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In reply to: WP Captcha Free plugin
I am sorry to say I have uninstalled bbpress because I cannot stop the spam without introducing registration methods that I’m not happy with. If only this plugin could be made to work for bbpress!In reply to: Getting spam in my forum!
I had the same problem and I have no answer. WP Captcha-Free is a wonderful plugin for WordPress blogs and keeps my blog spam-free, but I don’t know if it works for bbpress.In reply to: bbpress sidebar
Hi Stephen, I understand you have many things to do and mostly in your “spare time”, but I think some documentation like this would reduce the number of questions and promote the product.
I don’t know enough yet to write anything, but if/when I resolve my problems, I might give it a go. I am sorry to see that people don’t always come back to the thread they started with a question when they have the answer, to tell us what they worked out, so I had already planned to do that.
Thanks for your response.
Guys, I have been a WordPress user for a couple of years, but just beginning to work out bbpress. It looks great (thanks!) but I’m finding a few difficulties working out a few things.
I want to suggest that you enlarge the Codex slightly to assist new users, with a section titled something like “Some common issues”. It could include your recommendations and suggestions on the following:
Getting sidebars the way you want them:
Outline the various common problems and the recommended approaches/plugins to solving them (there are many threads on this, not all resolved):
- remove all sidebars
- Get the same sidebars as your blog
- Different sidebar to blog
Do we need a special CSS or can we use the CSS from the blog?
Features of most forums
Most forums have features that it is sometimes hard for newbies to find the right way to get them, so giving us some good advice would really help:
- List of forums in sidebar
- List of recent posts in sidebar
- Login/register box
- HTML/BBCode buttons – is a separate plugin useful?
- Admin & moderation
I know you probably don’t want to favour some plugins over others, but giving us your best advice, and maybe listing a couple of alternatives, would be very helpful.
Thanks.In reply to: How to add the sidebar?
I checked out your website and forum, and it all looks good, so you must have solved your problem. How did you do it?In reply to: Forum Page Sidebar issue
Robin, you say it works really well, but I can’t get it to work. I’ve seen your notes in another discussion about de-activating and re-activating, but would it be possible please to write a definitive set of instructions?In reply to: Add a forum specific sidebar!
Hi Robin, I tried what you said (exactly, including logging out) and I’m afraid it didn’t work for me. I still see the blog sidebar with about 8 widgets in it, and not the bbpress sidebar with just one (trial) widget in it.
I note that others talk about changing the permalinks and I haven’t done that because I’m not sure exactly what they mean.
I really want to get this sorted, and I’d prefer not to have to do it by changing some of the php files, because I’m a very rough php coder! I wonder whether there’s anything else I should do that is so obvious to everyone that they’re not saying it, but it’s not obvious to me.It would be good if we could work out a definitive set of instructions, because a lot of people seem to have this issue.In reply to: Some installation advice please