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  • Avatar of tweekage
    tweekage
    Participant

    @tweekage

    I have looked around and followed steps from throughout this forum itself and even some stuff I thought would do it but i can’t for the life of me get the siderbar off of the Forum page.

    i first went to the page in the admin area and changed the template option to Full page that I created. That didnt work. So then I found a “Full Width” code provided from a user in Buddypress, chose that option and that didnt work. Then proceeded through dreamweaver to delete the sidebar call in the index of the forum folder and that did nothing. Where else could this sidebar being called from?

    I figured at least would be in the Forum folder within the theme’s root folder as I have had to fix each index of the other buddypress features to fix my sidebar and footer and add the post box.

    Thanks! :)

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  • Avatar of WPwebbouw
    WPwebbouw
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    @wpwebbouw

    If you are using the bp-default theme, it appears the forum uses the page.php template. You could alter this template (in a child theme) by removing the sidebar. Then in the css remove margin-right: 225px; from div#content .padder. Probably you must add a selector to affect only the forum page, e.g. .forum-archive div#content .padder { margin-right: 0}

    As page.php is also used for pages, you could make a new page-sidebar.php to use for pages where you want to have the sidebar. You can use page.php for other pages where you don’t want a sidebar as well.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    there is a full width page template. go to the forum page in Pages menu in the admin and choose full width page template

    Avatar of tweekage
    tweekage
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    @tweekage

    @WPwebbouw I’m using my own custom theme and used the custom theme plugin for it.

    @modemlooper I have done that. I used one I made in the past that works on other pages and even made another one with the code that was in this forum also and that didnt work. I just cant figure this out haha.

    I noticed all of the pages “members, activity, etc” never needed code int he page for it to work. I did put [bbp-forum-index] in the page for the forum to pop up.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ixigjkptharbms/forums.PNG <– an image of what my page looks like in admin with my options.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/d0ldzkromrx5l6q/forum%20page.PNG <– Result.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/jt0j9kbwfd0q22l/fullpage.php <– is the file I currently use which I did remove the sidebar call at the bottom.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    Take page.php or whatever file you’ve created to be full width and copy it. Rename file bbpress.php

    bbPress will use this file for its content

    Avatar of tweekage
    tweekage
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    @tweekage

    Fantastic! Works. Thank you very much. :) Now just fixing the style of this page. Ill repost if i can’t figure it out. :)

    Avatar of tweekage
    tweekage
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    @tweekage

    grr normally i can figure this stuff out. I was able to find the bbpress.css file but i cant find where I can max width this. I made a snapyshot of what it’s looking like.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gzswrdokn5guwfr/forumstyle.PNG

    *Should I maybe ask this in a new thread?*

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    use firebug browser plugin to figure out CSS don’t edit core CSS files. alwas use a custom CSS file so you can update themes and plugins without loosing your customization.

    Avatar of tweekage
    tweekage
    Participant

    @tweekage

    Crap. Couldn’t figure it out. I can’t seem to find out why the forum doesnt push all the way over s0 at least “Freshness” is on the end too. :( If you want to firebug it maybe it’s something stupid im missing?

    http://fateconvo.com/forums/

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    Just add the following to your theme’s style.css or custom.css file
    `li.bbp-forum-info,
    li.bbp-topic-title {
    width: 50% !important;
    }`

    Avatar of tweekage
    tweekage
    Participant

    @tweekage

    Perfect! That also worked. Thanks everyone for all of these fixes!

    Avatar of tweekage
    tweekage
    Participant

    @tweekage

    Alright one other issue with this. Everything worked fine from “Activity” all the way to “Groups”. I never thought to check all of the links in the member profile but once it gets out to the Forum link its all broken.

    http://fateconvo.com/members/tweekin/groups/

    You can see everything before groups works perfectly but then after groups its all nice and broken again haha. I feel like a pill here now. Hope im not buggin too much.

    P.S. I would love to paypal some of you for this help if possible :)

    Avatar of tweekage
    tweekage
    Participant

    @tweekage

    Haha oops, forgot to remove the [Resolved] on the topic. Hopefully after this then it can be permanent resloved :)

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