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  • Custom post templates with BuddyBoss

    Posted by Greg PJL on August 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    David, I want to thank you for all your excellent and detailed articles/videos. They are a great help to me in creating my own membership site.

    In a previous post, you explain how to set up custom post templates and the tools you used on your site – Custom Post Type UI, Advanced Custom Fields and Thrive Theme Builder. Very interesting article…

    But now you’re using BuddyBoss. And so no more Thrive Theme Builder.

    My question: how do you create a custom template for your pages now?

    Thanks in advance

    David Risley replied 1 year, 3 months ago 2 Members · 8 Replies
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  • David Risley

    August 12, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Sounds like I should make a video and post about this. Thanks for the idea. 🙂

    Short answer: Elementor. Using Elementor to create the post templates and overrride the theme. Which works well with Buddyboss since Buddyboss and Elementor are quite compatible with each other.

  • Greg PJL

    August 12, 2021 at 9:27 am

    You’re welcome for the idea 🙂

    Yes, a post or a video would be great.

    What about permalink ?… Is it possible to have a permalink for default posts and a specific permalink for custom posts ?

    • David Risley

      August 13, 2021 at 10:16 am

      See the blog. Post is up. 🙂

      No need to have different URLs for posts. You literally just build your template with Elementor. If you really need a different URL setup for stuff, that’s where you’re getting into custom post types.

    • Greg PJL

      August 14, 2021 at 10:24 am

      Thank you for the post and the video 🙂

      Different URL setup for custom post types ? I didn’t know if it was possible. If it is, it’s perfect !

  • Greg PJL

    August 14, 2021 at 10:43 am

    And now, you only use Elementor ? Or you use Elementor and Thrive Architect ?

    If you only use Elementor, how did you convert posts and pages from Thrive Architect to Elementor ?…

    • David Risley

      August 14, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      Well, Architect is still there. But, I’m going to de-activate it soon just to keep from loading those assets. Basically, I need to re-build some pages using Elementor.

      As for blog posts, I can de-activate Architect and everything looks just fine. No issues. But, I do have some pages I had built with Arhictect that lose their formatting when I de-activate Architect. So, need to re-build those before I turn it off.

    • Greg PJL

      August 28, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      OK, I understand. So eventually, no more Thrive Architect, only Elementor.

      On my side, I’ll try to make my articles as light as possible by using only Gutenberg, with some plugins. I’ll try Elementor. And I’ll keep Elementor or Thrive Architect only for landing pages.

      Thanks for the feedback.

    • David Risley

      August 30, 2021 at 8:39 am

      That’s what I’m doing, too. I am now using the block editor to write blog posts. Elementor only for core pages, landing pages, etc.

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