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How do I get bbpress pages to use a specific page template in WordPress?


  • mccawphoto2
    Member

    @mccawphoto2

    I just installed the bbpress plugin and it seems to work great. I am working on stylizing it to match my site. How do I get it to use a specific page template for the forums? Can I make the forums pull into a specific page that I create and then set a page template?

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  • bbpress checks for ‘bbpress.php’, ‘forum.php’, ‘page.php’, ‘single.php’, ‘index.php’ files in your theme directory. uses first file that exists in this order.

    You can copy your index.php as bbpress.php and make changes on it.


    smithgt
    Participant

    @smithgt

    Thanks – been looking for that answer myself :-)


    byeuji
    Participant

    @byeuji

    This is a beautiful solution.

    To clarify for those who might not understand immediately (took me a second):

    • go to your theme folder
    • choose the layout you want bbpress to use (full page, # of columns, etc. — whatever options your theme has)
    • copy the the corresponding .php file
    • name it “bbpress.php” in the very same theme folder
    • simply refresh the page and bbpress will now lay out the way you want it to.
    • Perfect.


    klogan2
    Participant

    @klogan2

    thanks for the clarification byeuji,,, very helpful,,, it still doesn’t work,,BUT I am investigating why now :)


    ace2five
    Participant

    @ace2five

    Hi, I’ve tried this but while it sets the page correctly here: http://ace2five.tv/forums/ and on most other pages, if you click through into a forum: http://ace2five.tv/forums/forum/bbpress-theme/ or here: http://ace2five.tv/forums/topic/topic-bbpress/ it fails to display correctly. This appears to be a header issue. I have asked on the theme thread but had no advice as yet.

    Theme is True Mag installed this week, bbPress installed latest version yesterday. Any help much appreciated.


    luisthegeek
    Participant

    @luisthegeek

    @ace2five, i see that you got yours fixed. mind letting us know what the fix was?


    ace2five
    Participant

    @ace2five

    @luisthegeek mine was a theme issue. I contacted the company I bought the theme from and they produced a fix.


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    great- glad you’re fixed

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