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  • coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @sbrajesh

    WOW!!!
    I just installed it.. and IT LOOKS amazing!!!!

    Im trying to get the styling down..
    a few goofy things here and there on the customizer
    For example.. Font on site-title doesnt look like its working properly when its on mobile
    anyway.. im loving it so far! *Its almost exactly what im looking for.

    WOW!!!
    heres my link to my project in which im testing it out https://filmschool.network/


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @discoverearth

    I used a code-snippet

    add_filter( 'bp_login_redirect', 'bpdev_redirect_to_profile', 11, 3 );
     
    function bpdev_redirect_to_profile( $redirect_to_calculated, $redirect_url_specified, $user ){
     
        if( empty( $redirect_to_calculated ) )
            $redirect_to_calculated = admin_url();
     
        //if the user is not site admin,redirect to his/her profile
     
        if( isset( $user->ID) && ! is_super_admin( $user->ID ) )
            return bp_core_get_user_domain( $user->ID );
        else
            return $redirect_to_calculated; /*if site admin or not logged in,do not do anything much*/
     
    }

    That code-snippet goes in your theme function

    courtesy of @sbrajesh @buddydev


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @sydlyisaacs

    your site looks pretty great. Im sorry a little late to reply.. but it looks like you sorted out the theme problem?

    …out of curiosity –which theme are you using. It looks great.


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @sbrajesh

    I’m so excited to check your new theme


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @wayneg03

    yeah… its tough going here – in these parts of the internet..

    To try to answer some of your questions..

    — for testing purpose.. try using the twentytwenty theme..
    — #2 YOURDOMAIN_NAME/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=bp-components
    **make sure “USER-GROUPS” is selected..
    then go to YOURDOMAIN__NAME/wp-admin/admin.php?page=bp-groups
    or try going to YOURDOMAIN_NAME/groups/create/step/group-details/

    — #3 Try going to YOURDOMAIN_NAME/wp-admin/nav-menus.php


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @fabrizio1407

    I suggest creating a child-theme that targets the specific BP pages.

    If you just want to add background images – i think you can do that via CSS

    You can get away with a lot of look&feel by just doing a default cover image

    BuddyPress Default Cover Photo


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @sbrajesh

    that worked really well…
    im dying in anticipation for @buddydev new theme..

    thank you!


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    Hey there.. @mizschmitty

    What theme are you using?

    Try rebuilding..
    Tools -> buddypress -> repopulate


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @nukeban buddyboss is running I am/was a customer

    You should give there boss theme a try. It’s very turnkey. They also have a theme called one social that works really well. Both out of the box works fantastic


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @buddyboss

    Thank you for clarifying. I was a bit confused how the new buddyboss system worked. For sure – choosing between Ultimate Member vs Buddyboss – I’d definitely choose Buddyboss because of its pedigree in the BP community.

    Thanks for great software and keep up the fire!


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @sbrajesh any chance to get an early preview of the theme? 😉


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    I stand by what I said.

    @buddyboss makes great themes and products but its premium.
    — as great as the free plugin is.. –a site administrator will benefit great by implement the buddyboss premium theme.

    Dare I say that — the free plugin looses its appeal without the utilization of a premium theme.

    I personally love the “Boss.” theme ($129USD) and the “OneSocial” theme($99USD). — Though I havent used them in the past 2 years – I suspect they are still of great quality. I also havent used the “BuddyBoss Theme” (Which starts at $228USD)

    The new Buddyboss Theme looks a lot like FB and seems like a great option for someone that wants a great looking turnkey solution.


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @wfdeanb
    If you want something turnkey.. i’d go with @buddyboss https://www.buddyboss.com/online-community-software/

    – its pretty fast to get started
    – it works out of the box
    – its literally the fastest and easiest way to get what you described (there theme even looks like FB)
    – premium (not free)

    (disclaimer: I dont work for buddyboss nor am i an affiliate)


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @nikimaria

    Wow… Great write up.. Very easy to follow!

    Do you post often about BP?


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @ripulkr
    yeah – i totally agree with you on this one.

    It would be cool to have a BP “co-pilot” plugin that allows people to mod “BP” minimizing breakage and maintaining compatibility with other plugins.

    One thing that annoys me is that i have to constantly look for BP plugins to extend some of its features.. and the constant fear that one of these plugins will get hacked..


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @ripulkr

    although BP works with any theme.. i often find myself add too much BP specific CSS tweaks in the customizer

    Im trying to keep things as simple as possible and even with twenty seventeen theme – there are some css tweaks that need to happen.

    it makes sense — simply because WP is “blog first” so most content is goofy on how it renders and presents BP pages.

    As far as I can tell buddyboss is the only game in town that does a great job of having clean design and straighforward code.

    my BP-Theme-wish list

    1) BP first *which focuses on great Activity page presentation, Members Directory Presentation & Great Member profiles.

    2) Mobile First approach would be super awesome. Most people view profiles and not necessarily doing actual “activity” post. So if someone can figure out a great way to render fast and beautiful activity/members-directory/member-profiles that is very readable on mobile it would be super awesoome.

    3) Great use of Menus/Accordions — The way BP works right now on members pages is TERRIBLE on mobile. You have scroll past the cover photo -> then pass the Avatar –> then pass 4 menu items to see any content of the users in the Members Profiles page.

    4) Great use of Member Profile Fields — I think by default as a “2 column table layout” to render the profile fields is not great.

    **I totally understand that the newest release of BP has interesting pre-built options but even with the default twenty-twenty theme it doesnt look great.

    Some thoughts..

    — The username in the profile page when too long looks weird and awkward — using CSS to ‘breakword’ is OK.
    — The Profile Field Name should be studied on how to render that well..
    — The Profile Field entries like (text fields, radial buttos, list, etc..) should have a better readable standard implementation like.. *This one is hard because you dont know the exact uses of each unique BP installs..
    — The Menus should be “slidable” on mobile so that the user doesnt have to scroll all the way down to start reading whats on that persons profile.

    *** It would be great if someone (some BP expert) post an Ultimate BP/CSS guide that shows how to target each of the BP specific elements… without doing theme surgery.. like a cut&paste into the CSS customizer –BONUS if it can include media queries 🙂

    anyway.. rant over..


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @sbrajesh

    I think it would be an amazing achievement!
    *Ironically – even – though BP “works” with any theme. 🙂

    Seriously, its a bit of a holy grail to find an official WP theme from WP.org/com that works beautifully with CP.

    Most of the themes out there have a “blog first” approach — which isnt bad — BUT I would love to see a free theme that does the basics of BP extremely well.

    For now.. I typically tend to use Twenty Seventeen Theme.. or try to use @buddyboss if i have cash to spare..

    im deeply bummed that twenty twenty theme doesnt look great using BP


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    Does anyone have a good simple beautiful free theme that just works for BP.
    Im using 2020 on a project and its horrible…

    please please help obiwan save us


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    Awesome stuff!
    Official Api very very welcome ????


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    my sites were on the newest release of rtmedia (i have since removed rtmedia)


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    This is what I have so far

    
    function gawd_allowed_tags() {
    
            global $allowedtags; 
    	$allowedtags = array(
    		'a' => array(
    			'class' => array(),
    			'href'  => array(),
    			'rel'   => array(),
    			'title' => array(),
    		),
    		'abbr' => array(
    			'title' => array(),
    		),
    		'b' => array(),
    		'blockquote' => array(
    			'cite'  => array(),
    		),
    		'cite' => array(
    			'title' => array(),
    		),
    		'code' => array(),
    		'del' => array(
    			'datetime' => array(),
    			'title' => array(),
    		),
    		'dd' => array(),
    		'div' => array(
    			'class' => array(),
    			'title' => array(),
    			'style' => array(),
    		),
    		'dl' => array(),
    		'dt' => array(),
    		'em' => array(),
    		'h1' => array(),
    		'h2' => array(),
    		'h3' => array(),
    		'h4' => array(),
    		'h5' => array(),
    		'h6' => array(),
    		'i' => array(),
    		'img' => array(
    			'alt'    => array(),
    			'class'  => array(),
    			'height' => array(),
    			'src'    => array(),
    			'width'  => array(),
    		),
    		'li' => array(
    			'class' => array(),
    		),
    		'ol' => array(
    			'class' => array(),
    		),
    		'p' => array(
    			'class' => array(),
    		),
    		'q' => array(
    			'cite' => array(),
    			'title' => array(),
    		),
    		'span' => array(
    			'class' => array(),
    			'title' => array(),
    			'style' => array(),
    		),
    		'strike' => array(),
    		'strong' => array(),
    		'ul' => array(
    			'class' => array(),
    		),
    	);
    	
    	return allowedtags;
    }
    
    add_action('init', 'gawd_allowed_tags', 10);
    ?>
    

    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    Hmm maybe I should just allow specific tags?

    Though I really want easy styling in the profile fields to prettify it


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    How do we mark the comments above as spam?


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    Hi @imath

    Im a big fan! specially your work on BOWE-CODES

    As for your suggestion as currently outlined on https://codex.buddypress.org/participate-and-contribute/ **IMHO –> I think is part of the problem..

    1) I think the way the documentation works is a little confusing and are often no longer relevant
    The documentation process of how its outlined, the submission process et al is not moving at the speed of the internet.. maybe a “stack exchange” style approach might work?

    2) Helping out in the forums seems ideal -but- I feel the forum mechanism is also a little outdated

    3) The nature of BP makes it a little hard to dial in how to respond to inquiries – simply because its not obvious to the hobbyist like myself to determine if its a template/theme issue, plugin issue or other various possible conflicts..

    Anyway.. Im suggesting that perhaps BP.org should be change the approach to the community.. idk maybe something like a how CUNY Commons approached it? idk.. it maybe helpful to have an FAQ thats crossed linked to a forum discussion — it might also be helpful to change -or- update how the forum is organized? *it might also be helpful to somehow incentivize for-paid organizations like @buddyboss & @buddydev (I think a paradign shift is needed)

    Theres a lot of great nuggets of information thats either SILO’d in private-for-paid-organizations, or buried somewhere in stackexchange, or somewhere in the internet (how do we herd-those-cats)

    Suggestion: What if BP allows private companies to ‘sponsor’ this forum and what the companies will provide is basic quick easy answers and BP in return can have a VERIFIED badge on their profile and that company a section on a forum that is something like “ASK Company XYZ”

    anyway.. idk.. I just feel that we’ve been doing the same thing for so many years and we arent getting any better at supporting the community

    cheers


    coolhunt
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    @coolhunt

    @boonebgorges I really appreciate you.. especially your work with CUNY Commons & PressForward
    and my post – by no means – is intended to provoke or diminish your work and contributions to the community at-large.

    I personally appreciate your work and always look forward to anything put out.

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