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Add BuddyPress to Theme

  • rchatman


    Hello All,

    I’m sure this has been probably asked a gozillion times, but here’s a gozillion and one. I have this great theme that I’ve purchased that does everything that I want, except support BuddyPress. Is there any step by step documentation that makes the process for integrating BuddyPress with any theme possible. I love my theme and I love BuddyPress. I just need to know, in the simplest way possible, how to get BuddyPress integrated into my theme.

    Thanks in advnace

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  • Venutius


    Most themes support BuddyPress these days, thanks to template compatibility in that the BuddyPress pages are displayed and work. What most BuddyPress theme’s mean when they say they support BuddyPress is that they have modified the BP theme files and/or css in order to provide BP specific features.

    There’s over 100 template files that can be overloaded, most BP specific themes do not touch the majority of these, they tend to concentrate on just the main pages such as the members and group list and profile pages to give them a theme specific feel. Much of this modification is simply to add their own specific css to allow better control of how a page looks.

    To make overloading of the template files easier I created a plugin called BP Template Overloader. This displays all of the files available for overloading, allows overloads to be set up and allows you to compare your overloaded file with the BP master file.

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