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Your suggestions are working great.
You know, as far as the new logo and the sign-in form…I’ve been trying to move the log-in, welcome, your profile buttons to the center…I assume this is what you meant when you said adding padding might help. But, I’ve tried just about every part of the style sheet that seems like it might relevant to those buttons, but no luck.
How do I move those things?
Alright…this is working great!
I re-added the banner (it’s 760 x106 but I’m thinking of making a new one with the logo and something that says “Home Page” and then linking that to the main site).
And, yes, I did use the code above to make the different cities.
ok… so I tried posting a link, but it doesn’t show…so
This is what I feel I have left to do to my forum…if anyone can help.
1. I’d like to add our logo with either a button that says “Home” or something indicating back to the main page. I tried to add the logo included in a banner, but it wasn’t aligned correctly.
2. I’d like to make the green lettering a bolder Color, maybe even change the size of the font.
3. I’d like to eliminate “Latest Discussions” entirely.
4. This message board is huge…Is there a way to anchor each city so we can put links on a page on the main site. Example: “Click Here To Go To the Chicago Forums” and they are taken to the Chicago part of the board.
I know I have a lot of questions, but if I can get the answers to them, I can go to bed.
Everything is going well in terms of building forums for the different cities, but…
Now another issue has come to mind.
I’m not registering users on the main WP blog, so I didn’t integrate bbPress with WP. Maybe I should have.
I’d like to get the header and the navigation bar from the main WP site. And if that’s too much of a pain, I’d at least like to include in bbPress my logo and navigation back to WP. How do I do this?
Hey thanks a lot.
And Chris and Fel, your tips made adding child forums easy – thanks.
Oh, wait…If I want to make a total of seven main themes (rather than just Chicago and New York, do I have to add anything more than this?
Yes! That’s it. Thanks for the code.
Chris…thanks as always and Fel…thanks for the encouragement…I’m figuring this stuff out…with a lot of help of course.
Thanks again all.
Yes…The link above is very much like what I’m trying to do.
I’m sorry if I’m confusing the names of the different segments, I’ll figure them out, but yes, I want each city to have their own categories to post in.
So, if anyone has any advice on how to do that so that it doesn’t look like hell, I’d love to hear it.
My other idea was to do a separate install for each city so in my directory it would be ChicagoForum, NYForum ect. But, I don’t know if that’s even possible and if it is, how would users be able to post in other forums without having to re-register everytime.
You should know, I’m new to this. I’m learning, but re-writing too much code and messing too much with the database probably isn’t a good idea just yet.
Thanks for your help
So, first of all, thank you for all of your help.
I guess what I was doing wrong was creating a sub-directory called “forum” and then uploading the bbpress folder into that. I think that changed the address when it tried to access the files. For instance, rather than being http://www.my_site.com/forums it ended up being http://www.my_site.com/forums/bbpress. My guess is it couldn’t find it.
So, what I did was, and I’m sure everyone reading this is thinking “Duh” was to create a sub-directory named forum so the address would be http://www.my_site.com/forum and then upload the bbpress “files” not the folder their housed in. Worked like a charm and even the sign-in page for step 1 looked like a WP sign-in sheet.
Thanks again for you help. I’m done for the night, but I’m sure I’ll be back soon as I try to set this thing up. Have a great night.
Well, guess what? I just went and deleted all of the bbpress database tables and deleted the forums sub-directory.
I’m going to do a fresh install. I think I should have installed bbPress inside the WP subdirectory and I think you and I have discussed this before.
But, I’m an idiot today I guess. So, if you don’t mind, this time when I install I should ftp bbPress to wordpress correct? WP is the main page (top level domain).
So the url would be what? http://www.my_site.com/wordpress/bbpress?
Or, am I totally off base here. Once again, I’m hosted by Yahoo and cannot make a .htaccess file and I will leave my mod_rewrite = false if that makes a difference.
BTW, I’m not going to register users on the main site, so there’s no need to integrate WP with bbPress.
Thank you for responding.
I figured that, but I wanted to make sure before continuing.
OK, maybe I should be a bit more clear.
For the install “Step 1” where it says
“Before we begin we need a little bit of information about your site’s first administrator account, and your site’s first forum,”
What goes in these boxes?
Do the * have to be the same as in the config file or can I change them? Also, is the description a sub-title or is it something that will be listed in search engines?
Thanks againIn reply to: I don’t register users in WP…Do I need integration?
Thank you answering what I realize was a pretty obvious question. I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing anything. Thanks again.
Thanks for responding Chris,
I haven’t yet made up my mind which way to go. My gut tells me that bbPress is better long-term. I’m also guessing that if my forum gets popular, bbPress might be better – in other words I’m thinking that a plugin might do the trick if the forum is doesn’t see much action, but that I might need something more powerful if it gets busy.
I’m pretty sure I can get bbPress installed, I’m now most concerned with integration, pretty perma-links ect. Making new files, adding and deleting code scares me.
Ok, I see that I can use same database…thanks anyway
OK, thanks for responding guys.
I think I’m going to go for bbPress. If I can’t do it or it just becomes too much of a pain, I’ll try the plugin.
One question though…It is Ok to use the same database as my wordpress right? It makes sense to me to do so, just want to be sure.
Thanks for getting back to me and sorry about the copy/paste. I didn’t know it would be a problem.
I really like the look and feel of bbPress. I’m leaning toward using it.
As long as it’s no harder than installing WP, I think I’ll be fine. My only concern is screwing up my database (not bbPress screwing it up, but me screwing something up).