Robin W (@robin-w)

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  • Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Presume you fixed this as can’t see the issue !


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Not sure how much help I can be, but can you post a link to a forum thread where this is happening?

    and say which replies they can’t see – eg is it all their own replies, or just the first one?

    I’d also suggest eliminating conflicts by disabling all the plugins (except bbpress of course!) and seeing if the problem goes away. If it does, re-enable the plugins one by one to see which is causing the conflict.

    if the plugins are not the issue, then change to a default theme such as twentytwelve and see if it still occurs

    In reply to: Limit search on forum

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    bbpress 2.4.1 comes with it’s own search function, which only searches forums.

    this post also describes forum only search boxes which might help

    http://vfbpro.com/2012/10/25/how-to-add-a-search-box-to-bbpress/

    and also a widget

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress-search-widget/

    that you could crack the code of


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    doesn’t seem logical or make sense to me

    Nor to me !!

    Perhaps one for JJJ or Stpehen edgar to answer

    It’s no doubt linked to the fact that bbpress is a plugin. I also run MarketPress on my site (an on-line shop) and the user details for that also don’t appear until I edit – so it’s not just bbpress that doesn’t do it, which would tend to indicate a wordpress constriction, rather than bbpress failing.

    I still don’t understand why the forum roles appear in the role drop down after I deactivate bbpress…doesn’t seem logical or make sense to me…but at least I can now add people with forum roles. Thanks for your help

    You don’t need to deactivate bbpress, just create a user, then after creation go straight back in and edit – once you’ve clicked save on the create, you’ll see a bar at the top of the next screen that will say something like “xx user created – edit”, and you can just click that, so whilst an annoyance, quite easy

    Or did you mean something else?

    In reply to: post count ?

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Ok, I’ve had a play and sorted out what was wrong

    I’ve now wrapped this up in a plugin, so that you won’t lose it on upgrades.

    This plugin shows

    topics started
    replies written
    total posts

    under the avatar of each post

    The plugin file is very easy, and you can edit it to remove lines or change the wording

    you can download it from

    bbp topic count plugin


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    No nothing done here could take your site down.

    Contact your host provider for help

    In reply to: post count ?

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    ok, when I get a mo, I’ll try it on my test site

    In reply to: post count ?

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    ok, so you’ll need to edit

    web/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/bbpress/loop-single-reply.php

    line 45 shows the avatar, so try adding a line 46

    <?php echo bbp_get_user_post_count( $user_id ); ?>

    haven’t tried it !

    In reply to: change forum sidebar

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    so what is showing now as the sidebar – is this your blog sidebar?

    In reply to: Font Color in Forums

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    OR !!

    You could change the bbpress background to match your site, so that the lettering can stay the same

    If you like that better, I’ll work out what needs changing !

    In reply to: Font Color in Forums

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    That color is set by your parament theme css

    wp-content/themes/parament/style.css

    Line 81 sets this color, the code wrapping it is

    a {
        color: #989EAE;
        text-decoration: none;
    }

    change the color line to

    color: #000000;

    You can :
    edit this file to change it, but any theme updates will overwrite it, so you’ll need to keep a record of what you changed.
    or create a child theme to overwrite this
    or use a plugin such as jetpack to add it using their css editor

    For child themes google “creating a child theme video” to see lots on how to do this.


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Not sure I understand what your problem is, but let’s try this in case !

    When you create a new user, then only the blog role shows. If you save and then go back in and edit that user, you’ll see the wordpress roles at the bottom of the page which you can then set.

    In reply to: Slugs issue

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    What slugs issue?

    can you point to something specifying your problem?

    In reply to: post count ?

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    “under the user” where do you mean?
    You’ll see topic and reply counts when you display the user’s profile.

    please post a link to a page where you want it displayed

    In reply to: change forum sidebar

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    If WP tweaks doens’t work, then other solutions are unlikely to without resolving why WP tweaks doesn’t – basically it just adds a custom sidebar as part of it’s plugin.

    What theme are you using, and can you post a link to the current forum

    In reply to: phpbb import hanging?

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    It depends on the size of your old bb, but should take less than 30 minutes for any install.


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Has this problem just started happening? have you upgrade or changed anything?

    Is your forum public? If so can you post a link to it, so that we can see the problem


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Can you post links to where it is and is not displaying?


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Start by looking at cron – there’s lots about it on th web, here’s one article

    http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2013/10/16/schedule-events-using-wordpress-cron/

    In reply to: Problem with comments

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    can you give us a link to show the problem?


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    ok.
    In 99% of cases this file will not have changed in the update, but all bbpress update plugins will overwrite this file, so you’ll lose your change.

    Therefore you can have two strategies.

    1. do the update – this will overwrite the code. Then go back in to this file and just put your two lines of code back. You might need to check that the file hasn’t altered around line 24, so might need to alter where you put it.

    2. Copy the file using FTP to your PC. Following an update, inspect the new content-single-topic to see if the file has been altered. Very high chance it hasn’t. If not, then just FTP back the file on your PC. If it has altered, you’ll need to copy the two ,lines fo code and put them back in the right place.

    In reply to: Forum Access Question

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    username

    Yes you will set each one up.

    Go into Dashboard>users>add new user

    In there you will see a box to uncheck that they don’t see the toolbox, a wordpress role – I set to none for this site.

    Once you have set them up and clicked save, then go back in to edit that user and you’ll see at the bottom options for their bbpress, which you’ll set to participant.

    In reply to: Forum Access Question

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    This will take you several stages but should get you where you want to be

    1. For your forum page

    Create a page called forum or forums. In the body of the page type the following code

    [bbp-forum-index]

    And save

    If your menu auto-creates then this will appear, if not go into dashboard>appearance>menus

    2. Create a register form

    Download contact form 7

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/

    set up a page called ‘register’, and put a registration for in there

    3. Download bbpress WP tweaks

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress-wp-tweaks/

    This will give you a bbpress sidebar that your forum page will use

    Go into dashboard>appearance>widgets and populate this with

    (bbpress) login widget

    The url for register will be the page you set up under 2 – so populate this with “/register”, and the lost password url will be “/lost-password”

    (bbpress) forums list

    (bbpress) recent topics

    (bbpress) recent replies

    And anything else you want to add

    4. When someone sends in a form (it’ll be emailed to you) then you can set them up, and ensure that they don’t get the toolbar. They will have “no role for this site” for wordpress, and “participant” form bbpress.

    That should be enough to get you going, but come back if you need more !

    In reply to: Forum Access Question

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Ok, few thoughts

    1. Is you intention to have a site with a forum page, or is the forum the whole site? This will determine the best way to get your users onto the forum, let me know and I’ll advise further
    2. I don’t like giving users the dashboard – it takes away from look and feel of the site and shows them the backend. I disable the toolbar in users profile.
    3. I don’t let my users auto register – unless you plan to have high levels of users it is better to let them manually resister. I have a simple form that they complete and gets auto emailed to me. I then set them up manually. If you forums are private, then you wouldn’t want anyone being able to auto access anyway would you?
    4. you need to assign your topics to forums, and make those forums private for the participant role to then be able to see them


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Your first “forum” is actually your home page – most people run forums as a sub to their main site -the site sort of thinks it is displaying

    home>forums>Digital terrestrial

    Interesting thread here

    How do I edit bbPress breadcrumbs?

    Which makes me think this plugin might be what you need to lose the “home” page bit in the breadcrumb.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress-string-swap/

    It that doesn’t work, come back and I’ll try to work out where in the plugin you put some code.

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