[2.0/RC1] My Theme
Well, after seeing that the final 2.0 is short to come, I took mathers into my own hands so I started working hard on a theme. With this thread, I am willing to share my knowledge. All I ask is to not waste my time by asking questions that are already answered in these threads:
So, the site I am referring to is http://futezatorii.ro/ and if you happen to be romanian, LUCKY YOU! If not, Google Translate will help you and so will I because I am better than Google.
Ok, first off, by clicking on the red button on top (Cont Nou), you will see a beautiful register page. This was done using Register Plus and Lightbox Plus, so having said that… it’s a plus. Also the login form and forgotton my password form are all in there. Did I mention they use BBPress Shortcodes? Well, they do.
By navigating to the forum ( http://futezatorii.ro/forum/ ) you will see a custom logo for the forum. This was done using conditional tags. Also you will see a different kind of front forums because I thought that if I was going to start a new forum, I mind as well make it NEW! so you don’t see any Freshness and Last Poster. This is an old format and I think it sucks. It may be one of the many reasons that forums are not doing so good in these times. Also, you can see the last replies in the widget.
Going forward at the topics page ( http://futezatorii.ro/subiect/meme/ ) you can see that the New Topic button (Topic Nou) has a nice sliding effect. Basic jQuery shit, but it looks nice. I figured that having the whole new topic form there is just bleh. The same idea is applied to the “new reply form”.
On the topics view, there’s nothing much there, but I will say this: I removed the tags (why the hell would someone use tags on a topic? Why complicate a thing so much?) and I also disabled adding favorite topics. The forum is fresh and I didn’t thought it was a good idea. Maybe in the future I will look it up again.
ONWARDS TO THE PROFILE PAGE!
My profile is here: http://futezatorii.ro/cont/rats/
You can see that there are a couple of buttons there… well, I added some new fields with Register Plus and called them in user-details. Thus, if someone adds their G+/fb/tw/yt/www link, a nice button will appear. I thought that having a profile with only the “Created topics” and “Subscribed topics” is boring. Having said that, the “Created topics” and “Subscribed topics” has the same sliding effect as the “New Topic/New Reply” form. Kind of buggy now, but I’m lazy. (* – on the bottom of this post I will like to add something about this particular page).
Now the profile edit page, that you can see in this screenshot (and only in this screenshot because you are evil): http://i.imm.io/7JFn.png you can see the custom fields I was talking about and the upload avatar thingie. Yes, I got that. I used the User Avatar plugin for WP and it works awesome.
So that’s basically it (but believed me, I worked for weeks for this forum to be as it is now), but I am looking forward for a few things also:
– as soon as this is resolved: http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/20rc1-loop-authorphp the commenters links will link to their profile (if they have one, if they don’t, tough luck) and (*) it would be great if there would only be a page for an user’s profile.
– a proper BB Code plugin
– fiuguring a way to connect some of the plugins with bbpress like: Pure CSS Emoticons, Lighbox Plus (and I think that’s about it)
– A SEARCH BOX! Please JJJ, I really need this. I know you are wondering how to implement it, and the answer is simple: make the WP Search Box just search in the forums. Why? Because the blog and the forums are two seperate entitites. If I wish to search for a street, I usee google maps and not google images. Those two shouldn’t be mixed!
If you need any tips and if I can help in any way, I will surely do so. I did not made this thread to spam or something like that (the site is in romanian, so yeah).
Sorry for any typos, any non-sense – english isn’t my native language and I’m in a rush.
P.S. There should be a preview button because I AM NOT SCROLLING UP TO SEE ANY MISTAKES.
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