Custom post templates with BuddyBoss

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      • August 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm #3531473

        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

        • August 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm #3531477

          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.

          • August 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm #3531481

            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 ?

              • August 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm #3531544

                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.

                • August 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm #3531549

                  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 !

                • August 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm #3531550

                  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 ?…

                    • August 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm #3531551

                      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.

                      • August 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm #3532310

                        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.

                        • August 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm #3532314

                          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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