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  • David


    I have 6 forums. I’d like to display 3 of them on one page and the other 3 on anoter page in WordPress. I thought that I could use the shortcode [bbp-single-forum id=32] but when using this, the single forum is added to the page but it’s already expanded showing all the topics within that forum. Is there a way to show single forums but in a collapsed format?

    Thanks for any help that you can offer (I’m not a programmer, so please keep replies easy for a non techie 😀)

    Thanks – David

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  • Robin W


    The easiest way is to create a ‘category’ forum as a holder

    so if you had 3 forums related to say flowers and 3 forums to trees, you would add 2 new forums called ‘flowers’ and ‘trees’

    so in dashboard>forums>add new when adding the forum in ‘forum attributes’ in the top right of the screen change the ‘type’ from ‘forum’ to ‘category’

    then in each ‘flower’ sub forum you would edit these

    dashboard>forums>select forum> edit and change the ‘parent forum’ (right hand side) to the category forum ‘flowers’

    and repeat for trees.

    then in your page use the forum category as the id

    so if the flowers category was forum id 365 then the shortcode would be

    [bbp-single-forum id=365]

    since categories don’t have topics, just the forums show.

    You might want to improve how they look by looking at this plugin

    bbp style pack

    and looking at the 3 first forum tabs. there’s lots of other useful stuff in that plugin as well.



    Thank you so much for this Robin. Sounds like a great solution and I’ll try it over the weekend when I can dedicate time to it without interruption. I’ll also have a look at the Style Pack that you suggest.
    Thanks again for your help and quick response.

    Robin W



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