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  • Resolved barboncaves

    (@barboncaves)


    Where do you install iBuddy?…. into WordPress themes or into BP-themes? (ie. plugins/buddypress/bp-themes)

    ???

    Seems like some buddypress themes are just plugins to lay on top of the default buddypress theme (eg. Frisco), while some might be complete WordPress themes.

    Confusing.

    thx

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  • Theme Author Ayman

    (@aymanalzarrad)

    Hi @barboncaves,

    Sorry for the late reply… You have to install iBuddy as you install any WordPress theme, so it should go in ../wp-themes/

    All themes are WordPress themes but some has extra support to BuddyPress so they are called BuddyPress themes. However all themes should be placed in the above path.

    Now WordPress themes has 2 types:
    1- Parent theme ( has no need for other theme to function ) eg. iBuddy.
    2- Child theme ( extends and inherits the functionality and style of the parent theme to be complete and without the parent theme installed it is not functional ) eg. Frisco.

    Now keep in mind that if you decide to use a parent theme you can always customize it and modify it by creating a child theme which is in-fact the safest and most convenient way to apply modifications to a theme because that way whenever you have to update the theme installed ( Parent theme ) you will never lose your customization because they are all saved in your child theme.

    So if you are using iBuddy and you want to customize it in some way, create a child theme and place your modifications there.

    You can learn more about child themes here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.

    Sorry for the late reply… You have to install iBuddy as you install any WordPress theme, so it should go in ../wp-themes/

    Right…so it’s only the buddypress theme itself which is an exception? (because it’s under plugins!) OK, fair enough.

    Mate, I would have no idea how to create a child theme – I really don’t want to go there, I wouldn’t have a clue what I’m doing! I’m just trying to create a community site, I’m not into getting my hands dirty coz I don’t know how!

    cheers

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