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Creating a root component with Skeleton Component

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    The skeleton component creates a component that isn’t a root component in that it isn’t equivalent to groups, members, etc. What needs to be added where to accomplish this?

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    Has anyone used the skeleton component to create a “root component”? I’ve looked at Classifieds, Links, but can’t figure it out for single WP.

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    bp_core_add_root_component( SLUG );

    Then take a look at groups_directory_groups_setup() which catches the URL and displays the template.

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    Thanks, I’ll take a look. I tried the first part, but failed the second part.

    Ok so I think I figured this out. I used the Skeleton component to do this and you need to change a couple of things in order for it to work. First of all, the component registers itself too late so bp_core_add_root_component() won’t work.

    Change line 45 of loader.php to
    add_action( ‘bp_include’, ‘bp_example_init’ );

    This will register the component before Buddypress sets up the URI:s and thus giving you a chance of adding your own root component.
    Then for registering my own root component I did this:
    function bp_example_setup_root_component() {
    /* Register ‘example’ as a root component */
    bp_core_add_root_component( BP_EXAMPLE_SLUG );
    add_action( ‘bp_setup_root_components’, ‘bp_example_setup_root_component’ );

    Lastly you need to setup your own screen functions. Following BP:s way of doing things I created
    function bp_example_screen_example() {
    global $bp, $wpdb;
    if ( $bp->current_component != BP_EXAMPLE_SLUG )
    return false;
    die(“Example screen!”);
    add_action( ‘wp’, ‘bp_example_screen_example’, 3 );

    Now that last function will catch everything that arrives on the example slug so you probably want to make it more picky so to speak.

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    hi there guys this is pretty old i know however, i desperately need help:
    i’m using the following setup:
    wp 3.1 bp 1.2.7


    I followed all your instructions. If i change the line 45 in the loader, i get an error from my browser saying there were too many url redirects.
    If I do not change the loader code, I notice that the $bp->current_ation variable is empty :(

    Please help.

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