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Mozilla Community Portal

This repo will contain all the theme files for the new Mozilla community portal.

Setup Wordpress and Install the Theme

  • Keep in mind that when you’re serving the site, your server needs to be running at the root of the Wordpress install. The URL in the address bar when you view the site should not contain any sub-directories.
  • During development it’s recommended that you use a local URL.
    • NOTE: If you have Docker running you may need to quit it, as it may cause port conflicts with Local or your virtual host.
  • In a new directory, set up a fresh Wordpress install (
  • Go to the Mozilla community portal repo, and clone or download the theme files. They need to go into the wp-content/themes directory of the Wordpress install you just created.
  • Navigate to this theme folder in your terminal, and run npm install to install dependencies.
  • Run npm run compile to compile the .scss files and generate a style.css file for the theme, to live update the styles run npm run watch.
  • Depending on how you are running Wordpress, you may need to create a new database for the site (or you can use the DB dump at the bottom of this readme).
  • Run the site in the browser. Depending on your set up, you may be lead through the typical Wordpress site setup.
  • Login to the site as an administrator, and go to appearance > themes and activate the Mozilla theme. It has no preview screenshot. ## Add the Theme Settings

Theme settings

Go to Mozilla Settings in the left sidebar to add the following settings.

Setting Value
Report Group / Event Email <Your email>
Github Link
Community Portal Discourse
Mailchimp API Key <a test API key>
Company Mozilla
City Toronto
State / Province
Postal / Zip
Google Analytics ID
Discourse API Key
Discourse API URL
Discourse URL (only on production)
Mapbox Access Token
Default Open Graph Title Community Portal - Mozilla
Default Open Graph Description Community Portal - Mozilla
Max Image Filesize Upload (KB) 250
404 Error Title Page not Found
404 Error Copy Oops, we got lost!

Set up Theme Menus

  • Next set up the menus Appearance > Menus:
    • Create 4 new Menus with the followign items:
      • Main
        • Sign Up / Log Out (#)
        • Search (#)
      • Mozilla
        • About (#)
        • Mission (#)
        • Contact (#)
        • Donate (#)
      • Mozilla Main Menu
        • Campaigns (/campaigns)
        • Activities (/activities)
        • Events (/events)
        • Groups (/groups)
        • People (/people)
          • Assign this menu to the Display locations of ‘Mozilla Custom Theme Menu’
      • Resources
        • Code of Conduct (#)
        • Privacy Policy (#)
        • Creative License (#)
        • Legal Notices (#)

Sample data

This is MySQL dump with credentials as admin/password with admin rights and plugins configured (as this readme) with some example events as host community.test.

Install Plugins

Plugin patched

Events Manager require a patch as doesn't allow with a filter to change the Booking Cut off date, as we need that the last day to attend is the last event day (+1 months as we have people that forgot to mark their participation) this requires a patch to classes/em-events.php.

Changes to do with 6.3 release diff:

>               $this->event_rsvp_date = gmdate( 'Y-m-d', strtotime( '+1 months', strtotime( $this->event_end_date ) ) );
>               $this->event_rsvp_date = gmdate( 'Y-m-d', strtotime( '+1 months', strtotime( $this->event_end_date ) ) );
>                       $this->event_rsvp_date = gmdate( 'Y-m-d', strtotime( '+1 months', strtotime( $this->event_end_date ) ) );
>                               $this->event_rsvp_date = gmdate( 'Y-m-d', strtotime( '+1 months', strtotime( $this->event_end_date ) ) );
>                                               $event['event_rsvp_date'] = gmdate( 'Y-m-d', strtotime( '+1 months', strtotime( $event['event_end_date'] ) ) );

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Create the required Pages

  • Before creating pages, activate BuddyPress. This will automatically create some pages, and reduce those you need to manually create
Page Name URL Slug Page Parent
Activate /activate n/a
Community Portal set to front page in Settings > Reading n/a
Events /events n/a
Categories /categories Events
Edit /edit Events
Locations /locations Events
My Bookings /my-bookings Events
Tags /tags Events
Groups /groups n/a
Members /people n/a
Register /register n/a


Auth0 Setup (only production)

  • Go to the Plugins page and activate the Auth0 plugin
  • In 1password there is a domain, client ID and client Secret in the secure note - configure the plugin with this information.

Setup BuddyPress

  • Activate BuddyPress if you have not already
  • Go to Plugins > BuddyPress > Settings
  • Components Tab
    • everything except ‘Site Tracking’ should be enabled
  • Options Tab
    • Set the template to ‘BuddyPress Legacy’
    • everything else here should be checked except for ‘Post Comments’
  • Pages Tab
    • Set Members -> Members
    • Set Activity Streams -> Activity
    • Set User Groups -> Groups

Setup ACF Pro (free version works)

  • Activate the plugin
  • Import the ACF fields
    • Go to Custom Fields > Tools
    • We’re going to import the field settings via a JSON import
    • In the theme files, there is a top-level directory called ACF, this contains JSON files with the info ACF needs to set up our fields
    • Under Import Field Groups choose the oldest file in this directory and import it.
    • Repeat this step for the remaining files, in chronological order.

Require various plugin settings and also to check the code about what is doing. The first step is required that you user accept the T&C or you cannot create events.

Dev instructions

Style rules enforcement

composer update # To download PHPCS
./vendor/bin/phpcs --standard=WordPress .
./vendor/bin/phpcbf --standard=WordPress .

Create a Dev Environment locally

Using VVV copy the file default-config.yml as config.yml in the same folder.
Next in the sites section in the YAML file add:

            delete_default_plugins: true
                - query-monitor
		- classic-editor
		- buddypress
		- events-manager
		- advanced-custom-fields
                WP_DEBUG: true
                WP_DEBUG_LOG: wp-content/debug.log
                WP_DISABLE_FATAL_ERROR_HANDLER: true
        nginx_upstream: php73
            - community.test

Download the sample data above in this readme, put in the VVV/database/sql/backups/ folder as community.sql.gz.
Now you can launch in the terminal vagrant up (check the documentation to install VVV).
After running you will have a working dev environment with database and plugins configured.


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