Classifieds plugin + Studio Theme + most up-todate versions of buddypress + wordpress multisite

Morning Peeps,

I am at a begginer level with my understanding of wordpress however i thought i would give it a bash!!

As per the subject i have all the latest versions installed with the studio theme and my classifieds do not look anything like what is displayed on the plugin download page Attached is a screen shot of what i get with the studio theme (BTW i have not changed template or theme files so it is 'out of the box' so to speak.

As you can see from the screen shots the profile classifieds is displayed with a table layout and not a thumbnail as per the screenshot on wpmu;

https://premium.wpmudev.org/view-screenshot/638449895_bpadsmenu.png

The Classifieds home page also shows the grey box ideally i would have expected it to have some structure displaying thumbnails with descriptions and sorted via catagories (bit like directory).... is there anyway this can be achieved with the studio theme? if so how and what theme / template files must be edited?

Finally the ads page (when you click on a advert displayed in the profile or from the main classifieds index page) looks nothing like the screenshot on the wpmu plugin download page.

https://premium.wpmudev.org/view-screenshot/947403127_examplead.png

Again can someone explain what needs to be changed or edited to accomplish this, becuase the screenshot named classifieds-ad.png (attached) looks empty and the contact me button should be displayed after the description but before the leave a comment.

Thanks in advance to all who contribute and sorry it's a friday :slight_frown:

  • 3SixtyEvolve
    • New Recruit

    Hi @joshid

    Greetings on this nice Friday afternoon :slight_smile:

    Thank you for your post and asking questions about the Classifieds Plugin. First off, the theme that was used for the screenshots is most likely the old BuddyPress default theme, however the new default theme doesn't look anything like it, so I can't be too sure.

    Achieving the same effect as those screenshots with the current Studio Theme will require lots of custom css coding, in my opinion, since it's two very different themes that are used. So best to let us know what you would like to achieve, provide us with a screenshot and we can try to assist, as far as possible, with customizing the theme for you.

    Look forward to your feedback and assisting you further.

    Have a good weekend!

    Gina

  • joshid
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    thanks @GinaB,

    Weekend was pretty FAB I'm Living in thailand at the mo (been here for 3 years now) the weathers great the food is mouthwateringly delicious...YUM

    I would like the users profile page to look like classifieds_Profile_Page.png (attached)

    I would like the advert page to look like the advert_page.png (attached) is it possible to insert adverts after the classifieds post? if so how can this be achieved withoust editing every classifieds post? (sorry if its not clear)

    Thanks in Advanced

  • 3SixtyEvolve
    • New Recruit

    Hi Joshid

    Great - living in Thailand! I was actually thinking of going there for holiday. Any recommendations. Of course needs to be family friendly :slight_smile:

    Regarding the styling of your pages. Let me give it a try to see if I can find a solution for you. Since I;m just heading out for the day I will have to look at it tomorrow, but I will try to assist as far as possible.

    Have a lovely day in Thailand!

    Gina

  • 3SixtyEvolve
    • New Recruit

    Hi Joshid - all the way from Thailand!

    So I had a look on my test site to see if I can figure out a way to make the Studio Theme look more like the ones in the screenshots of the Classifieds theme. However, this will take lots of custom css (and to be honest I'm still beginners level when it comes to css).

    If you can provide a link to your site and also exact issues that you want to address I can brainstorm with the rest of our support team to find possible solutions for you.

    So just a link and what you would like to change, please :slight_smile:

    Talk soon again!

    Gina

  • joshid
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Ok here we go:

    http://thai-5.com/members/admin/classifieds/all

    the link above navigates directly to the profile page of the user, all i would like on this page is show thumbnails of what is for sale

    after clicking on the test2 ad from the admin profile page you will be redirected to ;

    http://thai-5.com/classifieds/test2/

    This displays the advert but as you can see the advert is squashed up, I would like this changed to look exactly or similar to https://premium.wpmudev.org/view-screenshot/947403127_examplead.png

    now moving on to the classifieds page;

    http://thai-5.com/classifieds/

    I would like this page to diplay a list of all classified catagories and sub catagories, im not fussed if it's just a list but preferrably they should display alphabetically.....is this possible or can you advise on similar solution ... all options are welcome

    Thanks

    Joshid

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    http://thai-5.com/members/admin/classifieds/all
    the link above navigates directly to the profile page of the user, all i would like on this page is show thumbnails of what is for sale

    When on that page I see the thumbnail.

    Screenshot attached.

    http://thai-5.com/classifieds/test2/
    This displays the advert but as you can see the advert is squashed up, I would like this changed to look exactly or similar to https://premium.wpmudev.org/view-screenshot/947403127_examplead.png

    What is happening is there should be a sidebar there as well (you need to add widgets) the classified adds plugin then adds in some margin which makes it much more squished. You can rid that margin by using the following in your themes CSS:

    .cf-padder {
    	margin-right: 0;
    }

    You could make the change in the plugin direct but update will overwrite it. If you make a child theme for this with Studio then it will work best to prevent being overwritten.

    If the above does not work then consider !important as following:

    .cf-padder {
    	margin-right: 0 !important;
    }

    I would like this page to diplay a list of all classified catagories and sub catagories, im not fussed if it's just a list but preferrably they should display alphabetically.....is this possible or can you advise on similar solution ... all options are welcome

    On that page you would need a little custom code:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_categories

    You might even want to create a custom theme template for that.

    I hope this helps.

    Take care.

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey there! :slight_smile:

    Just checking in to see how things are going with this one and if you need any further help. :slight_smile:

    Thread is currently marked as resolved however if you have more questions or need some more help then please feel free to reopen this thread or create a new one and we will be more than happy to offer assistance. :slight_smile:

    Take care.

  • 3SixtyEvolve
    • New Recruit

    Hi Joshid-all-the-way-from-Thailand :slight_smile:

    Hope you got sorted with the advice that Tim gave. I noticed that your membership expired, but if you rejoin us and you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to re-post here.

    All the best with your site and have a good day!

    Gina

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