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    i cannot find anywhere to change the layout properties for bbPress. It always shows a sidebar and this is terrible for a forums. It should be fullwidth, but I cannot find anywhere to change this setting. Even changing the default layout setting to fullwidth changes every page on the site except the forums. Please, this is absolutely necessary for my site to be proper and we can’t go live without this. Thank you.



    Please find forum.php and remove


    //get the sidebar


    Find this line of code

    get_template_part( 'includes/loop', 'page' );

    Change it to

    get_template_part( 'includes/loop', 'forum' );

    After that go to includes folder and duplicate loop-page.php. Rename the duplicated file to loop-forum.php. Edit it and find this code

    <div class="<?php avia_layout_class('content'); ?> alpha units entry-content">

    Replace it with

    <div class="twelve alpha units entry-content">




    Hey there, did this solution work? I am having the same problem. Please see my forum at I have also tried to create a temple page for this but its this doesn’t seem to work either. My forum base is ‘forum’, I create a page with the url /forum and create a template in the template builder and then link this template page in the /forum page settings, but again, it doesn’t seem to work.


    Hi proteinsuperm,

    The template builder is unable to be used to hold pages that are created with plugins like bbpress or to have templates applied to them via the front end.

    You’ll need to modify the files themselves in order to change the layout.




    Ah ha. Ok, thats a start. Thanks Devin. I’ll get to work on modifying that then. Thanks Andy

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