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Use BP Default Home Theme on a different URL then Root

  • germanw


    I would like to use the “BuddyPress Default Home Theme” on a different directory than root, such as and leave my front page with my current blog template. Is this possible?

    I tried installing another blog on /community/ and using the BP Home Theme there but it did not work since all the Buddy Press URLs are now relative to that directory.

    Sorry if this is a lame question, im new to BP and WordPress MU in general!


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  • Rohan Kapoor


    It sounds interesting but I doubt it would be possible.



    I have WPMU setup in the root, but wanted to have the “community” page on a different page as well.

    Here’s what I did:

    1. Create a new WordPress page template with the BP widget toolbar calls in it.
    2. Create a new WordPress page and apply the page template you created in step #1.
    3. Add BP widgets to the BP widget toolbar.

    That should be it!



    Hi r-a-y thank you so much for your help!! Sorry it took so long for me to answer but at first i had no idea how to create a new page template but finally i slowly figured it all out and now it sort of works (its not exacly what i hoped for but i think it will do).

    Here is what i did:

    1. I duplicated my current Page template giving it its own name.
    2. I duplicated all the “sidebars” (widget areas) i wanted giving them unique names so they only are displayed on the “Commuiny” page.
    3. I then create a new WordPress page and applied the page template i created in step #1.
    4. In the WordPress Widget admin i added the BP widgets i wanted to the different Sidebars.
    5. To get the widgets to look more like how they do on the BP Default Home Theme, i coppied some of the CSS and icons frome base.css to my current CSS.

    Im pretty new and pretty sure i made some mistake or broke some kind of “best practice” so please correct me or suggest extra ideas!

    Thank you!

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