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Hack to remove /forums/forum/

  • Is there a way to remove the second “forum” from urls? I have setup my forum just like this one, mysite.com/forums/’forum’- seems unnecessary.

    Also is there a way to remove /topic/ from posts? It would be nice if everything was off the root like WP.

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  • _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    If you did what you want to do,

    bbPress would have no way to tell if

    example.com/welcome-everyone

    was a sub-forum or a topic.

    In WP you need some way to determine if something is an archive view vs a post. ie. example.com/archives/monthly vs. example.com/monthly (which would be a post) It’s the same logic with bbpress.

    However it might be possible someday to easily change /forum/ and /topic/ to something else. Removing them is impossible.

    If you move bbpress to your webroot, you will get rid of /forums/ but it cannot co-exist with bbpress in that way as you cannot have two index files (without super-integration which is ill advised).

    BackPress might solve this however someday.

    Thanks for the post…


    mrhoratio
    Member

    @mrhoratio

    TheSage, there’s a solution for your problem now at this thread:

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/nicer-slug-url-rewrite-plugin-done

    and someone’s turned it into a plugin here:

    http://www.technospot.net/blogs/how-to-remove-forum-and-topic-keyword-from-bbpress-url/


    willyhoops
    Member

    @willyhoops

    I tried this and it has not gone. I downloaded .rar file at http://www.technospot.net/blogs/how-to-remove-forum-and-topic-keyword-from-bbpress-url/

    (thankfully winzip can open .rar files), and copied the two files “.htaccess” and “remft.php”, and then run the plugin from admin but it made no difference. The first time I ran it I may have forgotton the .htaccess file. Any suggestions what now please?

    My forum is at http://www.willyhoops.com/bbpress

    Also, I am totally new to this but searching for “remove hot tags” got me nothing. Not sure why they have added that by default but obviously I have to remove it. Can anyone tell me how to do that please?

    Ahh gee, you can’t delete a post. I think I have totally messed up. This pluging does not remove the forum it does something else.

    Man I have been done! The default install is hopless and there is no info on how to change anything. This is a pro product only but it did not give that impression at all. I though I would have a simple little forum like the one here and it would all be easy. Instead I lost two hours of my Saturday.

    “So let’s get started. Download, install, and you’re on your way!”. Yea right

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