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Broken Themes – bp-default is missing

  • nicoblue


    I’ve created a child theme following the instructions here. My style.css file looks like this:

    Theme Name: My community
    Theme URI:
    Description: bp child theme.
    Version: 1.0
    Author: Nicola
    Author URI:
    Template: bp-default
    Tags: buddypress

    I take it there is no need for an import function here because buddypress does it automatically?

    The only template file overwritten is header.php, which I moved to the new theme folder then got rid of the search bar.

    The child theme works fine on the frontend and it inherits all the rest from the bp-default theme as it should.

    However, as soon as the theme is activated, wp-admin/themes.php displays the error below, and both bp-default and the child theme disappear from the page:

    Broken Themes
    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name Description
    My community The parent theme is missing. Please install the “bp-default” parent theme.

    To make the bp-default theme or my child theme reappear in wp-admin/themes.php I have to deactivate buddypress and activate it again. But as soon as I switch to my theme, same issue.

    I’m on wp 3.5.2 and bp 1.7.3.

    What I’ve tried so far:
    – manual reinstall of wordpress via FTP
    – manual reinstall of buddypress via FTP

    What’s really strange is that the theme works ok, the error is just in the backend.

    Any idea?

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