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Finally I’m into development of WordPress / Buddypress themes ! It is said that necessity is the mother of all inventions. Nevertheless there are rarely few themes available for Buddypress driven WordPress sites. I’m with buddypress right from its initial stages of development. The recent version of Buddypress 1.2 changed hell lot of things. All these things forced me to build a own child themes for the sites I was developing.
Gradient ! My first Buddypress child theme. As the name says it has an gradient type design. The gradient looks simply awesome with bluish color. I built this theme for one of the site I was developing. Sharing the same with community by release it with open source license. the themes is officially approved by wordpress and available for download at http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/gradient
Minimum Requirements :
- WordPress 2.92
(If the requirements are not met, you may get errors)
Installing the Theme:
- Login into your wordpress backend.
Go to Appearance -–> Add New Themes
Select Search by “Author” and type “sandeephegde”
Choose “Gradient” theme and click on Install
Activate the theme and you are done !
- Upload “Gradient” theme to your wp-content/themes/ directory
Login into your wordpress backend.
* Go to SiteAdmin –>Themes and Enable this theme
*Go to Appearance –> Themes –> Activate Gradient theme.
Once you have installed the Gradient theme you may require to change the default buddypress header. To change the header image follow this instructions:
- Download the theme
Edit header.png (included in theme) as per to your requirement.
Login to you wordpress backend
Go to Appearance –> Custom Header
Upload the header.png file. Also choose to “HIDE TEXT”
You are done !
For further customization of the theme you may need to digg into the css codes !
Please provide your feedback on this theme by commenting below 🙂