Discussion on Buddy: Multi-purpose WordPress & BuddyPress Theme

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  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
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Looks fantastic, I’ve been working with a magazine theme for 2 years now but since I’m trying to build a community, your platform looks like the ideal solution. I’m just browsing the demo site before purchasing.

I noticed an error:

On the homepage if you click a filter in latest activity – blogs, groups etc.

An error appears, you get “0” under latest activity.

GhostPool

Hi there,

The latest activity panel is a widget that is part of a third party plugin that I’ve inserted as an example. You can replace this with another plugin. The bugs with this are beyond my control unfortunately.

FlipFl0p

Great thank you, can you tell me what the name of the plugin you’ve used is and the name of any alternatives so I can do a little research? Thanks!

GhostPool

This is the plugin used: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-sitewide-activity-widget/

I’m not aware of any alternatives at the moment, but I am continuously looking.

FlipFl0p

Thanks for your replies, would you be willing to fix the bug in the plugin? I don’t know php otherwise I’d give it a go myself.

A couple of suggestions if I may:

Adjust the CSS so that hyperlinks are obvious Make the Community Stats widget linkable i.e. clicking members links to members page, blogs to blogs

Members | Active Member should read Active Members or is that as I’m the only one on the demo site?

It’s fantastic overall and I’m almost ready to go ahead and commit to working with this framework on a big site of mine I’ve been running for a few years. Do you plan on regular updates and improvements or are you already working on something else?

Cheers mate!

GhostPool

I’m currently looking into fixing this issue and will raise it with the plugin developer.

Hyperlink colours can be changed from theme options.

The Community Stats widget is a third part plugin – this suggestion should be directed at the plugin author.

I’m not sure what you’re referring to with Members | Active Members? This sounds like it relates to a BuddyPress page/widget and is not the responsibility of the theme itself.

Yes, the theme is regularly updated with additions, improvements and bug fixes.

Hope that answers you questions. :)

FlipFl0p

Yes thank you for your answers, it seems most of the issues I mentioned were indeed with 3rd party plugins.

I think this should make a great fit for my site.

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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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nexia Purchased

regarding translations, could you update your theme and tag your phrases correctly, so all wordpress/buddypress/bbpress/woocommerce phrases are not included in your language file… from the official phrase files, your language pack containts 434 default sentences, on a 617 phrases count… hard to translate, hard to compare, but also too big for no real reason.

also, some details in the theme are still tagged as “Bounce”...

GhostPool

Hi there,

Only the text from the theme files are included in translation files. There are no references to WooCommerce in the translation files, and the only references to BuddyPress text are those generated by the theme.

Can you tell me where things are tagged as Bounce?

Thanks.

  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

it says “Options to change look of theme (colours, text, backgrounds)”

Can the background of widgets be changed? I am looking to make a dark themed site not another one that is mostly White on white.

On the demo site it is kind of an off white back ground, and widget areas seem to be white. Does my question make sense?

Also I noticed you removed the tabs that used to be in the middle column of the demo homepage. Is this feature glitchy/no longer available?

GhostPool

Hi there,

Yes the widget background color can be changed.

The Latest Activity panel in the central column was a third party plugin widget which had a number of bugs. I decided to no longer display this widget and create my own latest activity panel that does not currently include tab filtering.

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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Zepp61 Purchased

I’ve been working now to customize it and have better integration on various also customized plugins and must state that this framework is just awesome to work with and easy adjustable on all fronts Check out the dark version Here you can check out the responsive menu shifting and other amazing aspects I’m now working to improve the overall SEO capabilities but in general I rate this theme with 3 out of the 5 stars.

GhostPool

Hi there,

I’m glad you’ve enjoyed working with the theme. Hopefully with the future theme updates I can convince you the theme is worth more than 3 out of 5. Especially since it’s only $60, and a theme like this would cost thousands if you had it custom made for you. :)

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
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  • United Kingdom
FlipFl0p Purchased

Hey Ghostpool,

I purchased and am spending a few days building, an update notice popped up yesterday saying 1.2 was released and that you had changed the SiteWide Activity plugin to shortcode which sounds great however there was no way to update in the dashboard and the version here on Themeforest is the same. How do I update?

Cheers

GhostPool

Hi there,

The update is now available for download. :)

FlipFl0p
FlipFl0p Purchased

Great cheers! Nice work man. I can’t seem to find the little note you wrote about adding the shortcode for recent activity, it may have appeared on the update notification before.

FlipFl0p
FlipFl0p Purchased

Never mind I’ve found the code in the shortcodes. Thanks man.

GhostPool

Just to confirm, I removed this note from the update page and added it to the changelog here: http://ghostpool.com/help/buddy/changelog.html :)

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Zepp61 Purchased

With your last update I sincere provide my rating with star out of the 5 stars. Best rock and roll wishes to you for 2013 . Chapeau to you, Your work is the best on themeforest! Endless possibilities in presenting the best surf experiences on the net. Cheers. Max. :-)

GhostPool

Thanks Zepp61, really appreciate the comments and rating. :)

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Zepp61 Purchased

To be clear that is 5X :sunglasses2::sunglasses2::sunglasses2::sunglasses2::sunglasses2:

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hello

This theme looks very nice but I would like to know more about it’s customizing abilities. Could you please make demo admin access or at least post more screenshots of admin area?

GhostPool

Hi there,

I will shortly add some more screenshots of the admin area, including the customization settings.

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

i saw some other buddypress themes which provides fb and twitter login options.please add facebook and twitter connect options to make the users to log in to the site?can i expect this in the next update?its very important please add this

GhostPool

Hi there,

These themes are likely using plugins that offer this functionality, it does not come with the themes itself. There are plenty of plugins that you can use to work with Buddy.

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

theme demo is not working properly on 1024_768 screen.when i use this theme demo with that resolution theme shows only 2 rows but when i zoom out the page in browser than it is showing 3 rows .what is the probm?

GhostPool

Hi there,

On smaller resolution the sidebars drop from two to one – this is part of the theme being responsive. Three columns on a 1024×768 screen can get a bit cramped.

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

can i use loginradius or oneall social connect plugins to allow the users to login to the site instead of default login option?i used these plugins with other buddypress themes its working perfectly.can i use this with this theme?

GhostPool

Hi there,

These plugins have not been tested with the theme, but if they are designed to work with BuddyPress I don’t see any reason why they would not work.

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

does all the shortcodes available to the user such as buttons,tab,adding youtube,vimeo,self videos creating links while they use forum or group or creating blog?

GhostPool

I’m not sure what you mean by your question?

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

i have one more ques.can i change the colors of the theme with the changes of options in theme or by changing code in the theme?

GhostPool

The theme comes with settings to change the theme colours.

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

in a demo you have mentioned some shortcodes like tabs,various buttons etc.for example if i open an account as a user and i wanna create new forum topic or to update a existing forum or group.in such situation does these shortcodes available to me?

GhostPool

I see what you mean. No shortcodes that come with the theme will not work in forums/groups etc. They can only be used in the backend posts and pages.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Awesome theme!! Am going to purchase very soon

QUESTION Is there a login/register form? there seems to be only short codes for login and register forms separately

SUGGESTION would Love a pricetable shortcode

BUG the comments box on blog posts name and email writing section is not responsive so on my smartphone the input space drags off to the side~ making horizontal moving possible

GhostPool

Hi there,

The theme comes with it’s own login page template, in addition to the login/register shortcodes. The theme does not come with a registration page template as the BuddyPress plugin has it’s own registration page.

Request noted, if it becomes highly requested I will consider it.

I cannot replicate this issue, the name and email input fields are responsive and fit within the viewport on my mobile device. What mobile are you using?

Default-user

My smartphone is a Nexus 7, the screen is a bit small the name/email also popout when I zoom in alot with Firefox Browser

I’m guessing the popping out problem is only something that occurs with phones with small screens then

GhostPool

The Nexus 7 screen is larger than my iPhone 3G and 5 and this issue does not occur on them, so it may be specific to the Android OS.

I do not have an Android device to test this on, if you email me via my contact form at http://themeforest.net/user/GhostPool#from I can work on a fix with you.

When you say, zooming in on FireFox, are you literally zooming in enlarging the text etc.? If so, this is likely to happen and not a theme issue.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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tehkseven Purchased

Wonderful theme. I purchased a grand total of 4 premium themes, prior to finding this. None of them were perfect.

This is exactly what I wanted. A professional, responsive BuddyPress theme, it’s superb.

GhostPool

Thanks tehkseven. :)

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I am looking for something like your Buddy template for a group of artists, but I would like people to be able to load images in the forum discussions. I didn’t see anything in your faqs about that. Is there a plug-in that can be used to make the forum discussions more dynamic? Capable of loading images, videos, etc.?

GhostPool

Hi there,

The theme uses the bbPress plugin for the forum, this is not something I created it. bbPress allows you to add images and video in forum posts.

rayela

Ah… thank you! I looked for info on that and couldn’t find any and am still learning about BuddyPress’s capabilities.

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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hi, I’m looking at purchasing this theme but have a few questions.

- Can the theme colours be changed (can’t find any examples of sites that have used this template) - Can you have separate sections, i.e Members, and monthly paying Premium Members?

Thanks in advance! Elliott

GhostPool

Hi there,

1) Yes the theme comes with many styling options. The item page provides to customer examples that have changed the theme colours.

2) The theme does not support a premium section, you will need to use a plugin for this such as s2Member.

rendaa

Thanks for the quick response. Can s2Member be applied to any of your themes, not just buddypress themes? Do you have any examples of this theme with different styling options applied? Thanks

GhostPool

Yes s2Member can be applied to any theme of my themes, BuddyPress is not required.

I do not have any examples of the theme with different styling options applied. The styling options only allow you to change the colour of all the theme elements e.g. links, background, navigation etc. I will be adding a screenshot of these styling options later today.

rendaa

Ok, that’s brilliant! Thanks.

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Hi, seems home page widget is not coming in updated version.

GhostPool

Hi there,

Please submit all your support questions at http://ghostpool.ticksy.com. Sorry for the inconvenience but we do point this out in the help file, item page and your theme options page.

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Hi there, is it possible to for users to frontend posts without creating posts in the admin? Does this also allow geolocation and custom fields?

GhostPool

Hi there,

This is not possible with the theme, you will need to use a third party plugin such as Gravity Forms.

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