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Two usability questions

  • Zane


    Hey guys,

    I have two questions. My wife has identified two usability issues that I am trying to investigate resolution to.

    1. She didn’t see that the reply box was at the bottom of the page. Is there any way to create a Reply button that would either push people to the bottom of the page or open a reply box in its own page?

    2. The concept of the Group stream (not sure if that is what it is called. The facebook like stream on a groups homepage.) and the forum is confusing. Specifically, when she made a post and then someone made a comment on the notification of the post on the Group stream she was confused and couldn’t find the comment (of course, she went to the forum to see the reply). Is there any way to turn off reply’s to forum notifications on the Group stream? This is preferred to force forum conversations into the forum. If not, any other way to aid users with understanding these concepts? I had a hard time explaining the concept verbally to my wife. Not sure how to get the rest of the group on board.

    I appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

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  • @mercime



    1) Reply button on what page exactly? Forum post or blog post? What theme are you using?

    2) Group Forum posts do appear in that Group’s Activity Stream. If you want to disable forum/blog post commenting in the Activity Stream to prevent confusion and to have all the forum/blog post comments in one location, then go to Settings > BuddyPress > Settings – Activity Settings, and make sure that Blog & Forum Comments are not enabled (not checked).



    Hey Mercime,

    1a. Forum. It is not very intuitive to scroll to the bottom to make a new post.
    1b. – Love this theme 🙂

    2. Thanks! I knew I saw this somewhere. I even checked there (doh!). Worked like a charm. Thanks!



    @zane 1a.) There is a reply link in every topic post if you’re using default bbPress forums in your installation.

    e.g.1. In this topic you started, when you hover a post a line shows up on the bottom right corner of each post with different links including the “Reply” link which will bring you to the reply form at the bottom.

    e.g.2. In this screenshot of a default forum topic layout you’ll see the “Reply” link along with other links are shown at the top of every post in that page.

    Please check with your theme author why you’re not seeing the Reply link in your theme.

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