Cant get 1.5 site wide forum to work.
Back up your database and the bb-config.php file in root of your WP install.
Then delete bb-config.php
@mercime I have backed up my database and deleted bb-config.php. There is no immediate difference, that I can see. I do not want to use the group forums feature.
You have two pages titled “Support” in your site – Support with slug Discuss and Support page with support slug – the first one a left-over from previous need to have both group and sitewide forums.
– Delete the first one, Support page with slug Discuss, then go to Trash and Delete Permanently that page.
– The title of the Page should equal name of slug. So open up the Support Page that you kept and make sure the slug below it is also support.
– Now go to admin dashboard menu BuddyPress > Pages > Directories – Discussion Forums, select the page Support and click on Save button on same line.
– Go to admin dashboard menu Settings > Permalinks and re-run it once again for good measure.
Note: if you want to rename the page to “Discussions”, don’t forget to change the slug to discussions as well, and go to BuddyPress > Pages to select the page Discussions from the dropdown.
Btw, @junglejinge re your graphene theme layout – https://buddypress.org/community/groups/installing-buddypress/forum/topic/where-are-my-sub-menus/
@mercime I am more than willing to give you my login details and give you a wee project!
@mericme – when I follow your last step to the Buddypress>pages>discussion forums – the discussion forums option is not there because I unticked the box because I thought that I needed to do this to disable group forums to make site wide forums work.
@mercime so I have re-enabled /ticked the box, selected the support page, checked the slug is ok, all is fine, rerun permalinks, cleared cache and the link doesn’t work. I have tried entering meetinbradford.org/support and also tried the link, neither seem to work.
I notice that now, when I go to archive slugs > forums base : it states that there is a possible conflict with Support page
Missed this instruction:
Go to admin dashboard menu Settings > Forums > Archive Slugs > Forums base — should be the slug you used for your forums page, support
@mercime This is how it is already set up. Still the same problem I’m afraid.
Please do not post test username and password with admin privileges in this forum. I’ve deleted the information. Delete the user you created.
Graphene is a nice theme but spout out too many errors – from creating the sitewide forums index page where it required post thumbnails etc. to adding the page to main navigation where it included the shortcode used to generate the forum index page.
The sitewide forums is functioning http://www.meetinbradford.org/support/ using the bp-default theme.
Reminder: Do not click on Repair button in – “The following active BuddyPress Components do not have associated WordPress Pages: Discussion Forums”.
@mercime The problem with the Buddypress theme is that the menu headings disappear. I had two rows of menus, which have now vanished. Can you recommend any other Buddypress compatible themes which accomodate this and / or that look more appealing.
Forgive me @mercime but I did exactly what you told me not to do and now can’t get to the support page. I’m sorry. I have tried installing a different theme and then going back to the Buddypress default, but that doesn’t work – please save me!
Try Trending by Justin Tadlock multiple nav menus https://wordpress.org/extend/themes/trending
Recommend building and activating a child theme of Trending then with the child theme activated, install and activate the BP Template Pack and go through the compatibility process.
Re: Can’t get to Support page
Go to admin dashboard menu BuddyPress > Pages > Directories – Discussion Forums and select -None- and click on Save button. Then run Settings > Permalinks to the year/month setting I set up earlier.
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