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Event though it’s not maybe intuitive… the point is that you are creating and setting the default “slug” for bbPress to use, and then this slug needs a menu item in order for someone to point to it (obviously they could type in the url directly, but no one would know that).
In sum: You don’t need to create a page. You should “not” copy the bbPress files to the forum folder… what you should do is:
1) Visit forums page in bbPress link of dashboard and set the sitewide-forums slug to whatever you want;
2) Use this slug in the appearance/menu creator to add this slug to any menu you wish (primary navigation, whatever…) with the format of: “/slug”. So, if your domain was “http:/something.com” and your sitewide forum slug was “sitewide-forums”, you would create a new menu item using “/sitewide-forums” or if you prefer absolute urls “http://something.com/sitewide-forums”
You use the default wp menu creator and create a new menu item for the slug that matches your selection when you setup bbPress (default is “forums”). See this sticky for a tutorial video step by step
I’ve not used it lately, and it is over 2 years since an update….so please test it before on a demo site.
I suggest you merely use cpanel and phpmyadmin to change username for admin in row 1 of wp_users table…..be sure to backup your db beforehand in case something goes wrong 🙂
sorry for the new profile, but my old one seems to have been locked-out.
Forums are typically used to describe BuddyPress Group Forums, and Sitewide Forums used to describe bbPress forums.
spenceIn reply to: Help with formatting…
It’s impossible to say for sure without the underlying html visible (link or paste it here??)… but likely you can add a left float the the “Questing” element and (possibly) a right float to the “Need help…” element.In reply to: Themes
We have pretty much any of the WooThemes.com themes ready for bbPress and BuddyPress and WooCommerce. We’ve also had great demand for the Responsive Theme by ThemeID, and Elegant Themes. Lately, most all our customers go with our QuickLaunch versions that guarantee you are up in running in under three minutes, guaranteed. Have a peek if you like at: http://labzip.com/product-category/solutions/
Thanks, I wasn’t here at that time, but good info.
The videos would not need to be embeded on any other site, they could “live” in an unbranded Wistia project container with the other bbPress-only videos.
Question Two: What about any standard leader-trailer info? If we want to do this “right” it seems we should take the extra time to have an agreed-upon leader and trailer for all these videos, as this would make them all feel professional and part of the bbPress “product”.
Any input previously shared on this point? If you want, I can create some samples and share them here.
Can someone from the group (or John?) please advise how you prefer for us to handle referencing our video content? We current, for example, have this popular video: http://labsecrets.com/2012/01/23/buddypress-and-bbpress-forums-made-easy/
Should we grab the embed code and put it into the codex as needed for each video, or do you prefer we keep embeds outside the codex and link to it directly.
Based on previous discussions with John, I do not want to create an improper embeds or links to our commercial endeavors…
See, eg., our addition to https://codex.bbpress.org/getting-started-with-bbpress/ (re. BuddyPress and bbPress), this is where a video would be helpful.
I was thinking we could provide a “users guide” with videos (think like Shawn has done with WP101) for bbPress “users” and in the same area the “admin guide” with info about running the site. Perhaps we can set aside the user content in a way that can be shared universally by site admins. We have the means and mechanism to deliver the content that way via a plugin, embed codes, etc. so a site owner could have generic “this is how to use it” instructions…. again, very much like wp101. We would donate our time and effort to produce this for bbPress if you guys are open to receiving the same?
In the past we’ve found it helpful to have one set of docs and info relating to “use” of the system, and then a second relating to “development” (or “customization”). The differentiation is less on the capability of the person searching, and more about what the point of the information may be.
Think of it like an automobile. There is the “user manual” in the glove box. But if you are a mechanic, you probably have the Chilton “repair manual” for that car in your shop somewhere.
If you use bbPress, the default “user manual” would have a variety of useful “how to use and extend this” info… but if you wanted to get into the code (php or css or js or shortcodes) you would look to the “repair manual” (not implying anything broken, just meaning it’s for modifying code)
Keeping things as simple and flat as possible might help to eliminate hiding good info in a complex heirarchy?In reply to: Where to find BBpress devs?
We can help you Jonny. email email@example.com or skype “spencerforman”
Sounds good… would love to put the emphasis on the end-use of the forums in some way too. A lot of our users come to us with their intended solution (goal of using bbPress) already in mind. Might be helpful to focus one section on that as well, so folks could work backwards.
How do you want to put up the skeleton of these docs?
we would be able to launch right out of the gate with our Responsive Child Theme (based on Emil’s awesome “Responsive” Parent), specifically for bbPress. This is one of our most popular child themes right now, and I think he has more than 170,000 downloads..so maybe a good way to get bbPress “mainstream” and responsive in one swoop.
We would be also able to provide step by step videos and user-manual for the child theme(s) and support customization questions.
You can see it in action here (this is the premium version with BuddyPress and WooCommerce integration as well…the bbPress only would be free, of course)
We also have a version that has special features for folks who want to start a video membership site. See: http://labsecrets.com/demo/responsive-labvidz-bbpress/
The child theme is ready to use now, so as soon as an organizational method is figured out, we can put it up.
All in all, we can give folks a pretty “direct to the result” way to get started…
Hi Siobhan, Jared… we’ve seemed to get a bunch of folks who have been helped with basic setup from using our Forum Flavors video, located here: http://labsecrets.com/2012/01/23/buddypress-and-bbpress-forums-made-easy/
Would love to help out in your documentation/tutorial project, including releasing some “ready to use” bbPress child themes that work out of the box with some of the most popular WP parents in the repository.
Please let me know if you are open to that?In reply to: This could be much simpler for basic users…
Shortcut to shortcodes: https://codex.bbpress.org/shortcodes/In reply to: Adding Information Under Avatar on Topic Pages?
Bowe Frankema has a great tut on how to add extended profile fields to the member profile page (if you are running BuddyPress for profile details). Sounds like this might give you what you need?In reply to: Make a user a moderator
You simply go into your admin dashboard, under “Users” and then find this user. There you will find an option drop down for “Roles”. In there you will select “Forum Moderator” as the role.
If it is true that you are using S2 to control levels, you will need to modify the S2 level for this or other moderators to add the capability of “Moderate Forums”.
In other words, you are going to add the same role capability to the S2 Level Role (1, 2, 3, 4, whichever…) that one would have if you were using the default “Forum Moderator” role.
This is because you can only use one role at a time.
Hope this helps 😉
SpenceIn reply to: Forum says "logged out" when I am logged in.
Suggestion is that you use a role management plugin, such as Justin Tadlock’s “Members”, that allow ou to edit Roles.
Check to see if your admin Role includes bbPress moderator, and whether your default member Role (presumably “subscriber”) includes bbPress posting capability.
Be careful with role management, it is very powerful
well, that confirms my suspicion. The myriad theme and child, unfortunately, have all the bbPress files coded-into them… ;-(
You will need to contact that theme author to ask them to include a unique body class in the “mysite_head” function so that you can target your CSS and style the pages accordingly.
Alternatively, you can ask them to include an update to all the various bbPress template pages that have the appropriate wrapper around the bbPress content areas so that it can be styled as such.
Last choice, you are welcome to choose from over 120+ woothemes, elegant themes, or Responsive by ThemeID, that are all ready to use with bbPress.
Wish I could be more helpful, but this is one for your theme author… unless you can accept some global styling as suggested in my earlier answerIn reply to: Forum link is not working
It is BuddyPress. Please complete the setup process (probably there is a yellow warning on top of admin are) for BuddyPress…then follow steps in this video to remove and delete from trash, any pages using “forums” slug
SpenceIn reply to: Making bbpress 2.1 work with my custom theme
If you want some further help…probably would be best if I saw what you have in your theme code.
I don’t see the function in that file either.
Drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org with an admin login I could use temporarily and I’ll have a peek.