Layout in progress
Hi again, I have been working on my theme for a long time now, here are a few images of where I am with my forum and topic lists, as well as the individual topics/posts and the integrated “like” system.
The forum-list loop
The topic-list loop
The forums on profile pages
A lot of plugins used to get all functionality, but starting to look like a nice forum to me.
I hope to be able to post some updates soon.
Really like your styling pal.
If you dont mind, can you list the plugins u used ? Would really appreciate that.
It is quite a list of plugins, some hardcoded into my child theme, others just as plugins.
Rewrote most of the template files
Version 2.1.1, tried updating yesterday but broke my site so have to rewrite my plugins before updating
BBpress Like Button
Likes for forums
BP Profile Widgets
To show a music or video player on members profile
Buddypress Activity Plus
For activity likes
BuddyPress Activity Stream Bump to Top
Liked and commented activity goes to top of list
Buddypress Upload Avatar Ajax
To allow avatar upoad during registration
So members can write blogs without multisite activated
GD bbPress Attachments
For forum image uploads
BP Profile as Homepage
All links to a user links to profile page instead of user activity
And I have a few plugins hardcoded into my child theme, not sure about the names
BuddyPress Group Customizer Lite
For group backgrounds
For a signature on forum posts
Easy View count
displays views count on single-topic-list
BP custom background for user profiles
Or something like that to recreate the facebook/twitter function
And I added a lot more functions that I found through other members on these forums that have been added to my Functions.php etc.
Theme had had a lot of alterations since my last visit and is almost finished, have a look.
In my opinion your templates have to many extra details. Checkout my super tiny and cleanest bbPress forum http://selenaselena.ru/community/talks/
Yes yours is tiny but clean (too clean for me personally), but I am trying to achieve a much more complicated website then that.
I am trying to recreate Facebooks functions and add extra functionalities like blogging, forums and detailed profiles for users to name a few
Yep. I see facebook’s design here. But facebook’s interface is not example of good interface (don’t forget this) 🙂
I agree with you there, and I am hoping to improve where they failed
in the mean time, a shot of the BBPress forum index
Article published with Front-End-Publishing
Landing page for non-logged in or new visitors
Finished theme will come in few colorschemes, this is me just playing around a bit before going to bed
this looks a lot better from the last time i saw it ..i think a couple of months ago??
there is still a lot of awkward design around your site though but this time you really have to look for it.
there is a page on your site that look really bad and it is onlijn.com/forums/
i see you have onlijn.com/onlijn-forums/ which is how it should be.
the profile page custom background that you used the bp custom background for user profile plugin i did find a filter to allow it to show it like you did, but this plugin wasnt intended for that kind of layout and it kind of makes the background layout radio buttons kind of useless.
But there is a new plugin that does this exactly now which is here https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-cover/ and it has ajax upload which is a little better.
Another thing that is kind of weird is that on any users profile in there info there is random links that link to the members page.
The user profile menu doesn’t look as good as it is when your site is at a smaller resolution , and plus it wastes a bunch of space on the left.
Hi Robkk, thanks for having a look again.
I agree with the profile nav and am changing that next, have just downloaded the plugin you mentioned and will have a look at it, looks a lot bigger then the code I am using…but has a lot more functions I like to include like sharing those backgrounds on activity etc, will use it tomorrow.
I also removed all Epicweb stuff so the forums page looks normal again, I was long focused on creating the right category/forum list, but ended up using a page with shortcodes in the end, so that code was just clutter anyway, so thanks again.
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