Support » Theme: Preference Lite » Missing sidebar with bbPress & changing "visited" color.

  • Resolved Dry Fly Guy


    First of all I should say that i really like the theme, and will be using it on at least two different sites. But one of them is giving me fits. ( This site is a forum running bbPress, and I can’t get the right side bar to show up on the Forum Topics / Replies. I have the same widgets in each of the sidebar widget locations (page and post), but they don’t show up on any forum posts. Only the Forum Index (Home Page) has them.

    Additionally, I’m not a big fan of the purple, “visited links” color, and with all the custom color options available, I can’t believe there isn’t a way to change this without diving into code. But I haven’t found it yet, and would love some assistance there as well.



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  • Theme Author Styled Themes


    Unfortunately for bbPress (a third party plugin), you will need to find out from them (or their forums) on how to solve this one. It’s odd parts of it has a right sidebar but others don’t. Currently the pages in question are using a full width page template (my guess is the “default” page template in the theme which is full width, not a right sidebar).

    For the visited links colour…looks like I need to fix that one.

    I’m sure the issue is related to the default page template, because if I change the “Home” page to full width the side bar goes bye-bye there as well. Is there an easy way to change the default, or at least get those pages to use the right side bar?

    I’ll post on the bbPress forum for assistance there as well, and I look forward to your “fix” of the visited link color (or as you put it: colour) issue.

    Thanks for the timely response and a great theme.


    p.s. Do the options I’m looking for (need) already exist in the Pro version (or one of your other themes) ?

    The sidebar issue has been resolved using the bbPress WP Tweaks plugin, and setting the plugin to be rendered in the index.php template. (Rendering it in page.php and single.php had no effect.) As far as I can tell, there aren’t any conflicts manifesting themselves, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

    Now if I can just get that purple “visited link” to go away….


    Theme Author Styled Themes


    To solve the purple link issue, I will fix this for the next update. However, what you can do in the meantime is open the theme’s function.php file and look for this:

    a:link {color:<?php echo get_theme_mod( 'links','#b88d28' ); ?>;}

    make it look like this:

    a:link, a:visited {color:<?php echo get_theme_mod( 'links','#b88d28' ); ?>;}

    That will make the “visited” links the same as a link colour that has not been clicked on yet. Normally I would not suggest editing a theme file like this but this one is OK because this will be on the next update.

    For any questions relating to my premium version, it’s best to contact me from my site for those as the support and forums here is strictly for free themes.

    Thanks for that direction/assistance. It did the trick, and all is well. I’ll mark this as resolved, but I look forward to the real fix when the update comes out.

    Thanks for the great support, and thanks again for the wonderful theme. I’m off to your site now for answers to my “premium” questions.


    Moderator Stephen Edgar


    bbPress Team

    Another trick you can use is make a copy of the themes template you want to use eg. page-sidebar.php and rename it to bbpress.php in your themes folder and bbPress will use that template for any bbPress page.

    It could/can also be included by the theme author in the theme if they want to have better bbPress support from the get go 😉

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