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Separate threaded forum with no limitations - Is this even possible? (7 posts)

  1. ionblue
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have a blog up and running, but it's setup to be a registration only blog (either through WP or through the new Google Friend Connect). The problem is, my boss now wants a section that is open to anyone posting/commenting akin to a question/answer forum. I initially thought that I could make a category and put the initial post in for people to come in and ask their questions, but they would still have to be registered to do that.

    I looked through the plugins to see if there was a "forum" plugin that would give this functionality but didn't find anything. Is there any way to do this within one WP installation or am I going to have to have a separate one? Or so I have to setup some other forum software just for that?

    Thanks.

  2. figaro
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I looked through the plugins to see if there was a "forum" plugin that would give this functionality but didn't find anything.

    Not sure if you can configure this the way you want, but it's worth a look if you haven't already looked at it.

    http://simplepressforum.com/

  3. ionblue
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That looks like it will do the trick nicely. Thank you for that.

    Now I have to figure out how to NOT have the sidebar only on the forum page....hmmm....

  4. asechrest
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You could create a new page template for the forum page and remove the call to the sidebar.

    Or, you could go to your theme's page.php file and wrap the sidebar call in an if statement checking for !(is_page('forumpageID'));

  5. ionblue
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I started making a template, but the if statement might be a better way to go. Want to have the Simple:Press span the whole width of the main box, too, so I'll need to change/add some CSS styling. There's so much to learn with all this - not a bad thing!

    Thanks again for all the help.

  6. figaro
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you are not married to your current theme there are other themes with a no-side-bar page template already built it...iNove is one...and it's a nice theme to boot.

  7. ionblue
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It's a custom theme and at the very least need to keep the sidebar for all the other pages. I'll certainly have a look at the theme you suggested, though!

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