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  • John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    Best way is to try out the bbPress plugin for WordPress.

    https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress/

    It tries really hard to make creating a forum as easy as possible. Depending on your theme, it should integrate into your existing site without any issues. You will need to configure a few things, so read some of the sticky topics here and post up new topics if you have questions.


    malmmort
    Member

    @malmmort

    Ok, one last question, it won’t cause significant negative damage if installation does not go to plan?

    All changes are fully reversible?


    Jared
    Moderator

    @jaredatch

    I have not seen a case when anything irreversible has happened.

    However, with that said, it is *always* good practice to backup first, before any major updates or tweaks.


    malmmort
    Member

    @malmmort

    Thank you for the help guys, it’s appreciated a lot

    jb


    faverio
    Member

    @faverio

    I am so confused here. I have installed the bbPress forum on my website via the link below, but how do people register to post and reply to topics? There’s no visible link.

    http://theviruslibrary.com/forums/

    I am using the default Twenty Ten theme, WP version 3.2.1.

    Do I need to install BuddyPress to allow people to login? Thanks in advance.


    Anointed
    Moderator

    @anointed

    bbpress comes with a login/register widget which you can add to your sidebar.


    faverio
    Member

    @faverio

    thanks anointed, I can deal with a sidebar widget (though I’d prefer it to be right there on the forum so visitors aren’t forced to search for it). but now adding the widget begs the question, what i the Register and Lost Password URLs?

    thanks again for your speedy reply!


    faverio
    Member

    @faverio

    alrighty, with your help, anointed, I’m getting the hang of this now. I’ve created new pages with bbpress shortcodes, and linked them accordingly. Now I am testing the registration process and I have one question.

    Instead of having new users login via the WordPress Dashboard, can I make it so they stay at the frontend? Does that make sense? I do not want them logging into any kind of WordPress backend.

    Thanks again buddy.


    Anointed
    Moderator

    @anointed

    Users are not actually logging in through the dashboard, but rather the default wordpress login/logout page.

    In order to change that, you would probably need to use a custom plugin.

    There are plugins available that will allow you to style that page differently.

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