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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#4328 closed enhancement (fixed)

Using a WP custom page template for a BP component's page

Reported by: modemlooper's profile modemlooper Owned by:
Milestone: 2.2 Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 1.5
Component: Core Keywords:
Cc: mercijavier@…


I was trying to create a custom page template but no matter what BP is using the activity loop instead. If you do not have a posts loop on the page it seems to reject anything else. Check out images below of screen shots of the page and page template

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12 years ago

choosing page template in admin

12 years ago

page template code

#1 @modemlooper
12 years ago

link to the page showing the activity loop

#2 @r-a-y
12 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added
  • Version changed from 1.5.6 to 1.5

Are you trying to override a BP component's directory page with a custom page template?

If so, you can't based on this. A workaround is just to modify the activity directory index template in your theme - /activity/index.php.

Update: I guess you could filter 'bp_activity_screen_index' and tell WP to use your custom page template if one exists. Sounds like a good enhancement!

Last edited 12 years ago by r-a-y (previous) (diff)

#3 @r-a-y
12 years ago

  • Summary changed from BP overrides page templates 1.5.6 to Using a WP custom page template for a BP component's page
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

#4 @modemlooper
12 years ago

Ray, your suggestion would be a killer idea for theme developers to include custom template files that are choosable like page templates. +10,000

Ok so, on two installs I'm getting same thing but on another it's working as normal. I'm testing more to see if it's something specific.

Version 2, edited 12 years ago by modemlooper (previous) (next) (diff)

#5 @r-a-y
12 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback added

I spent a little bit of time to implement this and it works!

Here's the code snippet:

 * On the WP page dashboard, if you set a custom page template for a BP 
 * component page, let BP know of it and use it!
function ray_use_custom_page_template_for_bp_component_index( $template ) {
	// see if a custom page template exists for the BP component page
	$custom_template = get_page_template_slug();
	// if no custom template, return the default one
	if ( empty( $custom_template ) )
		return $template;

	// return our custom page template; we strip the extension because bp_core_load_template() requires it
	return ( str_replace( '.php', '', $custom_template ) );
add_filter( 'bp_activity_screen_index',                  'ray_use_custom_page_template_for_bp_component_index' );
add_filter( 'bp_blogs_screen_index',                     'ray_use_custom_page_template_for_bp_component_index' );
add_filter( 'bp_members_screen_index',                   'ray_use_custom_page_template_for_bp_component_index' );
add_filter( 'bp_forums_template_directory_forums_setup', 'ray_use_custom_page_template_for_bp_component_index' );
add_filter( 'groups_template_directory_groups',          'ray_use_custom_page_template_for_bp_component_index' );

Core devs: Not sure where to put this in core. I was thinking of adding the function to bp-core-functions.php. Then, adding the applicable filter to each component's bp-COMPONENT-filters.php. Let me know what you think.

get_page_template_slug() does use a few DB queries though - get_post(), get_post_meta() - just something to think about.

The code snippet could be released as a tiny plugin as well.

#6 @DJPaul
12 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback removed
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

Not sure if we'll want/need to do this when we put theme compatibility into BP, but moving to the future release milestone for review at that point in time.

#7 @mercime
12 years ago

  • Cc mercijavier@… added

#8 @mercime
12 years ago

+1 for bp-default theme especially as many are using only bp-default child themes in their installs. I do :-)

#9 follow-up: @modemlooper
11 years ago

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

#10 @DJPaul
11 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Not fixed yet as not committed into BuddyPress. Related ticket is #4639

#11 in reply to: ↑ 9 @johnjamesjacoby
11 years ago

Replying to modemlooper:
Please add a comment in the ticket when making changes to it, otherwise it's impossible to know what your intentions were at the time.

#12 @modemlooper
11 years ago

I figured that theme compat was fixing this, no?

#13 @r-a-y
10 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed

I just closed #5686 as a duplicate.

I figured that theme compat was fixing this, no?

Theme compatibility does not address this. My code above works on bp-default installs.

However, imath's code in ticket:3741#comment:27 (the second part) would address this for theme compatibility.

#14 @boonebgorges
10 years ago

I like the idea of adding page template support. Obviously, this would only work for top-level templates. If we do, I don't think it's necessary to do it for bp-default style themes.

#15 @DJPaul
8 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 2.2
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

This has been implemented sometime previous, circa 2.2.

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