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Themes for Buddypress and bbpress (6 posts)

  1. fursbook
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am running Buddypress and bbpress under wordpress MU. I've been using WordPress since 2005 but this is the first time I've activated the MU features and I haven't fully explored it yet. My understanding is that Buddypress provides social network functions and bbpress provides forums.

    Am I correct in my assumption that I will have to hunt down a WordPress theme that supports both buddypress and bbpress? Does such an animal exist?

    Or do I have to find separate themes for buddypress and bbpress that resemble my main theme?

    Thanks for your help and your patience with a Buddypress newbie.

    I've included the messages from Manage Themes. For the time being I'm activating BuddyPress Default 1.5.1.

    Thanks for your help!

    First:

    Your active theme does not include bbPress template files. Your forums are using the default styling included with bbPress.

    Current Theme

    BuddyPress Default 1.5.1 by the BuddyPress team

    Second:

    You'll need to activate a BuddyPress-compatible theme to take advantage of all of BuddyPress's features. We've bundled a default theme, but you can always install some other compatible themes or update your existing WordPress theme.

    New theme activated. This theme supports widgets, please visit the widgets settings screen to configure them.

    Current Theme

    bbPress (Twenty Ten) 1.2 by WordPress and bbPress teams

    Last:

    You'll need to activate a BuddyPress-compatible theme to take advantage of all of BuddyPress's features. We've bundled a default theme, but you can always install some other compatible themes or update your existing WordPress theme.

    Your active theme does not include bbPress template files. Your forums are using the default styling included with bbPress.

    New theme activated. This theme supports widgets, please visit the widgets settings screen to configure them.

    Current Theme

    Twenty Eleven 1.2 by the WordPress team

  2. Moved the post to the MultiSite section :)

    Am I correct in my assumption that I will have to hunt down a WordPress theme that supports both buddypress and bbpress? Does such an animal exist?

    There are many. http://buddypress.org/extend/themes/

  3. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Am I correct in my assumption that I will have to hunt down a WordPress theme that supports both buddypress and bbpress? Does such an animal exist?

    In addition to above:
    1. use a WordPress theme and make it compatible with BuddyPress using the BP Template Pack plugin.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-template-pack/
    http://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/wordpress-to-buddypress-theme/
    http://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/bp-template-pack-walkthrough-level-easy-2/
    http://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/theme-dev-bp-template-pack-walkthrough-twenty-eleven-bp-1-5/
    http://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/theme-dev-bp-template-pack-walkthrough-twenty-ten-bp-1-5/

    OR

    2. create a child theme of the bp-default theme and customize it to your specs.
    http://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/building-a-buddypress-child-theme/

  4. dj1411
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In a somewhat related tangent, here's a really helpful article for using buddypress and bbpress in same installation.

    You can use buddypress themes that aren't necessarily integrated with bbpress.

    http://wpmu.org/guide-to-buddypress-forums-how-to-set-up-group-or-sitewide-forums/

  5. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    BuddyPress Codex page for Group and/or Sitewide Forums http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/

  6. dj1411
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks mercime.

    don't know if your name is based on the christian band mercyme but love the name.

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