Discussion on Engage - WordPress, BuddyPress, bbPress Theme


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This theme does not work with latest Wordpress/Buddypress. I usually read the comments prior to purchase, and sure enough, I forgot to check the comments this time, and I had the same negative experience as other customers. I then tried Cinematix (that worked but was impossible to put a plain white background o), and finally went for the free Theme Frisco that did work for BuddyPress.

We have updated the theme to work with the latest WP/BP. Version 1.4 is now available for download.

Theme has just been updated for the latest versions of WordPress, BuddyPress, and bbPress. Version 1.4 is now available for download.

We have updated the theme to work with the latest WP/BP. Version 1.4 is now available for download.

Is that all you can say? Why don’t you anser questions in stead of repeating this superfluous message. And while your ahead, make it responsive.

Hi I bought the theme last year. How can I update it to the new version. What to do and how to do it?

In your account settings, go to downloads and you will be able to download the most recent version.

FINALLY… Testing the site now… when users register, no email is being sent out. Any ideas?


Sounds like a server issue. The only thing to be sure is in Settings > BuddyPress make sure to have Notifications checked. If it is checked then ask hosting company. See this link for more details Host preventing registration emails from being sent.

1- I have an issue where the <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=1000, initial-scale=1”> is being ignored. Could you test this for me on your theme please?

2- I’m going to be making the forum pages full width, I was wondering if you have an easy way to set this in the settings that I am not seeing?

3- Loving the theme, awesome job!

1 – I will test this in a few hours for you.

2 – BuddyPress has no built in option to switch to full width, but this forum topic may help you Making Forums Full Width

3 – Thank you very much, don’t forget to rate the theme if you haven’t had a chance yet!

you should look at changing the viewport to the following – <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=1000”>

You should consider adding a min-width: 1000px; to the body to prevent the backgrounds ending when the users browser is less than 1000px wide.

Cool, thank you very much for the help! Will look to include this in the next update.

Hi I lost my “View entry” sign in the blog section on the front page.

this is my front page php:

<?php get_header(); ?>

THE WEBSITE is: erigo.nazwa.pl/negocjuje

<?php if (of_get_option(‘homepage_heading’)) : ?>

<!- Heading ->

<?php echo of_get_option('homepage_heading') ?>

<?php endif; ?>

<?php if (function_exists(‘bp_is_active’)) : ?>

<!- Members ->

<?php echo of_get_option('member_heading') ?>

<?php echo of_get_option('member_meta') ?> <?php if (bp_has_members(‘user_id=0&type=active&per_page=8&max=8&populate_extras=0’)) : ?> <?php endif; ?> <!- Groups ->

<?php echo of_get_option('group_heading') ?>

<?php echo of_get_option('group_meta') ?> <?php if (bp_has_groups(‘user_id=0&type=active&per_page=4&max=4&populate_extras=0’)) : ?> <?php while ( bp_groups() ) : bp_the_group(); ?> <?php bp_group_avatar(‘type=full&width=150&height=150’) ?> <?php bp_group_member_count() ?>

<?php bp_group_name() ?>

<?php bp_group_description_excerpt() ?>

<?php _e(‘Zobacz’, ‘layeru’) ?> ?

<?php endwhile; ?> <?php endif; ?>
<?php if (function_exists('is_bbpress')) : ?>
<!- Forum Posts ->

<?php echo of_get_option('forum_heading') ?>

<?php echo of_get_option('forum_meta') ?> <?php if ( bp_has_activities(‘new_group_forum_post&max=8’) ) : ?> <?php else : ?>

<?php _e( 'Sorry, there was no activity found. Please try a different filter.', 'buddypress' ) ?>

<?php endif; ?>
<?php endif; ?>

<?php endif; ?>

<!- Blog Posts ->

<?php echo of_get_option('blog_heading') ?>

<?php echo of_get_option('blog_meta') ?> <?php global $post; $myposts = get_posts(‘numberposts=3’); foreach($myposts as $post) : ?> <!-Post-> > <?php if (has_post_thumbnail()) { the_post_thumbnail(‘medium’); } ?> <?php if (comments_open()) : ?> <?php comments_popup_link(__('0 Komentarzy', '1 Komentarz', '% Komentarze', 'layeru')); ?> <?php endif; ?>

<?php the_title(); ?>

<?php if (!empty($post->post_excerpt)) : ?> <?php the_excerpt(); ?>

<?php _e(‘View Post ? ’, ‘layeru’) ?>

<?php else : ?> <?php the_content(__(‘View Post ? ’, ‘layeru’)); ?> <?php endif; ?> <?php endforeach; ?>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

Hello, I would be happy to help you but can you please go to Paste Bin and copy all of your code and link to the code here in the comments. That will allow me to see the code a lot better. Thanks!


I tested your code and it seems to be working for me. Can you please email me a private message with admin login information for the website?

Hi - One more thing. How can i hide buttons in my buddybar?

What I mean is that I dont want my buddybar to drop down when I do the mouse over.

If you are referring to the my account drop down menu after log in, then you want to open your style.css file and find line 497 (assuming you have not edited this file). The line should be this:

#sub-header ul#menu ul {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    line-height: 25px;

Change it to this:

#sub-header ul#menu ul {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    line-height: 25px;
        display: none !important;


I need to work on a professional web board-centric site for classifieds ads so registered users can post their knowledge and professional experience to share with others, and user have the chance to respond and share their knowledge

Examples pages: http://www.bukisa.com/ http://www.truekeo.com/

What I need: a powerfull login page: http://www.truekeo.com/registrate.php#.UvC6j3d5POg a blog page a powerful control panel page of your admin page

Does this theme support all this?


I do not think the register functions the way you want it to. Good luck with your search!

I’m so happy with this theme! Been waiting months for something like this to come along the I’m stoked that it is now working great with the latest version of buddypress

If there is another update coming out, a left side widget would be fantastic

Keep up the good work!

Thank you very much, we will keep your suggestion in mind!

Hello. This theme is compatible with wordpress 3.8?

I have a question, you can add a widget for a music player on the main page? a widget to put html code thank you very much

All text widgets do support html, but there is not widget area for the homepage as of yet.

Hi, This message appears for registration. Registration closed-Account registration is currently closed to new sign-ups. How do I resolve? TIA

OK fixed! WP General, Settings, anyone can register!

Perfect! Glad you could figure it out, I was just about to respond with the answer! Enjoy the theme and don’t forget to rate it.

Is this theme compatible with buddydrive plugin? I really need files sharing feature in my community, so I really need to know that before buying this theme. Or is there any plugin with similar function working with this theme? Thanks.

The BuddyDrive functionality does work with the theme, but it would require a bit of css edits to make the page template compatible with the Engage style. Thanks!

Hi a little similar to an earlier post 11 months ago, regarding different main nav menus for logged in and logged out users.

I would also like this, but wondered would this feature allow only logged in users to see the forum and profiles. So that it’s private to non users?

Also how would I go about getting this feature, when purchasing?

Thanks, Cara

This customization request would have to be done by a developer.

Hi support, installed it and on pages tab in buddy press cant see register and activate page. so created new pages but did not found any template listed with the name Register or activate Finally what i get is a page named register nothing there no form just a comment form at bottom. same for activate page. In other buddypress themes i found these pages. does that make sense ? may be im doing something wrong? Im on a halt due to this i need to work on my clients site using this.

hope for a early reply

other wise thank you for amazing theme.

The Register page is handled via jQuery lightbox. Other than that I am not entirely sure what you are needing?

Are you planing to make this theme responsive at some point ?

No plans currently.

Hey Guys,

Love the theme – you can see it here -> http://www.karaschilling.com/blog

I’m having a problem making the blog post only show a summary on this page and display a Read More button. Thoughts?

Thanks for your help!

Hey Ryan,

When you insert your content in the Create Post area, insert the following tag anywhere you want the summary of post to end.


Thanks and hopefully that solves your query!


Is it possible to get the horizontal menu on a diffrent section? For example under the breadcrumbs?