Need for hierarchy when not using standard forum style?
I’m building what while be a discussion board style website. I will embed a single forum through a shortcode in each/every post.
This will allow standard WordPress navigation and give each forum its own post/page.
I will not allow users access to any part of the natural bbpress forum hierarchy (categories/forums/subforums/etc.) and will use redirects to ensure that all requests for specific forums end up on the appropriate post/page that uses the embedded shortcode.
My question: Without the need to query numerous (potentially hundreds) of individual forums through traditional forum navigation, do I still need to spread the forums out among multiple categories/sub-categories when building the forums on the backend.
Remember, no user will ever need, nor get, access to the forum hierarchy/structure. ALL forums links will redirect to the appropriate post.
Having to create a needlessly complex hierarchy/structure is daunting and would make a mess for moderators to dig through.
Just curious. Appreciate any guidance in this matter.
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