I discovered just last night that I was developing my client's site using the old version of BP Social. After updating the theme, I now must reapply the changes which is sort of a pain.
Believing that I would be smarter this time, I looked at the child theme folder. These are the ONLY notes within that folder:
"rename child-style-sample to child-style to use child theme styling"
When I look at the child-style-sample.css, it appears that one can only add custom classes?
What if I want to alter the header logo layout, add widgets to the header, or move the options nav elsewhere so I can employ the new header widget? These sorts of things CANNOT be dome with CSS classes alone...
Does this theme have "hooks" that I can copy, alter, and then remove the default functions and replace them with my new ones, similar to the way that StudioPress does it?
In the link regarding Parent and Child Themes (https://premium.wpmudev.org/the-buddypress-manual/what-are-parent-and-child-themes/), the tutorial indicates this is possible:
"When you install BuddyPress Social theme you upload the bp-social and bp-social child folder to /wp-content/themes and then only activate the ‘BuddyPress Social Child’ theme."
I have the theme installed. There is no such theme "BuddyPress Social Child" available for activation.
I'm not new to WP nor to BuddyPress but I just don't understand what to do here to create customizations for my client that are not at risk during the next major release of either WordPress or BuddyPress.