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In reply to: Migrating Posts from BBPress to WordPress
There is a thread discussing export capabilities for bbPress, where the project “bbxf.org” is mentioned by chrishajer. Maybe you can ask him there, if the alpha version of the plugin they have on Google Code can be used for your purposes. That is, export bbPress as an XML file and import it into WordPress.
The alpha version can be also found on the site of one of the developers, Dan Larkin.
You could give it a try with a fresh “test” install of WP, and a full bbPress database backup…In reply to: Forums as Comment engine?
Take a look at this plugin, to synchronize WordPress and bbPress
This is the WordPress end of the plugin
Both have to be installed, one in bbPress and the other one in WP, to functionIn reply to: Help with css layout
The problem is with the menu tabs. If you cut the html part out, the heading aligns fine.
I tried some css changes, but to no avail. Really odd… in any event, the problem seems to fix itself if you add a div with some height (40px), like this:
<div id="blog-menu" class="clearfix">
<li class="about"><a href="/about-2">About</a></li>
<li class="join"><a href="/join">Join</a></li>
<li class="blog"><a href="/blog">Blog</a></li>
<li class="contact"><a href="/contact">Contact</a></li>
<li class="wiki"><a href="/wiki">Member - Wiki</a></li>
<li class="forum"><a href="/forum">Member - Forum</a></li>
There must be some other solution, but at least there is a quick fix for now, and you know where to look for the source of the issue.
Hope this helps.In reply to: Allow users to post comments without logging in.
@ Austin – a.k.a. Il Filosofo
I am also eagerly waiting in line for the official release of this plugin!
@ fifthhouse – Yes, chrishajer and I were talking about the same file! Great that you got that to work.
Regarding integration, yes, by “normal” I mean just sharing the users tables in the database and cookies. Deep integration loads WP into bbPress. It is better explained here, under “Functions” https://bbpress.org/documentation/integration-with-wordpress/
The plugin seems to work even if there is no integration, though. From the description page:
“Even if your bbpress is not integrated with your wordpress. U still can use this plugin with a little change on the option page.”
I am using this plugin, with just normal integration, to call the forum latest posts in the sidebar of my blog, and it works great.
I believe that the issue was the reverse, that is: how to add the blog menu onto the forum.
If this is the case – the way I have done it – you edit header.php of your forum theme and add the menu tabs there, to match the ones of your blog. Make sure it is a custom theme and add it to my-templates folder, or you will lose it when you upgrade bbPress next time (if left as the default Kakumei).
<div id="header" role="banner">
you add the html for the tabs (for id “navigation” add it to the style sheet). For example:
<div id="header" role="banner">
<li><a href="blog url" title="Main Blog">Blog</a></li>
<li><a href="forum url" title="Forums">Forums</a></li>
<li><a href="another page url" title="Whatever Page">Whatever Page</a></li>
<li><a href="contact page url" title="Contact Me">Contact Me</a></li>
<li><a href="about page url" title="About">About</a></li>
Hope this helps.
When I edited the Kakumei files, I recreated a sidebar to match the look of the blog with the forum tags and other stuff (blog latest posts, etc.), but without the widgets. The look still matches the blog, though the content of the sidebar is different. Whatever you have as text widgets in the blog you can always hard code in the forum sidebar.
The “sidebar” is in front-page.php, under
<div id=”hottags” role=”main”>
hard code any sidebar content there, then match the css in the stylesheet. You can even float the div to the right, rather than the left, depending on your blog’s theme.
@ Marius – If you create a wordpress page with the same name of the directory where the forum is, it will automatically take you there, because the directory overrides the page.
If the forum is in a directory called “forums”, just create a page called “forums” and publish. The tab will appear in the blog menu as a new page and when you click on it, it will take you straight to the forums. I have done it this way too.
Theme the forums like your wordpress template, like Ipstenu and gerikg have suggested and it will look perfectly integrated. To do this, you can use the Kakumei default theme, edit the header and footer files to look like the blog header and footer (background image, etc.), and match the css in the stylesheet where needed.
Hope this helps.In reply to: bbPress 1.0.2 and bbPress 0.9.0.6 released
I forgot to deactivate all plugins prior to upgrading to latest version (from 1.0.1), but everything seems to work fine… is deactivation a vital step?
Ipstenu, currently when I upgrade, I skip the part where I have to recreate the bb-config file through the installer, and just keep the old one. It seems to work fine that way, or am I missing something that a new installation would do?
Basically, this is what I do:
1 – Deactivate all plugins
2 – Keep ‘my templates’, ‘my plugins’, bb-config.php, .htaccess
3 – Delete everything else and replace with the new files
4 – Go to admin dashboard and reactivate all plugins.
Seems to work fine.
Thank you for the clarification. I have now reactivated the plugin. It is indeed necessary to enter the bb-admin area, when logging in from WordPress.
_ck_, I was fully aware when I upgraded, which I did first on a test install. I am glad I did. Everything works beautifully and it was worth it. All the plugins I am using are working fine. There is only this minor glitch and I thought it was clear enough that I understood you are not supporting the plugins with the new version, and that the question was not addressed to you, not to bother you. I said it’s understandable that you are not, and in no way I was expecting that you drop everything, nor I was thinking that I knew any better.
I am very grateful for the plugins you have written and that I am still using on 1.0. There is nothing wrong with asking if other testers (starting from the alpha) are also using the anonymous feature and if the display name was working for them. It’s a support forum, after all!
I do have all the keys set, including the nonce key.
In the bb-config file you will find this url
where it will define all the secret keys for you automatically
I simply copied and pasted.
Or you can use the ones defined on the wordpress end, as per the link on the wp-config file
Whichever ones you end up using, make sure the strings match in both config files. See if this makes it work for you.
Edit: Never mind, I noticed you fixed it, while I was posting. Maybe this info can be useful in other cases.
I am confused about the use of the plugin, now. Everything works fine when deactivating it, but as the description of the plugin says … “it is also necessary to setup this plugin so that WordPress can set a couple of extra cookies which are required”.
I am not sure what the extra cookies do, if things work fine without the plugin. Is there no longer a need for these extra cookies in v. 1.0? Were they required only in the prior versions of bbPress?In reply to: bbPress 1.0 released
Works beautifully! Just in case this could help… when upgrading from rc-3, I didn’t have to run the installer again (though I tried, following the upgrading instructions). Because it did not create a new config file though it said it did, I renamed back the old one, said no upgrade was necessary, and everything is running fine.
The interface looks fantastic, and out of 23 active plugins, only a minor issue with one (Post Meta not using the ‘display name’ on the front page, though it works fine). Sam, thank you for releasing 1.0!!!
citizenkeith… interesting, I am also using Simple Onlinelist. When I activated all plugins, the recount continued working, so I couldn’t figure out which one it was. After reading your post, I just tried the recount again (after new posts), and again it wasn’t working. I will also switch to Members Online, now. Thank you!
Quick update, if this can help anyone. It is a plugin conflict issue. When I deactivated all plugins, and tried the recount again, it worked without a glitch.
I am having the same problem as citizenkeith.
I tried the recount, hoping to fix my display name not showing on the front page. I got the same results as indicated above.In reply to: Final release candidate 1.0-RC-2 is available.
If it wasn’t for Ipstenu mentioning to dump cookies and cache, I would have gone insane trying to log in after upgrade. This is vital info that may be worth adding to the upgrading instructions, and makes it quicker to get in the admin area and reactivate the plugins (or else, one is stuck with a broken looking forum)
Loving the new admin interface of the 1.0 version to match WP!