[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3741: BuddyPress should have theme compatibility

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#3741: BuddyPress should have theme compatibility
 Reporter:  johnjamesjacoby  |       Owner:  johnjamesjacoby
     Type:  task             |      Status:  new
 Priority:  highest          |   Milestone:  1.7
Component:  Theme            |     Version:
 Severity:  critical         |  Resolution:
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Comment (by boonebgorges):

 MrMaz - The discussion hasn't quite gotten that far yet, but I'm 100% on
 board with you. (I plan to bear the title Backward Compatibility Nudnik
 for this feature.) I would like us to have a fallback system in place that
 prefers old-style theme templates wherever they are found. You're quite
 right that we'll also have to have a plugins.php template (or something
 that seamlessly does the work that the template does now) because
 otherwise lots of stuff will break.

 It's likely that plugins that provide their own *entire* templates - from
 `get_header()` to `get_footer()` - will not fit neatly into all of this.
 At minimum, we can make sure that these plugins continue to *work*, even
 if it means that they hijack the theme's template for that particular
 page. But we also must spell out the correct steps for plugin authors to
 remediate their plugins to fit in with the new theme compat layer - this
 is a documentation issue, as you note.

 If you have specific ideas about how this would work in a way to support
 backward compatibility in a maximal way, I'd be very curious to hear them.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3741#comment:17>
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