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[Resolved] Feel Like I need to beg to get some help…im close to despair!

  • Avatar of mcpeanut
    mcpeanut
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    @mcpeanut

    Ok guys can someone please help me…the reason im feeling like this is i am going around in constant circles….in the real world i have noone to ask about this as i have no contact with anyone who builds or knows anything at all about websites

    so this leaves me posting endless messages on forums and not getting any real answers and my website is essentially at a stand still that i have spent 3 months at 12 hours per day EVERY SINGLE DAY! working on it.
    i have learnt myself from scratch to make my own theme using artisteer/ done all the design aspects logos/backgrounds/…learnt how to completely style everything the way i need it to look but i cannot for the life of me work out what is going to be so damn easy if someone would just help me (and its probably been staring me in the face)…..I just need someone to help me with this please before i go insane!

    ok after nearly finishing my website it then hit me that when people are using my site that…because my header is so big users would have to scroll down to the buddypress menus, and if they was to click from activity to say messages it would reload the said page and take the user back to the top of the page so they would have to scroll back down to the section they just clicked, and this from a usability perspective is not good.
    i toyed with the idea of when they click the link the next page would open back at its current location and after endless chatting about it in here and other forums i realize it cannot be done or if it can no-one will point me in the right direction on how to do it,so after alot of deliberating and as mentioned by someone in a previous thread they suggested removing the header from my buddypress pages for usability.
    so i go to my wordpress and go to the pages i created for buddypress and disable the header and voila the header is removed…but! when you click on your logged in user pages and go to your activity stream etc the header is back in these sections, so how do i remove the header completely from all buddypress pages without removing it from my other pages?
    i would also need to remove my main page navigation bar from these pages too . please help me someone? anyone?

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  • Avatar of Asynaptic
    Asynaptic
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    @synaptic

    ok, close your eyes and take a deep breath, then take another and relax, this is just a website issue, not life or death

    http://buddypress.org/support/topic/when-asking-for-support-2/

    then write with more clarity, provide screenshots, URL etc. so others can help you

    Avatar of mcpeanut
    mcpeanut
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    @mcpeanut

    asynaptic thx for the reply i think i posted this in worng section.
    buddypress is installed and works fine…i dont need help from support on any of the matters on that page.
    i just need someone to tell me how to remove my website header image and my navigation bar from above anything thats buddypress related on my website.
    for instance do i need to create a budypress header php and if i do how do i exclude it from using my header image and navigation bar in wordpress pages? what would i add to the header php to stop these pages calling the header and nav bar.
    i dont know how much more clearer i can be on what i need to do, thats what i dont understand? im asking a simple enough question?
    showing someone a screenshot of my header wouldnt help its the same as anyone elses header just that it stretches to far down the page …its about 700px down the page by the time users have scrolled to the buddypress menus in the content area of my page, hence why i need to just remove my header and navigation bar from above my main content area on the buddypress pages (thus making it easier for users to navigate)!
    i also know nearly every experienced buddypress user will probably know how to do this but no-one will reply or help me out?

    Avatar of mcpeanut
    mcpeanut
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    @mcpeanut

    p.s i know its just a website issue but what if you was in same position?
    think about it
    your virtually ready to launch your website and this issue arises after 3 months solid hard work , then you sit at your computer hitting this wall hour after hour with no clue of how to fix it going round and round in circles for over a week, stuck! cant move forward! cant do anything to rectify it! no help! cant find any info on searching the net after 2 million searches! (lol)
    what does one do? give up? launch an incomplete website for people to say oh why didnt you do it this way its so hard to navigate like this, why dont you remove the header? lol you understanding my despair?

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Well you do have option of hiring a developer if you have reached the limit of your abilities, self developing is all well and good but has it’s limits ;)

    Please don’t get too anxious and do try – in future – to stick to the one thread ( I closed the original as there have been responses in this one), and bear in mind that here we are all volunteers, unpaid, the forum has a basic rule of waiting 24 hours before bumping threads.

    As synaptic asked provide all necessary info – if not supplied – so people are best able to help and then wait :)

    Avatar of mcpeanut
    mcpeanut
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    @mcpeanut

    hugo and thx for closing the other thread but thats just crazy having to hire a developer when im askinga genuine question to people who know how to do this and could just tell me what to do?
    i am capable of doing it myself if someone steps forward and just says “hey this is what you do”!

    i know for a fact hugo you will know how to do this by reading other posts, you have helped people out with allsorts of issues. and you could help me out if you wanted to? :)
    why should it be any different for me to ask a question and for someone to step up and give me a solution?

    when someone asks for help doing something, you dont expect the answer to be oh go hire a developer? how is that helpfull?
    im asking valid question! whats so different than anyone else asking about how to do something in these forums? and then someone saying oh you do this like this and add this to this etc?

    you could allways put a sticky at top of these forums saying …oh by the way if your stuck dont ask in here go and hire a developer! :)

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    copy page.php and rename it buddypress.php

    copy header.php and rename it header-buddypress.php

    inside buddypress.php change get_header() to get_header(“buddypress”)

    remove the header image from header-buddypress.php

    Avatar of mcpeanut
    mcpeanut
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    @mcpeanut

    why thankyou modemlooper…if you read above you will see i was on the right track but wasnt to sure, is there any way i can just add some sort of code to exclude it from calling the header within the buddypress pages? and how would i go about removing my navigation bar too(not the buddypress one, my main one?)

    Avatar of mcpeanut
    mcpeanut
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    @mcpeanut

    oh by the way hugo as to reaching my abilities lol, do you not think thats a little off putting and undermining to someone who is just learning from scratch how to develop a website?
    3 months ago i knew nothing about web-design and decided to learn myself all through youtube tutorials and places like these forums, my strong points are design/styling and logo creation /artwork ect, so putting these hand in hand with web-design makes sense, what is wrong with learning and asking a question or two when your stuck?

    i am not just creating a buddypress website i am also integrating alot of other features to this website that all work very well together (which i would say was a little over ambitious for a first time project but has all come together great), i am a very quik learner and sometimes only need a nudge in the right direction when im stuck, i didnt go out and buy a buddypress allready made theme and stick my own styling on top ive created my own theme and still made it work.

    like i said hugo, as for my abilities, well my abilities will only grow, i cannot back out and go…oh i better go hire a developer lol

    thx to people like modemlooper people like me can carry on learning! :)

    Avatar of mcpeanut
    mcpeanut
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    @mcpeanut

    @modemlooper which part of my header-buddypress.php do i remove pal so i do it right?

    <?php global $wp_locale;
    if (isset($wp_locale)) {
    $wp_locale->text_direction = ‘ltr’;
    } ?>
    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html <?php language_attributes(); ?>>
    <head>
    <meta charset=”<?php bloginfo(‘charset’) ?>” />
    <title><?php wp_title(‘|’, true, ‘right’); bloginfo(‘name’); ?></title>
    <!–[if lt IE 9]><script src=”https://html5shiv.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js”></script><![endif]–>

    <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”<?php bloginfo(‘stylesheet_url’) ?>” media=”screen” />
    <link rel=”pingback” href=”<?php bloginfo(‘pingback_url’); ?>” />
    <?php
    remove_action(‘wp_head’, ‘wp_generator’);
    if (is_singular() && get_option(‘thread_comments’)) {
    wp_enqueue_script(‘comment-reply’);
    }
    wp_head();
    ?>
    </head>
    <body <?php body_class(); ?>>

    <div id=”art-main”>
    <nav class=”art-nav”>
    <?php
    echo theme_get_menu(array(
    ‘source’ => theme_get_option(‘theme_menu_source’),
    ‘depth’ => theme_get_option(‘theme_menu_depth’),
    ‘menu’ => ‘primary-menu’,
    ‘class’ => ‘art-hmenu’
    )
    );
    get_sidebar(‘nav’);
    ?>
    </nav>

    <?php if(theme_has_layout_part(“header”)) : ?>
    <header class=”art-header<?php echo (theme_get_option(‘theme_header_clickable’) ? ‘ clickable’ : ”); ?>”><?php get_sidebar(‘header’); ?></header>
    <?php endif; ?>

    <div class=”art-sheet clearfix”>
    <div class=”art-layout-wrapper”>
    <div class=”art-content-layout”>
    <div class=”art-content-layout-row”>
    <div class=”art-layout-cell art-content”>

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    mcpeanut
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    @mcpeanut

    its ok @modemlooper i figured it out :) any chance you can point me in right direction on how to remove my main navigation bar too? as i could supplement it with a side nav bar in the buddypress pages thx…by the way youve been a great help so far.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    if ( !bp_current_component() ) {
    
    //anything here will show on non BuddyPress pages
    
    }

    So you could wrap you nav code with that statement

    Avatar of mcpeanut
    mcpeanut
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    @mcpeanut

    @modemlooper hmm actually not all has gone to plan on closer inspection because i have a search bar and a facebook google and twitter icon in my header so removing the header image still leaves these plus i have a custom sliding menu navigation panel at the top of my webpage instead of the buddypress default nav bar and when i remove this link…<header class=”art-header<?php echo (theme_get_option(‘theme_header_clickable’) ? ‘ clickable’ : ”); ?>”> it also removes my sliding login panel which is above my header? so not only do i ahve to remove my header image i need to remove the icons and search bar and stop it from removing my sliding login panel above my header??
    even if i just remove this line theme_header_clickable my header dissapears but so does the sliding login panel

    Avatar of mcpeanut
    mcpeanut
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    @mcpeanut

    @modemlooper ok the reason my sliding login panel dissapears is when i create the buddypress php file and tell it to get buddypress header its no longer including my slider..any ideas? what would i add to get it to call my sliding panel too?

    Avatar of mcpeanut
    mcpeanut
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    @mcpeanut

    @modemlooper thankyou for all your help i have managed to completely resolve this now you can mark this thread as solved! once again thankyou very much pal and to hugo cheers for recommending for me to get a developer and insulting my intelligence, like i said earlier i knew i was in the right direction when i mentioned needing to create a header-buddypress.php i just wasnt sure, its not like modemlooper had to explain everything in great detail to me he gave me a simple few lined solution and i followed it! like i said im a quik learner :)….the way i solved it was to not create the buddypress.php file you mentioned modemlooper and editing out what i needed to in just the header-buddypress.php.
    for some reason when creating the other php my sliding login panel disappeared completely from all my buddypress pages.
    i can now finally finish my theme top to bottom and launch my website…so really…thx again modemlooper!

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    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @mcpeanut
    Please don’t troll your own thread and don’t take what @hnla said as an attack towards your intelligence.
    It was just a recommendation, not an attack. If your upset about him closing another thread that posed the same questions basically then don’t be. It is common for a forum with threads with duplicate content or support requests to lock duplicate posts. Sometimes duplicates happen by accident if you loose a wifi connection for instance and refresh after you reconnect because sometimes it will post the same topic twice.
    For future reference try not to take things to personally as all of the volunteers do the best we can at accommodating the requests.
    Have a good day!

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    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    glad it worked out!

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