Think I’m gonna buy this but can’t find any option to block abusive members.
Is there a way to block members?
ForumEngine will release the ban feature just in the short time! Please follow our posts on blog page (http://www.enginethemes.com/blog/) to get the exact time.
Thanks for interest in ForumEngine theme!
Hello! Really nice the theme, I am having problems with the “Terms and condition” Page. I have filled the page with my own terms and conditions. But when I sign with a new user and I make a click in the link “I agree to the terms” it sends me to a blank page. Then I go inside my wordpress dashboard and check that a new page of “Terms and Conditions” have been made automatically and there is where the link redirect new users…
Sorry for the inconvenience! Would you please send your WP admin account and your site URL to firstname.lastname@example.org? Our support staff will fix it asap!
Love the theme.
I’m having issue when it comes to posting a new topic as a member.
This error keeps appearing on the path above the thread topic…
“Warning: Division by zero in /home/ethand90/public_html/wp-content/themes/forumengine/includes/template.php on line 85
Warning: Division by zero in /home/ethand90/public_html/wp-content/themes/forumengine/includes/template.php on line 86”
Any ideas on why that is happening?
Sorry for the inconvenience!
We’d appreciate if you can do both.
First of all, it is a great theme with a unique design and concept!
... However I have some questions:
1. In the screenshots I see the “Inbox” field in the pop-up box and the notification bubble on the profile image.
How can I enable this feature on my site?
2. How can I remove the taxonomy base from the URL for thread, thread-category and reply taxonomies ?
I tried with some plugins or changed the slug from threads.php but it’s not working. I get 404 errors.
3. Where are the “Highline” feature (with the star icon) and the Flag or Report icon? I don’t have this features on my theme.
Also, I would love to see some features like:
- threads to load on infinite scrolling;
- left and right sidebars;
- instead of “like system”, the vote system with + and – would be more efficient, so you could filter the threads or replies in a widget with “TOP” or “The most popopular”. .. I think.
- an option to embed videos;
- a way to manage users with options like: ban, remove, edit, PM, warn
Thanks for your kind words! Here are the answers to your questions:
1. ForumEngine has supported notification number on “All posts” tab. When you log in your account, you may know how many your followed threads that were updated.
2. The slug of taxonomy isn’t allow to remove out the URL of thread-category and reply taxonomies. It is default of WP.
3. The “Highline” feature has been supported for JobEngine theme only. ForumEngine doesn’t include it.
Thanks for doing business with us!
1,How do I remove the “WordPress Forum Theme – Powered by WordPress” branding from the footer?
2,Can I have the forum open to all users so that they can reply without having to be signed in?
I would like to have banner ads in between the posts…Would this be difficult to do and would I be able to put ads in the message reply’s…Say as in putting adsense code blocks in reply editor?
Just a thought….
The option to hide your email on the profile edit page should maybe be set to hide by default rather than to display email addresses by default?
I have a public forum and intend all to see it so asking everyone on the site to hide their details could become a problem for me and my users?
The site already displays a link to your facebook page and allows you to contact people by direct mail so I am not sure what benefits there are to having your contact info on display for all to see? Surely in the interest of spam and user protection this should not be visable by default?
When I use the blue reply button in the discussion stream I get a load of text come up inside the editor about cookies and visitor data protection?
I try to send the post and the text disappears and doesn’t show up when I reload the page?
I am pleased the text goes away but I have no idea what is causing this problem to happen?
I also find it curious that inside a forum thread we have two ways of replying to a post within a few lines of each other?
Should the blue “reply” button and the “Click here to start your discussion button” do the same thing? Am I missing something or is my installation plain not working right?
I notice the same thing happens on your demo site so I am confused?
Surely the blue “reply” button should post a reply as a specific nested comment directed at and within the bounds of the comment in question?
The “Click here to start your discussion” panel should allow you to continue the thread conversation as normal with your own addition to the thread then appearing at the bottom of the thread as normal?
If that isn’t how this works then maybe we can lose the blue “reply” button and remodel the “Click here to start your discussion” editor so that the function of the box seems more clear?
Something like “Click here to reply” would maybe be better?
Thanks for your interest in ForumEngine!
Here are the answers to your questions:
1. You can change the copyright through back-end. However, the “WordPress Forum Theme – Powered by WordPress” branding was added in the footer code, you are possible to remove it in your footer.php file.
2. Forum hasn’t supported this feature yet! However, you are possible to modify your site to suit your need.
You are free to customize your site. Please research it carefully before you do, our staff may give you some based help. They will instruct where those code are stored, then, you just add new code on your own!
Regarding putting Adsense Code, you are possible to add your script in Text default WP widget. All editors don’t allow to add script code on front-end.
Also, your suggestion about user email really great, we will consider to discuss it asap!
About “Reply” and “Click here to start your discussion” buttons, we will discuss more to find the best solution how to show it more convenient!
Really appreciate your suggestions!
Thank you for your help!
I would like some help on the issue of having users be able to post without having to log in.:)
If you could let me know where the code is that I need to alter I will set about trying to do that.
However, I have doubts that I will be able to get this done as my coding may not be that strong?:/
I guess I’ll have to give it a go and hope you decide to add the option in an update later on?:)
Regarding the ads in threads problem, I think it would be a major selling point if you could build this into the theme?
Especially the mobile version!!
Surely having ads in posts, dotted between the threads, on mobile screens would be a huge selling feature?!!
It would boost ad clicks dramatically and make the theme a no brainer to anyone looking to serve ads in this way.
Your theme sales would go through the roof as the ads served would make the theme essentially free!
It just makes sense in every way.;)
Great suggestions from elfbiogreen too!
I would also like to see:
Am I right in assuming you have disabled all the page editor options in the theme?
Does this mean I can’t use the page editor to add content or ads to the set layout pages such as the home page? :/
Have you bought ForumEngine yet? We can’t find you in our customers list. You will get the detail instruction about posting without having to log in as soon as you buy our theme.
You may create a new page template and set is as your homepage. Or, creating new default WP page and use it as your homepage.
I followed this and NO, my blog is NOT the front page – its just not changing even though i picked the correct options (as instructed) – how do I make my blog the front page? what am i missing? thx
Please send your WP admin account and your site URL to email@example.com. Our staff will check it.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
I think I found a resolution – One last issue: Now that I have the blog on the front page, what is the link for the main THREAD page listing ALL POSTS so i can add as a menu item?
You may add your_domain_link/threads to get all threads.
I updated my theme via ftp and now my menu has disappeared?
Menu is showing in mobile browser but all the posts and replies have dissapeared now?
I think you broke this with the update?
Also the reply button isn’t working properly? Why is there a reply and add new box that do the same thing but don’t work as they should?
The ad options are very limited and quite disappointing too. Hope you can sort the ads in posts thing out soon.
Looks like your demo is broken too?
The widget panel is only 214px wide and needs extending!
Anyone serious about using ads on this theme needs it to be 300 px wide or there are gonna be real issues trying to get decent performing ads to display in there.
Google will penalise users now for not using their recommended ad formats….Just look in your adsense dashboard for your performance stats!!
This needs changing as of yesterday urgent and should be common knowledge to any developer?
The problem is that the sidebar only allows for two types of ad:
200×200 small square and 160×600 skyscraper.
These are two of the worse performing ad units out there and are very restricted on the types of ads and content/ ad providers who actually use them or make an effort to design a decent looking ad for that size ad unit.
The choice of ads through these two ad sizes would be a total waste of time revenue wise.
Guys we need an urgent rethink on this one, I know it’s a lot of work and I know it’s only a few pixels but not sorting this out means the theme is a dead loss to anyone using the theme as a revenue making operation.:(
The very least width this should ever be is 250 px?
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news on this but it is dissapointing for us too.:(
Maybe you could leave the width alone and get ads into the thread as stated above but this is not ideal on the widescreen view. The other problem is that without ads in the discussion feed we lose any ability at all to display ads on the mobile platform and that has to be considered a pretty big fail I’m afraid?
I know you guys can do it!!
Thanks for your notice. Our staff are checking our demo site! It will be fixed asap.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will give you the detail instructions about increase the sidebar width.
Awesome thanks for the offer of help, I’ll get right on that.:)
Maybe we should get this sidebar issue worked out
and maybe put it in a FAQ so that everyone can have the option of customizing their sidebar?
I reckon you’ll get lots of repeat questions on that issue if you don’t put the info out there?
I like the suggestion above of having pics in the feed for ads!
The plugin wp insert allows you to put ads in the feed but it isn’t easy to use well and seems to conflict with the mobile version.:(
You can insert an ad in a custom post type and that works with varying degrees of success in threads or replys.
Don’t know if you had thought of using that plugin or are interested in investigating it for us but any help from you or any other users reading this matter would be very much appreciated.:)
My site is still broken after the update because I still have the issue of my sidebar not displaying? Hopefully you’ll get a fix and an update sent out for us very soon?
Many thanks for the awesome service!
Thank you for your support! I have emailed my support request to the above email.:)
Also, the theme doesn’t seem to allow us to sticky a thread to the top of the feed?
I think this would be a good addition because as my sites gonna be out in the wild it could generate some abuse and squabbles.
A sticky for rules and stuff would be a good place to help some people out who don’t understand how we might like them to behave?lol
I know we can lock the thread and put the info in there but there doesn’t seem to be any way to get that thread to stay at the top of the feed?
Any help would as always be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for doing business with us! We already provide EngineThems Forum at http://www.enginethemes.com/forums/ and Help center at http://support.enginethemes.com/. Please try to check your questions in those pages.
Regarding sticky thread, when a thread has new reply. It will be updated thread’s position at the top. We will consider to discuss this feature.
We really appreciate your suggestions.
Thanks for the heads up on the support page. I thought that was for your other theme because there are no posts relating to this theme?
I guess I best go and start some?lol
Thanks for that anyway.:)
Unfortunately, my site doesn’t seem to be working properly. If the new posts should be positioned at the top of the home page posts list then I have a problem?
When I post a new topic on the home page it is posted to the middle of the list and shows it as being posted 12 hours ago?
Any ideas why this is happening?
The rest of the pages inside the posts work fine and the thread title shows the correct posting time once inside the thread.
This only happens on the home page so what’s going on there?
Also my site is still broken from the update?
Do you have any word on when this will be fixed? I mentioned it two times in this conversation before now and you haven’t made any reference to the point or let me know that you are even aware of a problem.
Are you aware that when the theme update is carried out that the theme menu disappears and the sidebar stops working correctly?
I don’t know if you intend to issue a fix for this problem but hope you do soon because I started my site and now it’s broken and I don’t know if I should be waiting for your update or if I have done something wrong?
As I mentioned earlier the problem seems to be affecting your site too so hopefully your already well on the way to having this sorted by now…It’s been a couple of days.:(
Please could you issue a change log of all the files changed in your future updates?
I appreciate the last update but there was no info on which files needed updating?
This is a bit of a problem because I had spent quite a lot of time removing all your branding from the desktop and mobile version and customizing the look of my site but having to over write all my files meant I lost all of my changes. :/
I have used many themes on themeforest and issuing a change log seems to be best practice here.
I doubt I would be here now asking about broken sidebars if I hadn’t installed the bad code over the initial install.
This would save us all a lot of time but hopefully we can get it resolved quickly because my site is live and looks a mess.
Thank you so much for the fix on the sidebar widening issue.:) I’ll test it when I get my sidebar back?lol
Thank you for your awesome support and your continued patience.:)
Many many thanks!
I have tried to enter some support questions on the forum help tab but it doesn’t seem to be letting new users log in?
I joined the forum on the usual page and entered my details fine and got the message telling me I’d been accepted.
Problem happens when I go over to post a new support topic and try to enter the details I just registered.
The page gives me a message that my username and password are incorrect?
I then asked the site to resend my details to me from the resend lost log in details on the same page but when I copy and paste the details you just resent me into the boxes it still says my details are incorrect?
Lots of stuff not working as it should do guys?
What is going on with this theme? :/
I have been building this in chrome and not having too much trouble but was wondering why the ads wouldn’t come up?
I then go to test in IE 11 to see if it’s a browser issue and the sidebar is on the wrong side of the page!
The colours in the footer are all different? The footer is all messed up? Some ads are showing in this browser but not in chrome and firefox?
Firefox seems to look much the same an Chrome but won’t show ads in the sidebars in any form?
Please take a look at it and have a look at your demo too because it hardly even loads up in IE 11 and when it does it’s often broken?
My site colours look like the ones in your demo and my footer is black not grey?
I have my sidebar on the left but when I view it in IE11 the sidebar is on the right like in your demo and the copyright text is missing in the footer?
In chrome I have google analytics code showing under the footer and google plus text showing above the footer?
I can’t contact you on the forum because the thing won’t let me log into the help section or the forum section? Seems that option is broken?
However,I have left you some comments and questions under the blog posts because that’s the only place I could find that would let me comment.
We are so sorry to hear that! Changed log file will be added from the next update of ForumEngine.
We will check our demo on IE11 carefully! Thanks for your notice.
Regarding adding the hot fix for your site. Please send your WP admin account and your site URL to email@example.com. Our staff will help you check and fix it on your site directly.
Thanks for your reply.:)
Change log would be awesome!! Thanks for that.:)
Google analytics was broken because I added the UA code in analytics section instead of the full code block.
Sorry about that but the documention I could find didn’t explain this clearly.
Just wanted to put that out there for anyone who encounters the same problem!
Seems some people are having a problem removing the forum engine | mobile version text from mobile?
You need to go to Appearance/Editor in the wordpress back end and look down the list of files on the right hand side until you find “HEADER” There are two of these files!! You need the one that’s about a third of the way down and says:
edit that file and change the text between the <title> **</title> tags (fourth line down)to whatever you like.
Hope this helps,:)
Ok, the issues I still face are as follows:
Google plus not showing in the footer?
New posts displaying half way down the list of posts and showing a time stamp of 12 hours for a new post?
Can’t log into the forum?
Some nested replies posted using the blue reply button are not being posted?
Sidebar widening didn’t work but I have mailed you privately on that one.:)
On the plus side…I love this theme and the Ads are now displaying in the sidebar correctly!!
Thanks for your help!
Thanks for your all sharing!
Regarding your questions, here are the answers:
1. Please put your Google plus link in Engine Settings > Settings > General. Then, the icon will show on your ForumEngine’s footer.
2. ForumEngine hasn’t controlled the sticky thread time yet. The position of threads will be updated whenever they have got new reply.
3. Please send your WP admin account and your site URL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will check the login and reply features on your ForumEngine.
4. We will consider to add one plus side. I will send your suggestion to our developers.
1, The google icon isn’t showing when I put the google plus link in the suggested box? I had already done this anyway and it’s just not working?
my url looks like this but I have changed the numbers (only)for this message:
That is how it should look isn’t it?
2, All the new threads on my forum home page start at 12 hours old? They don’t update on the home page, they just go to the next hour so a one hour old thread is 13 hours old?
They do show the correct time inside the thread but on the forum home page the timing goes from 12 hours to say 13 hours old when it’s one hour old inside.
Surely there’s something we can do about that? Any suggestions would be very helpful.:)
We are sorry for the late response! Please check your inbox, our staff answered your questions already. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via email@example.com with any questions.
Problem with mobile version. The title of the site for the mobile is always ’’forum engine | mobile version ” but desktop version is fine.
User unable to create or post thread using mobile but again desktop version is working dine.
We are sorry for the inconvenience! Please send your WP admin account and your site URL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff need to check your site first and give you the exact solution.
hi, I’m having the same issues. How can I fix this?
Please send your WP admin account and your site URL to us, too! We will try to fix it on your site directly.
Hi, can I limit an entire thread category to only some specified member group, e.g. admins, to post and edit. For example, the online documentation forum is limit to admins only, but everyone can read the post.
And btw, I run your lovely template on AWS + elastic beanstalk, and I use Github to do version control. Can you provide a list of changed files of every updates in the future? Thanks!
This feature is not supported in the current version yet. It is a great idea. We will consider to discuss and add it in our plans list.
Html I want to buy.Thank you.
Thanks for your interest in ForumEngine! ForumEngine is a standalone theme so we don’t sell parts of it but the whole theme.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Thanks for the reply.
hello i like your theme and i want to buy it just one question can i modify the template to completely change it , or you have restrictions?
You are free to modify your ForumEngine. You will get whole code of ForumEngine.
A suggestion for anyone wanting to put ads in their posts.
It was suggested earlier in the thread to get ads into the forum replies, we could post pics in the editor and link to the hop link.
I tried this but it’s not ideal and is very time consuming because you have to save or screen capture the image first and then add it to the post.:(
That does work but none of the animation will work and it looks dull.
Add your code snippet to the super easy to use editor in the plugin and it spits a nice safe shortcode for you to slide into your post!!
Some of the ads look great though and if your an admin you can just go into any of the already posted comments and add some ads wherever you like without having to make posts up in a name and add pics and code and all that shiz.
I love this plugin and can see it becoming one of my most used wordpress plugins because it’s very very versatile and useful for all kinds of situations!!
It also works like a dream is very compact and hasn’t broken anything …Yet?
Thanks for your sharing! It is really helpful for other customers.
We appreciate it!
I have now tested some google ads with this and they seem to work fine as long as your willing to play with the settings a bit.
Google ads work in the sidebar as normal text blocks as they should and as shortcodes inside the posts.:) However, I do feel there is a loss in overall page load performance but haven’t had time to check that out?
We still have big big issues with this sidebar width and I need to widen to at least 250 px but I am waiting for your reply to my extensive email I sent via our external email chat.
Thanks for your reply! Our staff will answer your email asap.
Its about translation, i want to give the .po file to my translator, in order to translate the theme! the translator have no experience with wordpress so he can’t use the online tool to translate! how can i translate the theme to other language without using the online language tool, just how other theme translation work with wordpress! can you provide me with .po file to translate the theme, and how i can import/export the translation to the theme ?
You may get the .po file of ForumEngine in wp-content > et-content > forumengine > lang folder. After translated it, you are possible to put your .mo file in this folder as well.
Please note, the .po file of ForumEngine can be used for ForumEngine theme only.
Does the categories work exactly as the post categories ?
The categories list is thread’s categories. It is a custom post type not the default post type of WordPress.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Hi am getting this error when i select unlimited posting scrolling. what should i do ?
Warning: Wrong parameter count for round() in /home2/sak123/public_html/wp-content/themes/forumengine/front-page.php on line 189
also my topics are not listed by the latest to the oldest , they are mixed sometimes new discussions comes at the end or in the middle how to fix that ?
Please send your WP admin account and your site URL to email@example.com. Our staff will check the wrong parameter! Sorry for the inconvenience!
Regarding the position of thread, it will be changed whenever a thread has new reply. The position will be updated to the top of list. The thread’s positions are not sticky.
ok i will send the details but regarding the threads even if there is no action on any thread , no replys, likes, or anything is still not sorted correctly.
can i change it even there was action not be updated to the top ?
We replied your email already. You are using the old version of PHP. Please clear cache and check your site!
Regarding modification, you have to edit ForumEngine code. It is quite complicated! Please hire a developer to develop it.
I still have an error inside a discussion : Warning: Wrong parameter count for round() in /home2/sak123/public_html/wp-content/themes/forumengine/single-thread.php on line 409
i have sent an email to support also.
still no response …..
Please clear cache carefully and test your site again. We can post thread, reply normally on your site (http://medium.qa/thread/test/).
ok you fix something but also other pages are still wrong, you have fixed the frontpage and inside a discussion what you missed is under “Following” page , and also under the Category Page
Warning: Wrong parameter count for round() in /home2/sak123/public_html/wp-content/themes/forumengine/taxonomy-thread_category.php on line 183
Warning: Wrong parameter count for round() in /home2/sak123/public_html/wp-content/themes/forumengine/page-following.php on line 123
Our staff fixed on those pages already!
We mentioned that you are using the old version of PHP. Please send a request to your hosting provider to update the new PHP version for your server.
It should be from version 5.3.
Hey guys, Your product looks pretty interesting. But the cost seems to high for a forum. Could you please lower the price at least for a limited time. I bet your sales will take off if you consider it
Thanks for your suggestion! We had considered to get the suitable price carefully before we released ForumEngine. Sincerely, we can’t change its price.
Again, thanks for your interest in ForumEngine!
Hi, is there any compatible editor plugin to your lovely template? I want to have more/extended editor options. Thanks!
Thanks for your question! It is not supported in the current version of ForumEngine. You have to modify ForumEngine’s code if you wish to use 3rd plugin for editor.
Please contact to firstname.lastname@example.org to get more instruction.
Hi, Do you plan on adding a ranking feature (+ , -) where users can rank up/rank down posts? Or perhaps a “recommend” style button where users can recommend posts and based on the # of recommends that post goes higher in the appearance on the page. Perhaps there’s a plugin for this? Thanks!
Thank for your suggestion. Our developers will consider to discuss it!
Have a nice weekend.
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