Tell me about yourself…

As the number of people getting a BuddyPass is growing, I’d like to find out who I’m talking with, so that I’ll know how “techie” I can get as far as code lingo goes. So without much further ado, I’d like you to tell me a bit about yourselves!


6 responses

  1. Hi Michael,

    Thanks for putting up themes and tutes to help those of us that don’t know how… yet.

    Well, about me… really?
    56 years old
    married 32 years (same great girl)
    4 ‘dult kids
    5 grand kids
    4 jack russell terrorists
    2 cats
    2 birds

    Graphic artist for 36 years.
    Work for graphics/print company in Atlanta
    Apps I’m real good at: photoshop, illustrator, indesign, quark, dreamweaver, some flash, etc.

    I’m new to buddypress, though have used wordpress.
    Coming along with css skills but lacking in php

    Currently building a bp site centered around pets and will be as close to “facebook” look and feel as much as possible.
    Have tried a number of themes but not pleased yet.
    Want to use “fishbook” but need it to be 3 columns.

    You mentioned in “building custom menus” that adding sidebars was almost identical to this:

    if ( function_exists( ‘register_nav_menus’ ) ) {

    register_nav_menus( array(
    ‘primary’ => __( ‘Primary Navigation’),
    ) );

    What needs to be changed in order to add a second sidebar to fishbook?

    I’m looking forward to buddypass, being up and running. Will have many questions I’m sure.

    thanks for all your help and take care of your dog.

  2. Hey Rick – Love the description especially when you get to your little furry friends, haha. So as far as adding sidebars goes, all you have to do is paste this into your functions.php file…

    ‘id’ => ‘sidebar2’,
    ‘name’ => __( ‘Sidebar 2’ ),
    ‘description’ => __( ‘This is the second sidebar’ ),
    ‘before_widget’ => ”,
    ‘after_widget’ => ”,
    ‘before_title’ => ”,
    ‘after_title’ => ”

    and then call it from one of your theme files like so…

    (watch empty spacing… WP tends to add them whenever I post code)

  3. Mike,

    Thanks for getting back. Yea those “furry friends are a very big part of our family”.

    Please keep in mind I am just getting my feet wet with PHP so don’t assume I can fill in the blanks. Ask me anything about the print and design industry and I will ace it but php is a whole new game for me.

    Now is this all I have to add or does it require something “before_widget” “after_widget” etc.

    …..and then call it from one of your theme files…… where do I put this?

    Thanks for your help… if you get tired of me asking questions just let me know.

  4. Hi Mike, let me know if i understand … the only thing to do is add this line above in functions.php (inside fishbook folder or bp-defaul ?) ? And call in ALL files or just the files that i want to see the second side bar ?

    ‘id’ => ‘sidebar2?,
    ‘name’ => __( ‘Sidebar 2? ),
    ‘description’ => __( ‘This is the second sidebar’ ),
    ‘before_widget’ => ‘‘,
    ‘after_widget’ => ‘‘,
    ‘before_title’ => ‘‘,
    ‘after_title’ => ‘‘

  5. Could you send a link with the screenshot of the codes in function.php and single.php ?

  6. Hey Louis – Sorry for the ridiculous lag on this reply, but let me know if you still need help with this!

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