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  • #56861

    KenTheriot
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    I am trying to install a forum on my site just like this one, which uses the bbPress plugin. Getting it installed is easy enough, but it looks pretty terrible. Can anyone tell me how to adjust the styles so that they better match Genesis? There are some less-than-clear instructions on the bbPress site about copying some css from the bbPress folder and pasting it “into your theme” or in another area “into your theme’s “css” folder.” Their example is http://yoursite/wp-content/themes/yourtheme/css or similar. Of course there is no such folder in Genesis.

    Anyway, can anyone suggest what to do in order to style a bbPress forum?

    Thanks.

    Ken

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    AC
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    Ken, can you share the link to the instructions they gave you for adding the css? That would help me.

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    sundance
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    The stylesheet to bbpress is located in :
    /plugins/bbpress/templates/default/css/bbpress.css
    the easiest way is to edit it directly , but then if they updated the plugin you need to keep a copy of this stylesheet and replace the new one when it happens.
    this is my unfinished forum

    http://www.mepanorama.com/%D9%85%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA/

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    AC
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    @sundance, I was going to recommend he use the Genesis Layout Extras which includes bbPress formatting. Did you use that on your website?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-layout-extras/

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    sundance
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    @anitac , No I don’t I always avoid using plugins , but for sure I recommend him to use ( bbPress Genesis Extend ) to fix some issues with bbpress using genesis framework.

    #56909

    AC
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    Thanks. I remember you like to “hard code” snippets into your websites.

    #56915

    sundance
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    Pleasure , by the way I do need some help I hope I’m jumping but its related bbpress and he maybe find it useful.
    as you see from my site I created new page template and new sidebar for the forum , everything works but if I use the search then the results page will show the original sidebar.
    this is what I have in my functions.php

    if ( is_page_template( ‘forum_page.php’ ) || is_singular(‘forums’) ||is_singular(‘forum’) ||is_singular(‘topic’) ||is_singular(‘topics’) ||is_singular(‘users’) )

    I need to add the search page I tried many ways but no success.

    #56932

    KenTheriot
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    anitac,

    Here are those instructions I referred to: http://codex.bbpress.org/theme-compatibility/

    Cheers,

    Ken

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    KenTheriot
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    If my replies are very delayed, that is because my posts keep going to the spam folder, and I have to ask Official Support to fish them out in batches. Sorry about that. I’m actually working with Akismet support to get that resolved.

    Cheers,

    Ken

    #57046

    KenTheriot
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    I tried editing bbpress.css and was able to make some changes. So thanks for that advice, sundance. Anitac, I installed Genesis Layout Extras (I already had installed bbPress Genesis Extend – though I am not certain how to know if it did anything or not). But it doesn’t allow any actual style editing does it? I guess that isn’t surprising considering it’s all about “Layout” and not style.

    It is very cumbersome to try and use Firebug to identify each element and then do trial and error. Based on the above link where bbPress talks about how to copy bbpress files into a theme, is it at all clear how to do that with Genesis (I use Eleven40-Pro)?

    Thanks!

    Ken

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