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Can't get bbPress to play nice with my WP theme

  • Hi all!

    I’m using this WordPress theme called “Ari” and I’d really love to add bbPress to my blog. However, the styling on the topic page is completely off and I just can’t put my finger on what’s causing the problem. If anyone could have a look and help me out on this one, I’d be thoroughly grateful for your help!

    Here’s an example of the issue:

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  • Anointed


    Line 642 of your theme stylesheet says:

    .reply {
    float: right;
    margin: 10px 0 0;

    The float right is causing the problem. If you remove that rule, then the forums work just fine, however I am guessing it will have other side effects on the theme which I can’t determine myself.

    It worked! Thank you so much, anointed! Now just have to sort out how to format those pesky Gravatars, but I hope I can handle it on my own (wouldn’t want to waste your time!) :)



    Not a waste of time at all. I try to help where I have time.

    Glad it worked out.

    Lean Sistema


    oh, thank you so much anointed, had the same issue, it helped!

    Hello, I am having similar issues, I can’t get bbPress to work well with my custom WP theme (self-hosted wp site).

    I installed the bbPress 2.0 plugin and have so far only created one test forum and no topics yet but I am already so frustrated about the way it shows up, it’s definitely missing padding and the window should be full width like this;

    I love my theme and don’t want to change that just to get bbPress to work, how do I integrate the bbPress forum into my WP site? Are there certain files I need to modify? Style sheets? Move items around in the folders?

    Perhaps I need to somehow create a childs theme?

    Or should I put the forum on a WPMU?

    Or in a different directory on my main domain hosting with a separate WP install?

    Any help with this is HIGHLY appreciated!

    Thank you!



    If it were me, I’d ask Ormon to write a quick function for your theme to switch the body class to


    for post_type forums/topics/replies/users/.

    *Basically run that last in the chain as to override the default setting only for the forums.

    That would probably be the quickest and best approach to take for this particular theme.

    That will give you full width forums. There are lots of ways to approach this and he may even have better ideas.

    Thank you for your rapid reply anointed, I contacted Orman’s support, we’ll see what they say.

    Since I am new to bbPress, at your first glance of my above forum link… does it look like I got the installation and functions working, just having a problem with the width template (code)?

    I tested how it would look by adding this short code [bbp-forum-index] into a regular “page” (not forum) and setting it to use full width template and I got that page to look like it should; (just not functioning) Look better though, hope they can help me fix the code.

    Also, will the “bbPress attachments” plugin work well with the bbPress 2.0 plugin?

    Thanks again!



    Yes, changing that will make it full width. It should function just fine.

    Using shortcodes with full width template pages works as well.

    I believe that there is a thread here somewhere with a link to attachments that works with 2.0. Seem to remember reading it somewhere.

    Sounds great. Is using shortcodes hard to control if the forum grows or is there a list of how many “main” pages and different shortcodes I would need? I guess this is a much more tedious way of doing it and changing the theme code would be best?

    I will look for that thread…

    You think I shouldn’t download that “bbPress attachments” plugin though?

    Thanks again! You are most helpful :)

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