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In reply to: Moderate forum?
Thank you. Excellent answer. But let me extend the question, please. Is there no way to moderate the forum in the sense of reserving the right to approve submissions before they are posted?
Thanks. However, somehow I am not getting the intended result. Could you please tell me what I might be doing wrong?
I created (for my somewhat silly example) a Chevrolet forum. I hovered over it and saw: http://www.sitename/wp-admin/post.php?post=492&action=edit (where “sitename” is the name of my site).
I then went to the Chevrolet page on my site where the Chevrolet forum is intended to appear after my editorial note on Chevrolets. I entered: [bbp-single-forum id=492]. When I click on Visit Site and navigate to the Chevrolet page, I see the Chevrolet forum, but the login screen of my Home page somehow overlays this forum. How can I prevent this overlay? Perhaps something about the forum defaults to the Home screen since the forum has no parent. The only parent that I could assign to the Chevrolet forum would be another forum.
The Home screen also overlays my other forums. All that works as expected is the GM page that I created from Dashboard . . . All Pages . . . Add New. I then pasted on this page [bbp-forum-index], and when I click on Visit Site and navigate to this GM page, it does what I want–I see links to all the forums. But after clicking on any link to a forum, I see the Home screen overlay.
Thanks to you, I am beginning to understand. Good job. However, I may not have described my objective sufficiently. For simplicity let me start over.
On a single site, I want a different forum for each of my main menu topics. I will give an exaggerated example. If I were to have a site called “Cars,” I might have a menu for GM with separate pages for Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, etc. And I might have a Ford menu with Ford models, etc. The Chevrolet page will begin with a certain amount of editorial content by me, and at the end of my editorial content (which may continue for several pages), I would like the Chevrolet forum to begin or at least have a link to a child page where this forum is located. The Buick, Cadillac, and Ford pages should have the same format—e.g. Buick editorial pp. followed by the Buick forum, Cadillac content followed by the Cadillac forum, etc. The user who finishes reading about Fords, for example, might next go a top menu called “Nissan” or its submenu, “Nissan Forum.”
Maybe at some point I would want a single page listing all the different forums with hotlinks to them. Your note about creating a GM page would seem to embody this idea, which is clever.
Meanwhile, however, can I list only one forum at a time? Users who read about Chevrolets should find only the Chevrolet forum at the end the pages that appear after the user clicks a top menu called “Chevrolet.” But links to all my forums automatically appear together when I want, say, only the Chevrolet forum to be shown. If I have 70 car models and 70 car forums, I would not want to list all 70 forum links every time that one finishes reading about a particular car.
I know how to create child pages if that is what you would recommend, but how can I avoid the repetitious listing of all the forums or else stick this information in a button? A button to the effect “See other forums,” in fact, might have merit as a table of contents to the all the other forums—similar to your GM page.In reply to: Adding a topic?
Thank you. It looks like adding content was the solution. We can close the chapter on this point or delete the thread if there is some way to do so.
You are brilliant, and thanks, too, for answering my other query, to which I will now go because I need to follow up about it.