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  • lusitanoflickan
    Member

    @lusitanoflickan

    Hi everybody,

    I just installed bbPress yesterday and I am at the moment playing around to get to know things. I am a real dummy when it comes to this, so I could really use some help (no too big words and difficult explanations, please O.o). I wanted to add a forum specific sidebar and therefore installed the bbPress WP Tweaks plugin (would there be any better solutions?) As you can see on the following page http://demo.agxe.se/forums/ it works fine, but when I click to get in to the Forum it looks like this http://demo.agxe.se/forums/forum/forum/ The sidebar is still there, but since the content is centered the sidebar is being pushed down. I have the same problem at the single topics pages. I tried all the different forum wrappers and I am at the moment using index.php. How can I make this work?

    Thank you!

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  • OC2PS
    Participant

    @sooskriszta


    raphaelsuzuki
    Participant

    @raphaelsuzuki

    This is mostly related to the way that single post are aesthetically displayed in Twenty Eleven theme. It wipes sidebars and centers content, horizontally filling the entire page.

    You can easily address this with CSS:

    1) Search for ‘#primary’ (line 84) and add after:

    .forum #primary{

    width:70%;

    }

    2) Search for ‘.entry-content’ (line 109) and add after:

    .forum .entry-content{

    width:100%;

    }

    3) Tweak it to your tastes.


    raphaelsuzuki
    Participant

    @raphaelsuzuki

    Also, if you create a child theme, copy ‘page.php’ from Twenty Eleven and rename it ‘bbpress.php’ you’ll have more control over your forums theme.

    You can, for instance, register some sidebar exclusively to bbPress and adding it to your template file.


    lusitanoflickan
    Member

    @lusitanoflickan

    Now it works perfectly when I am at the forum page, but it still looks the same on the topic pages http://demo.agxe.se/forums/topic/test-topic/

    What do I add to the CSS to fix this side too?

    Thank you so much for your help!


    lusitanoflickan
    Member

    @lusitanoflickan

    I think I solved it! I just put the same code that you gave me in the CSS-file but changed .forum to .topic. Apparently the topic pages have their own class…

    I do however have another related problem. As it is now, when you click on the Forum-link in the top menu, you end up at a WP page where I simply put a shortcode to load the forum. This means that you at the first page now see the WP sidebar, which seems not so logical. I would like to end up at this page right away instead: http://demo.agxe.se/forums/forum/forum/ (Btw, does the URL have to be so long and with so many “forum”?)

    Any ideas?


    raphaelsuzuki
    Participant

    @raphaelsuzuki

    First, you don’t need that page with the shortcode to load bbPress.

    bbPress is loaded by the forums slug you defined in its settings page.

    You can easily and freely modify your menu with any link you want. Just create a custom menu entry linking to: /forums

    It is long because you created a page named ‘forum’, then named your forums slug ‘forum’, then named your forum ‘forum’.

    Just set your slug as forums, and your forums with category names: tennis, basketball, soccer, etc.


    lusitanoflickan
    Member

    @lusitanoflickan

    Thank you yet again! My problems are now solved.


    dprundle
    Participant

    @dprundle

    I’m having this same issue.

    When you say to edit the CSS file on line 84, which exact file are you talking about?

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