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[Resolved] What does this plugin do specifically?

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  • Plugin Author Ron Rennick
    Participant

    @wpmuguru

    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.

    notfarnow
    Participant

    @notfarnow

    Brilliant. Thank You RR.

    Plugin Author Ron Rennick
    Participant

    @wpmuguru

    You’re welcome.

    drlovable
    Member

    @drlovable

    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.

    Plugin Author Ron Rennick
    Participant

    @wpmuguru

    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.

    Josh Fialkoff
    Participant

    @nooozeguy

    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!

    Plugin Author Ron Rennick
    Participant

    @wpmuguru

    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.

    Josh Fialkoff
    Participant

    @nooozeguy

    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

    Plugin Author Ron Rennick
    Participant

    @wpmuguru

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