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wpForo 1.x.x [Solved] landing page and menus

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I have a bunch of forums, one per class, for our senior college (ca. 15/semester) and they're fine on the forum page. I have made a small page for each and included the smart code as you explained. I made a page that lists these classes and want its listings to point to the individual pages ( https://midcoastseniorcollege.org/fall-2020-ii-pages/) . The forum is part of a much more extensive website. 

I would like for people to be directed to the class listing page, not the forum, when they log in. How do I do that? 

With the top menu, how do I control the contents? it looks like this. I wanted it just to have log in and log out and register. But that black Menu won't go away.  

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Aha! I found the landing page pointer, so that works fine. I'd still like to know how to modify the contents of the top menu bar since that black menu thing is annoying.

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@briegull,

Please leave your forum URL.

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https://midcoastseniorcollege.org/community/

almost there... but can't seem to change one of the colors in the styles, despite many cache refreshes.  

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and I did fix it and replace the colors.css file in cpanel.

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@briegull,

We see the following part of the code on the website frontend. Please let us know have you done some customization with the wpForo menu?

https://www.screencast.com/t/MTAwDJ5ddT

 I wanted it just to have log in and log out and register.

Also please note the wpForo menu is a regular WordPress menu. You can add/remove any menu item in the wpForo top menu bar using WordPress settings in Appearance > Menus admin page and add the menu item you want.

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@alvina

the customization I did was simply to remove a couple of the items that i'm not using, like members.   I put the wp-for widget in the sidebar, with the forum menu in it. I have no idea why that mobilnav container is showing up. I haven't done anything to deal with mobile customization yet!!

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@briegull,

I have no idea why that mobilnav container is showing up. I haven't done anything to deal with mobile customization yet!!

Probably it comes from the theme you use. See the screenshot below: https://www.screencast.com/t/OUJalj7Yfw4b

For testing purposes could you please switch on some default theme and check again.

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@alvina

That's it!  Thank you!! Can I turn that off, do you think? If it's not easy, I'll simply turn off the top menu and just use the WPforo sidebar for the menu. Is there any way to style that sidebar to set it off a little more visually?

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@briegull,

Can I turn that off, do you think?

To switch on some default theme just navigate to the Dashboard > Appearance > Themes admin page.

Below is provided a tutorial on How to Properly Change a WordPress Theme, please check it: h https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-properly-change-a-wordpress-theme/#:~:text=To%20do%20that%2C%20go%20to,the%20new%20theme%20in%20action.

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@alvina

I knew how to switch a theme, and I do know how to do custom css and !Important.  Thanks.  But I have decided to just leave the menu in the sidebar of the forum pages. Since I don't want to call attention to the forum for the general public, just for the students who've registered for classes, I'm not going to show it off here, but I am certainly going to leave a glowing review for WPForo.  It is so very versatile and complete!! And the pages look beautiful. I love that we can just copy/paste word texts into the pages and keep the formatting.   A couple of things I'd like to see in particular - the ability for admins to move topics around inside a forum (minor) and the ability to archive the whole forum, or does that exist and I don't know it? 

Thank you SO MUCH for your patient explanations.

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@briegull,

 A couple of things I'd like to see in particular - the ability for admins to move topics around inside a forum (minor) and the ...

wpForo already has such a feature, admins can move the inside a forum. See the screenshots below: 

https://www.screencast.com/t/UKL7JtBbu

https://www.screencast.com/t/S8pxq61q

ability to archive the whole forum, or does that exist and I don't know it? 

Sure, you can. You should create your forum and use it.Then if you don't need to let users to do any activity on your forum, just edit forums set No Access for all usergroups, except Admins.

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Just when I thought it was all solved. One thing we want to put in the forums is the link to the zoom sessions of each course. Also the links to the zoom recordings of the sessions. Each course page has a line or two of explanation, maybe the syllabus, and then a shortcode linking to its corresponding forum. I don't want the forum to be "read only" for guests because then they can see and click on the zoom links. In other words, I want the FORUM part in the shortcode to be invisible, but not what's above it on the same page. Is that possible? Can you think of a workaround?

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@briegull,

 I don't want the forum to be "read only" for guests because then they can see and click on the zoom links

You can make the corresponding forum private. Saying private means it’s not accessible/readable for certain forum usergroup. In your case, you can create a private forum for Guest usergroup.

You just need to edit a forum you want to make private,  set No Access for Guests.

More info can be found in this article: https://gvectors.com/how-to-set-up-private-forum/

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