I edited the child css file to be placed in the bp-social-child\_inc\css dir like so :
Theme Name: bp-social-child
Theme Date: 16/06/2010
Description: Child theme for the Default BuddyPress 1.2 theme
Tags: buddypress, three column,
/* Inherit the default theme styles */
@import url( ../../plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp-social/_inc/css/default.css );
/* Inherit the default theme adminbar styles */
@import url( ../../plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp-social/_inc/css/adminbar.css );
/* Child Styles */
@import url( _inc/css/child-style.css );
I then placed an edited version of top-header.php in the root of the bp-social-child dir.
(It was edited to include an "fb connect" button. )
I also edited some simple text, to make sure it wasn't my php that was at fault.
I could see no changes.
I then found this post https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/custom-theme-files-not-working#post-25007 and tried his instructions :
So the steps towards customization the buddypress social theme so that you can modify the theme_options style output for you site are:
1. copy the theme_options file to your child theme.
2. copy the header.php file to your child theme and edit it to point to:
3. Make sure that you rename functions-sample.php to functions.php.
the functions.php was already called functions.php
I replaced "stylesheet" with "template" in the php file I had made changes to, top-header.php
It didn't help.
What am I doing wrong?