Re: WordPress Theme with BP 1.1
A lot about what you’re trying to achive is said here: https://buddypress.org/forums/topic/new-theme-framework-and-exisiting-wp-themes
Otherwise, I myself am trying to get a step by step procedure to integrate BuddyPress as a section of a “normal” website, that is not full BuddyPress based.
So far, form my experiments with theaming and integrating I can say:
1) Delete all the files from “bp-sn-parent” that are already in your WP Theme (header.php, footer.php, index.php, â€¦). Leave just all sub-directories and “optionsbar.php”, “userbar.php”, “plugin-template.php”, “style.css.
2) Copy this at the bottom of “header.php” (WP Theme):
<?php if ( !bp_is_blog_page() && !bp_is_directory() && !bp_is_register_page() && !bp_is_activation_page() ) : ?>
<?php locate_template( array( ‘userbar.php’ ), true ) /* Load the user navigation */ ?>
<?php locate_template( array( ‘optionsbar.php’ ), true ) /* Load the currently displayed object navigation */ ?>
<?php endif; ?>
3) In the header (comments) of the “style.css” in “bp-sn-parent” theme write this:
Template : your-wp-theme-name
â€¦so you make this theme a child of your WP Theme, right?
4) Activate the “bp-sn-parent” theme in the backend, under “Site Admin/Themes”, then activate it under “Apperance/Themes”.
This will be the theme ofor the whole site, but it’ll call all the WP theme templates when no BuddyPress functions are needed. It’s a reverse way of doing the integration. I think it’s better.
This procedure makes a lot of what you need, I think. Like, it gets your WP Theme working as it should and it “calls” the BuddyPress into play only when needed.
But, I need to warn you that I am still struggling with styling (or skinning) the BP theme.
So, I am still on it. But maybe it was worthing sharing already what I got so far, so that other may take it from there.
Hope it helpsâ€¦