Problems Editing BB Press Forums Page. Please help
Having issue with our site pages and BBPress. We are using WP 3.8.1 and the latest version of BB Press.
We want to customize our BB Press page (title, maybe input a button or two… who knows) BUT there is no actual BB Press page to customize? The forum seems to be automatically created upon install. Normally we can edit any page by selecting “edit page” at the top of the screen and in this case, there is no edit page button because the page doesn’t exist.
Following? So the logical next step is to create the page right? Well… when we go to the backend of WP in the admin dashboard -> Settings -> Forums -> we read (about halfway down this page) this text:
“Forum Root Slug – Customize your Forums root. Partner with a WordPress Page and use Shortcodes for more flexibility.”
So we created a WP Page named forums. (http://www.fretbuzz.com/forums/) If this page is created then the forums appear until we edit anything. We cant select any option or input any text or the forums do not appear. So we deleted the page and the forums appear again. Then we created a separate WP page and labeled it test (http://www.fretbuzz.com/test/) and then moved the forum root slug to it, the forums again appear but If we again try to put any button shortcode or text or whatever in the page then nothing appears. So this begs the question…. What are the shortcodes BB Press talks about in the settings panel? How do we customize our BB Press Forums page?
End goal = Create an actual page that hold the forum roots on which we can add a button or two (with maybe some text). With an actual page as the root slug, I have access to turn on or off options as well such as “ratings” and “Author Bio”, which is quite annoying on the forums currently.
Our theme (DynamiX) has almost 9000 support members and this is what one of the support moderators said:
I am not sure if this feature works correctly as I have tested it with DynamiX and the standard WP theme and they both have the same results. It must be a feature of BBPress that does not work properly.
This cannot be so…. Any suggestions. Any help is highly coveted. 🙂
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