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bbpress feeds, the author and a sort problem

  • Torsten Landsiedel


    The topic title in bbpress rss feeds is “(author) on (title)” which is really bad, because I can’t sort on title anymore. This is sort by author, because the author is the first string in the title.

    And it is redundant, because there is a author field which I can see in my feed reader.

    Maybe you can change this to “(title) – (author)” (or similar) …

    I see this on and I know this is not the latest version running there. So if this is changed in the latest version, just tell me!

    Thanks in Advance!

    Kind regards

    Torsten / zodiac1978

    (Moderator German support forums

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  • POS2012


    I have installed the latest 2.0 WP plugin, and there the feed shows a little different.

    I found this code in the bbp-topic-functions.php:

    (line 2994)


    <title><?php bloginfo_rss( ‘name’ ); ?> » <?php _e( ‘All Topics’, ‘bbpress’ ); ?></title>

    If you alter that you could probably get the RSS title to say whatever you’d like.

    I also found this:


    line 1372

    <title><?php bloginfo_rss(‘name’); echo $title; ?></title>

    I have ony 2 days of experience with bbPress, but this might help you…?

    Torsten Landsiedel


    “If you alter that you could probably get the RSS title to say whatever you’d like.”

    I can’t alter any files, because I am requesting this change for an existing support forum, for which I am the moderator ( but not admin!). And after requesting it elsewhere, they told me to come here in this forum and put my request in this forum …

    BTW, I think you found just the title for the HTML page and not the rss feed.



    Ok, I have no idea about the and relationshop.

    However I believe that is the correct place to alter the RSS feed :-)

    Here is the code in syntax:

    // Display the feed
    header( 'Content-Type: text/xml; charset=' . get_option( 'blog_charset' ), true );
    header( 'Status: 200 OK' );
    echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="' . get_option( 'blog_charset' ) . '"?' . '>'; ?>

    <rss version="2.0"

    <?php do_action( 'bbp_feed' ); ?>


    <title><?php bloginfo_rss( 'name' ); ?> » <?php _e( 'All Topics', 'bbpress' ); ?></title>
    <atom:link href="<?php self_link(); ?>" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />
    <link><?php self_link(); ?></link>
    <description><?php //?></description>
    <pubDate><?php echo mysql2date( 'D, d M Y H:i:s O', '', false ); ?></pubDate>
    <generator><?php bbp_version(); ?></generator>
    <language><?php echo get_option( 'rss_language' ); ?></language>

    <?php do_action( 'bbp_feed_head' ); ?>

    Torsten Landsiedel


    Oh, sorry! You are absolutely right. Without the context I thought this is not the right line, but with the context it is quite obvious that you are correct! Sorry again.



    No problem :-)

    But again, YOUR question was regarding the

    I am a fresh user of bbPress, but as far as I can see that forum us the “old” stand alone version of the bbPress. At least the code says so in the RSS generator:

    <!-- generator="bbPress/1.1-alpha-2539" -->`

    In that case I am not the one that can help. I don’t even know who is leading the bbPress project :-)

    Hope you get the help you need from others here!

    Torsten Landsiedel


    Yes, I know. I wrote this is in my first post:

    I see this on and I know this is not the latest version running there.

    Thank you for hoping with me … ;-)

    Torsten Landsiedel


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