Add a forum specific sidebar!
I seem to have the opposite problem to everyone else and i can’t get the “bbPress WP Tweaks” forum sidebar to display instead of the default one. (yes i have reset permalinks, yes i have added widgets to the sidebar).
Every forum page continues to just show the default sidebar.
I am using the Customizr theme and suspect this may be the issue? Can anyone suggest anything else obvious i may be missing?
I also have a separate issue with the “forums” landing page which may be linked.
I am also using Customizr and having the same problem plus some more. When I set the permalink to .forums it doesn’t matter what I write on the page the following strange text just shows (and no bbpress sidebar):
Search for: Välkommen! › Forum Forum Topics Posts Freshness 1. Grundutbildning 0 0 No Topics 2. Vidareutbildning 0 0 No Topics 3. Skoning 0 0 No Topics 4. Smide 0 0 No Topics 5. Hovsjukdomar 0 0 No Topics 6. Journalföring 0 0 No Topics 7. Övrigt 0 0 No Topics
If I change the permalink .forums to something else and write [bbp-forum-index] the forum shows up nicely but together with my default sidebar. I am using Instant WordPress to build my site locally and I know that there are some limits due to that, for instance I can’t write any posts in the forum. Maybe all these problems will be solved when going online?
I also have that problem and have posted seperately about it.
Ok, I’ve found that the bbpress tweaks sidebar can fail to work although populated. I have had this afger doing updates to themes and/or wodpress.
No idea why, but the following seems to fix it, so please try and PLEASE come back and say if successful or whether it’s just my installation.
1. Deactivate bbpress tweaks
2. Go into widgets
And look at the bottom of the left hand side. You’ll see an “inactive sidebar”, with your entries on
Below this is an “inactive widgets”
Drag all the entries from the inactive sidebar to the inactive widgets area.
This them allows wordpress to delete the sidebar
3. I normally log out and in again at this stage – probably not needed, but I’ve never bothered to check
Then basically reverse the above
4. Re-enable bbpress tweaks
You see the bbpress sidebar returns
5. Drag the entries back from the inactive widgets area to the sidebar
It then seems to function again
let us know if this works for you
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.
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