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How to edit how Forum looks, particularly front page

  • andersontherapy


    Hi there,

    I’m new to WordPress and BB Press so if this is a stupid question I am asorry!

    My website forum is located here:

    2 questions:

    Is there a way to Create a Header or Welcome Announcement at the top of the page above the forum itself?

    Also, it loooks like the name of the Forum is pulling from the Title of the Website, is there a way to change that? I would like to rename it if possible.

    Just a note: I am using most updated versions of WordPress and BBpress as well.

    I appreciate the help!!


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  • chengdu-living


    I’m wondering the same thing. I just don’t know which files to edit to remove certain page elements that appear.

    Robin W


    Many helpers on the forums only look for questions with no replies – they presume that ones with replies have been answered. I don’t know the answer to this one, but if you don’t get a response in a day or so, I’d re-post it afresh, and Chengdu just hold off adding to it !

    Hope you get help




    Hi! I think this should work – if it doesn’t, just delete the page and you’ll be back where you started.

    1- make a Page with the permalink “forums” – it can have whatever title you’d like, but if it’s something different than Forums, change the permalink to “forums”.

    2- write your welcome text just like you would on a normal page

    3- after your welcome text, put the shortcode [bbp-forum-index] – so your page will look like this:
    Hi! Welcome to the forums. Grab yourself a cup of tea, pull up a chair and have a chat with us.


    So that should work – I have pretty heavily modified templates, so if it looks weird, let me know and I’ll try to figure out what I did! It’s one of those times where I know I did *something* to this page but can’t quite remember what.

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