Canvas Tweaks & child themes

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    Canvas Tweaks & child themes 2
    Paul Jenkins
    Member

    Am on the long path to developing a WPMS/WPMU site using BuddyPress (or maybe WP Symposium…still choosing), BBPress, Cometchat, LearnDash or Sensei, Canvas 5.2.3 and various WPMUDev plugins. Whew! Am using DesktopSever to develop offline.

    Have spotted your rather great 65 Canvas Tweaks page :) and am wondering whether the best policy would be to create and use a Canvas child theme, given that I may well do various tweaks you list?

    Because some of the tweaks involve more than simply adding CSS mods in the Custom CSS box in Canvas Display Options, eg modifying the functions.php file, presumably it’s still the case that any theme update from Woo would break the theme unless a child theme is being used?

    Is there any reason in you experience why the tools above in first para above would not work with a Canvas child theme on WPMS/WPMU?

    Finally, can I ask whether you have any experience with WP Symposium and a view on its power vs BuddyPress 1.7, 1.8 etc – especially with regards to group creation, group intra-action and interaction and group management? I’m creating a writers site, so it’s principally text-based.

    Sorry for the multiplicity of questions, but I’m trying to get some basic decisions right at the start of the process!

    #8949
    Canvas Tweaks & child themes 3
    Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Paul,

    Here are your answers..

    1) Yes create a child theme is the best way to go. Then you can upgrade without losing changes. If you need help on how to structure files in child theme let me know.

    2)The tweaks will work in Child theme :)

    3) I’ve no personal experience with WP Symposium, but I’m a huge fan of Buddypress. Buddypress is built by WordPress so it has great backing and a solid future.

    Hope those answers help :)

    Jamie

    #8952
    Canvas Tweaks & child themes 2
    Paul Jenkins
    Member

    Hi Jamie,

    Many thanks for your reply, and offer to help.

    Experimenting with BuddyPress and bbPress offline using DesktopServer, using your excellent Academy walkthrough, I started to run into errors that I suspect are either a) connected to the known Canvas 5.2/BuddyPress/bbPress issue (which I’ll put a separate post, since I wasn’t quite sure how precisely to implement the advice you give about this in your site), or b) connected to DesktopServer and the way it handles the BuddyPress new user Register page.

    I’ve junked the dev site, and am going to create a fresh install with BuddyPress and bbPress plugins only to see if I can repeat the error.

    Nevertheless, I must admit, I am veering towards BuddyPress because of its extensibility into the entire blog network that I intend to create.

    Paul

    #8953
    Canvas Tweaks & child themes 2
    Paul Jenkins
    Member

    Hi Jamie,

    Many thanks for your reply, and offer to help.

    Experimenting with BuddyPress and bbPress offline using DesktopServer, using your excellent Academy walkthrough, I started to run into errors that I suspect are either a) connected to the known Canvas 5.2/BuddyPress/bbPress issue (which I’ll put a separate post, since I wasn’t quite sure how precisely to implement the advice you give about this in your site), or b) connected to DesktopServer and the way it handles the BuddyPress new user Register page.

    I’ve junked the dev site, and am going to create a fresh install with BuddyPress and bbPress plugins only to see if I can repeat the error.

    Nevertheless, I must admit, I am veering towards BuddyPress because of its extensibility into the entire blog network that I intend to create.

    Paul

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