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New member blogs post on diffrent theme

  • So far I’m just testing BP and have created a few accounts and tried posting a blog on each account. When i write a post, it post it in a default WordPress theme, not apart of buddypress. I know this can be configured so it runs smoothly with buddy press as it does in the demo.

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    Burt Adsit


    I’m not sure I understand. Let me say what I think you are saying.

    You installed mu and bp. Created some user accounts and then created blogs for each user. You wrote some posts on each of those blogs. The posts are showing up on those blogs as expected.

    (I’m back) I just signed up for a blog and posted to my new blog. The new post shows up in the ‘recent’ area on your home theme. When you setup mu those ‘hello world’ posts just show up as part of the install process.

    Then you install bp. After bp is installed and working, then your blog posts show up. It doesn’t pick up pre-bp install posts.

    Everything seems to be working ok there. You are farther along than others are. Now the real fun begins. :)

    Oh, I bookmarked your site. Let me keep the blog. I’ll be back. I just want to know what the heck you are doing. I have no idea what that welcome msg implies.

    OK I think I understand, however I think what I was talking about is say your on the home screen and you look at the recent post widget. You title was Hello Infini World and you click on this link. That link takes you to your blog which is on a different theme. I want to know if I can use the Infini theme throughout instead os switching to the default MU theme.

    Update: I just posted a post under the admin and this apears in the news section. I wan’t to know if i can have every blog have the same theme as the news section instead of the default white and blue MU theme.

    Burt Adsit


    I think I understand the question now. Takes me awhile sometimes. :)

    When you install mu you are installing a multi-user blog community. People register and create their own blogs. As the Site Admin of this vast and wonderful new community, you get to oversee the chaos. Each and every new user in your Infini community is a blog admin and they get to choose the blog theme. The way it looks is up to them. There is a light at the end of the tunnel for you. You control what themes are available for them to choose from. (I know don’t end sentences with a preposition)

    Any themes *you* install and enable are there for selection by your new blog admin/owners.

    EDIT: Stop here Burt and read the question again. You are going on about something unrelated to what the question is.

    So, like I wasn’t saying above, yes you can have all users in your mu community running the bp home theme. I had never considered doing that though. Hmmm. Yep, it’ll work. It can’t think of any negative side effects at the moment. You just need to have the blog owners choose that as a theme.

    ‘Site Policy #17a’ : Thou shalt run the bp home theme.

    YETANOTHEREDIT: (sigh) There’s an easier way you moron. Get a clue Burt.

    The default mu theme is the default mu theme for new blogs. That’s why they call it the default.

    I remember playing with the ‘default’ directory under /wp-content/themes. I wiped it and put a different theme in there. The only problem I remember having was mu got confused a bit by two themes registering as ‘theme x’. I deleted the copy of the theme that was laying around under /themes and mu seemed happier. It fired up my selection of tarski being the default theme. I didn’t find any toggles or switches to flip in mu, I just stuffed what I wanted into the ‘default’ directory and went on with life.

    EDIT AGAIN: Maybe you should refer them to advice from someone who has slept in the past 24hrs.

    Is that what you are talking about?



    Thanks Burt – I liked that insight into your thought process. ;)

    And, FWIW, the last tip is the correct one; remove the “default” WP MU theme folder, rename the folder with your choosen default theme to “default” and all new blogs will get this theme.

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