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Need default bp theme to be default blog theme for all created blogs

  • jcgts


    New to bp, but trying.

    Very simple. When a member creates a blog, I want it to have the same look and feel as the rest of the site, so by default, I want the default bp theme to be used for all member created blogs.

    I have looked, but can not find an answer to this.

    Thank you.

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  • jcgts


    ooops, I almost forgot. I am using wordpress and bp 1.1.2



    i would also like to be able to do this.



    If I’m not wrong, you can just make the Buddypress Default theme available to users in the Site Admin–>Themes section of the dashboard, and disallow other themes.

    I’d probably create a new child theme (blank, basically, so it’s identical to the Default Buddypress child theme) and name it after my site, then make it the only one available.

    You can change the default WPMU theme if you want more than one available via a code snippet somewhere here in the forums that I have since lost the link to (check the stickies?) or with this paid plugin (which is in and of itself not worth the signup fee I don’t think).

    This free plugin may offer the same functionality but I haven’t tried it.

    Alternate: Don’t know if this still works. I haven’t tried it.



    When you create a new blog and use the default buddypress theme, it seems to attempt to create a new widgetized homepage…not a “blog”. I’ve run into this problem myself. The only “blog” using the default blog with the blog child theme out of the box is I too would like to just use the “blog” child theme for the default theme whenever a new blog is created. I believe there has to be a simple way to accomplish this.

    Paul Wong-Gibbs


    Try duplicating the home theme and *delete* home.php.



    If you want a quick workaround and don’t want to alter the theme files, you could always do it this way…

    Goto Pages, and then you need to make two new Pages. One for your Homepage and one for your Blog. Call them whatever you like, for instance – Blog and Home. Now head over to the Settings, then click on Reading and then you’ll see “Front page display”. Simply select the page you created for your homepage as “Front page” and the page you created for your blog as the “Posts page”.

    Now goto your blog and you should see that you now have a homepage setup with a static page which mimics the buddypress default blog page, but more importantly, if you goto the url for your blog, i.e., it will also mimic the buddypress blog too.

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