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On the fresh wordpress site without Elementor, I added Elementor and changed the page to an elementor page. In that case, Elementor didn’t strip out the tag.
On the built-up site I disabled all the plugins except Elementor and the tags still do not appear. So perhaps it is a certain setting in Elementor that is causing the problem …not sure. Obviously I can’t state with 100% certainty that Elementor is causing the problem but I’ve spent so much time with this that I cannot continue testing. I’ve decided to just go ahead with the workaround of manually inserting the tags when I create the Forum Description.
I would definitely avoid Elementor in the future on any site that I’m developing entirely on my own. I feel that for me it adds too much unnecessary complexity – opening the door to bugs that take too long to find.
Yes, I looked at it already. It’s alot of code and I cannot determine where the problem might be coming from. All of the files have the same timestamp however so the files are unchanged.
Did you really mean “theme folder”? The theme is “Hello Elementor” and there’s no bbpress folder in there.
The version of the bbpress plugin is a fresh version that I installed myself this week.
Other plugins installed (by someone else) on the site are:
bbp style pack
Elementor – Header, Footer & Bocks
Essential Content types
Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights
Robin, I just tested this on a fresh wordpress install (ie: without Elementor) and I see that the tag is there !!!
So this leads me to believe that Elementor must be stripping the tag.
I cannot give you a link to this install because it’s on my local workstation (with a LAMP install). The tag I’m seeing at the forum description is: bbp-forum-content
…and look only at the forum entitled TEST ENTRY
…the text below that forum was entered in the “new post” interface. note that there are no tags surrounding it.
Don’t look at the other forum descriptions. They were entered in the same way but I explicitly added tags myself …the tags were not added by bbpress.
This is the interface I’m talking about. That’s what I see when I click “Add New” [Forum] (with minor differences). The Forum Title gets entered into the “Enter title here” box. I’m saying that any text entered in the large post text area below …ends up showing up as forum description in the Forum index …but it shows up without tags of any kind.
…but I don’t know how they did that. If I put my intended forum description into the post text area when creating the forum, it ends up getting outputted without any div and without a tag of any kind.
Here’s what I mean:
Take a look at https://westseattleblog.com/forum
Under the “Freebies, Sales, Trades” forum there is a forum description that says:
“This is also where to list garage/yard sales”
I wasn’t sure how bbpress intends for users to get a forum description like that. The way I did it was that I noticed that when I “Add New Forum”, I’m in a WordPress interface that’s practically identical to the interface to create a post or page …and the post/page Title becomes the title of the forum. So in the normal text area of the “create post” interface I added the text that I intended for my forum description.
Perhaps that’s just a “hack” that works but it’s not the intended way to do it, yes? What is the intended way to add a forum description?
Thanks very much Robin!
…that suggestion to target #bbpress-forums worked!
I’m getting a crash course in why some people like Elementor and others don’t. I think I’m in the latter camp.
One final comment: I’m surprised that bbpress code is outputting text as important as the forum description without surrounding it in tags so that it could be specifically targeted by some css.
Hmmm… Thanks very much Robin…
Someone else implemented this website with elementor (free version) …I’ve never worked with Elementor before.
As best as I can tell, that post-26.css is a generated css file generated under uploads/elementor/css/post-26.css. Perhaps this is really an elementor question…
In view of the fact that I’m using a shortcode on a page to get my forum index to appear, I’m trying to figure out how to get the forum to appear on the page in a way that will leave me free to style the forum:
- As it is now the entire forum inherits the elementor styles. (I would need the header and footer from the elementor theme but wouldn’t want the elementor styling in the body where the forum bbPress shortcode is located)
- A separate problem is that, in at least some cases, it seems that the forum description text itself is not surrounded by any html tag at all so it seems that I would not be able to target it with a specific css selector …it could only inherit styling from an outer selector higher up the chain.