I am trying to integrate BuddyPress with my existing site to add a social/discussion area for our users. I’d like to have a unique header for all the BuddyPress-related pages, one with many significant differences from my main header. Unfortunately, when I build a new header and assign it to any of the pages that use BuddyPress templates, my site’s global header is what shows up. I understand that some of the pages (like the profile page) are individually generated by BuddyPress to match the user ID and I assumed that getting a custom header on those pages might be challenging, but I hoped to at least be able to assign the header to the static regular “pages” that are in my page list and appear as Specific Page options when assigning a header like Activity, Members, or Groups. I’ve been tinkering it with this project since before the 4.0 update, I’ve since updated, and had the same result with both versions. I was hoping the 4.0 update would fix it, and before I installed/tested it I had a little hope that I might even be able to get an alternate header assigned to the auto-generate pages via the new “Parent Page” assignment feature, but no luck on either. For clarity I am now using the most recent versions of both WordPress and Pro.
I can see a potential work-around by simply assigning my “social header” as the global header and using the snazzy new header assignment features to assign my current global header in an intelligent manner to existing pages/parents/items. That solution is not ideal for me since I frequently create new main pages, and I worry about the potential negative ramifications in the event that I forget to manually assign the right header to a newly created page. I also worry that there is a current feature I’m not thinking of or something I might want in the future that also utilizes auto-generated pages like BuddyPress where I would want my global header to be applied. Therefore I am hoping there is a way to assign my “Social Header” to all BuddyPress pages while still being able to use the Global Header feature as I currently am.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration on this issue. I’m very much enjoying the new version so far!