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Unable to add bbpress sidebar page template

  • nanpress1


    WP 4.8.2
    Site is not yet live to public
    Paid theme

    Hi- I’m trying to create a bbpress sidebar template on the forum page. The sidebar works on the default page but it’s not optimal to have a bbpress sidebar on every page of the site. Therefore, I’d like a template just for bbpress.

    I’ve searched the forums and have consulted used the bbpress documentation.
    Here’s what I’ve done. Any input is appreciated.

    I’ve created a bbpress specific sidebar using css and php in my child theme (using bbpress instructions)

    I’ve populated the sidebar with widgets and saved it. However, when I go to page>templates there is no bbpress sidebar template to choose from.

    To fix this, I went to the theme root page templates and copied ‘template-sidebar-left.php.’

    Per the bbpress instructions, I renamed it bbpress.php and moved it the file to the theme folder. Now it’s wp-content/themes/%mytheme%/bbpress.php

    This didn’t add a bbpress sidebar template. So I went into bbpress.php and changed
    <div id=”primary” class=”container”>
    <div id=”primary2″ class=”container2″>

    No luck.

    Also, I checked and there are no inactive sidebar widgets.

    Still no luck. What am I doing wrong? What else can I try to get a bbpress template sidebar to appear?

    Again, any insight is appreciated.

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