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Stop BuddyPress ‘hijacking’ the /forums slug when we just want sitewide forums

  • Avatar of Roger Coathup
    Roger Coathup
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    @rogercoathup

    I just want to use sitewide forums on my install (not group forums).

    I want to use the /forums slug for the base of my sitewide forums, but unfortunately this slug gets ‘hijacked’ by BuddyPress to display it’s forums page (which by default is the group forums directory).

    How do we set an install up so that /forums displays the default bbPress forums landing page?

    (i.e. how do we get rid of the need to register a forums page?)

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  • @rogercoathup This is how I set it up “After you have installed site wide forums” Go to: Dashboard/Forums/Add New and name it whatever you want. Then go to Dashboard/Settings/Forums and Under “Archive Slugs” rename the Forum base to something other than forum or forums. Save it add it to your menu and you should be good to go.

    Roger, if you want to use Group Forums still, just change the name of the Page that you’ve mapped to the Forums component.

    If you don’t want to use Group Forums, disable the Forums component in BuddyPress, and remove the forums Page.

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
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    @mercime

    @rogercoathup After going through the Installation Wizard where a Forums page with the “forums” slug was automatically created http://mercime.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/bp16-install-03.jpg the first thing I do is to go to Settings > BuddyPress > Pages and select “none” for the Forums page and save. Then I go to Settings > Forums and make sure the archive base is “forums” and that in the BuddyPress section in same panel, made sure that the “Enable Group Forums” option is not checked. Open up the “Forums” page and I just add the bbPress shortcode/s etc

    EDIT – djpaul, didn’t see you there when I answered roger’s post :-)

    Avatar of Roger Coathup
    Roger Coathup
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    @rogercoathup

    @djpaul – ok, yes de-activating the forums component does the trick.

    I’d tried removing the page, and selecting ‘uninstall group forums’ from the forums tab, but that wasn’t working. Btw: ‘uninstall group forums’ doesn’t appear to do anything, when you leave then return to the tab, the button has reset itself to say uninstall group forums’ again (or is perhaps just displaying the wrong text).

    @mercime – yes, I’d done as you suggest on a previous site, but having to manually add shortcodes isn’t quite the same as getting the default bbPress page.

    I guess your new codex entry should be updated on the ‘sitewide only’ section, to say as Paul notes: also deactivate the forums component and delete the forums page.

    In general, I guess the Forums Directory page in bp-default should be renamed / better described to make it clear it’s for group forums.

    Avatar of Roger Coathup
    Roger Coathup
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    @rogercoathup

    @shawn38 — the point of the thread, was not having to rename the forums base

    We wanted to do more stuff on the Forums page in 1.6, but didn’t want to delay the release any more. It’s one of our immediate priorities, though we won’t be roadmapping the next release(s) for a couple of weeks.

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @rogercoathup FYI I had the notice in codex page for BP 1.5 forums to disable discussion forums in BP > Components since it only mentioned group forums in description. I had not done so in the new (currently being updated) page for BP 1.6 forums because I hadn’t tested whether deactivating discussion forums in current version would go awry since there was a revision which now mentioned it in re BOTH group and sitewide forums. However, since core dev has mentioned that it works above, I have now added this info for Installing Sitewide Forums only in codex for 1.6. http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/#c-set-up-sitewide-forums-only

    Delete bb-config.php in root of WP install http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/#e-forums-frequently-asked-questions

    Avatar of Roger Coathup
    Roger Coathup
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    @rogercoathup

    @mercime – yes, the terminology in the setup screen is confusing – de-activating forums when you want forums!

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