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Installing BP on Caroline theme

  • kelly1878


    I have automatically installed BuddyPress on my blog which using the Caroline theme. I also installed the BP Compatibility plug in so I could use BP on a non-Buddypress template. The first step of transferring files worked, however I am having some trouble with the third step. Instructions for the third step are as follows:

    Fixing Alignment

    By default BuddyPress templates use this HTML structure:




    If BuddyPress pages are not aligned correctly then you will need to modify some of the templates to match your theme’s HTML structure. The best way to do this is to FTP to your theme’s files at:


    Then open up the page.php file (if this does not exist use index.php). Make note of the HTML template structure of the file, specifically the

    tags that surround the content and sidebar.

    You will need to change the HTML structure in the BuddyPress templates that you copied into your theme to match the structure in your page.php or index.php file. The files that you need to edit are as follows (leave out any folders you have not copied over in step two):

    * /activity/index.php
    * /blogs/index.php
    * /forums/index.php
    * /groups/index.php
    * /groups/create.php
    * /groups/single/home.php
    * /groups/single/plugins.php
    * /members/index.php
    * /members/single/home.php
    * /members/single/plugins.php
    * /registration/register.php

    Once you are done matching up the HTML structure of your theme in these template files, please take another look through your site. You should find that BuddyPress pages now fit inside the content structure of your theme.

    I tried re-reading these instructions several times and find myself getting more confused. Any help on the matter would be great. You can find my blog at I currently have the BuddyPress and BP Compatibility plugins active.



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