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Guys, I DID IT! After spending the better part of a day sweating over this problem, I finally fixed it. The solution is so simple, I have no idea why it took me so freaking long to think of it!
1. Download and install the “page links to” plugin at https://wordpress.org/plugins/page-links-to/
2. Go to Dashboard –> All pages –> and then click edit on your default forum page (usually http://www.yoursite.com/forums)
3. Once you’re on the editing page, scroll down to where your new plugin has two, magic little options for you. The first one, “this is a normal wordpress page,” is probably checked. Instead, check the one right below it, the one that says “custom url” or something like that. Enter the url for the page that you WANT your default forums page to be. Click publish.
TA-DA! Now, when you click on “forums” in your breadcrumbs trail, instead of taking you to that default index page, it’ll take you to the special one that you made using the index shortcode.
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Brilliant! Amazing! Stupendous! Robin W, you’re a miracle worker! It works perfectly now!
I know this is an old thread so perhaps I’m out of luck, but I’m having the same problem as pkl. The breadcrumbs lead back to the default forum page, which doesn’t configure properly with my theme (Optimize Press 2). It just looks like a jumble of letters and numbers.
Here’s what I tried:
The page that I have put the forum index on is http://www.themusiciangirl.com/community-forum/. Notice the slug: “community-forum.” I then went into the forum settings and changed the root slug to “community-forum.” When I went back to the page, all of my hard work putting together a nice looking layout had disappeared. The default forum page had appeared. I changed the forum root slug back to the default “forums” and re-visited the community-forum page. It looked good again, with all my formatting nicely done. However, once I click on a forum or topic, then voila, it looks gross again.
I want to be able to make my nicely formatted community-forums page the default index page that the breadcrumbs lead back to. Any tips?
Thanks so much!