Issues with forum registration & login
We have an HTML5 website using SimpleCMS, and a linked WordPress blog. I have installed the WordPress bbPress forum plugin on that blog site. When it seemed like it was lacking what appeared to be some pretty basic controls, I also installed the bbPress Toolkit plugin.
Since that also seemed to lack what to me should have been basic components of a working forum, I also installed the bbPress WP Tweaks plugin. It amazes me that a tool that is this popular seems to lack simple ordinary functions like clear login and registration tools that link directly to the forum.
Using the shortcodes, I created separate pages for login, registration and lost passwords, but once logged in, it still does not take the user to the main forum page. In fact, it goes nowhere. I would think that there should be a simple field for adding the path to the forum to which the user would be registering or logging in, but there isn’t. Instead, it just states “You are already logged in.” on the login screen with no link to anywhere else.
Can someone please explain to me how I can get the login to take the user to the actual forum page after they login? To me this should be automatic, but for some reason it is unnecessarily complicated.
Also, is there not a way to manage the subscription without requiring the user to have a WP or bbPress account? All I want is a private forum with users who can create their own usernames and passwords to login and share information, without that user data being shared with anyone else. For some reason, this simple task seems to be too much to expect.
So unless I’m doing something completely wrong (which is entirely possible), I need a way to resolve this with the tools available in bbPress. Any practical solutions are welcome. Thanks.
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