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how to access to bbpress admin from buddypress??

  • Avatar of Samuel Aguilera
    Samuel Aguilera
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    @samuelaguilera

    Hi!

    I’m running forums in BuddyPress 1.1.2 using the built in option NOT a separate BBPress installation.

    And I wonder how I can modify some forums options that are not present in BuddyPress admin (i.e. how to active a new theme for the forum that I uploaded previously to /wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-forums/bbpress/my-templates/).

    So I want to know if there is any way to access to BBPress admin interface (located at /wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-admin/) when you’re using the built in option for forums.

    Best regards,

    Samuel.

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  • Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
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    @r-a-y

    Yup, that’s doable.
    Try the tutorials I’ve linked to.

    Avatar of alanchrishughes
    alanchrishughes
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    @alanchrishughes

    I don’t know if those tutorials are out dated, but when like I said when I integrated the two the other day the buddypress groups just took them over. I’m obviously going to keep looking anyways hoping I screwed something up, but I don’t know.

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

    @r-a-y

    If you install standalone bbPress at example.com/forums/, then you need to tell BuddyPress to change their forum slug to something else. Otherwise, there is a slug collision.

    This can be done by adding the following line in wp-config.php:
    define ( ‘BP_FORUMS_SLUG’, ‘discussions’ );

    “discussions” can be changed to anything you desire. Now your BP group forums will reside at this new slug.

    Avatar of alanchrishughes
    alanchrishughes
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    @alanchrishughes

    I’ve looked into that, but all that does is rename the tab/link and the url for the component your dealing with, it won’t combine the bbpress and buddypress registrations and accounts.

    I was playing with the idea for a while to just rename “groups” to “topics” and treat them as a forum

    http://buddypress.org/community/groups/how-to-and-troubleshooting/forum/topic/completely-re-naming-the-groups-component/

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

    @r-a-y

    I hate repeating myself but the reason I mention the renaming is BuddyPress uses the “forums” slug by default, so if you installed standalone bbPress at /forums/, there will be a slug conflict.

    Did you even install standalone bbPress?

    On a properly-integrated bbPress and WordPress install, you can login at standalone bbPress and you will be logged in at WordPress and vice versa. I’ve done this on multiple occasions and it works.

    Avatar of alanchrishughes
    alanchrishughes
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    @alanchrishughes

    Yeah I installed them both locally using MAMP.

    I tried it again tonight and when I log in to bbpress it will log me in to buddypress, but when I log in to buddypress it doesn’t log me in to bbpress. I went in to buddypress to the forum setup tab and did the integration from an existing forum thing, but that just set up the groups forums again. I created a group and stated a forum and topic, the group appeared as a subforum on bbpress and the posts appeared there. When I posted on in it bbpress it appeared in the group on buddypress, and group posts appear on bbpress.

    I went back to the forum setup tab and it said:

    “NOTE: The forums directory will only work if your bbPress tables are in the same database as your WordPress tables. If you are not using an existing bbPress install you can ignore this message.”

    Which is something over my head, I don’t even know what a table is.

    Avatar of alanchrishughes
    alanchrishughes
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    @alanchrishughes

    I installed both in the same database.

    Avatar of alanchrishughes
    alanchrishughes
    Participant

    @alanchrishughes

    @jeffsayre so we don’t hijack the other post, has any of these things happened to you?

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    @alanchrishughes

    Haha! Thanks for keeping the discussion in this thread.

    Integrating bbPress with WordPress is not easy. In fact, it can be a real pain. I have not tried integrating bbP and WP since BuddyPress offered a different solution — group forums.

    That being said, have you seen this article? More than likely it is out of date with WordPress 3.0, but I suggest posting a comment in that article and see if @theeasybutton can offer you any additional insights.

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