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  • Hi,

    I just installed bbPress and have it sharing settings with my pre-existing WordPress installation. Everything is great, but I can’t figure out how to add a link form my WordPress to the forums. Is there some easy way that I am overlooking? How about a sidebar widget for WordPress that displays something?

    I’ve been looking around this site, but I am confused about the plugins because I am never sure if they are for bbPress only or WordPress and there is nothing on the WordPress extension site.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Ted

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  • Just add new page with slug, as in the folder your bbPress installation.

    For example, “forums”.

    Ahhh… thanks!

    Didn’t know I could do that.

    Cool!

    Ted


    psychoo
    Member

    @psychoo

    Hi,

    I used your help, thanks! Any idea how to make wordpress recognize it as current page item when I’m in the forums?

    Thx!


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    Explain more please. What are you trying to do?


    pokerlover12
    Member

    @pokerlover12

    I still dont get how to link my bbpress forum from my wordpress blog?

    what is slug? i have installed both bbpress and wordpress, they now use the same database but not the same administration pages…

    thanks


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    To link your bbPress forum to WordPress, follow this:

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/link-to-forum-from-wordpress#post-15981

    Create a new Page in WordPress. When you do that, the page is assigned a slug, which is basically the URL it will be accessed at. If you want http://www.example.com/forum/ , you create a new page called “Forum”. That page will appear in your WordPress navigation. Then install bbPress into a directory on your server, one directory lower than WordPress, called forum, and when someone accesses that URL, they get your forum.

    They will never use the same administration pages.


    pokerlover12
    Member

    @pokerlover12

    i feel a bit retarded now but i dont get it…

    i have the latest version of wordpress but still i cant find anything called slug when i create a new page… i still dont know how to link the forum to my wordpress site…


    pokerlover12
    Member

    @pokerlover12

    it seems like wordpress deleted the post slug function in the latest version of wordpress?


    psychoo
    Member

    @psychoo

    Pokerlover:

    Slug means URL, but I’m not sure :).

    You have to change the settings/premalinks option to day and name. After that you can change the “Slug” in the Page management to whatever URL you want, for example http://www.site.com/bbpress/.

    After that your page links to bbpress, OK. But how you make it recognized as a “current page item” when you’re in the forums?

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