if i understood your question you simply want a list of topics in your forum like bbpress.org/forum! am i right?
Hi mostafaghanbari — not exactly like that, the home page of this forum just shows the topics, an not the text in the topics and replies.
I want to display an excerpt of the most recent N topics and replies across all forums/topics. Think of it as just displaying the first 100-200 characters of member posts. This will go on the home page of my site in a small box, and in a sidebar on various pages on the site.
Does that make sense?
Here’s an example of what I’m trying to generate. This requires access to: Topic name, most recent Topic post/reply, name of the member posting, and his avatar.
In this example (which I mocked up in PowerPoint), it is showing the 3 most recent bbPress posts across 3 different Forums/Topic areas.
I hope that makes it clearer as to what I’m trying to accomplish.
This reply was modified 10 years, 5 months ago by Michael.
Okay, I’ve made some progress with this, though it’s not quite where I want it to be. I’ve been playing around with the function calls in bbp-topic-template.php, and been able to create a block of code that creates excerpts of topics (though not replies to topics…yet).
Here’s the resulting output: http://www.dalluva.com/temp/example-excerpt-block-getting-there.JPG
And here’s the code block (so far):
$max_shown = 3;
$parent_forum = 'any';
$excerpt_length = 200;
$avatar_size = 60;
$topics_query = array(
'author' => 0,
'post_type' => bbp_get_topic_post_type(),
'post_parent' => $parent_forum,
'posts_per_page' => $max_shown,
'post_status' => join( ',', array( bbp_get_public_status_id(), bbp_get_closed_status_id() ) ),
'show_stickes' => false,
'meta_key' => '_bbp_last_active_time',
'orderby' => 'meta_value',
'order' => 'DESC',
'meta_query' => array( bbp_exclude_forum_ids( 'meta_query' ) )
$topic_query = new WP_Query( $topics_query );
if ( $topic_query->have_posts() ) :
$first_time = 1;
have_posts() ) :
if ( $first_time == 1 ) : $first_time = 0;
else : echo "" ;
$topic_id = bbp_get_topic_id( $topic_query->post->ID ); ?>
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I'm going to keep working this and I'll post my final results in the coming days. Any comments/input are appreciated. Cheers. Michael
It looks like the editor munged my code, so here’s a pointer to the code (in a .txt file): http://www.dalluva.com/temp/topic-excerpt.txt
well done michael! it looks like you did it! but i think there is a more simple way to do so(lets say another way instead of an easy way because your way is not difficult also!). when you install bbpress you can go to yoursite/topics and see list of all topics. in this page you can see similarities with items that you really need:
the only thing you need to do is find out what file in bbpress do this job. the file is:
and here is the codes related to what we want:enter link description here
and finally the last thing is having a summary of topic content. that’s i dont know it yet! 😀
Where can I insert this long code? I’m beginner in bbpress 🙁
none of the links provided work. Can anyone re-supply the excerpt information for loop-single-topic please?
@nolimit966 i think you can use
<?php bbp_topic_excerpt(); ?> place this in loop-single-topic.php and you should see it.
Thanks for the reply Robkk, i just tried using that but its not displaying anything at all.
I wanted to show an excerpt from the forum post on the topic page.
<?php bbp_topic_excerpt ?> just doesnt output anything. Its completely blank
Ah, i used echo bbp_get_topic_excerpt( $topic_id, $length ); and it works fine.
Thank you 🙂
this does work like this:
<?php bbp_topic_excerpt(); ?>