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    How can I get this theme (newscast) to work with buddypress?




    Are you having specific problems with BuddyPress?

    I haven’t tried installing BuddyPress with Newscast so will give it a go later on when I get some time.





    Not really problems, but I just didn’t want to do any potential damage to the theme. I know there is the BuddyPress Template Pack to help along the process, but it would be great to have specific instructions from the theme’s official site :)

    Please let me know how it goes, and what I should specifically do.

    Thanks again!


    BuddyPress is a plugin for WordPress, you can’t damage the theme files using one (unless it was setup to rewrite theme files and the server has write permissions for the theme folder).

    I haven’t had a chance to run a test install of BuddyPress, but if I come across any problems will let you know and post a solution.



    So far, the one thing that I notice is that in any of the member pages (messages, profile, etc.) the avatar runs into the second menu line. How can I make it so that there is a space between the avatar and that line on the buddypress member pages, and that it won’t affect the rest of the theme?




    Will there be an update of the newscast theme to fully support buddypress so that it will be simple plug and play?

    I really like the newscast theme, but I can envision buddypress to be a big part of the site in the future.




    What’s the site URL?

    The changes you need to make are most likely just CSS changes and wouldn’t require an update to the theme.





    My site is at

    I think a big part of this is that I’m just not very familiar with how to get things right.

    It says that I have to look into modifying the following:

    Then open up the page.php file (if this does not exist use index.php). Make note of the HTML template structure of the file, specifically the <div> tags that surround the content and sidebar.

    You will need to change the HTML structure in the BuddyPress templates that you copied into your theme to match the structure in your page.php or index.php file. The files that you need to edit are as follows (leave out any folders you have not copied over in step two):












    Once you are done matching up the HTML structure of your theme in these template files, please take another look through your site. You should find that BuddyPress pages now fit inside the content structure of your theme.

    If it wouldn’t be too much trouble, just let me know how you modified one of them (as in the specific steps you took), and I can probably figure out the rest.

    Thanks for looking into this though.


    You best bet is to compare the structure of a theme files (eg page.php / single.php) against the BuddyPress template files.

    I haven’t had the time or opportunity to set up a test install but when I get a chance I will do.


    Hello James,

    have you tried buddypress? I have tried to change the files but it dosent looking to good. I would really like to be able to use buddypress on my site.




    To be honest I completely forgot about installing BuddyPress with Newscast.

    I’ll install later today and get back to you :)



    Thanks, cant wait to get buddypress working on my site:)



    Any progress here? Any issues with compatibility?



    I’m sure James will report his test results soon.

    The Dude



    Any update on the functionality of buddypress with newscast? Any issues, or any instructions on a clean install?

    It’s definitely been quite some time.




    we can’t support buddypress here but you can make your theme compatible by following these instructions:

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