"More News" section in BuddyPress Community Theme not working

Hi

I have a few questions on the BuddyPress Community Theme

I am building a theme at belmonte.co.za, but the "more news" section on the front page is not working. I have more than one test post in there already and even back-dated them, still nothing displays.

How do I remove the "Search" bar at the top?

How do I change the word "FROM THE BLOG" on the front page to something else?

Thanks for a great community!

  • DavidM

    Hello TribeCentric,

    Both the Featured and More News sections rely on the category ID given in Appearance > Theme Options > Featured Settings > Enter your Featured Articles Category ID. You can simply specify which category ID(s) you'd like to be included here.

    One way to find out the category IDs is to navigate to Posts > Categories and click on the relevant category name. The ID should show in the url as "ID=?", the ? being your ID, of course.

    The search bar can be removed with the following CSS:
    #searchbox { display:none;}

    Or if you'd like to remove only the search form itself:
    #searchbox #search-form {display:none;}

    To change the "From the Blog" text, you can simply edit line 28 of the following file:
    bp-community\lib\templates\wp-template\main-column.php

    You should see the following on line 28, and you should be able to change the text as you like:
    <p class="normal-class"><?php _e('From The Blog', 'bp-community'); ?></p>

    Hope that helps! Let me know if any of this needs further clarification!

    Cheers,
    David