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    I’ve looked through the documentation and these forums, others have asked, and yet I still haven’t read proper documentation to set up a forum so it is like the Choices demo. I may be missing some basic step, but it isn’t enough just to point us to the bbPress install guides (which are woefully under-documented).

    I have installed bbPress. I have created a test forum and a couple of test topics. When I click “view” in a forum or a topic in the WP backend these bbPress pages are the full width of the browser window. So, I go and create a page, e.g. called “Forums” and add the shortcode [bbp-forum-index] – viola! I see the forum index on the page. However, now that I’m on the front-end page, if I click a forum or topic from the list of topics, the results come back full page width again – yuck. I can create a new page called “Forum One” and add the short code [bbp-single-forum id=$forum_id], and if I enter through the main nav bar I see a nicely formatted single forum topics list. But again, on the front-end if I click a topic on the list the results aren’t formatted. I can create a new page and add a shortcode to display a specific topic, but that can’t be right…

    What, specifically, do we need to do to get the bbPress forums set up so they look just like the Choices demo (all forums, topics, posts, sidebars, etc)? I’ve spent hours trying to figure out what should be straight forward (and should be part of the theme documentation). Assume no prior knowledge! Please give us a step-by-step guide (with screenshots) showing us how to do it so we can move on with the other aspects of this great theme.

    I’m excited to get this to work, just frustrated. thanks!

    – Jill




    Hi drjill,

    First, make sure you are using the most recent version of both the theme and bbPress. The old version worked on tables and may be the issue you are running into.

    There isn’t currently any guide by Kriesi for it but I’ll add that to my list of guides to create.

    It should be just a matter of installing the plugin in and activating it to get the basic same layout that the demo has with the sidebar and everything. The only other thing you should need to do is add the bbPress login widget to the Forums widget area.




    hum. not sure what is missing:

    Choices version 1.5.0

    bbPress Version 2.1.2

    – Jill


    Can we take a look at what you have now and what isn’t working correctly?


    Hi Devan,

    I’ve added BBPress and was trying to get rid of the sidebar (was listing all pages, categories etc) but once I added in the BBPress widgets, it looks fine.

    The thing I would like to change is the breadcrumbs underneath the title and the name of the poster is showing underneath the gravatar and I would like this to be next to it please.

    Can you advise of the CSS I should be using?

    Thanks, Siobhan


    Hi Siobhan,

    Do you have a live site and maybe a screenshot describing what you are looking for. I’m not completely sure we can change it around in the way you are describing but maybe a visual aid will clarify it for us.




    Hi Devan,

    Yes, here is the link to the site page

    The breadcrumbs I would like to remove are in the top left corner underneath the page name.

    Thanks, Siobhan


    Try adding the following CSS to your Quick CSS (located under the Styling Tab in the theme options) or the custom.css file in the css folder of your theme files:

    #top #bbpress-forums .bbp-breadcrumb {
    display: none;




    Thanks Devan, that worked perfectly!


    Hi siobhan13,

    Glad that Devin helped you. :)



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