Forum Setup Problem


I can't seem to figure out how to get the forums to work properly.

I'm using sitewide forums and not group forums.

I dont understand what the correct settings should be. I get a possible conflict error.

Id like my forums to have a permalink something like wpmudev site.
instead i get this, of forum/forum topic which is cumbersome

Any advice as to how to get that to work?

  • mort3n
    • The Crimson Coder

    Hi oliverwinston1,

    Did you try to disable Prefix?

    Do you need BuddyPress or are you just looking for a forum? In the latter case, consider using bbPress (the forum component in BuddyPress).

    The possible conflict is probably because you have selected a page called Forums as the BP page for well Forums and in the sitewide forums setup you also specify this as the Forums base slug so that it is creates an ambiguity. Try renaming one of the two.


  • Paul Barthmaier
    • Code Wrangler

    Hi there @oliverwinston1,

    Yes, @mort3n is that you have a probable slug conflict. You can change the name of the Group Forum to something else, like Group Form or anything you like, and then associate that page in Buddypress. Make sense? But if you aren't using the rest of the Buddypress features, you might want to look at alternatives.

    Hope this helps! Let us know.


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