BuddyPress compatbility for retromaina theme

Posted on 2010-11-28
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am trying to get the Retromamia theme to work with the BuddyPress Template Pack , using BP Compatibility helps but some of the divs ( content ) and ( sidebar ) are misaligned.
Everything works except the divs for content and sidebar display in the wrong places.

This was the instructions that came with the plugin but I can't seem to make heads or tails on it:
Please help.

Now that the template files are in the correct location, click through your site (you can come back to this page at any point). You should see a BuddyPress admin bar at the top of the page, try visiting some of the links in the "My Account" menu. You should find that BuddyPress pages now work and are displayed.

If you find that the pages are not quite aligned correctly, or the content is overlapping the sidebar, you will need to tweak the template HTML. Please follow the "fixing alignment" instructions below. If the content in your pages is aligned in the correct place then you can skip to the "Finishing Up" section at the bottom of this page.
Fixing Alignment

By default BuddyPress templates use this HTML structure:


<div id="container">
	<div id="content">

	<div id="sidebar">


If BuddyPress pages are not aligned correctly then you will need to modify some of the templates to match your theme's HTML structure. The best way to do this is to FTP to your theme's files at:


Then open up the page.php file (if this does not exist use index.php). Make note of the HTML template structure of the file, specifically the <div> tags that surround the content and sidebar.

You will need to change the HTML structure in the BuddyPress templates that you copied into your theme to match the structure in your page.php or index.php file. The files that you need to edit are as follows (leave out any folders you have not copied over in step two):

    * /activity/index.php
    * /blogs/index.php
    * /forums/index.php
    * /groups/index.php
    * /groups/create.php
    * /groups/single/home.php
    * /groups/single/plugins.php
    * /members/index.php
    * /members/single/home.php
    * /members/single/plugins.php
    * /registration/register.php

Once you are done matching up the HTML structure of your theme in these template files, please take another look through your site. You should find that BuddyPress pages now fit inside the content structure of your theme.

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Question by:colonelblue
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Accepted Solution

gwkg earned 500 total points
ID: 34254738
You need to make sure the basic html structure in all those listed files matches the structure of page.php

If you are having trouble paste in the code from page.php and also from one of those listed files... activity/index.php

Author Comment

ID: 34264744
Hello and thank you for replying gwkg.

I can't seem to figure it out because I don't see where they match?
Here are the 2 pages.

Thank you kindly for taking a look at this, I greatly appreciate it.


<?php get_header(); ?>
<!-- Mainbar -->
<div class="mainbar">
    <div class="mainbar_top">
        <div class="mainbar_bottom">
            <div class="mainbar_inner">
    <?php if (have_posts()) : ?>		
		<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
        		<div class="post <?php if(is_home() && $post==$posts[0] && !is_paged()) echo ' firstpost';?>">
                    <div class="post_date">
                        <div class="post_date_top"><?php the_time('d')?></div>
                        <div class="post_date_bottom"><?php the_time('M') ?></div>                                            
                    <h2 class="post_header" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>"><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
                    <div class="post_line"></div>
                    <div class="post_content">
                    	<?php the_content('Read more...'); ?> 
                        <?php wp_link_pages('before=<b>Pages:</b><br/><div id="page-links">&after=</div>'); ?>
		<?php comments_template(); ?>
		<?php endwhile; else: ?>

		<p><?php _e('Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.'); ?></p>

		<?php endif; ?>
</div>  <!-- End of Mainbar -->
<?php get_sidebar(); ?>
<?php get_footer(); ?>



<?php get_header() ?>

	<div id="container">
		<div id="content">

			<?php if ( !is_user_logged_in() ) : ?>
				<h3><?php _e( 'Site Activity', 'buddypress' ) ?></h3>
			<?php endif; ?>

			<?php do_action( 'bp_before_directory_activity_content' ) ?>

			<?php if ( is_user_logged_in() ) : ?>
				<?php locate_template( array( 'activity/post-form.php'), true ) ?>
			<?php endif; ?>

			<?php do_action( 'template_notices' ) ?>

			<div class="item-list-tabs activity-type-tabs">
					<?php do_action( 'bp_before_activity_type_tab_all' ) ?>

					<li class="selected" id="activity-all"><a href="<?php echo bp_loggedin_user_domain() . BP_ACTIVITY_SLUG . '/' ?>" title="<?php _e( 'The public activity for everyone on this site.', 'buddypress' ) ?>"><?php printf( __( 'All Members (%s)', 'buddypress' ), bp_get_total_site_member_count() ) ?></a></li>

					<?php if ( is_user_logged_in() ) : ?>

						<?php do_action( 'bp_before_activity_type_tab_friends' ) ?>

						<?php if ( function_exists( 'bp_get_total_friend_count' ) ) : ?>
							<?php if ( bp_get_total_friend_count( bp_loggedin_user_id() ) ) : ?>
								<li id="activity-friends"><a href="<?php echo bp_loggedin_user_domain() . BP_ACTIVITY_SLUG . '/' . BP_FRIENDS_SLUG . '/' ?>" title="<?php _e( 'The activity of my friends only.', 'buddypress' ) ?>"><?php printf( __( 'My Friends (%s)', 'buddypress' ), bp_get_total_friend_count( bp_loggedin_user_id() ) ) ?></a></li>
							<?php endif; ?>
						<?php endif; ?>

						<?php do_action( 'bp_before_activity_type_tab_groups' ) ?>

						<?php if ( function_exists( 'bp_get_total_group_count_for_user' ) ) : ?>
							<?php if ( bp_get_total_group_count_for_user( bp_loggedin_user_id() ) ) : ?>
								<li id="activity-groups"><a href="<?php echo bp_loggedin_user_domain() . BP_ACTIVITY_SLUG . '/' . BP_GROUPS_SLUG . '/' ?>" title="<?php _e( 'The activity of groups I am a member of.', 'buddypress' ) ?>"><?php printf( __( 'My Groups (%s)', 'buddypress' ), bp_get_total_group_count_for_user( bp_loggedin_user_id() ) ) ?></a></li>
							<?php endif; ?>
						<?php endif; ?>

						<?php do_action( 'bp_before_activity_type_tab_favorites' ) ?>

						<?php if ( bp_get_total_favorite_count_for_user( bp_loggedin_user_id() ) ) : ?>
							<li id="activity-favorites"><a href="<?php echo bp_loggedin_user_domain() . BP_ACTIVITY_SLUG . '/favorites/' ?>" title="<?php _e( "The activity I've marked as a favorite.", 'buddypress' ) ?>"><?php printf( __( 'My Favorites (<span>%s</span>)', 'buddypress' ), bp_get_total_favorite_count_for_user( bp_loggedin_user_id() ) ) ?></a></li>
						<?php endif; ?>

						<?php do_action( 'bp_before_activity_type_tab_mentions' ) ?>

						<li id="activity-mentions"><a href="<?php echo bp_loggedin_user_domain() . BP_ACTIVITY_SLUG . '/mentions/' ?>" title="<?php _e( 'Activity that I have been mentioned in.', 'buddypress' ) ?>"><?php printf( __( '@%s Mentions', 'buddypress' ), bp_get_loggedin_user_username() ) ?><?php if ( bp_get_total_mention_count_for_user( bp_loggedin_user_id() ) ) : ?> <strong><?php printf( __( '(%s new)', 'buddypress' ), bp_get_total_mention_count_for_user( bp_loggedin_user_id() ) ) ?></strong><?php endif; ?></a></li>

					<?php endif; ?>

					<?php do_action( 'bp_activity_type_tabs' ) ?>
			</div><!-- .item-list-tabs -->

			<div class="item-list-tabs no-ajax" id="subnav">
					<li class="feed"><a href="<?php bp_sitewide_activity_feed_link() ?>" title="RSS Feed"><?php _e( 'RSS', 'buddypress' ) ?></a></li>

					<?php do_action( 'bp_activity_syndication_options' ) ?>

					<li id="activity-filter-select" class="last">
							<option value="-1"><?php _e( 'No Filter', 'buddypress' ) ?></option>
							<option value="activity_update"><?php _e( 'Show Updates', 'buddypress' ) ?></option>
							<option value="new_blog_post"><?php _e( 'Show Blog Posts', 'buddypress' ) ?></option>
							<option value="new_blog_comment"><?php _e( 'Show Blog Comments', 'buddypress' ) ?></option>

							<?php if ( bp_is_active( 'forums' ) ) : ?>
								<option value="new_forum_topic"><?php _e( 'Show New Forum Topics', 'buddypress' ) ?></option>
								<option value="new_forum_post"><?php _e( 'Show Forum Replies', 'buddypress' ) ?></option>
							<?php endif; ?>

							<?php if ( bp_is_active( 'groups' ) ) : ?>
								<option value="created_group"><?php _e( 'Show New Groups', 'buddypress' ) ?></option>
								<option value="joined_group"><?php _e( 'Show New Group Memberships', 'buddypress' ) ?></option>
							<?php endif; ?>

							<?php if ( bp_is_active( 'friends' ) ) : ?>
								<option value="friendship_accepted,friendship_created"><?php _e( 'Show Friendship Connections', 'buddypress' ) ?></option>
							<?php endif; ?>

							<option value="new_member"><?php _e( 'Show New Members', 'buddypress' ) ?></option>

							<?php do_action( 'bp_activity_filter_options' ) ?>
			</div><!-- .item-list-tabs -->

			<div class="activity">
				<?php locate_template( array( 'activity/activity-loop.php' ), true ) ?>
			</div><!-- .activity -->

			<?php do_action( 'bp_after_directory_activity_content' ) ?>

		</div><!-- #content -->
	</div><!-- #container -->

	<?php locate_template( array( 'sidebar.php' ), true ) ?>

<?php get_footer() ?>

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