Robin W (@robin-w)

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  • Robin W
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    @robin-w

    No problems, it was beginning to annoy me as well !

    In reply to: My groups forums only

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    You should set the forums to hidden, then it should work – let me know. I don’t run a set up like this, so am only going by documentation.


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Ok, I’m still struggling because what you describe is not what I see as you have the “DONOTWANTTHISTOBEWHATTHELINKPOINTSTO” still set, so I am not seeing your exact problem.

    You should be able to

    1. set the forum root to “forums”
    2. set permalinks to postname in settings
    3. set the “forum” page permalink to http://mysite.com/forums
    4. Put the shortcode on that page

    and then you can change the actual “forum” page to whatever title you like and as long, and it should all work – mine is set up exactly that way and works.

    You could try disabling seo yoast to eliminate that as a problem.

    what other plugins are you running?


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    when did that appear !?


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    It is in the widgets.php file

    located at

    wp-content/plugins/bbpress/includes/common/widgets.php

    start at line 1064

    you should be able to find the time in there somewhere

    NOTE : this file will be overwritten by bbPress updates. You might do better to fork the code into your own plugin to prevent overwrites.

    I think (but am not sure) the styling comes from other wordpres & bbPress elements and has no direct bbpress.css elements


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    questions

    1. Does it work apart from this?
    2. Exactly where are you seeing this forum list?
    3. presume you are only seeing this list as an admin seeing everything? Do users restricted to one forum see only their forums?


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Was with you al the way to

    I know that if I populate the Forum Root field with the same slug as my shortcode page the forum index and page contents show up, but what I lose is my Page Title Tag.

    I think I am being thick, but what does having the forum root field as forum lose you? – can you give a view of what you want to see and what it is doing.


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Yes, add this code to your style.css in your child theme

    .bbp-search-form {
     display:none !important;
     }

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Holly,

    bbPress will work out of the box for most implementations. How much you then customise it is up to you.

    Typically you might want to change a little of the styling – that depends on how much styling your existing site has – There wasn’t a link to your existing site in your original post.

    Then you might wish to alter some layout – although the default is pretty standard

    The documentation

    Codex

    will show you what you need to do to set up, and if you already have wordpress, then you could see how well bbPress would suit you in a couple of hours by following the set up guide and creating some test forums.


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    You can also use hidden forums to allow only registered users to view

    Step by step guide to setting up a bbPress forum – Part 1

    step 5

    or

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/members/

    In reply to: layout changes

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    quite easy see

    Codex

    where there are step by step guides, and layout examples

    In reply to: CSS bug?

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    As Stephen says move the bbpress.css into your theme and you can mod it withoutn overwriting

    see

    Step by step guide to setting up a bbPress forum – part 2

    for details of how to do this


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    see

    Examples

    for a bunch of examples

    In reply to: New User Registrations

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Presume you are allowing automatic registration and posting?

    There are things out there that will sign up and post to your forums – mainly advertising or weirdos.

    They’ll just add spam to your site.

    Not a problem if its occasional, could be if it becomes regular


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    I disable the toolbar for users – it always looks like an add-on and clashes with the theme style

    I use a sidebar, and put the login widget on it.

    I then customise the login widget as per item 3 of

    Layout and functionality – Examples you can use

    In reply to: My groups forums only

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Yes use buddypress and bbPress together.

    For how to do this see this excellent video

    http://labzip.com/the-definitive-guide-to-buddypress-bbpress-configuration/


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    crzyhrse – I am in the process of trying to improve the documentation – I started using wordpress & bbPress earlier this year and am still learning. This is community software, and community documentation, so I am trying to do my bit by helping the documentation side, and by spending time on the forum helping others where I can. The step by step guides I am writing are designed to fit the bill of “cohesive simple directions”, but if they are failing or you haven’t found them, then they are not working as planned. Let me know and I’ll try to improve layout and/or content, but I need good feedback to do this.

    The text change suggested by renai42 works (with a small change) if done to the bbpress.css.

    Can I ask you to look at

    Step by step guide to setting up a bbPress forum – part 2


    and the styling crib

    bbPress Styling Crib

    I’ve just tested and added Renai’s css so look there for what to use.

    If you can improve wording or content to help others – please let me know what could be better phrased.

    If it doesn’t work, come back with what you did, and I’ll see if I can help further


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    bbPress can do all the above.

    See

    Codex


    for a step by step guide.

    Can bbpress be configured to require registration before posting?

    Yes, and you may want to set a manual registration if you want to vet who joins. The documentation explains.

    Are there additional plugins?

    Yes, lots of them that’ll let you add stuff to the forum and customise it for you


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Sorry I can’t see any forums on your site now.

    You can turn breadcumbs off using

    function bm_bbp_no_breadcrumb ($param) {
    return true;
    
    }
    
    add_filter ('bbp_no_breadcrumb', 'bm_bbp_no_breadcrumb');

    add this to your functions file in your theme/childtheme


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Hey, Thanks for a great and detailed response, I’ll read it in detail later as off to earn a living, but I’ll be digging into it and the code tonight !

    Thanks again – really helpful !

    In reply to: Menu link to Profile

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Tested – I subscribed, but in profile it says

    “subscriptions

    You are not currently subscribed to any forums.”

    So no that doesn’t seem to work.

    @Stephen Edgar – any ideas 2.5 working in twentyten !

    In reply to: Menu link to Profile

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Just upgraded my test site to 2.5, and with the twentyten theme I run, the profile link takes you to a page with

    profile
    topics started
    replies created
    favorites
    subscriptions
    edit

    Just as it did before !

    I use solution 1, so I have just added the oine to the new widgets file and uploaded it, and all works fine.

    In reply to: Menu link to Profile

    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    Ok thanks I’ll take a look, but sounds like 2.5 has changed the way profiles are displayed
    ie when you click an avatar it now goes to a smaller screen selection.


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    @justsayno1

    I just followed the functions until I found these three filters: 🙂

    Ok, so given that loop-single-reply has

    bbp_reply_author_link( array( 'sep' => '<br />', 'show_role' => false ) );

    How did you get from there to “I just followed…”?

    I’ve never got into this area (have only been playing with wordpress since March this year, so am still a newbie), and would love to, but can’t find any tutorials that get you from a line on a display php to the backend function that creates it. I understand how a filter works (and that link is the best explanation I’ve seen so far!), but have you got a logical way to then backtrack to find out what you’re going to create a filter for? – I’ve looked through bbpress and there are lots of “function.php”s, the most obvious being bbpress/includes/common/functions.php, but a search for ‘bbp_get_user_profile_link’ comes up blank.

    If you could explain how you get from a to b, I be really grateful !


    Robin W
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    @robin-w

    You might need to play a bit, and come back if this either works or doesn’t, I’ve only had a quick look, and suspect there’s a much better way…but

    You main theme uses ‘Helvetica Neue’,sans-serif and the forum is using Arial

    I’m still on 2.4.1 so can’t tell you which lines you need in version 2.5

    So in the bbpress.css file you’ve correctly copied to theme’s folder, do a search for “font-size” and where you find it, add a line

    font: ‘Helvetica Neue’,sans-serif;

    That will take it in common with the main theme’s font.

    for instance

    #bbpress-forums div.bbp-forum-title h3,
    #bbpress-forums div.bbp-topic-title h3,
    #bbpress-forums div.bbp-reply-title h3 {
    	background: none;
    	border: none;
    	font-size: 16px;
     	line-height: 1em;
     	margin: 8px 0;
    	padding: 0;
    	text-transform: none;

    you’d alter it to say

    #bbpress-forums div.bbp-forum-title h3,
    #bbpress-forums div.bbp-topic-title h3,
    #bbpress-forums div.bbp-reply-title h3 {
    	background: none;
    	border: none;
    	font-size: 16px;
     	font: 'Helvetica Neue',sans-serif;
     	line-height: 1em;
     	margin: 8px 0;
    	padding: 0;
    	text-transform: none;
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