Testing new theme, Hybrid as a parent
I’ll ask in both places. What did you put in the child folder? Are you mixing a Hybrid Child with BP or just using BP default as the child? Where can I find Hybrid Black?
It’s a Hybrid child theme, just added some buddypress functions to the hybrid child functions.php and added the required template files to the child theme.
Hybrid Black was just a rename I did of the http://malleable.developdaly.com/ theme while I tweaked it.
It still needs a proper name, css edits & testing, but feel feel free to PM me if yo are happy to try out & work on getting it working as it should.
If anyone else wants to test out a BuddyPress Hybrid child theme, let me know.
Nice & simple integration & seems to work perfectly, just needs a few css tweaks.
Justins Theme Hybrid as a parent with his structure child theme as the BuddyPress theme,
Still needs CSS tweaks & I’m no CSS guru so if anyone want’s to help out, let me know.
Verry class… Is it available somewhere for download ?
I’m also using Hybrid for most our WP projects so I’m interested in what you’ve done. Looks good so far.
Just downloaded to see your functions.php file
Will give some feedback once I’ve tested it.
It’s the functions-buddypress.php file in the root you probably need to look at as functions.php is mainly the Hybrid child theme stuff.
I included a widget for log in/out in the functions-buddypress.php, probably not the best place, just wanted to get it in there, the rest should be easy enough to work out but let me know if you need any help with it.
I’m putting everything specific in the Hybrid Child Theme. Are you using some form of bp-custom file for custom functions? You’re further along than me. I’m building a few plugins and components before I screw around with design too much. I just wanted to get everything functioning to test.
I’m just adding
/* Load the BuddyPress functions for the theme */
require_once( MALLEABLE . '/functions-buddypress.php' );
to my Hybrid child template functions.php so I can keep all Buddy Press required stuff separate from Hybrid functions & hopefully only load those functions/js/css when viewing BuddyPress pages in my next revision.
I just uploaded a new version which fixes the display activity stream on front page issue and has some CSS updates.
Gotcha. Smart Idea. I haven’t added any BP specific functions yet, but I’ll keep that in mind. Keeping form and function separate is a serious hassle that’ll hopefully pay dividends.
Looks like both the malleable and malleableBP forget to add the Tertiary Widget Area ?
Just updated to support latest BuddyPress & the BuddyPress Album+ plugin.
@thekmen I believe I have the latest version of this download.
When I look at the test site the top menu options all left justify, but when I use Firefox, there is some sort of css issue for me, with there being a gap at the left.
Is this some of the css you needed to tweak??
Also interested in tweaking a front page to have a slider in it.
@vee_bee do you have ab URL I can see?
It comes with a front page template with a slider included.
@thekmen I fixed the issue in the css for both the menu’s, and also the main content areas for Firefox. I added padding: 0; (although padding-right was the issues), to the three ul…
I found how to activate the slider… awesome stuff again (although my site, the black does not go)
Addiing articles to display on the front page, and also perhaps the activity stream there – this is my next challenge.
Hi @thekmen – do you have a widget or “something” that would allow an activity stream on the home page?? I have a modified version of the them at http://www.suckitupprincess.net, and would love to put the last x activities on the frontpage…
The site is not far from being launched Just a key feature I am making work first
hi @vee_bee, the theme does come with the usual BuddyPress display activity on front page but doesn’t have a widget for displaying this.
Will see about including one on the next version.
Thank you so much for keeping malleable with buddypress updated.
Now let me ask you a question: what are the benefits of basing a BP theme on Hybrid framework ? I mean, I know I can profit from Hybrid’s widget areas and all that but on the “blog side” is there any other benefit that I am not noticing ?
@el_terko the main advantage is that it uses Justins rock solid theme framework & has all the benefits of that.
Congratulations @thekmen, your theme has been listed at wpmu.org: http://wpmu.org/8-of-the-best-free-buddypress-themes-available/
At least they could have named you as author…
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