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  • I want to be able to use this in wordpress sidebar as a contact form and bbpress would that be possible ?

    Im using frontend PM for the sidebar using shortcodes but I need something that will work with bbpress also

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  • Plugin Contributor Samuel Elh


    Hello @akgt,

    I am sorry about the delay but we’ve just pushed 2.0 online.

    You can normally use the basic shortcodes to create a messages link for current user with unread count using:

    <a href="[bbpm-messages-link]">Messages ([bbpm-unread-count])</a>

    But to make the dynamic form I’d suggest you add this code to your custom plugin or child theme’s functions file:

    add_shortcode('bbpm-new-message', 'shortcode_bbpm_new_message');
    function shortcode_bbpm_new_message($atts) {
        $atts = shortcode_atts(array(
            'recipient' => 0
        ), $atts);
        extract(array_map('intval', $atts));
        if ( !$recipient )
        $m = bbpm_messages();
        if ( !$m->current_user )
        $chat_id = $m->getPrivateSharedChat($recipient, $m->current_user);
        if ( !$chat_id ) {
                $m->set('chat_id', null)->getOrGenerateChatId()
            )->addChatRecipient(array($m->current_user, $recipient));
            $chat_id = $m->get('chat_id');
        if ( class_exists('\BBP_MESSAGES\Inc\Core\Redirect') ) {
            if ( method_exists('\BBP_MESSAGES\Inc\Core\Redirect', 'parseNotices') ) {
                \BBP_MESSAGES\Inc\Core\Redirect::parseNotices('bbpm_errors', 'bbpm_add_error');
        <form method="post" action="<?php echo bbpm_messages_url('send', $m->current_user); ?>">
            <p class="form-section<?php echo bbpm_has_errors('message') ? ' has-errors' : ''; ?>">
                <label for="message"><?php _e('Type a message:', BBP_MESSAGES_DOMAIN); ?></label>
                <?php echo bbpm_message_field(bbpm_old('message', true)); ?>
                <?php if ( bbpm_has_errors('message') ) : ?>
                    <?php bbpm_print_error('message'); ?>
                <?php endif; ?>
            <p class="form-submit">
                <?php wp_nonce_field('send_message', 'bbpm_nonce'); ?>
                <input type="hidden" name="chat_id" value="<?php echo $chat_id; ?>" />
                <input type="submit" name="send_message" value="<?php esc_attr_e('Send', BBP_MESSAGES_DOMAIN); ?>" />
                <a href="<?php echo bbpm_messages_url(null, $m->current_user); ?>"><?php _e('Cancel', BBP_MESSAGES_DOMAIN); ?></a>
        return ob_get_clean();

    That will produce the [bbpm-new-message] shortcode which you can use this way:

    [bbpm-new-message recipient=5] where 5 is the user whom current user will be sending messages to.

    If you’re not sure about the recipient ID then just link current user to [bbpm-messages-link]new/ where they can search for recipients and compose a message.

    Hope that helps, let me know how it goes.



    • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Samuel Elh.
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