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    @marcella1981

    @kris35 it’s up and running again, although nowhere near complete.

    @henrywright thanks for the tutorial links, I’m using some right now to show a “minimum requirements” sort of deal.

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    @marcella1981

    Not sure when it will be ready, I’m integrating some bespoke functionality to link with BuddyPress and WordPress so it’s been taken down.

    Also have to think about some sort of mobile / tablet situation as it never had one before.

    I’ll come back here when it gets going again.

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    @marcella1981

    There’s no real reason, other than knowing exactly what my theme is doing and what it’s outputting in each scenario. I appreciate it’s a little idiosyncratic but it’s just how I do it.

    If I do let buddypress.js by default, how would I make it sing nicely with this theme which is shrouded with custom markup?

    Appreciate any help offered, @hnla thank you.

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    Marcella
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    @marcella1981

    *bump*

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    Marcella
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    @marcella1981

    Thanks :)

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    Marcella
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    @marcella1981

    Hey,

    Yeah you can hide it with some CSS. There is a way you can do it with PHP but I couldn’t tell you how off the top of my head.

    span.activity-read-more { display: none; }

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    @marcella1981

    It’s actually the Site Tracking in conjunction with Activity Stream which allows for post publishing to be tracked.

    I don’t know exactly what you’re trying to do here, but you could first start by increasing the excerpt length to be a little longer. I’m not sure what the default excerpt length is for BuddyPress, however the function below will increase it to 750 characters.

    Place the function below into functions.php or bp-custom.php

    function px_bp_activity_excerpt_length() {
        return 750;
    }
    add_filter('bp_activity_excerpt_length', 'px_bp_activity_excerpt_length');
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    Marcella
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    @marcella1981

    You may actually be able to get away with adding that CSS via wp-admin > appearance > edit css.

    Placing it to the bottom of style.css should work.

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    Marcella
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    @marcella1981

    *ignore*

    I redefined the slugs via

    define('BP_ACTIVITY_SLUG', 'activity' );

    My bad

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    Marcella
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    @marcella1981

    Thanks @r-a-y, this is useful to know.

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    Marcella
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    @marcella1981

    *unrelated*

    A few problems with BuddyPress 2.1 also, pagination on activity items had some problems.

    I’ve reverted back until I can afford more time to the latest.

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    @marcella1981

    Hey. Its just a custom page template for the home page.

    Its weird it will work if I pass the parameter of type as an empty variable and default to active but wont output anything if its set to newest or online for example.

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    @marcella1981

    Its ysed in a custom page tempkate in a sidebar.

    Ive looked at those docs and cant see anything im doing wrong nor how to debug.

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    @marcella1981

    @noizeburger hey, nice of you to jump in here and I hope Ricoh is of use to you. Feel free to post comments @alistair on my site pixelcoder and i’ll try to to help you with your site.

    I’m working on something else right now, but I might come back to Ricoh another day.

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    @marcella1981

    @naijaping Unfortunately I’ve decided to knock this theme on the head. Downloads have been made available of both versions that made it to the light of day.

    I’m no longer motivated to work on this design and the heavy codebase is getting me down so i’ve decided to move on.

    It probably needs a day or two of solid work to finish off all of the areas that have been built for the theme.

    Beyond that, BBPress support could be added. This is something I never got round to.

    It’s been a good exercise of working with BuddyPress, but I it is a long process when theming for BP.

    Anyway… moving on now. :)

    http://pixelcoder.co.uk/download/

    @funmi-omoba

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    @marcella1981

    Hi @funmi-omoba I should have a download link available soon but looks like im going to retire from development. Would be nice to see you involved.

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    Marcella
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    @marcella1981

    I’ve had a few signups since putting this post out, but no one is active yet.

    Would love to get more people involved, I plan to release some BuddyPress tutorials in the future also and maybe build a new theme for the site and record along the way.

    Anybody? :)

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    @marcella1981

    Yeah, I was thinking about learning SASS just to use the framework. Claymate looks cool. Also like the bower support it has.

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    @marcella1981

    @henrywright Ah that’s cool. I thought about using a framework but figured it’s much more learning than I wanted to commit to.

    The Gumby framework is pretty nice.

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    @marcella1981

    I think that’s what I’m getting at with this theme.

    It’s deliberately neutral, which is maybe counter-productive. I feel it could be a catch-all with a neutral design, the content of the demograph would speak for itself.

    I don’t think there’s enough time in the day to build a theme for multiple audiences.

    I’d like to get this theme to a stage where it’s robust enough to maybe start a community on a whim, but it’s not quite there yet.

    Ultimately I think I want to retire from theme building, and have this as a going away gift to myself. That all said, it’s not very satisfying.

    I get what you’re saying though and yes the headaches suckkk.

    Do you have any audiences in mind? Maybe we could tackle a personal project together @henrywright ?

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    @marcella1981

    @buddyboss – Thanks, it’s nothing fancy. I keep getting annoyed with the messy code I write.
    @henrywright – Yeah it’s a little bit tighter but could use some work yet.

    I keep getting frustrated with the code I’m writing. It seems verbose and hurts my head. ^^

    Can any of you guys envision who would use a theme like this? Feels like i’m building for no one but myself, and that’s not too wise.

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    @marcella1981

    @bilalvirgo10 I’d love for you to join in, I’ll be uploading my theme shortly. You can take a copy and look at the code to help with learning.

    @mercime thanks! I got there, it’s now on version 0.2 I tighter design, WordPress options and soon BuddyPress support. I despise BBPress theming though, it just aint that much fun.

    @buddyboss Thanks man, i’m not looking at it as a paid gig.

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    @marcella1981

    The theme is probably going to go through one more complete re-design before I settle on features also and skin BBPress.

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    @marcella1981

    I’ve updated the home page, to outline a little information about this theme.

    The blog is a good place to get involved right now, if anyone wishes to.

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    @marcella1981

    Why thank you very much!

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