Cosmic Buddy theme for Buddypress 1.2 available now

Hi all

Here goes the Rc1 of cosmic buddy for buddypress 1.2.
Please read more about this theme here https://buddydev.com/buddypress/cosmic-buddy-the-free-theme-to-turn-your-buddypres-to-orkut-style-site/

What it does not do

In current version it does not supports multilevel activity commenting


Theme:  https://buddydev.com/themes/cosmic-buddy/

Addon Plugins

CB Addons v1.1: https://buddydev.com/http//buddydev.com/public-download/cb-addons1.1.zip

CB Slides: https://buddydev.com/http//buddydev.com/public-download/cb-slides.zip

Bp Wire: https://buddydev.com/http//buddydev.com/public-download/bp-wire.zip

For configuration etc please see the post here


The only extra thing I have added is sitewide activity widget(since Buddypress has dropped it) and the Bp-Wire.
Be sure to put this line in your bp-custom.php


Please let me know the bugs, improvements and anything you want to say about the theme here.



PS: this theme supports BP Gallery, if you have access to bp-gallery, I have put the theme for gallery with cosmicbuddy, so you don't have to move any template files.

210 Responses to Cosmic Buddy theme for Buddypress 1.2 available now

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    • Hello,
      I installed the Cosmic Buddy theme and it is great! A few issues I am having are these:
      I can friend request someone but they cannot accept it nor can I accept theirs.
      Also notification does not go away. When I try to go to friend request it simply goes back to the homepage

      Any ideas?

      Here is the demo I built:


      I am using a brand new WordPress install on Hostgator with newest version of buddypress installed and also latest version of cosmic buddy theme.

      This is a great theme. Thanks for everything!

      • hi Gary
        Thanks for the comment. I will test it out today and get back to you. I don't think CB should cause any issue but who knows. will get back to you later again today.


      • Hi Gary

        I saw your site, looks great. i registered into it and got the activation mail.

        I am also using Cosmic Buddy theme RC2 in http://www.foein.com
        when i register into my site am not getting activation mail.

        Do i want to change anything in admin? can you help me ? please.

        Thanks in advance.

  • thanks brajesh. nice job.

  • Hi,
    I've installed the theme now. However, none of the top-menu links works. It just re-directs me back to the home. Groups, Forums, Blogs etc.

    How is that?

    • daniel,

      if you installed bp to use in a subblog, you should define it's ID as the main Buddypress blog:

      define ( 'BP_ROOT_BLOG', 66 );

      (where 66 is your blog id, check and replace with the correct one)

      also check and remake your permalinks estructure.

      • Hi Leandro,
        I just upgraded from BP 1.1.2 where I used this theme. Now when I upgraded to Buddypress 1.2 all links in the menu just re-directs me back to the home (groups, blogs, forums, members etc)

        • did you tested your new BP install with another theme? You get the same results?

        • Ok, I found the solution. I inactivated the backwards compability plugin.

  • brajesh,

    where's the sitewide activity widget? I could not find it on avaliable packages. thks

    • sorry.. I was using the old widget.

  • For all us out there who can't afford much, WE APPRECIATE your hard work and dedication. Thanks so much for all you do!

    • hi Roxanne
      Thanks for the comment. Money is secondary thing, the appreciations are worth more and help us to keep working 🙂

    • Completely agree! thank you so very much!

  • Hi Brajesh,

    The bp-wire plugin is missing notifications in the "My Account – Settings – Notifications" area.

    Thanks for all you do!

    • hi TM
      Thanks for pointing, yes, I think, I have missed the notification, will be updating that 🙂

  • Hi,
    I'm having problem with the Cosmic Buddy Login Widget. If I am at a blog and wants to login using it I get re-directed back to the homepage instead of to the blog. How can I change this?


    • hi Daniel
      I have already mentioned it on the original page, It does as the buddypress expects by default. If you want to change that behavior, open cb-addons widget file and change the redirect_to value with the

  • Hi,
    In a group I think the members "box" to the right is to small, is it possible to stretch it out so it fit's with the width of the top-menu?

    I've noticed that longer usernames is shown outside this member box. For example on: http://footballfantalk.com/players-teams/cristiano-ronaldo/

  • im getting redirected to my home page whenever i click on wire..how do i fix this??

    • are you using cosmic Buddy with bp-wire or you are using back compatibility plugin. Please disable back compatibility plugin and let me know the details.

      • I am using bp-default theme, no backward compatibility plugin
        does it work with bp-default??

    • You need to add the "wire" templates into your BP theme, otherwise the wire doesn't know which template to use.

      Download an old copy of BP 1.1.3 and grab the "wire" templates.

      You'll need to modify it to make it look nice in BP 1.2 though.

  • Hello,

    Can you give me the link to download the sitewide activity widget you are using.
    I can't seem to find it anywhere. Please Help.

    Thank you.

  • Any idea why after upgrading the blog link in the main menu (so right after "home") shows in the url http://…/BP_HOME_BLOG_SLUG ? And of course it leads to a broken page. All other links here are working, but not this one (wich was ok before).

    • This is a problem with Buddypress 1.2
      There are a few ways to fix this though.
      In your bp-custom.php, put these lines, and it should work.

      function bpdev_blogs_setup_root_component() {
      /* Register 'blog' as a root component */
      bp_core_add_root_component( BP_HOME_BLOG_SLUG );
      add_action( 'bp_setup_root_components', 'bpdev_blogs_setup_root_component' );


      • Hi,

        Unable to locate bp-custom.php file. So I created one /plugins/buddypress/bp-custom.php with above content and saved, restarted xampp, but still shows "BP_HOME_BLOG_SLUG".

        is something missing?

        • hi Rakesh
          You should create bp-custom.php in wp-content/plugins not in wp-content/plugins/buddypress.
          Please try again.

  • Brajesh

    I have a clean install of everything. my page stops loading at the very top when it hits

    thanks in advance

    • hi Alex
      I see it happening on your server, is there anything in the errolog, please let me know, Are you using wordpress/wpmu 2.9+ and buddypres 1.2+


  • Where I will install the CBaddon widget.

    • hi Soubhik
      It should go to wp-content/plugins and then you can activate it from wp-admin->Plugins

  • How do you change the fonts,colour & make the textbox round edges.
    I want it feel like this blog theme.

    • I will advise you to create a child theme
      In the child theme css, use the "#cosmicbuddy" with any of the selector to override any of the default css.
      In Cosmic Buddy 1.1, "#cosmicbuddy" is the id of body element, so you can overwrite any of the css easily in your child themes.

      Hope it helps.


  • Hi Brajesh,
    Thanks for all your work on this theme!

    I installed the buddypress plugin 1.2 for wordpress as well as a buddypress theme as well as eshop. It seems to be almost 100% compatible except for one error. I know you don't support compatibility with every plugin, but I was hoping you'd have a suggestion for this.

    The page loads fine at http://www.toronto-hardwood-installer.com (it's a test site before I install buddypress and eshop together at my real site) but whenever I post a status update as a logged in member, this error comes up. The funny thing is that the status update even works, it just prints out this error as well. Would you know of a way to fix it?

    Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter – headers already sent (output started at /home/gdub01/public_html/toronto-hardwood-installer.com/wp-content/themes/cosmicbuddy/_inc/ajax.php:142) in /home/gdub01/public_html/toronto-hardwood-installer.com/wp-content/plugins/eshop/eshop.php on line 1003

    So I'm wondering if you'd have a suggestion to fix the error or get the error to not appear somehow.. as everything functions fine.. just the error appears on the site.


    Thanks a lot,

    • hi Gavin
      It seems, eshop is using its own session handler not wordpress's. Try disabling cosmicbuddy and enabling buddypress 1.2 default theme, Does the error persist?

  • Hi i noticed i cant comment on activity updates in the demo site..how do i add this function?


    • hi Andrew
      That may be experimental, pleae allow me sometime to come up with the newer version of this theme. I am going to improve it next week with many thing and you will have activity commenting and everything 🙂


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  • first of all thanks for this very good theme

    but there is some strang things in this update

    every page in the website is ok except the blog page >>> http://daglawy.com/blog
    it says" The page you were looking for was not found"

    in the home page the blog url looks like >>> http://daglawy.com/BP_HOME_BLOG_SLUG

    i had to change the link from the header.php file

    it was going very well until i updated to the latest buddy press version and the latest wordpress mu version and this theme version

    so what can i do to solve this

  • sorry i forgot another thing

    the activity page is not there

    thanks in advance

    • hi again
      Yes, the activity page is not included to work as buddypress. It will be in next version. I have already mentioned it above in the post.


  • Hi Brajesh,

    Thanks for your response. I ended up disabling eshop because I liked your theme more than that plugin =)

    However, I am now encountering another error. It's a bit odd. It's at
    http://www.livingwallart.com and I have everything installed. Most things work, except I can't go to my own profile and I can signup under a new account. Links to blog, groups and forum work, but clicking on my own profile redirects me to the home page and when I try to sign up a new user, it just reloads the sign up page and no user account is created. Would you happen to have a solution for this?

    As a side note, if I create a new user from the backend in word press, but am logged in as another user, I can see the other user's profile page, but I can't see my own as it just redirects me to the home page and I can't signup.


    • Hi Brajesh..
      So in terms of being able to see my own profile.. I found out that since I'd changed my username on the wordpress profile, it has trouble finding my profile page which is a buddypress problem.. not a cosmic buddy problem. So sorry about that.

      But the other issue.. where no one can sign up at all.. seems to be a problem only with the cosmic buddy theme. The registration page just reloads and nothing happens. I'm using the latest versions of WP and BP and I'm using PHP5 with fastcgi.
      Any suggestions?
      Thanks Brajesh

  • I went to your demo site at http://bpthemes.buddydev.com/comicbuddy/register and discovered that registering there doesn't work either. Once you click 'complete registration' it just reloads the same page. No opportunity to edit an avatar.. nothing. Could you check your demo out and try to register on it? It didn't work for me at all and has the same problem my own install does.

    • Hi Brajesh..

      So.. I discovered I'm an idiot and it's working.. I thought it just kept redirecting me to the signup page.. but it does that only if there's an error. So it's working fine there.

      Sorry about that.

      • hi Gavin
        Sorry for not replying earlier.
        I am glad you resolved it 🙂


        • why it is not telling that error (in red for example )
          because the member won't have that patience if they don't know what is the error
          they will consider it the website's error

          please consider this in the next update

  • I am trying to configure your theme and I am running into one problem. The signup link (both at the top of the page and on the login widget) just keep bring me back to my home page. I can guess I should update my slug, but I am not sure what value I should assign.

    • Nevermind, I forgot to check the 'anyone can register' on the WP options.

      • hi George
        Glad you figured it out :
        My Mistake too, I should have disabled the signup link when signup is not allowed.


  • hi Brajesh,
    thanks for answering all these comments and supporting this free theme
    i will try to help you as much as i can

    in the pages even if you allowed comments >> no comments fields appears

  • hi again
    in the categories widget even if you check "Show hierarchy"
    there is no hierarchy appears

    • hi daglawy
      Thanks for reporting the issues.
      I will be working on them this weekend. Will be testing properly again and will get back with the theme.

      Please do report if you find other issues.


  • Whenever I activate my Cosmic Buddy theme my pages go blank in the admin section and in the site itself. Please help!

    • hi there
      PLease make sure you are using wp/wpmu 2.9+ and buddypress 1.2 with cosmic buddy 1.1 rc1.

      Is there any error log, please let me know, that will help to solve the issue.


      • Still waiting on the error (just activated the error log on my hosting server and it takes 24 hours to become available) so I will post that when it becomes available.

        I double-checked and I do have wpmu 2.9+ and buddypress 1.2 with cosmic buddy 1.1 rc1.

      • This is what was in my error log:

        [Wed Mar 24 18:46:26 2010] [error] [client] client sent HTTP/1.1 request without hostname (see RFC2616 section 14.23): /w00tw00t.at.ISC.SANS.DFind:)
        [Thu Mar 25 00:40:14 2010] [error] [client] FastCGI: invalid (dynamic) server "/var/chroot/home/content/h/d/a/hdadams/html-x-httpd-php5": script

        • It works without cosmicpress with only using the buddypress theme. I am trying to use cosmic buddy 1.1 rc. My server admin could not tell me anything about what might be going on.

      • Help anyone?

        • hi
          The error you have posted does not says anything about buddypress/cosmicbuddy.

          It says the host name is empty, is the server behind some proxy. I am unable to decipher this error, please contact your server admin, they can tell you the reason of error, and then I may be able to help you further.

          btw, does it work without cosmicbuddy, I mean with buddypress default theme. Please test with Buddypress default theme and make sure you have cosmic buddy 1.1rc1 not the old one from the other post.let me know your findings, may be we can find some more reasons.

  • I'm new to buddypress and thank you for your contribution to the buddypress community.

    I've activated the pluggins and show this error on the home page:

    Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in C:\wamp\www\mysite\wp-content\plugins\buddypress\bp-activity\bp-activity-templatetags.php on line 805

    Thanks for your help.

    • I assume you are using sitewide activity widget on home page, is that right?
      Does this error always appears or only when you click on one of the filters ?
      Please let me know, I will look for a workaround.

      • I customized the theme, so that could be part of it. I don't even see the filters. The error message shows up in place of the filters, like it's looking for them and can't find them.

        • Okay, the install was so new that there wasn't enough content for the filters to even appear. Sorry for the trouble.

          I added a group, which removed the error message.

        • hi Michael
          Thanks for posting here. I see it is not tested in bp-activity-templatetags.php whether the array is empty or not before imploding. That was causing issue.
          btw, this afilter has been dropped, so I will be updating sitewide widget to be using the current standards.


  • very important thing

    the text in h1 tag has the same size of the text in the h2 tag
    and both of them has no space between every line
    this photo will explain what i mean



  • hi
    in my account menu >>> the group tab >>> the create option link is not valid

    • The group Creation is available now from group directory. Please try yoursite.com/groups and then use the create links available there.

      • i know
        i am just trying to help to fix all the issues in the new update
        good luck

  • Hello,

    Thank for the Cosmic theme. It looks awesome.

    I have installed the latest MU version along with your Cosmic, however at some point it is showing the following warning when trying to activate the bp wire plugin as indicated: Fatal error: Call to undefined function: bp_core_new_nav_item() in /nfs/c06/h03/mnt/91568/domains/dacade.me/html/wp-content/plugins/bp-wire/bp-wire.php on line 52.

    Do you have any clue why it's generating this message. It seems that it might be a lack of compatibility between WPMU/BP versions along with Cosmic.

    I have installed my WPMU on Media Temple. Just in case this could have been an issue with the hosting provider. Although I guess it is not.

    Looking forward to see what you guys think of this issue.



    • hi Armando
      This plugin is not buddypress aware, so this might be the case when it is activated and buddypress is not active. Please make sure you have buddypress active when you activate bp-wire. In next upgrade, i am going to make it buddypress aware.

      The next update you can expect this weekend, or early next week(in april) .

  • ggg #

    Is there anyway, one can have a pop-out window of the user activity textbox, so that user can post comments from mini-window!

  • Hi Brajesh. A request to you. In the next edition of the theme please add a new feature to change the background of the profile page like Orkut does. It will be so good and allow site admin to create new backgrounds.

    • hi Soubhik
      Thanks for the suggestion. It is mostly plugins job to accomplish this than themes.
      But I will see, if we can do that, It would be great 🙂

      • Yes, I think so. And it will be great for a social networking site to do this. And my request is to let it free. But that depends upon you. 🙂

        And I was saying that I am getting trouble in creating bp-custom.php. Can you give me details of bp-custom.php and it's exact place. Give a visit to my website.

  • to consider in the next update >>>

    the bar under every post in the category page >> the bar that contains the categories in which this post is >> it is not showing well

    you can see what i mean here


  • I can preview this theme and things look just fine. All of the plugins are activated and ok, and I added the php file. But when I activate the theme it gives me a white screen (both site and admin) and I have to rename the theme folder to get it back.

    Any ideas?

    • Not sure. can you please check the error log and point what is there, may be we can have an idea then.

      • I am having the same issue with the white screen on the site and admin when I activate the cosmicbuddy theme.

        • Mark, I am sorry, but I am unable to help you as I Could not see anything like error in the server log you posted.

  • Or #

    Hi, I'm New with BuddyPress,
    I Installed your theme Cosmic and I found it very useful to my site.
    I have 2 questions:

    1. how do I display my Posts in the SlideShow widget ?

    2. is there any plugin for upload videos ? I want my users to upload their videos from their profile.

    • Or #

      OK, I manage to display My SlideShow photos.
      But I still need the video upload plugin/widget
      and I have another question:

      How do I make a child theme ?
      is there a free child theme for download ?


      • hi Or
        Creating child theme is similar to wordpress,
        Currently, cosmic buddy does not ship with a child theme, but if you guys can suggest some idea for child theme, certainly, I will be glad to add 🙂
        and sorry for missing your previous comment, glad you could do it yourself.

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  • Hi,
    I install Cosmic on WP-MU and BuddyPress with bp-wire, cb-addons and cb-slides plugins, everything works fine.

    I have just a little question:
    I saw in the DEMO that you have a "status" section in the "Site Wide Activity"

    why I can't see this ?
    I can see just "profile", "Friends", "groups"' and "blogs"


    • hi crzzyorc
      The status section is a remniscent of 1.0, since on the demo, I just upgraded buddypress, so the data still remains and shows the status.

  • it will be very good for seo if you replaced the "previous Entries" link with page numbering

    and we are still waiting for this update (i stopped working on my website until you put up that update ) so please act quickly
    and thanks very much for supporting this perfect theme

    • This weekend, cb 1.1 is coming. please do suggest if you want other modifications.
      Thanks for all your suggestions. I will put wp-pagenavi support as optional there, so if it active, you ca configure look as you want.


  • Hi,
    How can I create a page called blog who shows all blogs posts on a sub-domain? If I delete Home.php it shows all blogs posts but I want to keep the home file and show blog posts in a separate page.



    • You will need to create a page template.

      copy Index.php, name it blog.php, on the top of blog.php, put this line

      make sure it is at the top of the page, and before get_header.
      Now login to back end, create a page, call it your_blog_home, from the page template select "Blog Page" and click save, check that page and let me know it works or not.


      • Hi,
        Thanks! Which line should I put before get_header?


        • Brajesh,
          It seems that you missed to paste the link I should add?

          copy Index.php, name it blog.php, on the top of blog.php, put this line

          make sure it is at the top of the page, and before get_header.

        • hi Daniel
          sorry, That line was eaten by the wp comments.

          here it goes again.

          Template Name: Blog Home template

      • Hi,
        No it didn't worked. I choosed that template when created the new page, http://brunch.goteborgsfavoriter.se/your_blog_home/

        But the page is just empty without any blog posts.


  • hi again

    when installing the remove email verification plugin >>> the plugin that let users put there password stops working and the template doesn't show well
    see this
    in the Site Options >> the "Allow new registrations " option
    even if you choose " Only user account can be created."
    the blog creation fields still appears in the new registrations form


  • hi,
    the login link in the header is in every where
    and it links to the login widget
    the login widget doesn't HAVE TO in all the pages
    So let this login link links to the widget when it is there
    and links to the normal login page if it is not there

  • hi again
    another thing with the login widget
    when you are logged out the login widget appears
    and when you are logged in the login disappear
    but it's disappearing leaves an empty space in the page
    see this

    i think it is better for the widget to still there
    and just say "welcome, member"
    and some important links like his profile or his wire
    you can even make these links editable
    so every website admin put his own important links
    or different welcome message


    • I am working On CB and the structures are changing. The v 1.1 Rc1 was just something I did to make it work for Bp 1.2
      The coming update is going to make it much better and I am dropping all the deprecated codes and many things, which have a better alternative now(do not confuse with bp-wire, It will be supported in all version of Cb, as It is one of the most importent component for CB).

      I appreciate all your comments regarding CB and the issues.
      Please feel free to post the bugs here

      Agreed with you about that widget, It should not vanish as It does now when user is logged in.

      That will give better control on solving the issues.

      Thanks again

  • I SUGGEST to make the theme supports Category Page plaugin

    "Category Page plugin let you create connections between pages and categories inside WordPress, and allow you to use a page content as a ‘header’ for your category archives, so to have some intro text when your users browse that archive"

    just add this very small line of code :: see this


    week after week and we are still waiting ….
    may Allah help you

  • there is another thing
    Firefox vs internet explorer
    the theme in internet explorer has many many problems
    but in Firefox is just excellent

  • Hi Brajeshda, I am Soubhik Sinhababu from West Bengal. I have created the website http://bookmania.in and updated it very much. Please give a visit to it.

    Yeah, I was saying that in my featured-bottom.php I want to show my post from blog.bookmania.in but it shows post from the root blog. Please help me.

    And once more, my site's avatar cropping is not working.

    • hi Soubhik, I had sent you a message yesterday, with the link to pestabin, please check the message after logging in to this site.


  • please don't forget this issue
    as you didn't reply for it

    the text in h1 tag has the same size of the text in the h2 tag
    and both of them has no space between every line
    this photo will explain what i mean



    • It can be changed from css with line-height/font-size.
      I have been busy with some server issues this site had recently, so could not reply back. sorry about that. Please wait for a few more days, as we are in the process of moving this site to another host(VPS) and it is taking some time.

      I will keep an eye on all your posts and keep checking the things.


  • I've downloaded the cosmicbuddy theme and i've been trying to activate it but i keep getting this blank page, even when i try to preview before activating, i still get the blank page. I have repeated the process over and over again and i'm sure i'm not missing any file……I need your help. the site is http://vipsworldwide.com

    I love cosmicbuddy and I really wish to use your theme, i will be glad if you could help


    • hi Gideon
      Thanks for the comment, This problem is reported many times here but I am unable to find a reason.
      It is most probably dependent on server setup but I can't say anything. I tried to replicate it but unable to do that.
      Can you provide more details. Anything in your error log.

      Only the error log can guide us in right direction so, please provide it if possible.


    • same issue I was facing but now its fixed just by deactivating the plugin 'bp-template-pack' from admin side. You can also try just by deactivating your plugins one by one to check which one causing the issue.

      • Thanks for posting the information shaista
        Much appreciated 🙂

  • Once again with the full details of my problem. Yeah here is it:

    1. The images are uploading but not showing in the site and also in the site admin page also. And if I click on any image it just give me a error 404.

    if entered like http://subdomain.domain.com/files/2009/05/image.gif it gives error 404 but if i enter wp-content/blogs.dir/4/files/2009/05/image.gif the error 404 is not showing.
    2. The images are saving in the wp-content/blogs.dir folder. I have checked it.
    3. Avatars are also uploading but not showing for crop/site. The exact problem I sent you in the mail with a image.
    Yes, these are the main problem and I have checked the codex also. So, now please tell me if you have any solutions. If you have no any time just mail me the process I will do it myself. Ok. Please dada help.

    Thank you,
    Yours faithfully,
    Soubhik Sinhababu

    • i faced this problem before
      i can't remember exactly what solved it
      but i think it has something to do with the permalinks settings
      try to change it to the default and change it back to what it is

    • It's an issue with your .htaccess.
      Please take a look at mu forum, I think there are some replies about this.

      • Hello dada, I had tried to create the .htaccess by copying the contents of the htaccess.dist but it gives a ERROR 500 so can you please give me a correct htaccess. Please.

  • Hello,
    is it possible to use the bp-wire plugin with customized themes?
    If so, where can I get the bp-wire files?

  • New to forum and love the Cosmic Buddy Theme you created Brajesh; I have done everything I wanted to my site, but I am having problems with the Blog link. I’m using WP 2.9.2, BP 1.2.3 and Cosmic 1.1 RC1. I even tried the option: https://buddydev.com/buddypress/cosmic-buddy-theme-for-buddypress-1-2-available-now/comment-page-1/#comment-1378 it did not work for me. Please help. My URL does not say http://…/BP_HOME_BLOG_SLUG, it just says http://…/blog, which I guess is because of the bp-custom.php I inserted according to comment #1378. I put in the following info as stated on your site under wp-content/plugins. The only info I have in the bp-custom.php is what was told in comment 1378 except I added the at the beginning and end, respectively. What else can be done? Does anyone have another suggestion? I am so close to launching, which was suppose to be today 4/22 on Earth Day. Please help.

    • hi
      well, here is my earth day present for you.
      remove the changes you made to bp-custom.php as I mentioned above. They are not required.
      download the zip file from here.
      Unzip them, you will see two files, blog.php and header.php, (take a backup of your header.php and over write with this one). Put the blog.php in the cosmicbuddy theme folder.

      Now go to wordpress admin->create page, create a page, give it title "Blog" from the page template menu, selct Blog Page and click save. go and check the site.

      Let me know if it works or not.

      • Thank you, I was able to remove the bp-custom.php, downloaded zip files, backed-up header and overwrote other and put blog.php in CB theme folder. Now this is where my ignorance may come in. I went to what I think is the wp admin which I think is http://…./wp-admin. At this point it gets fuzzy because I do not have “create page”, but I do have Pages-Edit-Add New. I click add new. Title it “blog” but there is nothing to select to make it a blog page versus a static page. Please advise.

        Secondly, are you aware of any plug-ins that I can use in homepage-main-col1 to use as a blog column, which will allow for a certain number of words then go to more… to another page for full information for people to comment or reply? I will use site wide, if possible.

        • On the create/edit page, please take a look and find a drop down which says page template, in that drop down you will see Blog Template. If the dropdown does not show Blog template(which may happen as sometimes wp does not loads a page template if you are creating new page template in active theme, disable cosmicbuddy, enable bp-default and then disable bp-default and enable cosmicbuddy, the page template will be available).
          Just select the Blog page template for the blog page and click save, then view the page, It will act as blog home.

          For your second question, I am going to release a theme today and will be releasing a plugin to do that. So please keep an eye and check in the evening, that widget should be available here by then 🙂

  • Love this theme. Need some help. Does anyone know of any BP Plugins which allows for the creation of a blog post like the one on the “Huffington Post” website where the welcome window has a big picture with a spot to click to view the posted story line and/or comment and the side post (i.e col1 on cosmic buddy) contributor handle by the website admins can perform the same function which shows limited script and then lets you see more for full post and/or comments. I do not care if it is a premium plugin, just trying to find it. Thanks.

    • I am not aware of a plugin which does that. But today, I am releasing a plugin for blog as a widget which will use post thumbnails feature. so You may have something like the magazine layout. Please check back in the evening.

      @all, if you are aware of someplugin, please help here 🙂


  • i am thinking to make an Arabic version of this theme so that it fits to my website perfectly
    as my website is in Arabic
    how can i do that ( i know the basics of how to deal with code )

  • Check so mod rewrite works as it should otherwise your permalinks doesnt work as they should. Wich gives you a blank page.

  • hello Brajesh .
    tank you for your plugin , it's very usefull.
    but can i ask a question ?
    i have a problem with this plugin and cosmic buddy theme !
    you must hear about that , Interfere with theme layouts !

    how can i fix this problem ?


    • sorry !! i mixed up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      your themes with bp album+


      • hey Reza, that's fine.
        Just create a copy of bp-album template and put it inside the template structure of cosmicbuddy, you may have to change a few things tough.

        Please follow up with the bp-albums developers for what you need to custom theme it. I have not used that plugin, so I may not be in a position to help you regarding that.

        Still, if it has something to do with the template structure, drop a question here, I am always here to help 🙂

  • Brajesh. Where are you? We are missing you; at least I am. Hope all is well. Looking forward to your responses.

    • Hi
      Thanks for the comment. Getting back to your specific comments and replying now 🙂

  • Hi Brajesh,
    Thanks for contributing your time and effort for this great theme. I'm the developer for Group Documents Plugin, which I recently found out wasn't working with this theme. I did some digging, and I think I found the reason:

    The file groups/single/plugins.php is not included. This was newly added to the default BP theme for 1.2 and (as far as I know) is now the recommend file to use for group plugins. I've modified my plugin to fallback onto plugin-template.php (which I probably should have already done), but I certainly think you would like to know. There may be more incompatibilities floating stemming from that file.

    Keep up the good work.

    Peter Anselmo

  • Having problem with viewing the cropping/ previewing avatar at “change avatar” tab; It will load but I cannot see what I am loading until I switch page. Then it shows, but people think it is not working. Any solutions?

    • hi Steven
      There seems to be something wrong. Please check the avatar cropping with bp-default theme, is it working correctly ?

      • It did not work with the bp-default 1.2.3 theme.

        • hi Steven
          Thank God you commented now, I was just leaving from work for today 🙂

          If it is not working with bp-default, It means there is a trouble with the bp-installation.

          Please make sure to disable all other plugins except buddypress and check it again(just to make sure it is not a plugin conflict, most probably it should be this).

          Is there anything in the error log.

  • At the bottom of the Managed Themes page I get the following message:

    Broken Themes – The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name: buddypress
    Description: Stylesheet is missing.

    What am I to do? I tried deleting all themes and re-installing, but for some reason it will not let me delete the bp-default theme even though it stated I did.

  • Can anyone tell me where to find the error log

    • hi Steven
      Please check your server log either using the server control panel(if you are on linux use cpanel to check the details)
      or use ftp and look for the files called error_log(or with something similar name ) in the root of your site.

  • when i use site wide activity widget, i get this error Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /home/weindia/public_html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-activity/bp-activity-templatetags.php on line 805


    In profile my friends widget i get this error Fatal error: Call to undefined function bp_members_random_members() in /home/weindia/public_html/wp-content/themes/cosmicbuddy/members/single/right-sidebar.php on line 50

    Pls help me to solve this.

    • hi Kiran
      Thanks for pointing.
      I will check in the evening and corect the things. Will post back here again.
      btw you are using SWA widget which is a part of Cosmic Buddy addon pack or the standalone sitewide activity widget i released earlier lst week ?


  • I am using your cb addons

    • Please try to use the SWA widget I released las week. CB Addons pack was not updated recently, so It may have some issue.
      Here is the link to the plugin on wp repo

      Please do let me know whether it worked for you or not ?


      • Thank you its working fine now. One more question how to edit or add privacy policy & about us in bottom. Should i create new page ?

        • Glad to know It's working 🙂
          Yes, you will need to create pages and then edit footer.php to link to them.

          Hope tha helps.

  • I have another problem. when a new user create a blog, the default wordpress theme will show up. Can its possible to make cosmic buddy theme default

    • hi Kiran
      No it is not possible, since by default the theme name "default" will be used as the default theme.

      Have you enabled Multiblog mode for buddypress, if yes, just create a copy of cosmicbuddy,rename it to default(change the name of theme stylesheet to cosmic buddy default or something ), then activate the theme from SiteAdmin->Themes.
      It should be taken as the default theme for any new blog created onwards.

      Hope that helps.


  • Brijesh Bhai,

    CosmicBuddy is Awsome!!
    Thanks for that.

    I hav a question:

    How can i display ma posts in SLIDE Show Widget?

    Please reply.

    • hi Nistul
      You can select a category from the widget drop down.
      Then use a custom field "slide-image" for the images which you want to appear in the slideshow. That will make it work.

  • hy Brajesh i'm new with buddypress & i have some problem when using your theme;
    1. where is the login form widget?
    2. how to edit the registration page, i want to delete the blog details?


    • hi Jeremy
      The login widget is in the the cb-addons pack, install it and you will see the widget.
      For your other query, I am updating CB, please check this weekend for cosmic buddy with post thumb support and better wp 3.0 compatibility.

  • What I will do about this error:
    "Fatal error: Call to undefined function bp_members_random_members() in /home/bookain/public_html/wp-content/themes/cosmicbuddy/members/single/right-sidebar.php on line 50"\

    in the profile page?????? Asked almost 5times dada but no any reply.

    • hi Soubhik
      I am sorry if I missed It.

      For now, please delete the function from cosmicbuddy/members/single/right-sidebar.php, It has been deprecated from bp causing the problem.

  • Hi Bragesh,

    First of all I would like to say thanks a lot for this great theme.
    I just tried this theme but facing two main issue,

    1- All pages under top menu links show default buddypress theme.
    2- Also can you please explain how I can add three images in slideshow. At this time its showing just one image, even I have defined two different images in 'slide-image' custom field in two different posts.

    Thanks again.

    • hi shaista
      Thanks for the comment.
      I am sorry for delayed response. I am glad you solved it yourself(as you posted in below comments), If there is still anything I can help, please do let me know.


  • Hi Brajesh, great theme,

    I´ve installed cosmic buddy in the self-hosted version of wordpress, the one that is in http://www.wordpress.org (Not WP MU),

    is there a way to disable the blog creation option for all the users?

    thanks for the support

    • hi samec
      Thanks for the comment.
      For now, Please Edit registration/register.php, I will fix in in rc2 coming on 2nd June.


      • Hi Brajesh, thanks for your reply,

        can we expect the release of rc2 today?

        sorry but I´m just too anxious about it 🙂

        Thanks again for this great resource


        • hi ahmed
          Yes, I will be releasing Rc2 today. But it will be late PST, so If that is convenient, please check today, otherwise check tomorrow morning.


  • I noticed that the blog and the forum have a narrow range of spacing line. It makes reader hard to read since it’s too close. Maybe if the spacing line range is more wider, it looks more readable. Solution?

    • Daniel
      Thanks for all the comments and suggestions you have done for CB. This week I am trying to put another version of CB with all of these fixed/improved.
      For the time being, you will need to edit the css for this.

  • Hi, the slider widget doesnt work today. One month it worked perfect, but today not. All 3 images are among each other. Sorry for my bad english and for the bad description. Please take a look at my site.
    I didnt change anything and Ive tried to delete and intall the plugin again.
    Please help. Thanks

    • hi Marcel
      This is strange. I checked your site but the widget does not seem to be active there.
      Point me to the page, I will do my best to help you.


  • Sorry, but I cant show this widget, who doesnt work on my site. I dont know but some plugins dont work in the last days.

    I insert this widget for you, but in 2 days i need to remove it, for my members it looks not good. You can see that all 3 images are show at the same time and not like a slideshow.

    • Today, I will be releasing cb rc2, please give that a try. I will be releasing the new version of slider widget too. So, let us hope that will help you.

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  • unable to find bp-custom.php file. where it is located?

    • You will need to create it on wp-content/plugins directory if it is not present.

  • Hi there i am trying to work this theme into my newly installed site , i have dragged and dropped the welcome widget but the middle area seems to be empty for home page , any help will be appreciated.
    what am i doing wrong?

    • my reading was set to static page..Smack! ….
      i think a person like me will be back soon asking for more help!

    • anyone can tell me why i am getting this error?

      Warning: Division by zero in /home1/sometext/public_html/aifgraphics.com/community/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-groups/bp-groups-templatetags.php on line 69

      • hi Asmaa
        That unexpected error. try upgrading to Buddypress

        • The reason was that there were not any groups created …. again … SMACK! silly me 🙂 but i think it should tell me that….

  • I am having a blast off time with this theme , love it , i have one problem , is there a way that users can enter a text area which is editable and stays on top of profile?
    or if the text area can be added to side bar left side is empty and can be used…

  • hello Brajesh
    First of all thanks for the lovely theme and plugin,they work fine .It took me less then half an hour to make my first wordpress mu testing site running ,keep it up and thanks once again.
    I do have one little problem.
    when a user dont have any friends then i am getting an error message in MY profile page the error is
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function bp_members_random_members() in /home/clientsp/public_html/social/wp-content/themes/cosmicbuddy/members/single/right-sidebar.php on line 50

    the link of my testing site is
    you can register and check it yourself,if there is no friends then it is showing the above error but if i add a friend then there is no error.
    Just a suggestion,i think when the SQL quesry is not getting any data from database then the output statement is showing the error,
    Please help me in solving this issue
    thank you in advance

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  • I have installed cosmic Buddy 1.2 and i am unable to find the bp-custom.php file to paste the code also i am not able to add the create login in a side bar
    please help me out

    • hi Vijay
      If there is no bp-custom.php, please create a file with name bp-custom.php in wp-content/plugins directory.
      fior sidebar login, have you installed cb addons pack ?

  • Hi Brajesh !
    Thanks to you for you great work and a Special Thanks for Cosmic Buddy Theme and the addon widgets …

    I'm using :
    Wordpress 3.0
    Buddypress 1.2.5
    Buddypress Wire 1.0
    CB addons (by you)
    CB Slide Show (by you)

    I have four issues ….
    1. BP-wire doesn't show notification in the "My Notification" area at the top bar .

    2. The main menu "Home Blog Members Groups Blogs" ; when I clock on the "Blog" it shows
    'Page Not Found The page you were looking for was not found.'
    and also on the right side it says login to add widget to this column . What is this page for ? and in admin panel in widget area which coloum I should use to add widget to this page ?

    3. At the end of the main page of this theme , where there is From our Blogs , Recent Comments , Tags , If I want to add some other wigdet there then how should I do that ?

    4. When I go to any particular blog page it displays in the wordpress 3.0 default 2010 theme , is there any way to add some other theme ? (I have tried using "constructor.1.0.6" theme but that didn't worked)

    Thank You .

    P.s. I am very new to wordpress/buddypress/cosmic buddy theme , I have searched solutions for these four issues but didn't find any (may be my way of searching was not right) , so I'm writing you here .

    • hi anindraray
      Thanks for the comment and the questions.
      1. I ssume you are using bp-wire plugin from buddydev, is that right, if yes, then the notification was not a part of it. I am going to release a version today with notification in it.

      2. You are right about the "blog" slug, please use cosmic buddy rc2. It includes a blog page template. To enable blog page, here is a tutorial

      3.for that, currently you will need to edit featured-footer.php
      4. That's the way wpms/mu works. by default the 2010 will be activated as default theme. you can use this awesome plugin for handling it

      Hope it helps.

  • Hi, I appreciate your work on this theme and helping everyone.
    I have a question.. I downloaded the theme and cannot get it to show up. I am sure I cannot be the Only person with this message but I search BuddyPress site and this one and did not find the answer. This is the error I receive:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare bp_dtheme_ajax_querystring() (previously declared in /home/secti4/public_html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp-default/_inc/ajax.php:20) in /home/secti4/public_html/wp-content/themes/cosmicbuddy/_inc/ajax.php on line 63

    Can you please assist me in correcting this.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi B,
      The problem is you seem to use cosmicbuddy as child theme of bp-default which it is not. Please get a fresh copy of cosmic buddy and activate it, it will work.

  • Hi Brajesh.
    Thanks a lot for your great work.

    I saw your cosmic buddy demo and looks great. Now i am using cosmic buddy1.1 rc2 theme in my site http://www.foein.com

    Iam using

    Registration or signup pages is not working. May i know why this problem exiting.

    waiting for your reply.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Zest, Please enable the registration.

      If you are on wp3 multisite, Go to SuperAdmin->Options and enable registration.
      If you are on Single wp, you can enable it from Settings->General and check "Anyone can register". That should solve the issue.

      Hope it helps.

      • Hi Brajesh

        Now my registration problem is fixed. Thank you so much. but when i register into the site am not getting the activation mail or its getting late.

        Thanks to you once again and thanks for your great theme.

  • Hi Brajesh

    Now my registration problem is fixed. Thank you so much. but when i register into the site am not getting the activation mail or its getting late.

    Thanks to you once again and thanks for your great theme.

  • Hi Brajesh

    where are you ? am waiting for your reply.

    am not getting activation mail when i register into the site. what should i change ?

    All others are working fine.

    Please reply me.

    • hi Zest, I am sorry for delayed reply.

      The activation mail depend on your webserver and there are many web host which do not use standard port, so mail will not be sent.

      This is not a theme specific thing but depends on php mail() function, which may not be working well.

      The easiest way to make the activation email work is configure smtp.
      here is a plugin to enable and configure that

      hope that helps.

  • Hello Brajesh. First I want to thank you for your such effort to build and make it free. I am using this theme. It's really nice and i got what i was expecting. but i have some issues like
    1. I am little confused in showing the site wide activity. I have downloaded the wire add-on and activated it in my site. but still i m not getting any widget to show the activity on the page, rather i lost the site-wide-posts display on my site.
    2. I want to change the style or some colors. so please tell me how to do that.

    • Hi Pratyusa,
      I am sorry I could nopt reply earlier.

      Please download the sitewide activity widget from plugins section here. You will need to use that for showing sitewide activity.
      For changing the styles, the best way is to create a child theme and use firebug to find the css you want to change.

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  • Hi! I'm using this version of the theme but when I recently upgrade my WordPress to 3.2.1,the widget section is no longer functioning. Each time I clicked the widgets, the page refreshes and I can't edit/see the content in that particular area which are previously working. Do you have any update on the theme? Any prompt response from you will be very much appreciated. Thanks!

  • I also wonder if it's imperative that I use the WPMU and buddypress always? I'm using WordPress 3.2.1 actually with Buddypress 1.2.9 and Wp-ecommerce 3.8.5 plugins.

  • Fantastic looking theme – thank you so much for all you hard work.

    However, have run into a problem – the log in link for front end users is not linking to the log in page but to /#login-form. I thought I might have loaded the theme into the wrong file, but doesn't seem to affect this issue.

    Any ideas?



  • Tell me when i click create account it was not transfer to page to registration please help me.how can link a registration.php

  • do any one know why i cant drag the widgets after activating Cosmic Buddy Theme

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  • Download link going to 404 page

    • Hi Rajesh,
      I have just updated the download link for the theme and will be uploading the addons tomorrow.

      Thank you