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TwentyTen child theme for BuddyPress

  • Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    Hiya! I filed a trac ticket for this already, but it;d be nice to get some feedback.

    IF you are running WordPress 3.0 (network enabled or otherwise, shouldn’t matter) and you woudl like to test the TwentyTen child theme for BuddyPress, download is here:

    http://freebpthemes.com/themes/twentyten-for-buddypress/

    You must be running 3.0.
    you must have the twentyten theme.

    If I forget this thread is here, holler at me on twitter. Same username.

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  • Avatar of linusf
    linusf
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    @linusf

    @andrea_r

    I have successfully upgraded to 3.0, I´m running BP 1.2.4.1. And I have the basic twenty ten theme installed. However the bp functions are not working, its not listing “activity”, “members” etc in the menu. Instead the items are stacking at the bottom of my page. Am I missing something? =)

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    I’ll give it another go hopefully over the weekend.

    Avatar of linusf
    linusf
    Participant

    @linusf

    Ok, then I will just wait. Thanks for the reply

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
    Participant

    @andrea_r

    I’m owrking on this again tonight and have hit the headdesk part.

    Brand new install, 3.0, network enabled. I added the BP template pack plugin and set it up on the default theme with the latest version of BP. Looks flawless, no child theme needed.

    Local install: was mu, upgraded to 3.0. upgraded BP & the template pack plugin. Set it up on a secondary blog on the site.

    It borked.

    Reselected the theme, that was better. At least the admin bar was in the right spot. Now all it will show is the Members page when I click any link. *sigh*.

    so! Anyone desperately waiting, please try the BP template pack plugin first. If it works for you, AWESOME. If not, hang on.

    Avatar of intimez
    intimez
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    @intimez

    @andrea_r

    Are you saying if I start with new install of everything, it should work with the BP template pack plugin?

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
    Participant

    @andrea_r

    I just fixed this last night. Go redownload it and try it. Install it in the theme folder and it should be fine.

    Avatar of Marco Giustini
    Marco Giustini
    Participant

    @marcogiustini

    @Andrea_r: I have some avatars visualization problems, like these:
    http://www.grillo16.org/blogs/
    http://www.grillo16.org/members/
    http://www.grillo16.org/members/admin/blogs/

    How could I solve them?

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
    Participant

    @andrea_r

    Yeah, that’s a styling issue I’ll have to fix. :D

    Add this to the stylesheet:

    ul.item-list li {
    clear:both;
    }

    Avatar of Marco Giustini
    Marco Giustini
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    @marcogiustini

    Thanks a lot. Now it works perfectly.

    Avatar of Marco Giustini
    Marco Giustini
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    @marcogiustini

    Let me know how it works Buddypress… I have a WP 3.0 Multiuser install with Buddypress 1.2.5 and I wish to have a network like WordPress.com. I need a common admin bar for all the network sites, so the users coming from the other sites can access to the network services (groups, forums, activity, pm, etc..) of the main site. So I need a unique template for all the sites. To do that, I cannot use the BP-Twentyten template but I converted the Twentyten template, using the BuddyPress Template Pack plugin. So now I have a template I can use on Buddypress based main site and also on the slave sites. The only problem is that this new template needs the BuddyPress Template Pack plugin to work. Actually I’m working on a test install, I need for the production install a common template independent from the plugin, but I have no coding skills to make it working. Can you help me?

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    You didn’t need to do all that work if all you really wanted was the admin bar on all sites across the network. the user blogs do no need a buddypress theme. the admin bar should show across all sites anyway.

    Avatar of Marco Giustini
    Marco Giustini
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    @marcogiustini

    Unfortunately it doesn’t work for me in the way you suggest. The admin bar didn’t show if I use the normal Twentyten theme for slave sites.

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
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    @boonebgorges

    @marcogiustini – That’s strange – what themes are you using on the secondary sites? As long as the themes contain do_action( 'wp_footer' ), the admin bar should show up on them.

    Avatar of Marco Giustini
    Marco Giustini
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    @marcogiustini

    You mean that the secondary sites’ themes must contain do_action( ‘wp_footer’) ? Where?

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    In the footer.php file, which twentyten does have.

    Strange it’s not showing though.

    Avatar of alanchrishughes
    alanchrishughes
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    @alanchrishughes

    Per my comment on that guy’s blog, it’s not been built as a child theme, which is mad.

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    Child theme of Twenty Ten now added…

    Avatar of alanchrishughes
    alanchrishughes
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    @alanchrishughes

    @djpaul so you want there to be only one buddypress theme?

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    @alanchrishughes, @djpaul is dead right, it should have been a child theme. I started looking at it before WP 3 was out & figured most wouldn’t have Twenty Ten installed so started it as a stand alone theme. It only took 10 mins to turn it into a child theme, should have done it sooner….
    All others will be done as child themes where possible.

    Avatar of alanchrishughes
    alanchrishughes
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    @alanchrishughes

    @thekmen I’m just one of the people that think themes should be completely separated from the plugin the same way they are separated from WordPress. Trying to reduce everything to one theme with a bunch of child themes is only going to slow down development and discourage people from appreciating Buddypress. I mean look how few themes there are, one theme with with a couple color alteration child themes and now people are excited just to be able to use the generic WordPress default.

    I actually prefer this not being a child theme because I’m not a programmer and don’t know enough to write a theme completely from scratch, and this WordPress default is the most basic sandbox like template to start with.

    I think it is an inherent difference between front end and back end developers. You guys don’t care what it looks like as long as the programming is constantly up to date and I don’t mind if I miss some updates as long as its designed well. You guys try to plan for every possible scenario and I design to make things as customized as possible. I have a million ideas of things I want to do designing a theme for a non-profit I work with, but I’m not always certain about writing the php to get the functionality on track so I post on here about it. Instead I get front end advice, suggesting I write an entire plugin for something that can be accomplished with a line or two of html and css, just to keep the plugin pure. Neither extreme is the answer, I’m just saying it is a bit lop sided right now.

    We have to try to get things to work for 80% of our users; if we encouraged people to edit the default theme or any of the core BuddyPress files directly, most of those people are going to come back and complain when we release a new version of BuddyPress because they won’t understand what’s really happened.

    Theme developers of course have two options — either as a child theme, of BuddyPress’ bp-default or one of the many other theme frameworks, or as a seperate/existing theme with the BuddyPress template files copied in. Both have their disadvantages and advantages.

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    @alanchrishughes I built mine as a child theme of Twentyten, not the bp default. ;)

    @thekmen – let;s compare code & I’ll get it rolled in to the ticket. http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/2382

    Avatar of alanchrishughes
    alanchrishughes
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    @alanchrishughes

    @andrea_r You made a BP child theme to a theme that is not BP compatible?

    Avatar of alanchrishughes
    alanchrishughes
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    @alanchrishughes

    @djpaul “if we encouraged people to edit the default theme or any of the core BuddyPress files directly, most of those people are going to come back and complain….”

    That’s why I think it is important to start separating the BP plugin from themes.

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