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Forum is Category – bbPress 1.0 alpha

  • I’ve been creating a new template to fit into my current WP install, and while doing so I noticed the new ‘Forum is Category’ checkbox in the forum management area of bb-admin. I tried it out on a few forums and noticed the different classes assigned and the ‘bb_get_forum_is_category()’ check in front-page.php of kakumei. I also noticed that you can’t post topics to forums that you check as categories.

    So to get the point, is the intention here that you create forums, check them as categories, then create subforums of the category forum and theme things as you see fit with the different forum classes? Or am I misunderstanding the 1.0 implementation of categories?

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  • chrishajer


    My take on it (completely uninformed BTW) was that a category acts like a parent that won’t have any topics in it. There have been requests in the past when creating multiple subforums to be able to skip putting topics in a parent forum (now called a category). It would just be a container for subforums.

    Yeah, that seems to be the way its working. Forums that you check “Forum is Category” for become container forums with no topics and special CSS classes. I think that’s a fine way to do it once you understand what’s going on. It just seemed a bit weird at first because in the backend there isn’t really any differentiation between category forums and regular forums.

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