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Where is /bp-templates/bp-legacy/buddypress/ ?

  • lordmatt


    The codex entry on theme compatibility makes a few references to things I cannot find.

    This is the codex entry:

    Theme Compatibility & Template Files

    It points us towards a file structure like this:


    I cannot find these files in my BuddyPress install or theme. Where on earth am I supposed to be looking for this? I have no rightful idea what or where these files are.

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  • Henry Wright


    You should have them in your plugin folder. Try looking here wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-templates/bp-legacy/buddypress



    Ah, yes. I’ve found it. It contains 166 files. None of which make it readily apparent (for someone who is not familiar with the internals of BuddyPress) what part they play in the overall process. Is there any documentation for this glut of files?

    For example, if I want to make a new layout for a profile, which files do I need to change?

    Do I need to keep the directory structure inside the legacy folder exact or is it somewhat forgiving?

    All I want to do is customise my site and make it look nice and after six weeks all I have is a growing list of reasons why I wish I never started. Not that any of that is necessarily your fault or problem – I’m just feeling increasingly depressed with the whole project. I’ve written more than one custom CMS from scratch and I know this should not be as hard as I am finding it.

    Anyway, enough of my waffle. Please point me at the documentation.

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