I am running BP 1.7.1 and WP 3.5.1 have a theme (ProjectTheme by sitemile) with a child theme (Bounce by ghostpool). I had a developer help me set up this. I am not a developer and am a steep learning curve due to a small budget (read: can’t afford a developer at this point).
My problem is that no matter what theme I run (also WPMU themes like Network and Studio) I can make friend requests and receive both mail and WP toolbar notifications that I have a friend request, but when I try to accept I get 404 error. I have no way of accepting outside of the toobar, i.e. no page.
I have tried to figure out how to create a friends page and requests page, but it is beyond my skills. When I look on the FTP I can see that all the .php templates are there. When I look at page attributes and try to choose a template from the drop down I get the following options (I have put what I believe to be the controlling component in brackets): Default (bounce), Blank page (bounce theme), BuddyPress activity directory (BP), Login (WP), Page list (?) and project_special_page (project theme).
Irrespective of which theme I choose (including BP theme) I can not get friends or request pages to work.
How do I fix it? Do I need to create friends and request pages or should they generate automatically? Why are there .php templates, but they don’t show up in the page attributes template list and if I wanted them to show up there how do I do that?
I realise that these are not necessarily easy questions to answer in a post, but if someone can point me in the right direction via documentation or similar, I would appreciate it.