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    I am trying to set up bbPress (plugin) forum, but cannot get the display to work for me.

    I created the forum index page with the bbForum shortcode, but even when assigning the full width template, it still displays with a sidebar.

    I then created a custom template through the Shoutbox template builder, and assigned that to the forum page. It still will not budge. It keeps displaying like the default template with sidebar.




    If you know the id of the page your forum will be on (eg, page id=X) you could try turning off the sidebar just for that page with something like:

    .page-id-X .sidebar { display: none; }


    Thanks rumblefish,

    I would rather use a custom template from the template builder. I am figuring bbPress out, and it seems that there is absolutely no navigational methods except for the widgets.

    I dont want to fix a problem with CSS as a desperate way out. I want my template to work.



    I think this is a plugin limitation. You need to add css code – have a look at this thread:


    Thanks Dude,

    I actually gave up on bbPress, then installed Simple: Press started styling and configuring – but something in the back of my mind wasn’t comfortable… Read up some more, and am now going back to bbPress… I will spend some time on it… I am not a coder really, but would be great to get the Template Builder templates to work with it…


    The template builder page templates are fullwidth templates – you just need to modify the bbpress css.


    Where do you find the bbpress css? + Where do you change the colours – it is impossible to read the headers on the forum table. see tx CIndy


    You can change the background color with:

    table.bbp-forums th, table.bbp-topics th, table.bbp-topic th, table.bbp-replies th {
    background-color: #333333;

    I’d add the code to css/custom.css – you can also read the headlines afterwards.

    The bbpress.css can be foun in the bbpress plugin directory. It’s not a Corona file.


    I have the BBpress plugin working fine in my Shoutbox theme. I had to toggle the settings-permalinks-post name to default and then back to post name. I used the shortcode [bbp-forum-index] to place the forums on my wordpress forums page. I used the default template with the side bar which makes the real estate available for BBpress somewhat small, but also leaves room for the login widget in the sidebar. As the forum was somewhat truncated from not normally fitting into the small space available in the Shoutbox theme default template (with a sidebar) I added the following css to the top of the bbpress.css

    img {
    border: medium none;
    display: inline;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;

    .entry-content ul li {
    list-style-position: outside;
    list-style-type: disc;
    margin-left: 0px;
    padding: 2px 0;
    .bbp-topic-freshness {
    font-size: 11px; /* size of font for freshness */

    This makes the default theme for bbpress play nice with the amount of space Shoutbox offers.

    You can also add the following css which removes the Name of the poster on the forum page and makes things cleaner in my estimation.

    .bbp-topic-meta {

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