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  • peter-hamilton
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    @peter-hamilton

    Hello BB’s

    I am an beginner when it comes to wordpress/bbpress and have been playing around with it for a little while now.

    I am trying to create separate forums on my homepage, seperated by a unique forum/parent/category title like in this image.

    http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/853/p8hr.jpg

    Does anyone know how/if this is possible.

    I am trying (like a lot of you) to make bbpress a bit more like VBulletin and IPBoard, and this is/would be a major layout improvement.

    Thanks in advance

    P.H.

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  • peter-hamilton
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    @peter-hamilton

    As this would be a major improvement and many requests have been made for this, I want to keep this topic on the top of the list so it can get resolved soon.

    The image I added shows an example of how this needs to look.

    P.H.


    peter-hamilton
    Participant

    @peter-hamilton

    Thanks to a page of spam only threads on bbpress I added another reply to get back on top.
    Not a very busy forum this is, although I am an impatient guy…

    Will check every day until there is an answer to the question.

    btw, i did manage to get post titles of the last replies in my freshness link, like you can see in the image I attached at the start of this thread, this is a much asked for adjustment of the forums-list and I find it weird that a noob like me finds a way to do this when there are 3 years of topics/requests of this feature.

    P.H.


    Tecca
    Participant

    @tecca

    At the moment, the only way to get a hierarchy is to do it with template edits. I haven’t gotten there since I’m working on WordPress, bbPress and BuddyPress all at once, so I can’t help you out there. There is a trac about it here, though: http://bbpress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1958

    Looks like it’s coming in bbPress 2.5, if there’s time.

    How did you go about getting the title for the freshness link? I was actually going to do that last night, but I haven’t gotten around to it — so a quick heads up there would be awesome.

    Oh, and a couple of examples of bbPress forums I’ve seen with a hierarchy (in case you’d like to see it live):

    http://tamrielfoundry.com/forums/

    http://www.dev4press.com/forums/


    peter-hamilton
    Participant

    @peter-hamilton

    The two examples you gave are close, but do not actually show what I need, this link is more like what I mean.

    But, they did make me realize that the desired hierarchy can be achieved with a combination of css and selecting the right category/forum/topic order, and that the existing three levels (categories/forums/topics) is one too little.

    This is what I think is a solution.

    1.Create/give parent Categories a name to display as title in a new category header, remove all other data through css from the header, like the “topics” and “freshness” text since this needs to be echoed only in the next level of categories.

    2.Create categories in parent category and change functions and css so they show as a list under each other and include topics and hierarchy text.

    3.create another level of categories to act as main forums, here we include the freshness-links and topic count.

    4.Topics/threads are created inside the fourth level.

    5.remove the original bb-header to allow the first level categories to take over this function.

    I think this makes sense to me, will have to try tomorrow if this works.

    I can not yet make my solution of the freshness-topic-title public since I am working on a theme with this function included, I can not send private messages on the bbpress forum else I would have pm’ed you it as appreciation for your reply.

    You can send me a mail and I will send you the code but please keep it to yourself.
    seedism@gmail.com
    Here is a link to a live demo, this is a work in progress and site is not close to finished but you can get an idea of what I did.
    http://cultivators-forum.com/cultivation-forum/

    Peter Hamilton


    peter-hamilton
    Participant

    @peter-hamilton

    wow just wrote long reply press post and all is gone??

    came down to that you can mail me at seedism@gmail.com and i will send code to thank you for your reply.

    I am not yet posting it here cause I want to use it for a theme i am trying to create.

    preview here:

    P.H.


    peter-hamilton
    Participant

    @peter-hamilton

    Ah no links allowed probably.

    site to see my code working is www cultivators-forum com/cultivators-forum

    sorry for the cheeky link, dont care about visitors nrs, is a work in progress.

    P.H.

    ps. see if this gets posted here.


    zilveer
    Participant

    @zilveer

    Hellop,
    this is a very good thread.
    I would also like to see such a hierarchal feature on the next bbpress release.

    Any news about this?

    regards


    niuserre
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    @niuserre

    You can see news about it in the trac thread that was linked earlier, this enhancement has now been moved to 2.6: http://bbpress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1958

    You can also see how other people are achieving this: http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/forums-index-in-the-same-layout-as-other-bb-software/

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