Using a BuddyPress child theme to ensure easy updating
We highly suggest learning about and using a “child theme” to ensure easy updating of your BuddyBoss theme. As powerful and polished as the theme is today, it will only get better as time goes on and we want you to be able to take advantage of future updates.
Without a child theme, you have to edit the core theme files to makes edits to the theme. However, when we release an update to the theme you will have to figure out where our edits are and apply those changes manually, making the update process rather cumbersome. Thankfully there is a simple solution; edit your code in a child theme. A child theme adopts all of the parent theme’s files automatically. If you want to edit a file from the parent theme, simply copy the file into the child theme and edit it there, and WordPress will know to use your child theme’s copy instead. This allows for extremely easy theme updating as you can safely overwrite all of the parent theme’s files without losing your edits.