[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3265: bp-default - move sidebar to footer

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Fri Jun 3 15:11:30 UTC 2011

#3265: bp-default - move sidebar to footer
  Reporter:  svenl77      |      Owner:
      Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
 Component:  Theme        |    Version:  1.3
Resolution:               |   Keywords:  bp-default

Comment (by svenl77):

 It has nothing to do with switching from right to left.

 I will give some examples:
 If I have a left and right sidebar, and I want to turn off the right
 sidebars in groups, but keep the widgets from the left sidebar, css
 wouldn't work.

 Also if I have a theme option page to turn off the right sidebar, the
 option wouldn't work in template files from other plugins which extends
 for example the groups. If I go to the new group component the component
 template is loaded. The plugins are based on the bp-default, and so they
 add the sidebar. My theme option will not work.

 I think if the bp-default changes and moves the sidebar in the footer,
 many plugin authors would delete the sidebar out of the template files.

 If you like to have no sidebars in your theme, this would be difficult

 Or even if you want to have only a left sidebar and your theme has already
 integrated a left sidebar. You will run into trouble.

 This is actually another ticket, but in the default theme there is a hard
 coded login widget in the right sidebar.

 If I switch from right to left via css, I would stuck with the login
 widget. I believe this should be a real widget.

 I also do not feel comfortable to add the sidebar to the footer.
 But to be honest I think actually Buddypress shouldn't add sidebars at

 This patch is just for 1.3, as I hope it will make theme design for non
 BuddyPress lovers more easy, and more people start building their own

 In future releases, I hope the BuddyPress theme will change to come
 without sidebars, header and footer and just add content loop templates
 and widgets.  But for now, I believe moving the sidebar into the footer
 would make it more easy.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/3265#comment:2>
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