Robmcclel (@robmcclel)

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    Thanks for the snippet, but will that add pagination or just put more forums on the page?

    I’m serious — there are over 480 books in the system so far, and nearly every one has a forum. The goal, of course, is to have tens of thousands of books in the system. I don’t think adding more forums to the page is a viable solution.

    I don’t want to just list the topics, as part of this system is to provide specific forums for specific authors, genres, and books. A topic list means those forums will be very difficult to find and reference — again, we’re talking about potentially large amounts of actual forums, not topics.

    BuddyPress adds the book/group forums to the listing on it’s own — I don’t set them in the Forums settings. When they are added, they are placed in order alphabetically by BuddyPres into the forum list.

    I’d love to come up with some kind of awesome method to self organize all of these books, but that is unlikely to happen given the many restraints. Most access the forums through the individual groups, but some come to the central index page. Pagination is the least that can be done to make them visible.

    How can I paginate the actual forum listing?




    Thanks for getting back to me, I’m sorry I was less clear.

    The WP page is real and live, and it does work. The issue is, the Index page is still there — I can’t seem to replace it with the WP Page. Breadcrumbs become meaningless, as the forum source will be the Index Page not the WP Page.

    The shortcodes allow me to organize the forums but still keep the sub (Genre) and sub-sub (subgenre) forums visible. For example, the “Mysteries, Suspense, Thrillers” genre has the sub-genre “Detectives”. On the WP/Shortcode page you can see that. On the Index Page you can’t.

    To change the Index Page takes considerable effort, if it can even be done at all (we have yet to be able to do so, though we can make it better looking). The WP/Shortcode Page, however, is exactly how we want it. The problem is that page competes and cross-connects to the Index Page.

    I want to get rid of the Index Page — for real, or for practical purpsoes — so that it is never seen, linked to, or interacted with by a user. Period. ever.

    Failing the ability to remove the Index Page from the equation, I would like to modify it so that it looks and acts very similar to the set-up the WP/Shortcode Page provides.

    Bottom Line: I want the various descriptions, genres, and subgenres visible to the user from the main forum page they would see and interact with, without any confusion or conflict by any other page or index.

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