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Building Profile Page – Is What I'm Doing Okay?

  • theatereleven


    Hey BuddyPressers.

    I’m brand spanking new to BP. I’m used to building themes from scratch in WordPress, and for designing a site, I’m a custom post type/custom field addict.

    With that said, I have a current site that just launched with user profile pages that are really custom post types, with a bunch of custom fields assigned to them. I’m now moving this site to BuddyPress, and after looking at instructions on theme development, my approach is to take my existing styling, and instead of calling in custom fields, I’m using:

    <?php bp_member_profile_data( 'field=Name' ); ?>

    to fully construct the profile pages. For each custom field I currently have, I’m adding an extended profile field in BuddyPress.

    Does that make sense? Because this seems really easy to implement which is really nice!!!

    Any comments appreciated….I don’t want to do it wrong.

    (And yes, I’ve moved the buddypress and css folders to my theme’s root, and am styling the profile page using buddypress.php in the root of my theme)

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