[Resolved] Can’t Install Sitewide Forum
Running: WP 3.2.1 on a subdomain of my main site. It’s a fresh install of WP and BuddyPress (1.5). The only other plugins installed are bbPress (2.0) and the Buddy Press Template Pack (1.2), both installed through prompts in the BuddyPress setup/options/notifications. Using the default BuddyPress theme. Not running any errors. Hosting on Dreamhost.
Now that that’s out of the way, here’s my issue: I can’t install site-wide forums. BuddyPress claims to be able to offer site-wide forums without being group-specific. However, when I install site-wide forums, nothing on my site changes. The “Forums” link doesn’t appear, and if I navigate to /forums, there’s nothing available.
If I activate Group Forums, I get the “Forums” link – but then I can only post to a specific group. If I deactivate Group Forums, the “Forums” link disappears.
One thing I noticed is that in the bbPress settings, the “forums base” is set at “forums”, which then gives a message of “Possible BuddyPress conflict: Forums page”. This is how it is with a fresh install and without me changing any options – a conflict right away.
I’ve tried uninstalling all of the plugins and deleting them, then doing a fresh install. I hoped it would run through the step-by-step BuddyPress settings so I could start totally brand new, but no luck. I went into phpMyAdmin and deleted the tables for BuddyPress, then tried installing again hoping that a totally fresh start would help – again, no luck.
I tried changing the permalink of the “Forums” page and the “forums base” name in bbPress, but even having completely distinct names didn’t help at all.
I’d really love to use this, as it has all of the features for a site I am currently working on. I just can’t get the forums to work at all.
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