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how upgrade an old bp theme, please?

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    alcina22
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    @alcina22

    hi, :)
    I searched on the site but I don’t found the answer… maybe my fault…
    so I have a question and I’m sorry if it is maybe a dummy question…

    I’ll resume to work on an old website project, long ago then I
    created a theme based on BP-sn-parent. (It was based on bp-classic 1.2 beta).

    What changes should I make on it to upgrade, that it becomes compatible with BuddyPress 1.2.5.2 and WP3 multisite?

    (hem, for now I have only changed the @import url to import bp-default and no more bp-sn-parent !)

    There is a tutorial, please, or some links?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated!

    thank you! :)
    alcina

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    alcina22
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    @alcina22

    hello, maybe someone can answer me, also if it is a dummy question? :(

    please…
    thank you! :)
    alcina

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    Hugo Ashmore
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    @hnla

    It’s not a dummy question but there is little to go on, the best I can suggest is that you start of afresh create a child theme (which it sounds as though you have done) and start to add your old styles in and try and re-create the previous layout based on the new default theme, more than this and you would need to provide far more detail but i don’t think it would help, just a case of getting stuck in really and asking questions as and when you get stuck.

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    If you relied a lot on the BP 1.0 or 1.1 theme structure, then you’d need to install the BP Backwards Compatibility plugin:
    https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-backwards-compatibility/

    I should note I have no experience using this plugin whatsoever.

    hnla is right; if your theme isn’t too custom, I would recommend building a new child theme of the bp-default.

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    alcina22
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    @alcina22

    hnla, r-a-y, thank you for your answers! I’ll follow your advices, and if I’m in trouble with something I’ll post again in the forum, maybe with detailed questions…
    you are kind! :)

    ciao and thank you again, also for the link,
    alcina

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    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    @alcina22 I went through this myself not too long ago (moving from a bp-sn-default based theme to BP 1.2) and I ended up rebuilding the child theme to be dependent on bp-default. It was an annoying and somewhat difficult process, but in the end I think it’s better to be dependent on bp-default (which is guaranteed to get developer attention, and which is just generally much easier to work with than bp-sn-parent).

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    Hugo Ashmore
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Like Boone I went through the process of moving a bp-sn theme to BP 1.2 install and used the backwards compatibility plugin, while I succeeded more or less I had an uneasy feeling that it wasn’t the best or most rebust approach and felt there would be issues awaiting around the corner so I eventually took the decision to build afresh for that layout based on BP-Default, although it cost time I wasn’t planning on spending at that moment especially having allocated and used time working with the backwards compatibility plugin in the long run it was the best choice.

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    alcina22
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    @alcina22

    Boone, you’re right, thank you for your advice :)
    I’m working on, I saw there are a lot of differences in php… so I do rebuild also the template’s files(html/php) and not only the css…

    for ex. I have in my old theme a home.php file to override the home.php file it was in bp-sn-parent, but NOT in the new bp-default… I don’t know what I’ll do… :( maybe I’ll post a new thread here! ;)

    thank you to all again,
    ciao!
    alcina

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