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  • Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    Put the following code in your functions file

    function change_no_topics ($anchor) {
    if ($anchor=="No Topics") {
    $anchor=" " ;
    }
    Return $anchor ;
    }
    add_filter ('bbp_get_forum_freshness_link','change_no_topics') ;

    This will blank it.

    If you want it to say the same each time, just change the $anchor=” ” to whatever you want it to say.

    If you don’t know how to do any of this, come back


    cerf
    Participant

    @cerf

    Ok, it works. Thanks!

    But I have a forum with a very structured hierarchy, with many categories.
    I’d like to see the last post in Freshness column .

    Maybe it’s not a trivial thing to do. I’ll work on it. Meanwhile I accept any advice.

    Thank you again. For now this solution is fine.


    cerf
    Participant

    @cerf

    Sorry, it works fine: Freshness Column is OK even for categories.

    Thaaaaanks !!


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    No problems, if you’d like the last post date rather than freshness, use this plugin

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/bbp-last-post/


    cerf
    Participant

    @cerf

    Thanks!

    Now, I have a problem with GD bbpress Attachment.
    I’ll open a new Topic… stay tuned :D


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    consider me tuned ! :-)


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    so you are left with a sidebar that has lots in it except your custom widget?

    Sorry I am a bit confused – can you explain further or post a couple of screenshots showing the two different situations, and a url link to your site.


    mcleandesign
    Participant

    @mcleandesign

    Thanks for getting back to me Robin. The area of the site where this occurs is in the members section, for which you would have to be a registered member to view. (feel free to join the site if you wish…no obligation to remain a member). the url is thehinge.org.

    Here’s a combined screen shot showing that page without (left) and with (right) bbPress activated. We only have one other plug in on this site, which is S2Members. I considered deactivating it to see if it was possibly conflicting but fearful of what might happen to the userlist if I deactivate it. Being a live site that scares me.

    Thoughts? (and in advance, thanks!) d


    mcleandesign
    Participant

    @mcleandesign

    Knock knock, anyone there? been almost 24 hours…just wondering if I’m lost in cyberspace.


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    Yes I’m here, but all the people on this site are volunteers and we have work and life to do as well as be on here !

    I’m come back to you shortly !


    mcleandesign
    Participant

    @mcleandesign

    Thanks Robin…I assumed that was the case, but sometimes one never knows. I’ll be patiently awaiting. I’m pretty sure it’s just my lack of wp knowledge that is the problem…. and not bbPress. I can’t imagine someone hasn’t run across this yet. Anyway…thanks.


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    ‘Here’s a combined screen shot showing that page without (left) and with (right) bbPress activated’

    The screenshot wasn’t in your last post. Can you post it again ?


    mcleandesign
    Participant

    @mcleandesign

    Here’s the image…I think.

    [URL=http://s796.photobucket.com/user/mcleandesign/media/combo.jpg.html][IMG]http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy247/mcleandesign/combo.jpg[/IMG][/URL]” alt=”theHinge.org bbPress conflict” />


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    ok, I presume that bbpress is deactivated on the live site at the moment.

    I suspect that bbpress is using the wrong page template probably the one that the page “what the hinge” is using.

    Given that this is a paid theme from themeforest, so may have very complicated page templates, can you look and see what page templates are available that bbpress might be using

    see

    http://codex.bbpress.org/step-by-step-guide-to-setting-up-a-bbpress-forum/#8-make-sure-bbpress-uses-the-page-template-we-want

    and come back


    mcleandesign
    Participant

    @mcleandesign

    Boy do I feel like a fish out of water here…sheesh. I’ve been designing for 30+ years and just now moving into this new medium, it’s challenging me for sure. I’m pretty insecure about messing with the code on my own, but have some folks I can draw in to help me with this. But before I do any of that I’ll just throw a few more thoughts into the ring just to clarify. First, yes, this is a paid theme from themeforest as well as the pro version of S2, which is what my suspect is causing the conflict (due to other things I’ve read online. I’ve sent a query to S2 to see what their thoughts are as well).

    I guess what I’m unsure about in your reply above is about the page templates. The only thing I’ve done is install bbPress, click the activate button, and then the sidebar widget disappears. To test this isn’t template related I created a new page, not based on any theme, just added a full width panel and my set the page to show my left sidebar with custom widget.

    I previewed the page, which looked accurate, then activated the bbPress plug in and as suspected, the left sidebar widget disappeared. The theme still show the left sidebar space, but no widget is present.

    So, here I am scratching my head… feeling like a dummy. My first thought is, get another cup of coffee. Second thought is hire you to fix it for me <grin>. #2 sounds like it has much better success. Although, it doesn’t teach me how to overcome my challenge, so, I guess in the long run that is self defeating.

    Ideally, I’d like the forum to function within the space to the right of our sidebar, but haven’t even begun to think about how to even set up the forum yet, still trying to figure out why it’s messing up what I’ve already created.

    While you’re reading this (and probably laughing at my inexperience…which is OK, I laugh at myself all the time) I’ll see if I can decipher the step-by-step instructions. And, truly, if you want to jump in and do some private consultation I’d be happy to give you my phone number and we can talk personally. Don’t know if that breaks rules or what..but just thought I’d throw it on the table.

    Thanks for your help Robin.. I appreciate it more than you know…truly. Also, I’m going to be out of the office most of the day, so we may have to continue this conversation on Monday.

    d


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    Chill, we’ll hopefully work it out.

    you might (should) want to create a test site. Whilst that may seem daunting, it is quite easy to do, and once done a great way to test stuff without risking the live site.

    see

    http://codex.bbpress.org/creating-a-test-site/

    Couple of questons when you are ready

    1. The page you are linking to – this is just a members page, not a link to the forum pages?
    2. What is your forum slug called (go into dashboard>settings>forums and look for forum slug.


    mcleandesign
    Participant

    @mcleandesign

    Always chillin’… (doesn’t do any good not to). I’ve got a back up and will make a test site. In response to your questions,

    1. our site has two levels, one open for all viewers, the other for members which takes them to a page showing them a list (and links) to a weekly topic/images/questions… which I suppose one could call a forum. It’s these weekly topics I’m hoping for members to discuss in a bulletin board.

    2. I see nothing in our files that describes a forum slug. Accessing Settings shows options of General, Writing, Reading, Discussion, Media and Permalinks. So… not sure what to tell you on that one.

    One of my initial thoughts was a conflict between S2members and bbPress plug ins but disabling S2 still left me with the same results in bbPress as before (not showing widget). So, guess I can rule that conflict out. Which is good.

    Next?


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    If you’re not seeing settings>forums in the reading/writing list then either your install is faulty or you have a conflict – these can cause parts of the backend to not display/go missing.

    The easiest way to check would be to disable all plugins except bbp and switch to a default theme such as twentytwelve. If it all show up ok in that then either theme or plugin related, and you can start to work out which. However you may not want to do that on your live site !!!

    Maybe get your test site going, and then revisit bbpress ?


    mcleandesign
    Participant

    @mcleandesign

    I’ll get the test site up and get back with you. Thanks.

    d

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