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wpForo 1.x.x [Solved] Login redirect and 404 issue

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NSH
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Hi, seems like a day of issues for me today.

Anyhoo, I'm experiencing a login issue from the login links on the wpforo login menu link on the homepage.

I have my site set up as instructed in the following way.

2 set up pages 

1 page set in dashboard as Home forum - Front Page which outputs to  https://www.bisfhouse.com/

1 page set as BISF House Forum which outputs as  https://www.bisfhouse.com/community/

Now on each page I get a different link generation from the Login button on the forum menu.

The community page link goes to  https://www.bisfhouse.com/community/?wpforo=signin and once signed in the page correctly opens the forum.

However if I follow the login link on the Home Forum - frontpage the link takes me to the wpforo login box which displays on  https://www.bisfhouse.com/community/https:/www.bisfhouse.com/?wpforo=signin

When I sign in on this page, the page refreshes and outputs a 404 Forum-Page not found error

So it would seem that there is a redirect active on the Home Page login link that differs to the community login link.

What I'm trying to work out is why the wpforo login link, being a menu item, would output differently?

 

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(@pederw)
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I´ve seen some 404 errors on this forum as well. Also on my own forum. But maybye the 1.4.5 rollout will fix that.

Robert
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Posted by: pederw

I´ve seen some 404 errors on this forum as well. Also on my own forum. But maybye the 1.4.5 rollout will fix that.

This is not related to the issue mentioned by studio500. The topic was not public, now it's public and you'll not see 404.

Robert
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Hi studio500,

Please edit wpForo menu and make sure the login menu is look like this:

More info in doc:

https://wpforo.com/docs/root/getting-started/forum-menu/

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Hi, thank you for your reply, my login is identical to that shown.

 

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I've managed to discover a little more regarding the page I have set to Home Forum that contains the wpforo shortcode.

Not only does the login from this page re-direct to a 404 but I noticed that all the recent post links on this page, when selected, don't open correctly.

They simply show the main forum page and place holder such as  https://www.bisfhouse.com/#post-827 instead of the correct link which should output as  https://www.bisfhouse.com/community/ask-a-question/house-type/#post-827

My site has two pages containing the wpforo shortcode

Home Forum - Set as Homepage - permalink -  https://www.bisfhouse.com/

BISF House Forums - Permalink -   https://www.bisfhouse.com/ community/

I have set them up like this following instructions here  https://wpforo.com/docs/root/getting-started/forum-page/set-forum-on-home-page/

  1. By default Forum uses “Forum” page with /community/ slug.  Please don’t set this page as Front Page in regular WordPress settings. And you don’t need to delete current forum page even if you’ve already changed that, just follow to next step.
  2. Create another page, for example “Home Forum” with “home-forum” slug. And put [wpforo] shortcode in  page content.
  3. Navigate in Dashboard to Settings > Reading admin page, find the “Front page displays” option, select the “Front page”, choose “Home Forum” in drop-down and save options:

Yet when I set my site up like this, all the recent post links and login links fail to work correctly. I have also updated permalinks but to no avail.

Yet we I do the opposite of what I have highlighted in red above, and I set my Homepage to the BISF House Forums page containing the community permalink https://www.bisfhouse.com/community/ the site works as it should.

Am I reading the instructions wrong here and despite the install instructions saying don't use the /community page as a static front page, it is actually ok to do so?

I'm at a loss otherwise.

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