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Theme compatibility?

  • Avatar of Sergio De Falco
    Sergio De Falco
    Participant

    @sgr33n

    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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  • Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @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.

    Avatar of Sergio De Falco
    Sergio De Falco
    Participant

    @sgr33n

    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.

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @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 :-)

    Avatar of Sergio De Falco
    Sergio De Falco
    Participant

    @sgr33n

    Sorry if I asked something already answered :P

    Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    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.

    Avatar of Sergio De Falco
    Sergio De Falco
    Participant

    @sgr33n

    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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