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[Resolved] Need advice on installing BP & bbPress both together for my project

  • Avatar of Anton Naydenoff
    Anton Naydenoff
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    @anton-naydenoff

    First of all, sorry if this is not the right place for such a question, but I’m really new in this and it is my very first post in the forums of WP Community.
    What I’m wondering and trying to do is to install BuddyPress v 1.7 and bbPress v 2.3.1 both together running under the latest default theme for BP (I forgot the exact name), but it seems that I cannot set up them to work properly for my purpose.
    My project is a social network (dedicated on exotic pets) so I need to have many groups in my site, because of many different animals, and I want to give a chance to every single group to have its own forum. At the same time I need a sitewide forum, too. My idea is all these forums (the groups’ ones and the sidewide) to extend their contents to same page in the main nav menu too. Is it possible?
    Oh, and I have 5-level tree structure of my groups with ‘member’ and ‘parents’ groups powered by BP Group Hierarchy Plugin v 1.3.8. Is it possible this plugin to conflict some of the other issues included and to be one’s to blame for my problem?
    Sorry for my english and hope that didn’t make a mistake posting in here.
    Anybody to advise me? :(

    Thanks in advance.
    Best, Anton

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  • Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
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    @mercime

    @anton-naydenoff installing group and/sitewide forums with BuddyPress – http://codex.buddypress.org/user/setting-up-a-new-installation/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/

    As for possible conflicts with BP Group Hierarchy plugin, I haven’t used the plugin so maybe someone else can chime in or you might want to check it out yourself and post your findings here.

    Avatar of Anton Naydenoff
    Anton Naydenoff
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    @anton-naydenoff

    I don’t understand this part (Settings -> Forums):

    Archive Slugs
    Custom root slugs to prefix your forums and topics with. These can be partnered with WordPress pages to allow more flexibility.
    Forums base: forums
    Topics base: topics

    Should I have real pages named after these slugs or not?
    I mean, to create pages by myself or it is not necessary?

    BuddyPress
    Forum settings for BuddyPress
    Enable Group Forums: [[checked]] Allow BuddyPress Groups to have their own forums
    Group Forums Parent: [[group-forums]] is the parent for all group forums

    Is this correct or not? And should I have a real page named after the slug ‘group-pages’ or it conflicts with my forum (type: category) named same way ‘group-forums’ and parental of all the Group Forums? Maybe sth like this ‘pg-group-forums’ and ‘ctg-group-forums’ to destinguish them…??? I am totally messed. :(

    And should I then have a new page for each my group forum where to display or it’s wrong way?

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
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    @mercime

    Should I have real pages named after these slugs or not?

    @anton-naydenoff you create only one page for the Archive Slug per A.3 and B.3 in the link I gave and add the forum shortcode. The inside forum pages will be automatically generated. If you want your Sitewide Forums link to be e.g. Discussions, then you should make your Archive Slug -> discussions

    Group Forums Parent: [[group-forums]] is the parent for all group forums. …. Is this correct or not?

    Not sure what you mean. First of all, you wouldn’t have been able to select Group Forums page as the parent for all group forums if you didn’t create the page.

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    Anton Naydenoff
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    @anton-naydenoff

    @mercime

    Not sure what you mean. First of all, you wouldn’t have been able to select Group Forums page as the parent for all group forums if you didn’t create the page.

    No, no… not ‘group-forums’ as a page. I have forum (type: category) named ‘group-forums’ and it is pointed to be the parental forum for all my group forums. I have a page with the same slug but I don’t know for what to use it. Think it is even meaningless…

    The good news is that I resolved the problem with the installation of my group forums. It seems that my settings were good ones, but simply they didn’t work… I just did deactivate bbPress plugin and delete it. Then I did upload and install again and everything is just fine at now. I already have my forums in my groups. But this is a bit of strange, because I didn’t set anything new. It worked by itself. :D

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