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  • I’m running the latest version of bp. I want to modify what is shown on the profile page. I am having two issues:

    1) I can’t seem to find the profile page in the dashboard to make changes to it,
    2) When a user logs in to my site, the profile page doesn’t show up until they click on it in the bar on the top of the page. I want it to be the first thing that opens up.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    #1) What theme are you using? If you’re trying to edit the bp-default theme via Appearance > Theme Editor can’t do it. First, you can’t because it’s in the BuddyPress plugin folder and second, you shouldn’t because it will be overwritten when you upgrade BuddyPress. Create a bp-default child theme instead.

    #2) Redirect to Profile page after user logs in – try @sbrajesh http://buddydev.com/buddypress/buddypress-trick-redirect-users-to-their-profile-on-login/

    Thanks for your advice about the appearance > theme editor. You’re already helping me with the other issue is also an another thread I made. I’m curious if you know of any video tutorials or anything like that because there are so many basics discussed on this forum that I don’t understand. For example, I don’t know how to make a bp-custom.php, I don’t know how to make a child theme, etc. When I google them, all I get is buddypress.org. Yet, while I’m here, I have people tell me to do these things, but I simply don’t know how. Any advice on how to learn the basics?


    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    == I don’t know how to make a bp-custom.php ==

    I answered your question at https://buddypress.org/community/groups/creating-extending/forum/topic/how-do-i-create-a-bp-custom-php-file/

    == I don’t know how to make a child theme ==

    BP Codex is your friend https://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/building-a-buddypress-child-theme/

    Thanks so much for taking the time to help me learn all of this, I really appreciate it. I’m checking those links out right now.

    Ok, I think I finally figured out how to do the bp-custom.php and get that where it needs to go. It only took me 2 and a half weeks, great huh? :)

    Now, on to the child theme: The codex says, “The bp-default theme is located in the BuddyPress plugin folder at /wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/ so it can be updated along with the plugin. WordPress knows where it is, even though your own child theme folder is in /wp-content/themes/.”

    I don’t see a themes folder under wp-content, am I supposed to create one and then go on with the rest of the steps?

    I figured it out. Thanks for pointing me there.

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