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Can’t change site name with buddypress theme


  • eltiki
    Member

    @eltiki

    I have created a network called Open Media Education (http://www.openmediaeducation.net/). In the super admin menu I created two new sites:

    1) http://www.openmediaeducation.net//com480-sp11-jcu/
    2) http://www.openmediaeducation.net//com311-sp11/

    When I install the themes on the local sites I get different results. If I use the default wordpress theme it uses the local site title (for example, site #1). But when I use the BuddyPress theme, it uses the network name, and not the site name that I enter on the local site. So #2 reads “Open Media Education,” but it should say “Digital Media Culture – COM311 – JCU – SP11.” If I switch the the theme back to the default wordpress theme it displays the correct theme name.

    How do I fix it so that I can use the buddypress theme but retain the local site name?

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  • modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    If you open the header.php file you can see that 2010 theme and bp-defaut are calling two different site names. I don’t think this will work but you can try to add bp_site_name() instead of what 2010 uses bloginfo( ‘name’ );

    The problem is new sites are not BuddyPress sites they are just using the same WordPress database as the main site. So new sites have their own names and such.


    eltiki
    Member

    @eltiki

    Thanks for your reply. I’m new to creating a BuddyPress network of blogs. I was under the assumption that when I create a network and then add sites, that each site would be customizable. It seems to work with wordpress’ default theme, but not BuddyPress. Is this a bug, or is there something in the initial setup for the network that I need to enable so as to have the option of customizing each individual site? Thanks in advance for any help. Antonio


    modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    When you create a new site it’s basically it’s own thing but shares user login. You can also share plugins and themes but you can’t have buddypress run on every site. BP runs on only one blog on your multisite install.


    eltiki
    Member

    @eltiki

    Modemlooper, thanks. I now understand. I can’t run a social network within a social network. That makes sense, actually. Again, thanks for the help. Antonio


    modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    A simple solution if you want all added sites to use same name is to type the name in the header.php title instead of calling it from database.


    Andrea Rennick
    Participant

    @andrea_r

    Basically, to clarify: you only need to use a BuddyPress theme on the main site where Buddypress is activated. On the user blogs, just use a regular wordpress theme.


    modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    I searched and didn’t find but I swore someone had created a WordPress theme to look like bp-default @Andrea_r


    finni3
    Participant

    @finni3

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