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  • mbenven
    Participant

    @mbenven

    Sorry to all aft you if this seems stupid but i really cannot figure it out. I would like to create my new forum with bbpress. I want to divide my forum in category and it has to look like my old one:

    http://www.tractordev.com/italiano/forum/

    How can i have forum with a category on top and the forum on the button like on my old one. So on the main page i can see al the category and all the forums in each?

    Please help me and thank you in advance.

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  • Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    go into Dashboard>forums

    For each forum, you can set it as category, forum or forum with a parent – see top right of the edit page

    So filo directo… and Prodotti… would be categories

    Richieste… would then be a forum


    mbenven
    Participant

    @mbenven

    thank you for the reply Robin. I did what you told me but i gett this result:

    http://www.tractordev.com/main/forums/

    where ask tractor dev is a category where request and suggestion is a forum. I would like to have my forum visible from the main page under the category so i can create different category with different forums visible from the main page as you saw on the old one. If i put the forum under the parent category then it will not be visible on the main page.

    Sorry if it seems stupid but there must be something I do not get.


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    no, it’s a good question, and I’ll be back shortly !


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    ok, try

    http://www.rewweb.co.uk/alternate-bbpress-index-page/

    This should give you most of what you want.


    mbenven
    Participant

    @mbenven

    That nailed, thank you very very much!!!!


    mbenven
    Participant

    @mbenven

    I have another little question, I have the sidebar on the side of my forum. I cannot find the page in my pages group where the forum is hosted. Ho can I reduce the space of the sidebar. Is there a way to do it?

    Thank you again


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    bbpress will use your standard page template.

    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

    for the order and which one to look for.

    But it is styling that will determine the width.

    look in your theme’s style.css for code something like

    #sidebar
    {
    padding: 20px 0 10px 0;
    margin-left: 545px;
    width: 190px;
    }

    and you may need to play with the content

    #content {
    float: left;
    width:500px;
    }

    If you just want it changed for bbpress pages, then try

    #bbpress-forums.sidebar
    {
    padding: 20px 0 10px 0;
    margin-left: 545px;
    width: 190px;
    }

    may or may not work, css not my strong point !

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