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How do I create new themes (not topics)?

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  • peiqinglong


    You make a directory inside of bbpress directory called my-templates and copy the contents of bb-templates into there and modify the files.



    i will be releasing my template for bbpress pretty soon. check out

    to stay updated.

    I believe he’s referring to themes as in separate forums within the forum. Not template or CSS themes like wordpress themes. Kind of a silly naming convention if you ask me.

    @talkaboutdesign, wow, that’s nice! Thanks for doing that! Can’t wait until ya release it. ;) :)


    yeah, i’ve been trying to figure out how to change the “Main Theme” text to “Main Forum” for the longest time.



    Just go to front-page.php in your templates folder and change where it says “Main Theme” to “Main Forum”

    We hope to have a template system (like WordPress) in future versions, but until then we have to make changes using the system described in previous posts. This is something that may help out:

    As well, here is my little workaround for themes.

    1) If you change templates files out of bb-templates/ folder, make sure you save the changes into the my-templates folder. That way, you can delete the file in the my-templates folder and bbPress will go back to working with the original file out of the bb-templates folder.

    2) If you are not sure what style tags are being used on a page, I like to look at the ‘source’ of the page in my browser. Gives great clues on what you should be looking for when later editing the global stylesheet.

    3) header.php includes all the information for calling meta information, CSS sheets, javascript scripts, etc.

    4) footer.php has the information for credits, ending style tags from above, etc.

    5) front-page.php is where the bulk of information that is produced on the main page is. This is where you can arrange what information is shown and where

    6) style.css is the main stylesheet for how bbPress looks on every single page. It is actually layed out pretty well in terms of how each page is in bbPress

    7) post.php is for individual posts and reply forms for those posts.

    When we have a better and easier template system, it will be much simple for the end users, but please be patient as we try and get it working for you!






    I would like to create another “MAIN THEME”. How do I go about doing this?


    Did anyone figure out how to add new Main Themes?

    I found it now…in admin tools..

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