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  • mluther
    Member

    @mluther

    Wordpress version: 3.4.1bbPress version: 2.1.2

    How can our forum visitors register and log in to our forum?

    I’ve just installed bbPress on my WordPress-powered website. I opened up an incognito window in Chrome to simulate a visitor to our site. I went to http://ourwebsite.com/forums/. I don’t see any place where people can register a new forum account or log in.

    I clicked on the one forum we created called “General” (http://ourwebsite.com/forums/forum/general/), and I still do not see any place where someone can register or log in.

    Must I install some plugin or extension?

    Please help.

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  • DNBrawler
    Participant

    @dnbrawler

    You need to use the login shortcode and the register page template. Theres also a login widget available.


    mluther
    Member

    @mluther

    DNBrawler,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I dragged and dropped the bbPress login widget to the Main Sidebar. But I don’t see the login widget on a non-forum page or on a forum page.

    What I want people on our site is this:For those who are not logged in, I want them to see “Login” and “Register” on any forum page they visit. When someone clicks “Login” they are taken to a page which asks for their username and password. After successfully logging in, the user is taken back to page on which they clicked “Login”. For someone who clicks “Register”, I want them to be taken to a page that asks them for their desired username, desired password, and email address. I don’t mind if “Login” and “Register” links are not visible on our non-forum pages.

    What’s the best and most newbie-friendly way of accomplishing what I envision?


    mluther
    Member

    @mluther

    P.S. I am using the 99.99%-unmodified Twenty Eleven theme.

    (The one modification is removing the “Proudly Powered by WordPress” in the footer.php)

    Have a look at this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress-wp-tweaks/

    It will give you a different sidebar whenever someone is on a forums page and you can populate it with whatever widgets you need.


    mluther
    Member

    @mluther

    netweb,I installed and activated bbpress-wp-tweaks. I then added “bbPress Login Widget” into the bbpress sidebar. But i still don’t see it on any of my forum pages.

    So, in the hope of simplifying my problem, I am willing to have Login and Register links on all of my website — both forum pages and nonforum pages.

    But how can I make a regular sidebar appear in the forum pages?
    :-(

    Go into ‘bbPress WP Tweaks’ settings /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=bbpress-wp-tweaks and change the ‘Default forum wrapper’ to ‘index.php’ (it should be in bold text)


    mluther
    Member

    @mluther

    I made sure that index.php was chosen as wrapper in bbpress WP tweaks setting(screenshot here).

    I added some bbpress widgets into the bbpress sidebar(screenshot here).

    But I still don’t see any widgets or sidebars on any page on our website (screenshot here).

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by  mluther.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by  mluther.

    jaykilleen
    Participant

    @jaykilleen

    I am having the exact same issues aswell. Pretty much got to the same spot as mluther. I will keep trying and if I find anything else I will post back.

    Do you get the sidebar and widget when viewing /forums rather than /forums/general in your screenshot? And when you are viewing /forums/general is the sidebar & widget near the bottom of your screen instead of directly to the right of the forums?


    mluther
    Member

    @mluther

    In my previous post, I linked to images hosted by imageshack, but imageshack has blocked the images from showing up.

    I’ve re-uploaded the images to imgur. Here’s a post with revised links.

    I made sure that index.php was chosen as wrapper in bbpress WP tweaks setting (screenshot here).

    I added some bbpress widgets into the bbpress sidebar (screenshot here).

    But I still don’t see any widgets or sidebars on any page on our website (screenshot here).

    In my next post, I’ll post a response to netweb.


    mluther
    Member

    @mluther

    Hi, Netweb,Thank you for your perseverance with me. I appreciate it.

    No, I don’t see the sidebar or widgets when viewing /forums (i.e. ourwebsite.com/forums). See screenshot here.

    When I’m viewing /forums/general (which redirects to /forums/forum/general/), I do not see any widget or sidebar anywhere at all. :-(

    Here it is here for me http://imgur.com/a/mW7LM#3

    WordPress 3.4.1 – bbPress 2.1.2 – bbPress WP Tweaks 1.2

    Do you have any other plugins enabled or custom funtcions for your theme that could be conflicting?


    mluther
    Member

    @mluther

    netweb, thanks for sharing a screenshot of your forum page. You asked:

    > Do you have any other plugins enabled or custom functions for your> theme that could be conflicting?

    I think I partially figured out the problem. I’ve been using a Child theme of Twenty Eleven theme. After reading your post, I switched to the original Twenty Eleven theme, added a widget to the bbpress sidebar and now I see this:

    http://i.imgur.com/OmpgM.png

    http://i.imgur.com/z9ftP.png

    For those who haven’t clicked the links, I see the bbPress sidebar!

    Now how can I figure out why my Child theme is not showing the bbPress sidebar???? :-(


    mluther
    Member

    @mluther

    Dear Netweb and all other helpful folks,

    I looked in my Child theme’s folder and I have three files in there.

    1. footer.php
    2. sidebar.php
    3. style.css

    When I temporarily renamed my Child’s sidebar.php to sidebar.phpTEMPCHANGE, I was able to see the bbpress sidebar.

    I remember now why I created a Child sidebar.php file, and it is because I did not want any sidebar to show up when a website visitor uses the search feature. See http://wordpress.org/support/topic/archives-and-meta-widgets-show-up-on-search-results-pages for my post and people’s suggestions.

    My child’s sidebar.php contains this:

        &lt;!-- https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/1383cda0f1903ca0                     'monthly' ) ); ?&gt;                                                                                                                --&gt;    <!-- #secondary .widget-area -->

    What can I do to both:

    A. Keep the “Login” and “Meta” from showing up in the nonforum pages

    AND

    B. Make the bbpress sidebar appear?

    Thank you!enter code here


    mluther
    Member

    @mluther

    bbpress.org/forums/ editor messed up my child sidebar.php code in my previous post. My child sidebar.php code is pasted on http://codetidy.com/3282/

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by  mluther.

    mluther
    Member

    @mluther

    When I activate the unmodified Twenty Eleven theme and head to /forums/forum/general, the page looks bad.

    Please see: http://i.imgur.com/csEUt.png

    Thanks! Tips in here helped get thru it! I managed finally, to make my acct!

    at the top there is button to click to register and then receive email with password to log in

    http://www.xykoo.com

    http://xykoo.wordpress.com

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Xykoo/240258062743920


    KimberlyCharron
    Participant

    @kimberlycharron

    Thanks for the bbp-WP-tweaks plug-in suggestion! That was just what I was looking for. Now if I can just figure out how to set it up so people actually CAN register. I don’t want an open forum, I want registration required…I will continue browsing the help forums…

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