[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #4755: Address usage of bp_locate_template()

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Wed Jan 16 19:50:02 UTC 2013

#4755: Address usage of bp_locate_template()
 Reporter:  r-a-y         |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  1.7
Component:  Core          |     Version:  1.7
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback  |
Description changed by r-a-y:

Old description:

> If you use `bp_locate_template()` by itself, it will not see the custom
> directory locations (like 'buddypress' and 'community' as set in
> `bp_get_template_locations()`) because only `bp_get_template_part()` has
> a filter that is hooked in by `bp_add_template_locations()`.
> This is a problem in the current codebase as
> `bp_has_custom_signup_page()` and `bp_has_custom_activation_page()` both
> use `bp_locate_template()`.
> This leads to issues with the "Register" links in both single and
> multisite as BP does not hijack them as in previous BP releases.
> ----
> I listed a potential solution in the second patch of #4656.
> If that approach is not acceptable, then I believe we'll need a method
> that makes sure both `bp_get_template_part()` and `bp_locate_template()`
> references the same templates at all times.
> Let me know if I'm not being clear.

New description:

 Let's try this again.

 '''One-line summary:'''
 `bp_locate_template()` does not mirror the same set of templates as

 Currently, `bp_locate_template()` does not check a theme's custom
 subdirectories ('buddypress', 'community' ) for templates.

 This is a problem when theme compat is on as bp-legacy's templates are
 located in the 'buddypress' subdirectory.

 The main issue is `bp_locate_template()` is used in these two functions:

 * bp_has_custom_signup_page()
 * bp_has_custom_activation_page()

 Since bp_locate_template() is used in these functions, when theme compat
 is on, this leads to the registration / activation templates not being
 properly detected and hence the registration hijack that BP usually does

 '''Why do bp_locate_template() and bp_get_template_part() reference
 different templates?'''
 It's due to this:

 add_filter( 'bp_locate_template',   'bp_add_template_locations' );
 add_filter( 'bp_get_template_part', 'bp_add_template_locations' );

 The 'bp_locate_template' filter does not exist and was removed in r6537.

 This leads to the registration / activation templates are not detected
 properly when theme compat is on.

 We need a solution so both bp_locate_template() and bp_get_template_part()
 references the same templates at all times.

 Some potential methods include:

 1. Adding back the `'bp_locate_template'` filter that was removed in
 2. Adding the custom subdirectory locations at the template stack level.
 Attached patch is an attempt at this.


Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4755#comment:3>
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