I have observed precisely the same problem on my Android Motorola Droid HD Maxx. In my case I defined a page containing the [bbp-forum-index] shortcode for the Forums top level. If I go to that page in either of the latest versions of IE or Firefox, I get a nice page showing the Forum categories. Using my Android phone, I get a page containing the single word ‘Forums’. As the OP noted, if I go directly to a Forum category or topic all is well.
My WordPress version is 3.8, bbPress version is 2.5.2. I am using a copied and modified version of the TwentyFourteen theme.
Well, its good I guess that I am not the only one….
Guess whatever is going on for mobile phone devices (small screen)
is totally wrecked if it happens on android also.
I got this working on iOS phone device it looks.
method I had this done, was I had the bbpress installed in the
I had created a page just called “Forums” and this it. No body text.
I deleted that, Created a new page just called “Forum”
and in the body text used the “[bbp-forum-index]” tag and
set the permalink to 3800forum , after this, it started to work.
So let me restate what you found to work:
1. When creating a menu item for forums, do NOT use the automatically available permalink that ends in “/forums/”
2. Instead, create a page that has the shortcode [bbp-forum-index] in the body. There could also then be other content or links in the body.
3. Make sure the page you created does NOT have a permalink that ends in “/forums/”. In my case I had a page Title of “Forums”, but I changed the permalink to end with “/allforums/”.
I did this on my site and it now works on my Android smart phone.
This weirdness needs to be either fixed or on the bbPress FAQ.
Pretty much sums it up. No idea what possessed me to do so but it
is it is. Still learning WP and BBpress and their qwirks.
Now if I could figure out how to make 1 search return results from
WP and BBpress.
What happens when you copy the Twenty Fourteen
page.php template as
bbPress.php in the theme folder and visit http://example.com/forums ?
The short answer is: no difference.
I think I get what you are asking… I did the following:
sudo cp page.php bbpress.php
That did not affect behavior on my desktop browser, which continues to render properly. Neither did it change anything on my Android Chrome browser, which still shows a mostly blank page with only the single word “Forums” when I go to “http://mysite.com/forums/”.
I have – as recommended – copied the twentyfourteen theme so that I could make font and margin adjustments, as well as changing the top and side bars from black to very light gray with black text. That “copyOf2014” also contains – again I believe as recommended – a copied “bbpress” sub-directory with a lot of php files and a copied “css” sub-directory with “bbpress.css” among other .css files.
Cool, I’ll take a closer look at bbPress with Twenty Fourteen (I’m mobile at the moment) and post an update to either here or the ticket you created.