[Resolved] bbPress Forums page won't work
I installed bbPress with Customizr theme. Here is what happened:
It’s supposed to show a list of forums in a table view. But all forum title becomes plain (no link) & stack up like no format.
I am not sure this is bbPress issue, or the theme issue. But I have tried it on other themes, like 2013, 2012, and elegant themes, all works just fine.
Could you help? I love your theme, I don’t want to give it up because one plugin page doesn’t work.
Hi tajenli, Thanks for reporting this. I will check the bbpress compatibilty with Customizr in the next days and will make it fully compatible in a future release.
I think this is a Bootstrap issue that is based upon the ORDER OF OPERATIONS when setting a theme’s global layout (Sidebar first).
Until Nikeo updates Customizr to adapt to bbPress, try the following:
1.) Reset Customizr’s global layout to Right Sidebar.
2.) Individually set all pages and posts you don’t want to have a sidebar.
(an awful lot of work for a site with a lot of content).
3.) Download this WordPress Plugin: bbPress WP Tweaks.
4.) Make sure you use the Plugin’s setting menu.
5.) Review my efforts on the bbPress support page.
6.) See if it works for you.
7.) This works for me on a Bootstrap 3 theme, and it might work on this Bootstrap 2 theme.
nikeo, I urgently need the fix to make Customizr compatible with bbpress. I have the same issue. I posted a few weeks ago about it and wasn’t able to resolve. I went to bbpress about it too but no resolution there either. My site is ready all except for the bbpress compatibility.
See this page: http://redhorsecrm.com/forums
Hi nikeo I am getting exactly the same issue as connielk with the bbpress forum on the customizr theme. As the guys above I absolutely love your theme so again it would be a shame to not use it because of this and my site really needs a forum. You can see the issue at http://www.protocolconsultants.ltd.uk/index.php/pcl-forums/
Also for some reason it is displaying one of my media register images for no apparent reason on that page (spooky)
I had a look at connielk’s site and it looks as though she may have got it working assuming she is still using your theme.
Hi @connielk – I saw your site is now working did you manage to get it working still using the customizr theme?
Yes! I got it working!
Here’s what I did.
First I followed the post below. I only needed to copy the css folder, the bbpress folder, and from the extras folder I only needed archive-forum.php and single-user.php files.
But search still did not work. And it seemed there was a file missing in the extras folder to make search work.
I took archive-forum.php and renamed it search-forum.php. Then I changed this line:
<?php bbp_get_template_part( 'content', 'archive-forum' ); ?>
<?php bbp_get_template_part( 'content', 'search' ); ?>
Then I copied it into my theme folder. Search now works.
Here’s the thread from the bbpress forum, in case that helps. But pretty much everything is here.
Many thanks connielk I have now managed to get the Forums list correctly that is brilliant – I am still having issues with the search page however and displaying my left sidebar in the archive forum list. Do you use any plug-ins for bbPress? Do you also have a holding page for ‘forums’ (or some other slug)?
I am a lot further ahead thanks to your help and really appreciate your input.
@nikeo – do you know if the next update of Customizr will be compatible with bbPress? I will raise the question in the bbPress forum too. Have you any idea when the next release will be. It is a shame this Theme and Plugin do not work together they are probably my favourite individual themes and plugins to date
There were two other things I did that I forgot in my last post. The sidebar was taking a huge area below the forum and had a sitemap. To turn that off, I removed this line from all three php pages (archive-forum, single-user, and search-forum). Just delete this line if you don’t want the sidebar. If you want the sidebar, I’m not sure what you would do, but there is a video on youtube where a guy explains how to do it.
<?php get_sidebar(); ?>
Also, the forum pages were filling the entire width of the browser. To make it fit in the same width as the rest of the customizr pages, I added div tags around the forum content. There is probably a css solution for this that is better, but this worked for me.
<div id="main-wrapper" class="container"> <div id="forum-front" class="bbp-forum-front" " > <h1 class="entry-title"><?php bbp_forum_archive_title(); ?></h1> <div class="entry-content" > <?php bbp_get_template_part( 'content', 'archive-forum' ); ?> </div> </div><!-- #forum-front --> </div>
Notice that what’s new here that isn’t in your archive-forum.php is this line and the closing div at the end.
<div id="main-wrapper" class="container">
To make search work, you have to make a copy of archive-forum.php, and edit the content so it looks like this:
get_header(); ?> <?php do_action( 'bbp_before_main_content' ); ?> <?php do_action( 'bbp_template_notices' ); ?> <div id="main-wrapper" class="container"> <div id="forum-front" class="bbp-forum-front" " > <h1 class="entry-title"><?php bbp_forum_archive_title(); ?></h1> <div class="entry-content" > <?php bbp_get_template_part( 'content', 'search' ); ?> </div> </div><!-- #forum-front --> </div> <?php do_action( 'bbp_after_main_content' ); ?> <?php get_footer(); ?>
Then name the file search-forum.php and put it in the customizr theme root folder where you also saved archive-forum.php and single-user.php.
Integrating bbPress into a WordPress theme should not be that difficult.
The one thing I didn’t figure out is on the user page. The title bar says “Page Not Found”.
Hi connie another good piece of advice there – my forum is starting to get there! I have followed all the pieces on the search forum unfortunately still getting the standard post/page when searching my forum 🙁 I am going to have another go at it this evening after my day job 🙂 thanks again for your help. I am also getting the page not found when clicking on a user avatar in the forum – if I find any solution to this I will share it here.
@shapeshifter I am going to have a read through one of your previous posts linked above to see if there is anything in there we can use.
Thanks for your help again guys
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