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Child theme blank create groups page issue

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    I’m working on a child theme over the Buddypress default theme.

    WordPress 3.1
    Buddypress 1.2.8
    MAMP 1.9.5 PHP 5.3.5 Apache/2.0.64

    If I activate the default theme and go to the site and then click on Groups >> Create a Group I’m taken to a page with a form at: localhost:8888/myfolder/groups/create/step/group-details/

    If I activate my child theme and do the same I just get a blank page and the URL in my browser points to localhost:8888/myfolder/groups/create/

    If I drop this url end into my browser location whilst still using the child theme localhost:8888/myfolder/groups/create/step/group-details/ I get a form page styled with my child theme css file as expected.

    I have tried to debug this by removing or commenting out all of the non-CSS changes that I have made in the child theme but this does not have any effect. When I remove any functions from the child’s function.php this does not resolve the problem. If I empty the whole of my child header.php and reload the groups page so I get a completely un-styled body and click on the “Create a Group” link I am still taken to a blank page at localhost:8888/myfollocalhost:8888der/groups/create/.

    When I’ve had my child theme active if I go to the WP admin panel and activate another theme I’m taken to a blank page after I click activate.

    I really wish I could track this one down as apart from this I’m very happy with my design and the functionality provided by Buddypress. All of the other things I’ve tested such as navigation, posting an activity update deleting an update etc all work fine.

    Any ideas anyone. I’ve tried every way I know to debug the problem.

    Many thanks


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  • A brief update on this. Having exhausted every other debugging option I ended up duplicating the default theme folder and made my changes to the code and styles in that. The result I have exactly the same design and functionality provided by my child theme but without the bugs.

    I’m going to persist with direct editing of my cloned default theme but would still be very grateful if anyone could shed some light on the issues I’ve raised earlier.

    Thanks again


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