not exactly the same. I mean, it should show the membername, and \”maybe\” have a bit of a difference in CSS.

    Will buddypress-home work as a member theme? Should I try it? I just want a cohesive community where people can post stuff. I don\’t want to bother them with aesthetic options. It\’s just \”you can have your own blog to upload articles, videos, PDF\’s, etc.\”

    I hope I don\’t break this thing…I\’m about to try buddypress-home as the member theme.

    Cheers,

    Dainis

    PS: what has me “careful” is

    ” It’s not a WordPress theme at all. It’s a BuddyPress theme.” from: http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/using-the-buddypress-themes/ where

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  • Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    OK, well, the theme itself works, however, it prompts the member to add their own widgets and stuff. Basically, how can I create a pre-set member theme that all members just \”get,\” with widget settings and all?

    Is that possible?

    Best,

    Dainis

    PS: Also, when I switched the theme in the main admin area, my testmember blog theme stayed the same. I logged into testmember and changed the theme there. It would be cool, if all changes to the member theme would apply to all uses of the member theme. Is that the case, or are copies made and “hidden” somewhere?

    Avatar of Burt Adsit
    Burt Adsit
    Participant

    @burtadsit

    I\\\\\\\’m kinda confused by what you want and what you have done.

    If you want both the member theme and the theme that you use on your wp blog to be similar then the two themes that are distributed with bp will work. If you install a different wp blog theme then you\\\\\\\’ll either have to modify the wp blog theme or the member theme to match.

    The two themes are completely independent of each other.

    It sounds like you are allowing your users to create their own blogs and you\’ve allowed the bp home theme to be available to them. You can, but don\’t have to do that. If you install more wp themes and make them available then they can choose any theme they want. If you don\’t want blog admins to have access to the bp home theme then disable it in Site Admin > Themes.

    If you change the member theme then, yes, it applies to all users on your site. Users don\\\’t get to select their own member theme. It will be whatever you set it to.

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    Thanks for your reply,

    Basically what I’ve done is follow the install procedure exactly, which results in the blue “buddpress-member” theme being the theme for members.

    I guess I’m still reeling a bit with the vocabulary. I feel like I am the “blog owner,” and it’s odd to talk about admins of blogs, because I am the admin of the community, and the others could be “member blog admins,” but it feels odd to me to call them “blog admins.”

    Anyway, I am allowing people to create their own blogs, because I want them to be able to share articles and videos and I want them to be able to post, etc.

    However, the blue default theme for what I’m calling “member blogs” is too far away from the overall site design for me to be able to use it.

    I created a test blog by creating a member and a blog. It automatically had the blue default template, which I assume is member-themes/buddypress-member.

    I then uploaded member-themes/buddypress-home (which I know is “wrong”), and went to “BuddyPress Settings | Select theme to use for member pages:” and chose “BuddyPress Home Theme.” That did not change the theme of the member blog I had created, so I logged in as the member and changed the theme to buddypress-home.

    What then happened, is that when I viewed that “member blog,” it asked me to add widgets, but, before opening up this community to its audience, I would like to have a “member blog theme” set, with all display options pre-selected. I don’t want the members who choose to have blogs to need to mess with blog settings, changing themes, etc.

    Also, I want the member blog theme to be cohesive with the site theme, which, if I did the install correctly, and if the blue wordpress default theme is what I’m “supposed” to be seeing, is a different style altogether.

    So, I’m trying to set up an automatic theme for member blogs that

    1) is cohesive with the main buddypress-home theme

    2) doesn’t require member blog admins to do anything regarding configuration (they can just start posting)

    Make sense?

    Thank you very much for your support!

    Sincerely,

    Dainis

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    Now I think I understand. Does the “buddypress member theme” define the look of the member profile pages and not the theme of their blogs?

    What I’m looking for is a standard configuration for member blogs.

    Avatar of Andy Peatling
    Andy Peatling
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    @apeatling

    The WordPress theme controls the home page and all blog pages, the BuddyPress theme controls everything else.

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    Also, maybe my members don’t need entire blogs of their own, however, I would like them to be able to share articles, videos, PDF files, etc.

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
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    @dainismichel

    From my perspective, this thread continues the topics brought up here nicely:

    http://buddypress.org/forums/topic.php?id=1632&replies=4#post-10361

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    These two threads also contain relevant info:

    http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/how-can-we-integrate-the-buddy-press-theme-with-the-user-blogs/page/2

    http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/default-theme-issues

    However, I’m still interested in distilling a procedure out of them. How should I proceed?

    Best,

    Dainis

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    Put my project on hold till I could figure out how to do this…maybe the latest release changes things…

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
    Participant

    @andrea_r

    There are no longer any member themes, just a BP theme for the blog where BP is enabled. use a regualr WP theme on the user’s blogs.

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    OK, will do…

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