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Testing new theme, Hybrid as a parent

  • Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    Hi All,

    Loving the buddypress 1.2 beta.

    I am making a new theme using Justin Tadlocks Theme Hybrid as the parent.

    It still needs some work, but you can try it out here:

    http://xfactor-blogs.com

    Any feedback appreciated.

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  • Avatar of designodyssey
    designodyssey
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    @designodyssey

    I’ll ask in both places. What did you put in the child folder? Are you mixing a Hybrid Child with BP or just using BP default as the child? Where can I find Hybrid Black?

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    Hi @designodyssey

    It’s a Hybrid child theme, just added some buddypress functions to the hybrid child functions.php and added the required template files to the child theme.

    Hybrid Black was just a rename I did of the http://malleable.developdaly.com/ theme while I tweaked it.

    It still needs a proper name, css edits & testing, but feel feel free to PM me if yo are happy to try out & work on getting it working as it should.

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
    Participant

    @thekmen

    If anyone else wants to test out a BuddyPress Hybrid child theme, let me know.

    Nice & simple integration & seems to work perfectly, just needs a few css tweaks.

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
    Participant

    @thekmen

    Justins Theme Hybrid as a parent with his structure child theme as the BuddyPress theme,

    http://test.xfactor-blogs.com/

    Still needs CSS tweaks & I’m no CSS guru so if anyone want’s to help out, let me know.

    Avatar of pierreristic
    pierre.ristic
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    @pierreristic

    Verry class… Is it available somewhere for download ?

    Avatar of Phlux0r
    Phlux0r
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    @phlux0r

    I’m also using Hybrid for most our WP projects so I’m interested in what you’ve done. Looks good so far.

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    sorry, forgot about this thread.

    Just packaged it up for BuddyPress 1.2.x

    Demo: http://xfactor-blogs.com/

    Download: http://xfactor-blogs.com/downloads/

    You will need Hybrid installed as the parent theme.

    Any testing is greatly appreciated.

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Just downloaded to see your functions.php file ;)

    Will give some feedback once I’ve tested it.

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    Thanks @r-a-y,

    It’s the functions-buddypress.php file in the root you probably need to look at as functions.php is mainly the Hybrid child theme stuff.

    I included a widget for log in/out in the functions-buddypress.php, probably not the best place, just wanted to get it in there, the rest should be easy enough to work out but let me know if you need any help with it.

    Avatar of designodyssey
    designodyssey
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    @designodyssey

    I’m putting everything specific in the Hybrid Child Theme. Are you using some form of bp-custom file for custom functions? You’re further along than me. I’m building a few plugins and components before I screw around with design too much. I just wanted to get everything functioning to test.

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    Hi @designodyssey.

    I’m just adding

    /* Load the BuddyPress functions for the theme */
    require_once( MALLEABLE . '/functions-buddypress.php' );

    to my Hybrid child template functions.php so I can keep all Buddy Press required stuff separate from Hybrid functions & hopefully only load those functions/js/css when viewing BuddyPress pages in my next revision.

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    I just uploaded a new version which fixes the display activity stream on front page issue and has some CSS updates.

    http://xfactor-blogs.com/downloads/

    Avatar of designodyssey
    designodyssey
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    @designodyssey

    @thekmen,

    Gotcha. Smart Idea. I haven’t added any BP specific functions yet, but I’ll keep that in mind. Keeping form and function separate is a serious hassle that’ll hopefully pay dividends.

    Try http://codex.buddypress.org/how-to-guides/checking-buddypress-is-active/

    or http://codex.buddypress.org/how-to-guides/make-your-plugin-buddypress-aware-v1-2/

    Avatar of Arun
    Arun
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    @sparun

    @thekmen,

    Looks like both the malleable and malleableBP forget to add the Tertiary Widget Area ? :)

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    Just uploaded a slighter newer version with some CSS updates & support for the BuddyPress Links plugin.

    http://xfactor-blogs.com/downloads/

    @Arun thanks for pointing that out, will fix it on the next update.

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    Just updated to support latest BuddyPress & the BuddyPress Album+ plugin.

    http://xfactor-blogs.com/downloads/

    Avatar of vee_bee
    vee_bee
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    @vee_bee

    @thekmen I believe I have the latest version of this download.

    When I look at the test site the top menu options all left justify, but when I use Firefox, there is some sort of css issue for me, with there being a gap at the left.

    Is this some of the css you needed to tweak??

    Also interested in tweaking a front page to have a slider in it.

    V

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    @vee_bee do you have ab URL I can see?

    It comes with a front page template with a slider included.

    Avatar of vee_bee
    vee_bee
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    @vee_bee

    @thekmen I fixed the issue in the css for both the menu’s, and also the main content areas for Firefox. I added padding: 0; (although padding-right was the issues), to the three ul…

    I found how to activate the slider… awesome stuff again (although my site, the black does not go)

    Addiing articles to display on the front page, and also perhaps the activity stream there – this is my next challenge.

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    Just updated this theme to fix a few css issues & blog comment avatar issues, thanks to @linusf for pointing them out.
    Test & download on http://xfactor-blogs.com/downloads/ for now.
    Will release a new version that will sit on any Hybrid theme a day or two after WP3 & BP1.2.3 come out.

    Avatar of vee_bee
    vee_bee
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    @vee_bee

    Hi @thekmen – do you have a widget or “something” that would allow an activity stream on the home page?? I have a modified version of the them at http://www.suckitupprincess.net, and would love to put the last x activities on the frontpage…
    The site is not far from being launched Just a key feature I am making work first

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    hi @vee_bee, the theme does come with the usual BuddyPress display activity on front page but doesn’t have a widget for displaying this.
    Will see about including one on the next version.

    Avatar of josemv
    josemv
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    @el_terko

    Thank you so much for keeping malleable with buddypress updated.
    Now let me ask you a question: what are the benefits of basing a BP theme on Hybrid framework ? I mean, I know I can profit from Hybrid’s widget areas and all that but on the “blog side” is there any other benefit that I am not noticing ?

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    @el_terko the main advantage is that it uses Justins rock solid theme framework & has all the benefits of that.

    Avatar of josemv
    josemv
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    @el_terko

    Congratulations @thekmen, your theme has been listed at wpmu.org: http://wpmu.org/8-of-the-best-free-buddypress-themes-available/

    At least they could have named you as author…

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