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Want to change default forums templates


  • lizat
    Participant

    @lizat

    I want to change the template used for my forums index and the forum itself – currently it is using a default that has a sidebar that I don’t want.

    I think they live in …/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/bbpress. So I can create new ones in my child theme if I only knew which to copy?

    Is there a list anywhere of which is what…. the codex doesn’t seem to have it. Right now I need to know the ones for:

    • Forums Index page
    • Forum list of threads page
    • Thread Page

    Thank you

    liz

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  • Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    bbPress uses your theme’s page templates to wrap the code in, so you will need to use a page from your theme that doesn’t have a sidebar, and rename this.

    see http://codex.bbpress.org/step-by-step-guide-to-setting-up-a-bbpress-forum/#8-make-sure-bbpress-uses-the-page-template-we-want

    So once you know which page template file you need, copy this and rename the copy to bbpress.php

    Place this file in the root of your theme ie wp-content/themes/%mytheme%/bbpress.php where %mytheme% is your theme’s name.

    come back if any of that is not clear, and I’ll try and help further !


    lizat
    Participant

    @lizat

    Dear Robin,

    Yes, that is all clear. I have managed to do this without breaking anything!

    Thank you

    liz


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    Great – glad you’re fixed.


    lizat
    Participant

    @lizat

    Robin,

    One last question. I am using a child theme to preserve changes. In this case can I put the file in the child theme folder?

    liz


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    Yes absolutely.

    1. A child theme is great because it preserves your changes
    2. Yes put the file in there – the child theme is your theme, so yes changes to bbpress templates should go in a bbpress directory in the theme folder.

    Do come back if you have further queries !

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