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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″>
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?