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Theme compatibility?

  • Hi,

    I’m just seeing that the team came back to work to the 1.7. Speaking of that I see in the svn log that is working on a “theme compatibility”, what is that?

    Thanks :)

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    Basically, you will no longer need to install the BP Template Pack plugin to make your WP theme compatible with BuddyPress as this new feature serves as a fallback for any WP theme which does not have BuddyPress templates in it. The feature is the same way bbPress plugin templates are served up in WP themes.

    Cool :) so a more deep integration into the wordpress core… Speaking of This, i’m just wondering why buddypress doesn’t use user_metadata and have a proprietary xprofile table.

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    == why buddypress doesn’t use user_metadata and have a proprietary xprofile table. ==

    I believe one reason would be that WP doesn’t have an API for BuddyPress’ more sophisticated profile fields/groups, or something of that nature. At least that’s what I recall a core dev answering the last time that question was asked :-)

    Sorry if I asked something already answered :P

    Mercime’s pretty much right. There might be ways to use a custom post type with user meta, but revising the structure of the profile fields database tables isn’t a current priority.

    Paul, anyway it’s pretty simple to use both methods. We know that default wp_users support first_name, last_name, nickname and description (bio). Maybe you could make possibile to modify each of that from buddypress (i made it in my theme) and make a base group with these fields. Then if administrators want to add more fields and groups you could populate xprofile table. In this way you could have a more deep integration into WordPress.

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