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BBPress Can't Be Found When Using WordPress Permalinks

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    I don’t know if this has been mentioned, but when permalinks are enabled for WordPress, the bbpress folder can’t be seen be scanned and shows a 404 not found. I thought it was just my install, but when I tried validating the Buddypress Forum it shows the same result: “Sorry! This document can not be checked,” resulting with a 404. I also tried an online sitemap generator which couldn’t see it either.

    When I disable the permalinks in WordPress, then everything was fine and it could be seen. I also have the same issue with enabling pretty permalinks in bbpress. The Pretty Permalinks work just fine in BBPress when the permalinks are not enabled in WP; but when permalinks are enabled in WP, about 90% of the time it will result in a 404 in IE (if I refresh the page, it will find it – works fine in FF ).

    Also on a bit of a different subject, but since I’m here :), I was curious if there is a way to have search engines blocked from the BP group forums in the bbpress forum. I want to be able to use the forum for more than just the BP groups, but don’t want it to reflect as duplicate content (I want the content for indexing to remain with the groups, not the forum).

    I changed the main topic that BP uses to a category and then was thinking of just using a robots.txt file to disallow that category. Would you recommend me doing it this way or should I do something else?

    I appreciate you help!

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  • John James Jacoby


    The deep integration method I include with my BuddyBar for bbPress should take care of the 404 situation. Give it a shot and let me know how you think it works. I’m not super pro at understanding the ins and outs of SEO and redirect but I think it’s working okay so far.


    I will let you know. Thanks a ton for your help!

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