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Reinstalling the plugin seems to have fixed the issue. Thanks so much for your help! 🙂
Hi Stephen. WordPress and other plugins update without any problems. I have spoken with my web host. They looked at it and said I needed to contact bbPress support. How does uninstalling bbPress modify the database?
Hi Pascal. I tried renaming the folder to bbpress.old and then installing the latest version of bbPress, but the admin panel still said that it was on the previous pervion of bbPress. I’d be okay with doing a proper uninstall of bbPress and then doing a clean install, but will that wipe out my bbPress database tables? I need to be able to do this without destroying my community.
No love for this post? I’m using WordPress version 4.6.1, and I’ve received this feedback from my hosting provider regarding this issue:
I navigated to templates/default/bbpress/bbpress-templates and the file ‘bbpress-templates’ is a symbolic link to bbpress-templates:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 sopearly_admin pg1217016 17 Jul 28 18:02 bbpress-templates -> bbpress-templates
I’m not exactly certain how the symbolic link is referring itself but I’m afraid you may have to inquire with bbpress support as to why the plugin is failing with permission errors due to the file, bbpress-templates.
I already know how to do CSS. How do I make a template for the bbPress Topic page?
I appreciate your willingness to help. 🙂 It’s not functionality that I want to customize at this time. Right now, I’m only really interested in getting the pages to integrate/fit well with my site. That is, I need to integrate it with my theme.
Perhaps if we look at this from the other end the problem will be easier to understand:
My plan at present is to develop a new template page within my theme to handle bbPress Topic pages. This new page will adopt elements (mostly copy/paste style) from one of the bbPress files (plugin-bbpress.php, bbpress.php, forums.php, or forum.php). I’m confused as to which of those files should be used for displaying bbPress Topcic pages (e.g.
If I had to guess, I would start by copying & modifying
forum.phpinto my new template. Would that be correct?
You are correct. There is no functionality missing, and I am trying to get the bbPress pages to look like they fit with the rest of my site (i.e. background and header–theme elements). My last reply (#176623) was badly mangled by the auto-populated page elements from my site (did not see that coming), and Akismet keeps blocking my posts, so I have no idea when anyone will see this. :”’ (
Please correct me if I am using the wrong approach, but what I am trying to do is figure out which of the files at
wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/bbpressthat I should be using to customize the bbPress topic page (e.g. ‘sopearly.com/topic/welcome-to-the-sopearly-community/’) and which file name I should rename it to: plugin-bbpress.php, bbpress.php, forums.php, forum.php.
I realize I’m having a lot of trouble with this. Thanks so much for your help. 🙂
Robin, I’m sorry. I don’t know why it’s trying to populate the pages from my website. I’d break the links (in a meaningful way) but there is no edit button. (Today is just a bad, bad day for me on a number of fronts.) 🙁
Thanks, Robin. I’ve already done that for the Forum Index and Forum pages. In concert with a few .htaccess redirects, it works fine, as can be seen here:
Any links to the bbPress-generated
https://sopearly.com/forum/introductions/are redirected to
Redirect /forum/introductions/ https://sopearly.com/forum-introductions/
The biggest problem I am having right now is with the Topic pages, since I do not have control over which discussion topics be created by my users in each of the forums; the Topic page links are automatically generated by bbPress. Here is a good example:
I can make the colors, spacing, etc. match the rest of my site with a little work, but the page backgrounds and header are managed by the theme I’m using. What I’ve been able to gather by the reading I’ve done is that I should be able to take the contents of one of the files located at
wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/bbpress, insert that into the appropriate (copied) theme file (single, template, etc.), and rename that file to one of the following:
I can get with my theme’s support to find out which of their files I should start with, but (unless you think there is a better way) I guess my question is which of the files from
wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/bbpressshould I use, and to which of the four filenames should I copy it in my child theme? Thanks so much for your help. 🙂In reply to: Member Activity Shortcodes
I’m not sure why you took this personally. It wasn’t intended that way. Rather, it was intended as a characterization of my own obtuseness in this matter. One would think that it would be easy for me to find such material because it’s a common thing for a bulletin board to support. Will you please unblock me from starting new support topics?In reply to: Why bbPress sucks!
Another reason: bbPress requires too much coding if you want any customization. That, coupled with what is still lackluster documentation, means that it’s not for web noobs or the faint of heart.