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New BuddyPress 1.2 default theme

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    My bad. Nix the above re feedback on the 1.2 trunk bp-default theme. It was the egghead attempting to create a child theme while still full of eggnog :-9 Placed one question mark too many in some conditional tags – really thought there were only one apiece. Happy New Year!



    Hi All

    Is anyone getting this kind of fatal error when activating the new default theme?

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function bp_is_member() in /home/axiomat/public_html/wp-content/themes/bp-default/header.php on line 47

    Many thanks




    @nzde: The error is saying that one of the buddypress functions can’t be found. You sure you activated buddypress in the admin panel?



    Thanks Xevo, but yes it is active. Can’t figure this one out. Have deactivated, reactivated etc to no avail…

    You can’t run the new theme on 1.1.3, it must be the trunk, and the latest trunk.



    Ah, I see. Was wondering whether that might have been it. Thanks Andy. Guess I should wait until the next BuddyPress release then. Thanks.

    Andy… please don’t use CSS shortcuts in the 1.2 default theme. It makes overriding a little more difficult / messy if one chooses to use the 1.2 default theme as a parent. For instance… the 1.2 default theme uses a shortcut for background instead of using background-image:

    #header {background: url( ../images/default_header.jpg);}

    Say I want my header to have a background color and no image. This override won’t work:

    #header {background: #f76d16;}

    Nor will this:

    header {background-color: #f76d16; background-image: none;}

    One is forced instead to use the !important declaration so that using the color shortcut can override the image shortcut:

    #header {background: #f76d16 !important;}

    This works… but the important declaration makes me a little queazy. LOL.



    #header { background: #f76d16 none; }

    where “none” will equate to no background image in the child theme; it overrides

    url(../images/default_header.jpg);} in parent theme. Works across all browsers.

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiight. Why didn’t I think of that. I’ve never thought of using simple “none” as a shortcut. Thanks. Sorry Andy.

    Actually… I just tried that. Doesn’t work.



    Hi David. Works for me in all BP child themes. I presume you cleared cache/cookies and are targetting the correct selector , so


    1. If there is !important after the background image url in parent theme, add it in your declaration in child theme – none !important

    2. an alternative: create blank 1×1.gif file and use that for your background url(images/1×1.gif) to override parent theme

    Nope. Doesn’t work in Safari / Chrome. There is no “important” in the parent. I know I could make a blank gif… but I’m not sure that’s any less ugly. Anyway… that’s cool. I’ll just use “important!” in the child.

    The header CSS is from the WordPress custom header API. It will only show if you select a custom header image in the backend.

    Thanks Andy. I did not know that. There appears to be no way to use just a color instead of an image though. Although I suppose a single color GIF would be pretty tiny.

    In any case, I find that in general it can be a little tricky to override styles when shortcut declarations are used. If all font settings are set in a single declaration but I only want to override the size… I have to redeclare everything in short form using the “font” property. Certainly not a big deal by any means. In fact, it’s a pretty miniscule. Practically a non-issue. It only came up because I was having a hard time trying to change my header. Didn’t know about the custom header setting.

    wp-admin > Appearance > Custom Header – there is an entire interface for it, including text color changes.



    @David Lewis – sorry about that, didn’t notice that there was a new custom header with options page in the trunk bp-default theme because I customized the header in my child theme :-)

    @Andy. Yes. Thank you. I was just pointing out that there is no option to use just a background color and no image. You’d have to use an image that was a solid color. Which is fine.



    WPMU 2.9 trunk, BP 12 trunk, internal bbPress intstall


    1. In Forum – Group Forum Topic – Edit Topic

    I can edit Topic Title, Content but nowhere to add/delete Tags of any topic. Just noticed it now that Tag edit was not available when I needed to add some tags to a forum post. Checking BP 1.1 beta folder, I now see I lost that functionality way back when i moved from external bbPress to internal forum in 1.1 beta

    – Will form for editing tags be brought into Edit Topic Page in stable 1.2?

    In the meantime, I have copied the edit.php from bp-default/groups/single/forum/ to my child theme and added the template tag to edit tags.

    2. Groups Directory page shows “There were no groups found.” when there are groups in this install.

    – Possibly because bp-default theme is still in construction?

    Groups Directory page in child theme of bp-sn-parent is showing up the Groups listed in that page.

    Thank you.

    still giving


    Just downloaded and installed 1.2 release and I get the same error message as above.

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function bp_is_front_page() in /usr/home/example/public_html/wp-content/themes/bp-default/header.php on line 47

    Nothing shows. Only the blue header and the error message.

    Try all the obvious.

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