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Installation help for group & sitewide forums

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    DLeit
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    @dleit

    I’m using: WordPress 4.1.2, BuddyPress 2.2.3.1, SelfHelp.on.ca

    Ran into an obstacle. I am at the step of installing Group & Sitewide Forums. No. 7 of the instruction has me stuck. I stopped after adding the Forums page with the code in it to, to the menu. There is a picture to the right of the instruction depicting how step 7 should go, but I don’t ever see that screen when I try to do step 7. I even tried adding a new page called Group Forums and I don’t even see the option to change from ‘forum’ to ‘category’. See instructions below
    • Create a new Forum as the “parent forum” for all of your Group Forums.
    • Go to Forums > Add New
    • Add Title, e.g. Group Forums
    • Change Forum Attribute Type from “Forum” to “Category”

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    @dleit Re: There is a picture to the right of the instruction depicting how step 7 should go, but I don’t ever see that screen when I try to do step 7.

    Looks like you deactivated bbPress. If you activate it again and cannot find the Forum Attribute box, then I suggest you try re-uploading bbPress via s/FTP or you can delete bbPress from the admin backend then install it again.

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    DLeit
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    @dleit

    @mercime Re: Looks like you deactivated bbPress. If you activate it again and cannot find the Forum Attribute box, then I suggest you try re-uploading bbPress via s/FTP or you can delete bbPress from the admin backend then install it again.

    The plug-in I’m using is not bbPress. It’s BuddyPress. So I found the tab where I would have been able to do the steps in instruction #7.”Go to Forum> Add New….etc” but it’s under the heading “retired” and it tells me in Buddypress to use bbPress for this particular feature. I don’t know if I should delete the BuddyPress plug-in all together and just use bbPress instead or just install the bbPress plug-in, activate and then pick up with instruction #7 from there.

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    danbp
    Moderator

    @danbp

    If you need forums with your BuddyPress Groups you have to install bbPress.

    Read here for details:
    https://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/

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    DLeit
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    @dleit

    Thanks a bunch @danbp. Now off to figuring out how to get past the “user registration not allowed” issue and then I’ll good to go.

    Thanks again. :)

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