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moomum Nov 6, 2014 03:23 AM

[SOLVED] Recommendations for a compatible forum plugin please.
I've just taken over a site that has bbpress installed but I'm pretty sure I read on here that it isn't compatible.
If anyone knows of a good one please let me know, or if you know how I can find out if they are compatible that would be great too.

Many thanks!

lmilesw Nov 6, 2014 04:35 PM

I would test on a sandbox (test) site.

moomum Nov 20, 2014 03:37 PM

Thanks Larry, I played around with it live on the default theme, popped it over to Atahualpa and it looks grim. I'll do some searching to see what other people have done.

juggledad Nov 20, 2014 04:42 PM

What looks grim?

moomum Nov 21, 2014 01:39 AM

All the formatting goes and I can't actually get into the forum.
This is how it looks on 20_12
It all works fine, you can click on things and they take you to the right place etc.
This is what happens on Atahualpa, there is nothing to click on, nothing works.
If it's easy to fix I'd much prefer to work on Atahualpa, I trust it!

juggledad Nov 21, 2014 02:45 PM

what are the bbpress settings you have?
what are teh forum settings?

moomum Nov 22, 2014 03:27 AM

I can't see anything on the bbpress settings that affects layout - possibly slug?
I've copied and pasted the options for the forum settings:

Forums Settings
Forum User Settings

Setting time limits and other user posting capabilities
Disallow editing after minutes
Throttle posting every seconds
Anonymous posting Allow guest users without accounts to create topics and replies
Auto role Automatically give registered visitors the forum role
Forum Features

Forum features that can be toggled on and off
Revisions Allow topic and reply revision logging
Favorites Allow users to mark topics as favorites
Subscriptions Allow users to subscribe to forums and topics
Topic tags Allow topics to have tags
Search Allow forum wide search
Post Formatting Add toolbar & buttons to textareas to help with HTML formatting
Auto-embed links Embed media (YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, etc...) directly into topics and replies
Reply Threading Enable threaded (nested) replies levels deep
Topics and Replies Per Page

How many topics and replies to show per page
Topics per page
Replies per page
Topics and Replies Per RSS Page

How many topics and replies to show per RSS page
Topics per page
Replies per page
Forum Root Slug

Customize your Forums root. Partner with a WordPress Page and use Shortcodes for more flexibility.
Forum Root
Forum Prefix Prefix all forum content with the Forum Root slug (Recommended)
Forum root should show
Single Forum Slugs

Custom slugs for single forums, topics, replies, tags, views, and search.
Topic Tag
Topic View
Forum User Slugs

Customize your user profile slugs.
User Base
Topics Started
Replies Created
Favorite Topics
Topic Subscriptions
Akismet Integration

Forum settings for Akismet
Use Akismet Allow Akismet to actively prevent forum spam.

I can get into the edit section through the plugin itself and these are the files I can alter:


juggledad Nov 22, 2014 05:18 AM

I need to see the choices you made - for example if you go to dashboard->forums and edit a forum, what ate the 'Forum Attributes'?

if you go to dashboard->settings->forums - what options are checked, what values do you have in the various options - Note: when you do a select all on a page like that you do not get the VALUES - look at the page then look at your last reply

moomum Nov 23, 2014 09:33 AM

Thank you!

If I go to forums/edit and edit the one forum that everyone can see if they are logged in or not the attributes are:

Type Forum
Status Closed (It's just there for information, I don't want people to be able to discuss on there)
Visibility Public

No parent
Order 1

I know the settings won't show on a select all, I just couldn't see anything on the main forum settings that would make a difference to how it looks so I didn't bother to type it all in. If it would help I can do screenshots and this time I'll make them smaller - sorry about the size of the last lot!

juggledad Nov 23, 2014 11:52 AM

Yes I would like to see your settings, that's why I asked for them.

With the default settings, I don't see an issue so something in the settings you have are different and causing what ever issue you see. It could even be another plugin (have you tried disabling ALL other plugins?) or one of your Atahualpa settings. Not having access to the site, I have no clue.

How is the link to the forum page setup? using the bbpress shortcode and the forum page looks fine (needs a little CSS adjustment) on my test site.

lmilesw Nov 24, 2014 06:48 AM

I too found that using the shortcode worked fine but relying on the "forum root" setting worked with the default theme but not others.

moomum Nov 24, 2014 08:29 AM

yay! shortcode works!

that is even better than I hoped because I want some intro text before the forums and it will be easy on a page with shortcode, huge huge thanks!

juggledad Nov 24, 2014 08:51 AM

You can also fix this by editing bfa_post_parts.php and find line 129 which should be
HTML Code:

        OR  (is_date()    AND $bfa_ata['excerpts_archive'] == "Full Posts")
and add right after it, add the following
HTML Code:

        OR  (is_archive()    AND $bfa_ata['excerpts_archive'] == "Full Posts")
make sure that ATO->Configure Archives->Posts or excerpts on ARCHIVE pages? is set to 'Full Posts' and then it will work - this will be added to the next release

do you have other issues or wasthis the only thing that made it look 'grim'?

moomum Nov 24, 2014 08:55 AM

Brilliant, I'll evernote that so I have it in case.

That was the only grim thing, it's all unicorns and rainbows now and I'm so happy I don't have to faff around to get content on the same page as the forum.

Huge huge thanks as always!

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