Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring and setting up forums, part of WordPress DIY: Community Website.
- With bbPress installed and activated…we need to configure the forum settings…and create some forums…so our members can start discussions and partake in them.…Before we do so, let me take you to the front end…of the site and show you where you can find…the forums on your site.…If you go to your url and append forums, plural,…at the end of that url, you will find the forums page…and this is where the index of the forum will appear.…However, Winnie the Pooh message,…"Oh bother! No forums were found here!"…telling us that we have to create some forums…before people can start using the forum.…
Before we do that let's take a quick look…at the forums settings.…They're found in the main admin menu…under settings and forums.…And here you see you have a lot of settings…but most of them we can just leave alone.…The ones I'll draw your attention to is this one,…anonymous posting.…You can if want to, allow guest users without accounts…to create topics and replies.…However, this is not a good idea…because in most cases it will just result…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Understanding your site goals
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring the menus and layout
- Extending functionality with plugins
- Adding forums, events, and forms to your website
- Importing WordPress users as community members
- Securing your site and managing spam
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1. Preparing to Build a Site
Adding a custom menu3m 45s
2. Picking and Configuring a Theme
3. Extending Functionality with Plugins
4. Going Live
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