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BuddyPress, Multisite, and bbPress Confusion

  • Avatar of rhek
    rhek
    Participant

    @rhek

    I am really confused on a couple issues with BuddyPress and bbPress. Just to note, we had WPMU install BuddyPress, MultSite, and bbPress for us at PSek, so everything should be installed correctly.

    On my admin menu, under the “My Sites” menu option, I have two submenu options which are “Network Admin” and name of my main site.

    I select the “Network Admin” option. I then see “BuddyPress” in the left navigation. I select “BuddyPress” and then “Forums”. I see that “Forums for Groups” is already installed and an option to install “Site Wide Forums”.

    First question… There is a button that says “Install Site Wide Forums”, but when I click on the button a box is displayed that states “Latest Version Installed”. So is site wide forums installed or is this a bug? How do I uninstall site wide forums?

    Second question and a big part of my confusion… I select the menu option for my main site from the admin bar. I cannot find any reference to bbPress or forums anywhere in the left navigation or under settings. If site wide forums was setup in “Network Admin” shouldn’t I see in the left navigation of my main site somewhere to create forums?

    I thought site wide forums would allow my main site to have forums, is this assumption incorrect? Do I need to install bbPress on my main site? If so, what is “Site Wide Forums”?

    I really need someone to clarify all this for me.

    Thanks,
    Rhek

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    == So is site wide forums installed or is this a bug? How do I uninstall site wide forums? ==

    The site wide forums is your bbPress plugin installation. They are one and the same.

    == I thought site wide forums would allow my main site to have forums, is this assumption incorrect? Do I need to install bbPress on my main site? ==

    If you have BuddyPress installed in main site, you just need to add the link to your bbPress plugin page to your menu. Did you already configure your bbPress plugin forum slug?

    Please read this Codex article about the two kinds of bbPress forums we can choose use with BuddyPress and how to install one or both forums. http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/

    Avatar of rhek
    rhek
    Participant

    @rhek

    Thanks for the link. I followed the instructions, but when I clicked on the “Install Site Wide Forums” it said the forum was already installed. From some other posts it looks like the site wide forums is just an install using the bbPress plugin so I went ahead and installed and activated the plugin. I then created a Forums page and inserted the shortcode [bbp-forum-index].

    To my disappointment this did not work, but then I switched themes and it was working. It looks like the BuddyPress Default 1.5.5 theme does not work with the bbPress plugin for site wide, but works quite well for group forums. Site wide forums work using bbPress (Twenty Ten) 1.2 theme.

    Is there anything I can do to make the the BuddyPress Default 1.5.5 theme or any other theme that does not display bbPress site wide forums to work? I have tried 3 different BuddyPress themes and none of them display site wide forums. They just display the page name.

    Thanks for the reply,
    Rhek

    Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    You don’t need to put the shortcode in the page template. Read http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/2/ again, and look at the screenshot with showing the “bbPress Settings” page.

    You’ll need to change the “Archive Slugs – Forums base” from “forums” to something else. The WordPress page called “forums” (which BuddyPress uses for the Forums Directory) is stomping over bbPress’ attempt to claim the “forums” URL).

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