[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7453: CSS conflict with Canvas theme

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Tue Feb 28 16:44:03 UTC 2017

#7453: CSS conflict with Canvas theme
 Reporter:  wonderdog4    |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:
Component:  (not sure)    |     Version:  2.8.0
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:                |
Changes (by hnla):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => wontfix
 * milestone:  Awaiting Review =>


 @wonderdog4 thanks for raising the issue and sorry that you've had a
 problem with this for so long.

 Unfortunately it's very hard if not impossible for BP ( or any other
 plugin) to write styles  - in a theme agnostic manner - that would suit
 potentially any theme where styles/layout are unknown, we can only do so
 much sadly.

 Attempting to 'fix' styling issues for any potential theme is not really
 practical and really the fixes have to come from the theme end where it
 knows exactly what the issue is.

 In reality this sounds as though this themes styles overpower ours and we
 have since 1.7 used a quasi namespace approach to styling our elements as
 all being nested in a #buddypress id element which lends a fair bit of
 weight and specificity.

 For the moment fixing this from the BP end is unlikely to be practical due
 to potential issues we might bring to other themes and our styles must be
 non theme specific so this ticket should be marked as a 'wontfix' for the
 moment but please do leave a link to your site and an affected page and if
 time we can look and see if there is a long term solution that could be

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7453#comment:1>
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