If it is a single page, you have to create a new page from the admin dashboard, give it a name and call it from your menu.
How would I call it to sit alongside the other sections (activity/profile/groups etc..)
This new section after i finish coding it will be a file upload section for images that i then can call on later to output in various jquery slideshows. I dont just want a blank page.
hope that makes sense?
I have literally search for days and days to find a straight forward way to do this. Why is this not a more common request?? It seems natural to need/want to add sections to your bp profiles. I dont want to use the plugins i have found as they dont do what I want. Its becoming really frustrating to solve this issue.
where would i put that? if its in the functions.php file can i not have a seperate for the content of that page?
sorry. thank you for the reply by the way.
No, functions.php should only be used for code that effects the theme layer. Use https://codex.buddypress.org/developer/extending-buddypress/bp-custom-php/
is the codex site for buddypress always down? i can’t access that site at all?
To use a file for the page content you do a locate template in the function instead of putting the actual code in the function.
Get the BuddyPress skeleton component plugin. It has commented code to show you how to create custom BuddyPress components. Though, you can utilize simple wordPress page templates to accomplish a page with custom content. If the content doesnt need to be initiated into the active components then a page will do.