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New Default Theme Is Available

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    Andy Peatling
    Keymaster

    @apeatling

    I’ve just checked in the new bp-default theme.

    This is still ongoing work and there are a lot of bugs still to fix. I don’t expect there to be any huge template changes however.

    As it stands the CSS for this theme is less than half of the original default. The javascript has also been reduced by almost half.

    The new default does not use the old bp-sn-parent theme. This is a completely new theme with a new style and template structure. I think it’s going to be much easier to follow for developers/designers.

    This doesn’t mean that the old bp-sn-parent is going away. I’ve updated it for all the latest BuddyPress changes, and it will still be going strong in 1.2.

    I’ll be working a lot on the new theme over the next week, so expect to see a lot of updates.

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  • Avatar of D Cartwright
    D Cartwright
    Participant

    @aekeron

    Looks nice so far. Thanks Andy :)

    Something I’ve noticed is that there is no longer a “My Blogs” menu item in the adminbar. Is this intentional?

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    D Cartwright
    Participant

    @aekeron

    edit: These errors fixed as of rev 2174. I’ll stop spamming you now Andy :)

    edit again: There’s still no “My Blogs” adminbar item though.

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    bpisimone
    Participant

    @bpisimone

    So the new theme actually is a new parent theme if the new default does not use the bp-sn-parent theme?

    What’s the easiest way to convert my already heavily customized “old” child theme to the new default?

    Avatar of Andy Peatling
    Andy Peatling
    Keymaster

    @apeatling

    D Cartwright: I’m getting the My Blogs menu, anyone else see this?

    Bpisimone: You are free to use bp-default as a parent theme, my plan is to make a couple of basic child themes and add them to the theme repository as examples for people.

    If you already have a child theme based on bp-sn-parent then there isn’t really much need to “update” it, since it will still be fine for 1.2 and get updated properly.

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    bpisimone
    Participant

    @bpisimone

    Ok but since I got some more time now that 1.2 will not be here until January, I still think it would be wise to do so, since I want to profit from the reduced JS and CSS and your overall improvements for the new theme.

    Avatar of D Cartwright
    D Cartwright
    Participant

    @aekeron

    @Andy Peatling

    I’ll do some more checking later tonight (just about to head home from work). It’s more than possible that I’ve done something wrong :)

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    D Cartwright
    Participant

    @aekeron

    Think I may have worked out the problem now actually… I installed with sub-domains rather than sub-directories on a dev server where sub-domains don’t play nicely. Must have been in too much of a rush from the excitement :)

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    Xevo
    Participant

    @xevo

    Thanks Andy, got it up and running on my local server.

    Ran into something though, the random member page gives me the following error.

    Fatal error: Call to undefined method BP_Core_User::get_random_users() in E:\wamp\www\wpmu\wp-content\plugins\buddypress\bp-core.php on line 929

    See it running on http://80.56.54.214/wpmu/.

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    abcde666
    Participant

    @erich73

    @Andy,

    - the “My Blogs” is fine.

    - but where is the ability to “create a Blog” for new users ? This was previously included within the “Sign-Up” page, now I can not find this anymore……

    Thanks a lot for your efforts !

    Great theme !

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    roydeanjr
    Participant

    @roydeanjr

    Yes, this is a nice clean theme. Are the steps to integrate bp theme techniques easy enough to apply to existing wp themes? Have the latest changes been documented sufficiently for novice them developers/designers to follow and create new themes?

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    Xevo
    Participant

    @xevo

    @ roydeanjr: No, there’s no specific documentation about that yet. If you want to make a theme, make sure you know some theme building from the standard wordpress and check the buddypress theme/core files for the buddypress functions/template tags.

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    abcde666
    Participant

    @erich73

    @Andy,

    please let me / us know if you still want us to test the new default theme and search for bugs.

    You might come to a point at which you think that everything is just working fine with integration into the new theme, then we can start doing some testing and report (possible) bugs ?

    Would be happy to help out with testing. Just need to get your information at one point at which you say: “go ahead with testing…”

    Avatar of Andy Peatling
    Andy Peatling
    Keymaster

    @apeatling

    Still report bugs, I still have lots to fix in the theme, it’s far from perfect right now.

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