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Custom Theme for WordPress integration w/ bbPress


  • providencebooks
    Member

    @providencebooks

    I had a custom theme built for my wordpress site and it matches my CubeCart (which is in it’s own directory – wordpress is on site root). I am not proficient with this theme. Should I have someone do this for me or can I do this simply?

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  • It depends on the amount of work you’re willing to put in as well as the complexity of your WordPress theme (assuming that you’re trying to match your bbPress theme to your WP theme?). Using CSS (which is what you use to style the site) is simple and enjoyable to me, but you may prefer to just get someone else to do it.

    Everything is in plain English and the format is simple. Have a look at http://www.w3schools.com/css/ :)


    providencebooks
    Member

    @providencebooks

    Well I think I may pass at doing that one myself. I am working on a much simpler site and am using the DXX theme (my site is http://www.maconcardeals.com ). How would I make this theme work for bbPress? Is it easy? I mean for an ultra rookie?

    Not sure what the DXX theme is, but if it’s the one you’re using on your site yeah it’s ultra-easy.

    First of all, don’t try to force bb into the WP theme … that rarely works. Your best bet is to open (or make if it doesn’t exist) your my-templates folder and start a new theme by making a new folder (call it dxx or something). Go back up into your main bb folder, open bb-templates > kakumei and copy style.css, then paste it into your new my-templates > dxx folder.

    Using CSS you can then modify how your page looks (not what’s on it though). The basic way to do css is like this:

    html element {
    property: something;
    }

    For example, the code to colour links red with NO underline is like this:

    a {
    color: red;
    text-decoration: none;
    }

    To change the way your forum looks, you therefore open the copy of style.css you made and change properties like that. There’s much more info at http://www.w3schools.com/css/. That is all you need to know.

    So for example, what you would do for your theme is make links blue and no underline, make the header green, change the background of the page and put a border on the main div element. Some knowledge of HTML will be helpful but you can also pick this up.


    providencebooks
    Member

    @providencebooks

    Thanks. I will try this and let you guys know how it turns out.

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