Compatibility WordPress 4.1.1, Multisite 4.1.1, BuddyPress 2.2.1
Bp Colours takes the colour styling elements from the BuddyPress 1.2 theme and puts them all in a child theme for you to use. You can use our colours theme template or pick from one of the 5 other colours.
Bp Colours uses child themes so you can safely upgrade your site without any issues as it uses the core Buddypress files. This is a great simple theme, starting theme, test site theme or holding theme for your site as will automatically work when you upgrade your BuddyPress install assuming the default BuddyPress theme does not change. Bp Colours are also a great starting point if you want to make your own colour scheme up.
Added to this we’ve added a line you can uncomment in your child theme functions.php to turn off custom headers along with included a footer file so you can add your own footer links.
Here’s what you get with Bp Colours:
- Colours theme: BuddyPress 1.2 theme made into a child theme with just the colour styling – includes also source psd files and image files to get your started creating your own
- We’ve gone through all the BuddyPress theme files and separated out every colour styling element into one CSS file for you – hows that for making your life easy?
- 5 other colour themes all ready to go: Red, Lime, Midnight, Aqua and Orange
It’s simple and takes the leg work out of creating your own colour style based on the default BuddyPress 1.2 theme – that’s Bp Colours.
IMPORTANT: This theme requires BuddyPress. If BuddyPress is not active on your site, this theme will not work.
Installing a theme from WPMU DEV
Download the theme file.
Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive.
Upload the folder to /wp-content/themes/folder on your site:
- If you’re using multi-site you’ll need to visit Network Admin -> Themes and Activate it there.
Make sure your install path is correct for example:
You’ll see several files and folders depending on the theme package. Most themes contain a folder for the parent and child theme within the folder called themes.
Launch FileZilla or your FTP client – read more about using FTP and FTP clients here.
Enter your domain name, your username and password. NOTE: the same username and password that you use to log into your cPanel.
Upload both the parent theme folder and child theme folder to wp-content/themes/.
- For example, with BuddyPress Daily theme you need to upload bp-daily and bp-daily-child to wp-content/themes/ (bp-daily folder is the parent theme folder)
- With Gallery you need to upload gallery and gallery-child
to wp-content/themes/ (gallery folder is the parent theme folder)
- We provide child themes with themes to enable you to customize your own files without having those changes
overwritten when we update a theme.
- To find out more about parent and children themes please visit our guide to parent and child themes.
Dragging the theme folders from your computer into theme folder in your WordPress directory uploads these new themes to your WordPress install however they aren’t enabled on a WordPress Multisite install.
As Super Admin user on WordPress Multisite you have the choice to enable:
- The theme network wide so that all users can use the theme.
- Enable access to the theme on a per site basis.
Enabling The Theme network wide
Here’s how to enable Sleek Photo network wide so that all your users can use the theme:
On your Network Admin dashboard click on the Themes menu.
Select Network Enable underneath the theme name to enable its access network wide.
To enable more than one theme at once:
Enabling themes on a per site basis
Any theme that has not been activated for the entire network can be activated on a site as follows:
Locate the site you want to enable specific themes on by searching for the specific site by clicking on Sites > All Sites
Once you have located the site click on Edit (hovering your mouse over the domain name brings up the action menu)
Click the Themes tab.
Only themes that haven’t been enabled network wide appear on the site theme list.
You can also enable more than one theme at the same time:
Using the Pro Sites plugin for Premium Themes
Our Pro Sites plugin allows you to select premium themes for Pro Sites sites only.
The idea is you make the best and nicest themes available on Pro Sites sites so users will want to sign up to access the themes.
Install Pro Sites as per the usage instructions.
How it works is:
A Premium Themes module is included in Pro Sites Settings in the Network Admin dashboard, where you can select the themes that you want to enable for Pro Sites sites only.
- Only themes that haven’t been enabled network wide on Network Admin >Themes will be listed on this page
A Premium Themes sub-menu item is added to the dashboard of all sites under both Pro Sites and Appearance – but only users who have upgraded to a Pro Sites site can activate a Premium theme.
Whereas users on non-Pro Sites sites can see all the Premium themes but can’t activate them.