WordPress version 4.8
bbPress version 2.5.12
Site URI: Localhost (I can create a temp vpn tunnel to the site if needed.)
I am confused about the following setup and theme page template/bbPress weirdness.
I have installed bbPress and set the forum root to “
support” and saved changes.
Then I created a page with the exact same name “
support“. The slug matches the page name and reads:
In this page I have added the bbpress short code
With the current theme I have the option to choose a page template with or without a sidebar. When I set the page template to “
sidebar“, the sidebar does NOT display.
When I change the “
forum root” from “
support” to “
forums” and leave the page name and template choice as is, the sidebar does display.
The same applies when I do not change the Forum root and leave it as “
support“, but I remove the bbPress shortcode
[bbp-forum-index]. The page “
support” does show the sidebar.
I am wondering if I am doing something wrong with either setting the Forum root slug and the page name to the exact same; “
Maybe this is not possible and leads to url/permalink confusion in WP/bbPress and it instead uses the “standard” page template (which doesn’t utilises any sidebars in the current theme I am using.)
In the end what I would like to see is the following (if possible at all.);
When you visit the site’s support page the url/slug read:
The page title matches the slug: “
Support” and it uses the sidebar page template.
In this page the support questions are shown by freshness and the breadcrumb actually displays “
home >> support“, not “
home >> forums“.
Thanks in advance for any help in explaining the Forum root and page name scheme/setup.