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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#1576 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Manage Themes message on custom theme

Reported by: mikepratt's profile mikepratt Owned by:
Milestone: 1.2 Priority: major
Severity: Version:
Component: Keywords: theme, activation
Cc: sbrajesh


Not sure if this is a bug, but worth considering. Just updated to trunk-2286 (although this had been happening since the 2100's). Running wpmu 2.8.6.

  1. Create a duplicate to b-default theme
  2. mod theme info in style.css to

Theme Name: Bugle Notes
Theme URI:
Description: The new 2.0 theme for Bugle Notes
Version: 2.0
Author: Mike Pratt
Author URI:

  1. rename theme folder to 'bn2'
  2. Activate & Select

Result: This message just below 'Manage Themes'

"BuddyPress is ready. You'll need to activate a BuddyPress compatible theme to take advantage of all of the features. We've bundled a default theme, but you can always install some other compatible themes."

The theme works fine and this seems to have no effect. However, you could see how this would lead many to believe their theme is not quite BP ready or activated or that something is not right.

Is there something in the steps I took that render the theme not "BuddyPress compatible" (can't imagine there would be given what I did)

Don't want this to be a point of confusion for users going forward

Change History (4)

#1 @apeatling
14 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

The theme must have a buddypress tag in the comment header:

Tags: buddypress

#2 @sbrajesh
14 years ago

  • Cc sbrajesh added
  • Milestone set to 1.2
  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

This may be a bug, as on a Multi user Installation, I understand the message on the Main site dashboard(where buddypress is activated). Once you activate bp compatible theme, it goes away.

But displaying this nag on the sub blogs is not good. We do not need to edit each and every sub blog theme hide this message. And on Mu each and every theme which may be used on sublogs does not need to be compatible with Buddypress.

#3 @sbrajesh
14 years ago

correcting , syublogs is sub blogs.
Further, I have bp-default active on the main site(where bp is used) and when I activate a wp theme on one of the sub blogs, I see the message on the sub blog's dashboard.

#4 @apeatling
14 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

(In [2329]) Fixes #1576 - only show activation notice on root blog.

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