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  • #11565 Reply
    Dror
    Guest

    Hi,

    Is there a way to change design the colours and backgroud on the search forms?

    The bps-form-default template’s colors are too dull and don’t stand out, and the forms is general are too big.

    Changing the jQuery UI Theme doesn’t help.

    Is there any option to change the style and design of the forms, maybe a css code or any other option?

    Thank you,
    Dror

    #11566 Reply
    andrea
    Plugin Author

    Hi Dror,

    You can change the CSS of the form elements, using the IDs and classes available in bps-form-default, or you can replace the whole form template with your design.

    Unfortunately I’m not a designer and I can’t offer specific advice, but you can find more information in this page:

    https://dontdream.it/bp-profile-search/form-templates/

    #11567 Reply
    Dror
    Guest

    Andrea, thank you very much for you answer.

    I found this BP Profile Search Plugin Review (https://bpcustomdev.com/reviews/bp-profile-search-plugin-review/)

    “Form Layout allows admin to change some styling of the search. Just make sure that you are using any custom template because it only works with custom form templates, not with a built-in template. You can change text and background color, show or hide display and placeholders, etc.”

    My questions are:

    1. How can I use a custon form template? I only have the option of the built-in template (the members/bps-form-default option) in the Form Template drop-down menu.

    2. Even if I change the jQuery UI Theme in the dropdown menu, it doesn’t
    change the form template at all. Why is that?

    Thank you very much.
    Dror

    #11568 Reply
    andrea
    Plugin Author

    Hi Dror,

    The review you found uses a Wbcom Designs theme, so I assume their theme contains the custom template they mention.

    I’m not connected to Wbcom Designs, but you can see a demo of their themes here:

    https://wbcomdesigns.com/themes/

    On a standard WordPress theme, when you change the jQuery UI Theme you should at least see different colors in your form. Did you remember to click Update after your changes? If yes, what WordPress theme are you using?

    #11569 Reply
    Dror
    Guest

    Hi Andrea,

    Of course I clicked the update šŸ™‚

    I’m using Seeko theme by SeventhQueen. The theme built-in search form looks nice, but it doesn’t work with any additional search fields I needed to add, so Iā€™m using your plugin which works perfectly with all the search fields I added, but no change whatsoever in the search forms colors or design when I change the jQuery UI template.

    Dror

    #11571 Reply
    andrea
    Plugin Author

    Unfortunately Seeko is a paid theme, and I don’t have a copy to study.

    Could you try temporarily switching to a default WordPress theme, and see if jQuery works as expected?

    Alternatively, if you have a test site that I can use, I could take a look and try to figure out the problem. I will need WP administrator access to your test site, and if you agree you can share your login details using my Contact page.

    #11572 Reply
    Dror
    Guest

    Very strange – I switched to BuddyX free theme and the jQuery template works just fine. When I switched back to Seeko – now the jQuery remains working fine – I can now change the jQuery with Seeko theme and the colors style and templates of the search forms change accordingly (it works fine).

    Thank you very much Andrea. I wouldn’t think of changing the theme and then changing it back without your suggestion.

    Dror

    #11573 Reply
    andrea
    Plugin Author

    Hi Dror,

    You are welcome! Sometimes software is like black magic šŸ™‚

    #11577 Reply
    Dror
    Guest

    šŸ™‚

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