Will changes made be gone with theme upgrade?

Hi

I need to know if I make small useability changes to the theme, like for example add more instructions on the registration page to help users register easier, and I then upgrade to a new version of the theme, will these changes be lost?

Also, my structure will be as follows, Wordpress MU enabled installed on my maindomain.com and I will create a domain within my MU installation for my buddypress maindomain.com/community and then point my buddypress to this domain, I will follow these instructions:

http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/install-buddypress-on-a-secondary-blog/

Before I do this, I might as well ask, is buddypress multi site aware yet? If so, how do I enable this? If not and I do install buddypress on a secondary blog in my network, will the edu theme still work?

Thanks!

  • DavidM
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    Hello TribeCentric,

    Ultimately, the best way to work with theme files is by creating child themes as detailed at the following.
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/wpmu-and-buddypress-themes/what-are-parent-and-child-themes/

    That process will ensure that when the parent theme is updated, any changes you make to the child theme will still remain intact.

    I wasn't totally sure of your question, but if by multisite aware you're asking if BuddyPress can be used to operate multiple BuddyPress sites on a multisite, I'm not aware of that possibility. I'll check with the team on any breaking news to that effect, though.

    In the case that you decide to go with BuddyPress on a secondary blog, you shouldn't have any trouble with Edu-clean working there. I'll run that one by the team as well, just to be sure, but we have had members use our themes as such.

    Cheers,
    David

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