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Modified register.php in default – now realize – Oops

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    LPH2005
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    @lph2005

    Hey everyone,

    I think my mistake is recoverable but want to double check if this is the proper way to handle things. I modified the register.php page in the bp-default theme. Now I realize that when BP is upgraded then this will be overwritten.

    Is the proper way to handle this to create a child theme? OR – Can I copy all of the bp-default files to a new directory and set this as the active theme (using a different name)?

    Is there is a better way to modify the themes so the work is not overwritten during an upgrade?

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  • Child theme is the recommended way, yes.

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    LPH2005
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    @lph2005

    Oh – I’m making this far too complicated. First, simply create a directory in /wp-content/themes/ and create a style sheet with the proper tags, etc. Next I copy the register.php file I modified into that directory.

    This should do the trick, right?

    My confusion is that register.php is buried down a few levels and wasn’t sure if the child theme needed to have that same hierarchy.

    Yep, easy and that. And yes you need to keep the hierarchy or the sky might fall

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    LPH2005
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    @lph2005

    Yep – reading helps on my part. Sorry.

    “You can do this with any template file in the parent theme. However, if you want to override a template file that is in a sub folder, you must also recreate the sub folder in your child theme.”

    http://codex.buddypress.org/how-to-guides/building-a-buddypress-child-theme/

    But now I’m on my way to getting this fixed ;)

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