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  • feastoffools
    Member

    @feastoffools

    Hi there everyone, right now we’re trying to restructure our wordpress blog and bbpress forums to allow blog entries to appear in the forums via Bbsync.

    http://bbpress.org/plugins/topic/bbsync/

    Because of this need to have our blog entries appear in the forums, we’re restructuring our forums to tie into the blog entries.

    Check it out here: http://www.feastoffools.net/community

    Wondering if there is a way for parent forums to show all the entries in their subforums instead of showing entries specifically intended for the top parent category. Am I making sense?

    Or is there a way to lock out people from making an entry on a top level forum (allow only subforum

    Is there a way to have the top level forums count the entries in the subforums? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Right now this is the structure we’re looking at:

    Feast of Fools

    - Podcast (Gay Fun Show) PODCAST

    - Video (Our original videos) VIDEO

    - Photos (Our original Photos) PHOTOS

    - Mini Bites (Audio clips and songs from the podcast) MINI BITES

    - One on One (Video Blogs) VIDEO BLOGS

    Topics

    - About Us (Press, Appearances, Announcements)

    - Animals (Our furry and not so furry friends)

    - News & Rumors (What’s the Buzz)

    - Trends & Tech (How we are changing, technology & the environment)

    - Culture & Style (Media, Ideas, Recipies, Looks & Things that are hot)

    - Gender & Sexuality (Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Trans, Male, Female, Bi, Trans & Everything Else)

    - Health & Wellness (AIDS/HIV, Fitness, STDs, Diet, Nutrition, Mental Health)

    - People (Celebrities, Guests, Hotties & You)

    - Politics & Activism (Creating Change and the people and ideas behind it)

    - Travel & Tourism (where to go, what to see)

    Fans & Friends

    - Ask for Advice (questions)

    - Promote Your Work (links and samples of: Photos, Video, Blog, Podcasts, Designs)

    - Your Thoughts (statements)

    Support

    - Site News (Changes, Upgrades & News About the Site)

    - Listening to Shows

    - How to Post (Tips and tricks on posting in the forums)

    - New Listeners

    - Questions

    Feedback

    - Bugs (Report problems for the site)

    - Show Ideas

    - Favorite Moment (Time and Episode in a podcast you found fabulous)


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  • chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    > Or is there a way to lock out people from making an entry

    > on a top level forum (allow only subforum

    You can just check the box “Forum is Category: ” in the admin (Manage > Forums) and that will prevent posts in the parent (top level) forums.


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    > Is there a way to have the top level forums count the

    > entries in the subforums?

    How about this:

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/counting-forums#post-21338


    TechGnome
    Member

    @techgnome

    >>You can just check the box “Forum is Category: ” in the admin (Manage > Forums) and that will prevent

    >>posts in the parent (top level) forums.

    ?? I must be blind… I don’t see any such option…. anywhere.

    -tg


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    What version did you install? I believe the option was added in 1.0-alpha.

    Here is what it looks like in the 1.0 alpha versions:

    http://www.chrishajer.com/bbpress/categories.png

    There was a plugin available for the earlier versions I think.

    http://bbpress.org/plugins/topic/forum-is-category/


    TechGnome
    Member

    @techgnome

    Well, that would explain why I couldn’t find it. Not intending to be snarky about it, but doncha think that little piece of info was kind of important?

    No, I am not running the alpha. I never do. Doing that (especially on a prod site) just leads to trouble. I’m running the latest stable that was available a week or two ago. I’ll have to check out the plugin.

    thanks.

    -tg


    feastoffools
    Member

    @feastoffools

    Thank you guys so much for the feedback! Are any of you guys available (for hire) to upgrade our bbpress forums? Right now we’re running version 0.8.3.1 — really hope that version 1.0 will be ready to go soon.

    Right now I’d just like to get it to work with version 0.9– thanks!

    Another issue I notice is that a lot of our users don’t scroll down the page to post entries, and usually wind up putting the top category by default.


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    You could switch the display to list the forums up top and the latest posts on bottom. Just edit your front-page.php template file and move things around where it’s best for your users.

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