is there any way to list all forums into one page?

I see there are shortcodes for use one forum into one page like [forum id="2"]

But is there any way to create a forum list?

Using a list of shortcodes like:

[forum id="1"]
[forum id="2"]
[forum id="3"]

Does not works, because I want a forum list where you can see a list of forums, and information about how much posts has each forum, etc

  • Ash
    • WordPress Hacker

    Hello dacstyle

    Please try the following code:

    add_shortcode( 'forum_list', function() {
        global $wpdb;
        if ( ! empty( $wpdb->base_prefix ) ) {
    		$db_prefix = $wpdb->base_prefix;
    	} else {
    		$db_prefix = $wpdb->prefix;
        $query = "SELECT * FROM " . $db_prefix . "forums WHERE forum_blog_ID = %d ORDER BY forum_ID DESC";
        $tmp_forums = $wpdb->get_results( $wpdb->prepare( $query, $wpdb->blogid ), ARRAY_A );
        $html = "<table cellpadding='3' cellspacing='3' width='100%' class='widefat'>
    			<th scope='col'>ID</th>
    			<th scope='col'>Name</th>
    			<tbody id='the-list'>
        foreach( $tmp_forums as $tmp_forum ){
            $html .= "<tr>";
                $html .=  "<td valign='top'><strong>" . (int)$tmp_forum['forum_ID'] . "</strong></td>";
                $html .=  "<td valign='top'>" . esc_html(stripslashes($tmp_forum['forum_name'])) . "</td>";
                $html .=  "</tr>";
        $html .= '</tbody></table>';
        return $html;
    } );

    You can use this code in your theme's functions.php if the theme is not changed. Otherwise mu-plugin is the best option. To create a mu-plugin, go to wp-content/mu-plugins folder. If there is no mu-plugins folder then, create one. Now, inside the mu-plugins folder create file with name anything.php (make sure file extension is .php). Now start with a <?php tag and then put the above code.

    Then use this shortcode in any page:


    Hope it helps! Please feel free to ask more questions if you have any.

    Have a nice day!


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