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Help!! I cant get the forums to embed with the standard buddypress template!

  • Avatar of Vividbreeze
    vividbreeze
    Participant

    @vividbreeze

    Okay, this is what I did.

    1) installed WPMU+Buddypress

    2) Didnt know buddypress had the bbpress forums already in it SO i downloaded it manually, uploaded it into /forum -

    3) It installed fine but I have to manully type in the domain.com/forum for the forum to come up. there is NO settings in the backend of my WPMU to create the forum topics

    4) Its not embed with the stock buddypress template….

    What can I do to fix this??

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  • Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Hey Vividbreeze,

    What are you trying to do?

    I’m guessing you want to use BuddyPress’ embedded bbPress forums like this:

    http://testbp.org/forums

    If so, go into your WPMU admin area, and under “BuddyPress > Forums setup” and select ““Set up a new bbPress installation”.

    If you’re trying to integrate a separate bbPress install, reply back and let us know.

    Avatar of Vividbreeze
    vividbreeze
    Participant

    @vividbreeze

    Yeah, i manually installed it seperately.

    Avatar of Vividbreeze
    vividbreeze
    Participant

    @vividbreeze

    Ok, i just chose use existing installation and its the correct address. But I still dont see ANY forum options to add the forums and etc. Do I have to have a plugin in the mu-plugins or something?

    hmmmm…..wait did I skrew up by not putting /buddypress into /MU-Plugins ?? I placed it in /plugins.

    Avatar of Xevo
    Xevo
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    @xevo

    Standard bbpress installations have their own admin panel. Since bbpress is actually a totally seperate software it just has a nice extra that it can intergrate with wordpress. So if you installed it manually and did not use the already made bbpress in buddypress, then you can make and administrate your bbpress from its admin panel. If you used the bbpress in buddypress then you won’t have a handy admin panel.

    Avatar of Vividbreeze
    vividbreeze
    Participant

    @vividbreeze

    Well if I use the bbopress in buddypress for new installation, HOW do I add forum sections?

    Avatar of Vividbreeze
    vividbreeze
    Participant

    @vividbreeze

    Cause right now I installed it seperate but I dont see the forum sections I added when I go to /forums – I have to go to /forum but that brings up a totally different template……

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Well if I use the bbopress in buddypress for new installation, HOW do I add forum sections?

    You can’t add forum sections.

    BuddyPress forums are tied to groups. So you’ll have to create new groups with forums in order to emulate forum sections.

    If you’re trying to setup BuddyPress forums to be like this:

    http://testbp.org/forums

    Remove bbPress and reinstall BuddyPress. This time, follow these instructions:

    http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/setting-up-a-new-installation/

    Specifically the “Setting Up Forums” section.

    If you plan on using a separate install of bbPress, you’ll need to theme it.

    No way around this I’m afraid.

    You could use Manoj Kumar’s BuddyPress theme for bbPress to get a similar looking BP feel:

    http://manojkumar.org/buddypress-theme-for-bbpress/

    Hope that helps!

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    Avatar of Vividbreeze
    vividbreeze
    Participant

    @vividbreeze

    I was trying to get forums like this: http://buddypress.org/forums/

    So theres no way to get forums like http://buddypress.org/forums/ without designing it into the theme eh?

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    That’s right, Vividbreeze.

    Avatar of Vividbreeze
    vividbreeze
    Participant

    @vividbreeze

    thanks for your help! :)

    Avatar of Kunal17
    Kunal17
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    @kunal17

    I upgraded from Bp 1.0.3 to 1.1.2 yesterday and I went ahead and activated the external bbpress forum I had earlier. I would like to instead use the built in forums now so that I can have a forums dashboard like that on testbp.

    Is there any way that I can now switch without losing my forum posts?

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Hi Kunal,

    I’m using both on my test environment right now (still undecided if I want to go with embedded bbPress or external!).

    You should be able to use BP’s internal bbPress forums by going straight to the BP forums slug.

    By default, this is:

    http://YOURBPINSTALL.com/forums/

    If your external bbPress install is the same as this slug, you’ll need to modify your BP forums slug to something else.

    You can do this by adding this line in your wp-config.php:

    define( 'BP_FORUMS_SLUG', 'somedifferentslug' );

    Avatar of Kunal17
    Kunal17
    Participant

    @kunal17

    Thanks Ray,

    Ill give this a try and get back.

    Avatar of Andy Peatling
    Andy Peatling
    Keymaster

    @apeatling

    It’s really just about reading the instructions. if you read the instructions step by step then it’s not hard at all.

    Avatar of af3
    af3
    Participant

    @af3

    All, thanks for the guide — got the integration finally working with WPMU+BP+BB.

    I do have a question related to BP Group — how do i create a group that can be linked directly with existing forum in BP (BP is integrated with existing forum + topics) ?

    At the moment, when i created a group in BP, the group will appear as a new forum in BB.

    When I created a forum in BB, this is not automatically created as new Group in BP..?

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