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[resolved] What does this plugin do specifically? (10 posts)

  1. notfarnow
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, Can you give an explanation of what this plugin does specifically please? I see the great options that it adds in the Genesis settings, but according to Buddypress 1.7, we shouldn't need additional plugins for compatibility.

    Also, what should we do with themes that aren't on your CSS support pack list like Metro?

    Thank You.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/genesis-connect-for-buddypress/

  2. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    With BP 1.7 you do not need GenesisConnect. Some Genesis features no longer work on the BP pages when you use the theme compatibility (ex. the primary sidebar is always shown regardless of your site layout selection in the Genesis Settings).

    See http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/genesis-connect-for-buddypress/other_notes/ for themes not included in the supported list.

  3. notfarnow
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Brilliant. Thank You RR.

  4. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You're welcome.

  5. drlovable
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We're using Buddypress 1.8. with a custom theme. Do I need this plugin?

    What do you mean by "when you use the theme compatibility?" My primary sidebar always shows up even when I specifically tell my pages to use a template file that uses __genesis_return_full_width_content. How can I prevent that from happening?

    Also, how can I override template files for, say, the groups-loop.php file? If I put the file in themes/custom/activity/ folder or themes/custom/buddypress/ the groups-loop is still not over-ridden. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? I don't know whether we should be using this plugin or not.

  6. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do I need this plugin?

    No.

    Also, how can I override template files for, say, the groups-loop.php file?

    Post a thread at the BuddyPress support forums.

  7. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi @Ron,
    Does this thread mean that installing this plugin is not longer a best practice for anyone using BP 1.7 or greater?
    Are there any customizations which will help integrate BP and Genesis?
    Thanks for your help!

  8. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does this thread mean that installing this plugin is not longer a best practice

    Can you provide a link to where someone indicated it was a best practice?

    It's up to you whether you use Genesis Connect or not. The only thing I said above was that as of BP 1.7 Genesis Connect is no longer necessary.

    If you are planning on doing any amount of theme customizations, GC will make customizing easier for you.

  9. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Ron,
    Thanks for the information.
    We're likely going to be doing extensive customization to BuddyPress.
    Can you please point me in the right direction for ways it will make customizations easier?
    Thanks again,
    Josh

  10. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

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