[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #4236: Buddy Press default theme logic breaks when plugin folder is relocated

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Mon Jun 4 02:42:30 UTC 2012

#4236: Buddy Press default theme logic breaks when plugin folder is relocated
 Reporter:  anmari        |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Theme         |    Version:  1.5.5
 Severity:  minor         |   Keywords:
 For develpement purposes I have several wp installs (eg: one nightly
 build) - they share a plugin folder and sometimes the wp-content folder

 When not using the default wp plugin directory, The buddy press default
 theme cannot be activated - says "Broken" when the plugin folder is not at
 default location.

 Since this is allowed/facilitated by wordpress, it should be handled by

 See http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Moving_wp-content

 my example:
 define( 'WP_PLUGIN_DIR', 'C:\wamp\www\wp\wp-content/plugins' );
 define( 'WP_PLUGIN_URL', 'http://localhost/wp/wp-content/plugins');

 I suspect that this is due to the buddy press default theme being located
 in the plugins folder.  However in looking at the code, buddypress seems
 to use all the correct functions.

 If the bbpress plugin code exists in both installs plugin folder then wp
 seems happy with whatever the WP_PLUGIN_URL is (probably accessing the
 default one - it just loses the screenshot for the theme.)  If I
 delete/rename the default one and point the pluginurl back to my relocated
 one, then wp thinks the theme is broken.

 So not really sure where the problem lies - hopefully someone who knows
 bbpress better will figure it out. Remember when testing to remove/rename
 the default install plugin else it will still seem to work.

 (Also I was getting a few notices on initial activation dues to pages not
 being defined.. be nice to clean those up for a better first impression.)

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4236>
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