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Trying to make a forum index page.

  • I am having some problems generating a forum index page.

    Once I created my forums I thought that by adding the url to the menu I would be in business. Going to the url shows a featured article and the bbPress sidebar, not a forum index.

    Since I did not get a forum index I created a new page and named it Forums. I then pasted the shortcode [bbp-forum-index] into the body of the page and nothing changed. The same results were displayed as if I did not have a page. Almost seems like bbPress ignored my page.

    Here is the link to the page…

    The next thing I did was to create another page and name it “Test Forum.” I inserted the shortcode and this page displayed a forum index for me.

    The problem I am having now is that the slug “test-forum” only relates to this page and not to any of the forum pages because the slug “test-forum” does not exist in the bbPress settings. Those settings use the slug “forums/forum”. If I change the “forums” slug to “test-forum” I end up back to my original problem.

    I would like to leave my slugs defaulted to their original values. I just want a forum index page using the bbPress slugs and have a bbPress sidebar.

    This is probably simple, but I have not figured it out yet, so I hope someone can shed some light on what I am doing wrong.



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  • Would appreciate any help to resolve this issue.



    I am also having this problem, I have a page with [bbp-forum-index] on it and have tried updating permalinks, making sure the slug was set right, and even changing the theme like you said and the page still comes up with nothing except the page title on it

    If you are not using BuddyPress, typically the bbp-forum-index shortcode isn’t even needed.

    You should be able to just refresh you permalinks and then go to (unless you changed this slug)


    I saved permalinks and it did not work. I deleted my “Forums” page with the [bbp-forum-index] shortcode and changed themes. It worked!

    Theme developer is now looking into the problems. I will let you know what comes of it all.



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