Is the OpenLab theme amenable to child theming?
Glad you are starting up your new project with CBOX Openlab, Troy!
Yes, you can make any WordPress theme a parent theme, so you should have no trouble creating a child theme off of the OpenLab theme. If you encounter any problems, let us know.
I do see one issue with the CBOX installation process…[Read more]
We’re going to officially support BuddyPress 3.2.0 in our next major release of CBOX scheduled in the next month or so.
Until then, similar to your previous post about CBOX Theme and the activation key problem, there are also some additional issues that I’ve outlined…[Read more]
You mentioned in a previous post that you manually upgraded to BuddyPress 3.0.
BuddyPress 3.0 changed the activation routine to always ask for the activation key from the activation email and for the user to manually submit the form. The CBOX theme needs to be updated so the activation key is automatically added to the form field to…[Read more]
My guess is that there is some custom code that is preventing blog posts from the
mentorssite from being recorded into the activity stream.
It’s hard to tell without looking into your site. Ask your developer to check their code for any snippets that is interacting with the BuddyPress activity component. Common places for code…[Read more]
If you recently turned on the BuddyPress Site Tracking component under “Network Admin > Settings > BuddyPress > Components”, then that only records activity for new blog posts into the activity stream. Unfortunately, this does not backfill older blog posts into the activity stream at the moment.
You can try resaving Alexis’s post…[Read more]
Can you elaborate on the type of missing activity that should be visible on member profile pages? Are you talking about blog posts or something else?
mentorssite, I took a look at the latest post from one of the members:
And the post is populated in their BuddyPress…[Read more]
In your LDAP setup, you probably synced the LDAP user ID to the
user_nicenameDB fields in the
If you want BuddyPress to use something else for the profile URL, you can set the username in the
user_nicenameDB field and BuddyPress will use that for the user profile URL.
Keep in mind that this might break whatever…[Read more]
We made some PHP7 compatibility adjustments to the CBOX theme for v1.0.15:
The issue that Robert links to doesn’t appear to be relevant as there are no notices or debug messages thrown on a PHP7 install.
If you do find problems, please do let us know so we can look into them.
The intention is to upgrade to BuddyPress 3.0.0 eventually.
We always wait for things to stabilize in a point release and do not upgrade to major plugin releases immediately due to compatibility issues that may arise with other plugins.
However, feel free to upgrade yourself if you are adventurous and are able to debug and report…[Read more]
Ray replied to the topic How can I tell which version of BuddyPress CBox is using? in the forum Help & Support 6 months, 3 weeks ago
You should be able to check the version from the
You would check the “Stable tag” entry in the header of that file.
The stable tag in that file is
3.0.0, which is also the version number for BuddyPress.
We do not have such a guide for best practices on the commonsinabox.org site.
It’s up to you to engage your community and to foster discussion. We only provide the tools! 🙂
Perhaps you can post a question in your forums once a day or week depending on how large your user base is and to encourage your users to reply to these questions?
This sounds related to the problem you have with the forums:
Once you solve that issue, this one would probably fix itself.
It sounds like there is a problem with your bbPress or WordPress installation. Perhaps you need to refresh your site’s permalinks on the “Settings > Permalinks” page and maybe the forum post form will start working again?
Since we bundle bbPress, which provides the forum aspect to Commons In A Box, you should post on the bbPress forums to get…[Read more]
BuddyPress cannot be network-deactivated, otherwise network plugins relying on BuddyPress will not work correctly such as BP Groupblog, BP Group Email Subscription (if you are using BP Groupblog for groupblog posts and email subscriptions) and BP Activity Privacy.
Also blog activity recording into the BP activity stream would no longer work.
At its most basic, the CBOX Theme is a WordPress theme with some built-in BuddyPress support and an advanced configuration panel.
You should look to use any WordPress theme since universal theme compatibility was added to BuddyPress quite a few releases ago. You might have to adjust some of the CSS to match your chosen theme…[Read more]
Ray replied to the topic Submenu icons (iconSweets) broken when WP not installed at site root in the forum Help & Support 1 year ago
Thanks for the report.
It looks like the same issue as this one:
Hopefully, we can put together a fix for the next maintenance release.
I can confirm this is a bug when the “Group Forum Default Tab” option is not selected under the CBOX admin dashboard’s “Settings” page.
We should make it so forum posting works regardless if that option is checked or not.
Can you create an issue on our GitHub Issues…[Read more]
Did you make any template overrides to the CBOX Theme in a child theme?
If not, try removing /wp-content/themes/cbox-theme/ and reinstalling from the CBOX dashboard.
You can also try switching your theme to one of the WordPress “Twenty” yearly themes to see if you can view the submit button.
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@r-a-y active 1 month ago
@musicmovement – Awhile ago you asked about how to create a CBOX child theme. The documentation for creating a CBOX child theme has just been updated by our theme developers: https://commonsinabox.org/documentation/themes/developer-guide Give it a readthrough and post a new topic if you encounter any problems. View