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  • Joe Dostie
    Participant

    @joedostie

    Hello all,

    I have been going through the threads and I am sure this has come up but I just cant find it…

    I would like to have the forums in a child page but I cant seem to find any documentation on it.

    Everything I see shows bbPress being used like this:
    Home > forums…

    But is it possible to do

    Home > Page > forums…

    I was partially successfully by changing the settings of forums root to “page\forums” and that made the “Create New Forums” work but the breadcrumbs ended up not working.

    I guess before I get to deep into my troubleshooting I will just first ask the question if bbPress is absolutely required to be at the top level?

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  • Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    I have to confess that I’m not quite sure what you are trying to achieve?

    Is it just to have another page in the breadcrumb flow


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    You’d be filtering the function

    bbp_get_breadcrumb

    in

    bbpress\includes\common\template.php

    to put an extra link in


    Joe Dostie
    Participant

    @joedostie

    I seem to be have a problem responding with multiple images or links 🙁


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    yes the damn spam filter on this site gets overly keen – not my site I’m just a helper here so can’t change that.

    two links or two images seems to be the limit – try that !


    Joe Dostie
    Participant

    @joedostie

    I guess that makes sense…I took out http:

    Hi Robin,

    Thanks for your response, hopefully I can clear this up a little with some images.

    My goal is to have my forums as a child page
    //69.195.124.253/~ctwocndo/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/forums_child.jpg

    With my Forums Root = forums
    //69.195.124.253/~ctwocndo/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/root-forums.jpg

    The breadcrumbs (both bbPress and WordPress) will show correctly
    //69.195.124.253/~ctwocndo/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/correctBreadcrumb.jpg

    The problem is that when I create a new forum, it will not take the “connect” parent page into consideration.
    //69.195.124.253/~ctwocndo/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/BadForum.jpg

    In order to fix this, I can modify the Forum root = “connect/forums”
    //69.195.124.253/~ctwocndo/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/root-connect-forums.jpg

    And that will fix the permalink of a new forum
    //69.195.124.253/~ctwocndo/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Page31.jpg

    But when I do that, the the breadcrumbs no longer work.
    //69.195.124.253/~ctwocndo/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/brokenBreadcrumb.jpg
    (I am sure the “Forums” in this image are truly the “connect/forum”)

    So that where I kind of am.

    I did see your recommendation, but wouldn’t that get wiped the next time I upgrade bbPress?

    Again, thank you for your response.

    Kind Regards,

    Joe


    Joe Dostie
    Participant

    @joedostie

    Yup, that did it…oh well


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    But when I do that, the the breadcrumbs no longer work.
    //69.195.124.253/~ctwocndo/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/brokenBreadcrumb.jpg
    (I am sure the “Forums” in this image are truly the “connect/forum”)

    ok if you click that breadcrumb – I mean the forums bit, where does it go?

    If to forums, then we just need to add a breadcrumb before it to go to the connect page

    If not where does it go?

    Come back with that answer


    Joe Dostie
    Participant

    @joedostie

    So the “Forums” breadcrumb is never click-able as its the “current” page…

    But, when the Forums Root setting is = forums
    Then the breadcrumb is displayed as:
    Home/Connect/Forums

    But if the Forums Root setting is = connect/forums
    Then the breadcrumb is displayed as:
    Home/Forums

    its actually opposite of what I would expect.


    Joe Dostie
    Participant

    @joedostie

    I cant paste the html markup even with the code block..but.

    Home/Forums

    “<ul class=”breadcrumbs”>

  • Home <span class=”bbp-breadcrumb-sep”> </span>
  • <span class=”bbp-breadcrumb-current”>Forums</span>

Robin W
Moderator

@robin-w

So the “Forums” breadcrumb is never click-able as its the “current” page…

it should be when you get to sub forums or topics viz

Welcome › Forums › Main Forum › Chat › Joining the Forum

only joining the forum is not clickable.

If you can get it all working with

Home/Forums

Ie everything else is fine, then I’ll look at what you’d need to do to filter the breadcrumb to add the connect with a link to that page.


Joe Dostie
Participant

@joedostie

Sorry about that…I should have realized that…

So when the Forums Root = connect/forums
and I go into “Test” topic

The Breadcrumbs are Home/Forums/Test
and the link to forums is 69.195.124.253/~ctwocndo/connect/forums/ <- so the parent is there, its just not in the breadcrumb

And this remains true as I drill down to the single topic


Joe Dostie
Participant

@joedostie

Posting that code seems to have screwed up the thread…oh boy!

Well in any case I have been doing some testing.

It looks to me like bbPress is expecting to always be in the ROOT of the site.

I can make some adjustments but it then appears to mess something else up.

Take a look at this forum, I will leave it alone for a whole so you can look at it. But it explains the issue.

If I make the forum a child page bbPress will not create the forum with the parent page.

If you adjust the forum root setting to fix this, then bbPress takes over and the breadcrumb so the hierarchy is no longer correct.

At least that’s how it appears to me…


Joe Dostie
Participant

@joedostie


Joe Dostie
Participant

@joedostie

So a little more investigating and I am finding this dose NOT appear to be related to bbPress, it looks like my BLOGS are having the same issue.

This appears to be related to the permalink structure.

I currently have it set to “Post Name”

I’m going to read up a little more on this and see if I can come to some understanding.


Robin W
Moderator

@robin-w

ok, do keep us updated on your progress, I am interested to see how it turns out, hope it’s you:1 the technology:0 !


Joe Dostie
Participant

@joedostie

So I am still working on this and what I am learning is that my concept of how WordPress structures things are not exactly how I thought.

Apparently what I am expecting is my breadcrumbs to reflect however I create my custom Menu and this isn’t true.

So the Blog has its own hierarchy and this is what the breadcrumbs will reflect.

My intent was to use my “wp_nav_menu” and I am learning these 2 items are distinctly different.

I am still researching and learning this, but figured I would update in case anyone was watching this or had some additional input.

As far as I can tell, this is related to the permalinks and pretty URLs.

I am researching several plugins like Menu Breadcrumb, Breadcrumb Trail,
Advanced Menu Widget, Breadcrumb NavXT and more.

Trying to see whats right for me.

Thanks


Robin W
Moderator

@robin-w

thanks for the update – you are way ahead of me in terms of breadcrumb knowledge !

But please post back on how you get on, I’m interested !

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