[Plugin: The Events Calendar] Parent/child theme issues in Buddypress
Hi everybody! Here is an interesting problem for you programming experts: I’m setting up a Buddypress community that makes use of the Events Calendar (which is AWESOME, by the way). I just want to modify the original Events Calendar themes to suit our needs, but can’t get the Events Calendar to recognize my customized themes over the default ones.
This might have something to do with the way Buddypress wants you to handle custom themes. Basically I followed the Buddypress instructions and made my theme a child of the default Buddypress theme. Then, after I installed the Events Calendar, I put a copy of the Events Calendar themes in an /events/ subfolder in my child theme directory, so I could work on them. But the Events Calendar seems to want to look in the PARENT Buddypress default theme folder rather than my CHILD theme for the modified ones.
I did read a very similar thread on this forum about how to modify Events Calendar themes without touching the original ones (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/357338), but I wasn’t able to glean a solution from that.
I wonder if this has something to do with the special way in which Buddypress handles themes? BP themes are stored in plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp-default, whereas my child theme is placed (as instructed) in the wp-content/themes folder. Either that, or this is a more generalizable problem that applies to all themes with a parent/child relationship?
I also thought of just putting the /events/ folder in the parent BP theme directory but that isn’t ideal from a code standpoint because what if I update BP in the future? It could wipe out my custom theming work.
Has anyone else had this issue? Any ideas?
Thanks in advance!
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