I am looking for almost the same thing… I need to add “Forums” in the Navigation. As soon as I find out, I let you know.
Im excited to know too, and might i add, I love BuddyPress.
To add Forums to the navigation menu, here’s a basic workaround:
Go to header.php and find the section where the rest of the navigation is (it should start with this code:
Add the code below (customized for your site) along with the other navigation links:
<li><a href="URL of FORUM LOCATION" title="Forums">Forums</a></li>
This code needs to be between the
</ul> tags to work.
Also, remember that the navigation items are in a specific order, so put the link to the forums where you want them located. In other words, if you want the forums after the Home button, make space and put it there; if you want it after the Members button, make space and put it there. You can tell what each navigation does by the slug (e.g., BP_MEMBERS_SLUG is the Members button).
But to get the forums to look as though they’re part of your BuddyPress, do you need to do something with the forums theme locally?
If I put a link into the navigation bar at the moment, it takes me to the bbPress installation which looks completely different to the BuddyPress installation.
This site (buddypress.org, I mean) seems either to have integrated the call to the forums or made the forums look like the BuddyPress theme.
Anyone able to give me some pointers?!
Thanks in advance for any clues…
Thank you very much indeed for that, Jeff. Sorry, I had searched before asking, honestly!
Sorry, not sure which thread to post this in now!
So buddypress.org is clearly running a version of the BuddyPress default theme (with blue instead of orange) that has also been ported to bbPress – is that right?
Would it be possible to release that as a bbPress theme?
Or has that perhaps (crossing fingers!) already been done somewhere?
Thanks for any input…
You are correct. Andy has themed the BuddyPress forum theme to look just like the rest of BP.org.
At this time, he does not plan on releasing this theme. He wants to keep the bp.org brand distinctive. Imagine if many of the new BP installs used this theme. It might confuse people when coming to BP.org. BP.org needs to maintain a unique identity. It is, after all, the place where everyone else comes for guidance.
Of course, everyone is free to style their own theme.
Ah, right. Thanks for the answer, Jeff!
I was just thinking that it would give a framework that could be adapted to the BuddyPress default theme, so that you could offer a ‘BuddyPress default’ theme for bbPress. After all, a lot of people are going to use the BuddyPress default theme with minimal alteration, because it’s neat, clean and tidy.
If no-one else has got the time, I’d be happy to have a go at adapting Andy’s BP.org bbPress theme to match the default theme – but I’ve not themed for bbPress before, so it would feel like a bit of an extra mountain to climb to have to start from the bottom.
It just seems that with the work Andy’s done already to port BP.org to bbPress, you’re very close to having a bbPress ready BuddyPress default theme – for which I’m sure a lot of people would be very grateful…
As I say, I’d be happy to lend a hand if it’s not a high priority for anyone else.