Thanks for the reply.
I hadnt made a functions.php file for the child theme. so I have been trying to with little success. The codex says to rename the functions.php so it doesnt clash with the default but that doesnt work either. I either get fatal errors and have to delete via ftp or in the buddypress editor it say “unable to edit”.
I have tried copying the default and placing it in the child theme and I’ve tried to create a blank function.php
I’ve also tried copying and renaming the default functions.php
I know its probably something I’m doing wrong Any suggestions, I’ll keep trying in the meantime.
Thanks in advance