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Splitting Forum into Sections?


  • WPDragon
    Participant

    @wpdragon

    Hi…Hopefully someone can help me figure this out…i am fairly new, so please bare with me. :)

    I have researched this heavily & come across a few topics – yet there has been mixed opinions on a solution….I am trying to figure out how to create different Forum Sections to my site…a perfect example of this is: http://loreschool.com/forums/ and http://teamoverpowered.com/forums/

    By default, it seems BBPress only allows you to create (1) forum index…but, how can I create another section to split up the forum into categories – such as in those examples above?

    I noticed a Ticket for this feature was created 15 months ago…but unfortunately it keeps getting bumped & not included into BBPress….this is such a common & familiar feature in popular forums, I am surpised it is not already part of BBPress..

    Any help & response would be greatly appreciated…Thank you!

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  • Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    WPD – This is quite simple.

    When you create a forum, on right hand side under forum attributes there is an option to make it a forum OR a category. Create it as a category, and then add forums to this category by making the forums and then making the parents of these the category forum you have just created.


    WPDragon
    Participant

    @wpdragon

    Hi @robin-w, Thank you for that tip!…Yes, that brings me one step closer to what i am trying to do…I did not realize the “Category” option helped section the sub-forums…so, thank you for that…I assume the look & feel of how the forum is divided to look like the examples above is all CSS type stuff….which is another challenge for me. lol.


    avgmatt
    Participant

    @avgmatt

    Did you ever figure this out. I have it set up the way Robin said and it doesn’t separate them. It lists the forums side by side under each category.


    WPDragon
    Participant

    @wpdragon

    Hi @avgmatt — Well, the category is kindda what I had in mind, but still wish there was a built in way in bbpress to structure a forum more like phpBB or vbullentin.

    However, if you want the Categories to not be side by side..and List them under the main forum..check this link out. http://codex.bbpress.org/layout-and-functionality-examples-you-can-use/

    If you look at #1 – it gives you the exact line of code to put into your CSS to make it inline.

    Hope that helps.

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