IS Showcase Buddypress compatable? If not, is it possible

IS Showcase Buddypress compatable? If not, is it possible to set Showcase as the front page and set a another page deeper in to a different but buddypress compatable theme? How difficult is this to do?

  • Alexander
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi @Eoghan,

    It's not specifically for BuddyPress, but since BuddyPress 1.7, you don't need a BuddyPress specific theme. It will just do it's best to provide a BuddyPress experience with the existing page template. Might not look perfect, but give it a try, and see what you think.

    Best regards,

  • Eoghan
    • Flash Drive

    Maybe you can give me some advice here. I really like the flash graphics of Showcase, but really only wanted that for the front page. Beyond that, I want several static pages to display specific topic content, a links page, and then a password protected (members only) entry to a back end forum. Is it perhaps wisest to settle on some other theme that will give a less dramatic slide show but offer what I want without the extra effort. I am not at all sophisticated as a WP user and want to optimize the appearance and functionality with minimal complications setting it up. I went through real torture before I could get Multisite to work. So I would rather avoid that again.

    To reiterate, I'd like BuddyPress, Privacy settings, and ease of setup. Any advise is appreciated.

    Thanks!!!!!!!

  • Alexander
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi @Eoghan,

    I'd advise using a theme that you'll be happy with across the board instead of just your home page. I would recommend putting together a test site that is separate from your main project where you can freely experiment with themes and how they look with BuddyPress.

    Best regards,

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