Hi, nice looking theme. Is there functionality for different tiers of users?
Thanks for your kind words! Currently, ForumEngine has supported 3 user roles: admin, moderator, and subscriber.
- Admin: he can do control all.
- Moderator: he can edit, delete both his threads and replies and others. Also, he may post new thread and reply.
- Subscriber: he can view and also post threads and replies.
Alright cheers. are there any plans to add a feature like ‘top contributor’ or ‘expert’ badges to users in the future?
If I wanted to make permanent changes to the style such as the header bg color, logo size, hover colors etc. where is the best place to do them? Could I update the theme and keep these changes intact?
We are sorry for the late response! We haven’t got any plans to implement ‘top contributor’ or ‘expert’ badges features in the future. However, you are free to modify your site as your needs.
To modify your ForumEngine, we recommend you to apply them in the child theme (http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes).
Hope this helps.
i have a question before i buy this theme. Is it possible to upload other files than images in a thread? I would like to upload files like: .doc .xls .pdf .psd .mp3 .m4a etc.
Currently, ForumEngine just supports to upload image format only. You are free to modify your site as your requirement!
Great product, thank you. One thing we noticed is that the ‘Reply’ box shows on a comment even if you’re not logged in. Then after you type your comment it asks you to log in. How can we hide the Reply button and text box completely unless user is logged in? Perhaps show some other text like ‘Please login to reply’
We are sorry for missing your topic a long time! ForumEngine will release new version on Thursday so please wait for our next release and check your issue again. If this issue is still thrown, please send your WP admin account and your site URL to us! Our staff will check your site carefully.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
Can we add photos, videos, html or any thing down menus with color.
Currently, ForumEngine has supported to upload photos only!
Thanks for your interest in our product!
When adding widgets onto the sidebar, such as an arbitrary text/html widget, I am left with a background color (light grey) that surrounds the image or text. How can I remove this?
I’ve been looking through the customization.less file, and I see there is a @background for the .text widget coding. How can I alter this @background color to make it white?
The text/html widget is the default WP widgets. Please use your customer email and send your question to our email@example.com. Then, our staff will give you the detail instruction.
Thanks for your work so far!
We are sorry for the late response. Our support staff will check and answer this question when we get your WP admin account and site URL as well.
is possible to see a full demo site with user id and password and admin id and password to try all functionality?
Thanks for your interest in ForumEngine theme, Banana! Here are the demo links:
- Front-end: http://demo.enginethemes.com/forumengine/
- Back-end: http://demo.enginethemes.com/forumengine/wp-admin/
With admindemo/admindemo account.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
I have a problem with pending threads. When I write a topic with suscriber user profile, I get 404 error. You can see this at www.gespress.net.
We are sorry for the inconvenience! If possible, please send your WP admin account and your site URL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will check and give you the best solution!
Thanks for your work!
do you plan on adding a point system in the near future?
Probably, we don’t have any plan to implement the point system for ForumEngine at this moment. If you need to use it right away, we recommend you to develop it for your site!
Thanks for your interest in ForumEngine theme!
I love the template! Do I have to have a wordpress site to use the template? I am not using wordpress but I would like to integrate this forum in my website.
ForumEngine is a standalone WP theme so you have to install WordPress before activating it on your domain.
Any update on when the feature to ban a user will be released?
Also noticed when trying to ad Adsense or AdHitz ads via sidebar widget nothing displays… any idea why I may be having this issue?
The ban feature will be added in our plans list for ForumEngine. Please wait for our blog post to get the official release time.
Regarding Google Adsense or AdHitz ads, please send your WP admin account and your site URL to email@example.com. Our staff will check your site and give you the best solution.
Three questions for you:
1. I can’t seem to implement a captcha for the user registration. Since launching my forum I have had hundreds of bot users join and consequently taking up all the usernames and flooding the blog. I have attempted to download and implement various captcha plug-ins for wordpress but none of them seem to be compatible. Do you have any particular suggestions for me?
2. On the sign in/register window, regardless of where I click, I am clicking a hyperlink that brings me to your forumengine page. This is incredibly annoying. How do I remove this?
3. If you look at the bottom of my homepage, www.symposiarch.org, you will notice the social network icons in the footer. For some reason the facebook icon appears twice. That is, the second facebook icon appears where there should be a small line for the hover feature of the original facebook icon. Further, this newly appearing icon contains a hyperlink to one of my blog posts. This is only a problem on my home page (threads index) and I have no idea how it got there. I replaced all the .css, .php files but it will not go away. Any idea what this is? How can I get rid of it?
Thank you for your time and consideration, greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your interest in ForumEngine theme! Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will check your site!
Regarding the recaptcha feature, we will consider to discuss it on our next updates of ForumEngine.
Is there documentation or page or something which would display available styling? for example – buttons?
or is it bootstrap?
The customization mode feature will answer to your question. Here is the detail guide how to use it in ForumEngine: http://support.enginethemes.com/customer/portal/articles/1412546-quick-customization-in-front-end/
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!
Ok, that’s not what I meant, for example, bootstrap has this “components” page where you can see all the elements available for using in UI.
what I am trying is to add additional button to the front page so I was wondering if there is some kind of page in documentation or demo, which would have all the available classes and elements listed
Currently, ForumEngine hasn’t supported to add additional button to the front-page as your need. However, if possible, please send the exact where you want to add new button to email@example.com. Then, our staff will give you the right CSS classes .
I have a problem after translation…
When I visited “pages” in Dashboard, I mentioned that every page is already created. But one of them is created every 5 seconds… I have nire than 50 auto created thread index pages now
about 100 now…
I will leave that as it is… but I think tomorrow this will be a catastrophy
Please send your WP admin account to us! Our staff will check your site and fix this issue.
Hello engine ,) I sent you two mails (forgot url in the tirst one^^) Thanks in advance
Well, please consider to help me very quick. It´s not only that I have to delete new pages, the traffic caused by creating pages permanently is a problem too
More: The Profil Link (top-right) redirects to 404
Sorry more questions. Is there any way to add a header menu here?
Our staff have checked your site and send new email to you! Please send your FTP account to them and they will check your site again.
Regarding the header menu, ForumEngine hasn’t supported it yet. Please consider to create a footer menu instead.
Have a nice weekend!
Thank you very much. Wish you a great weekend too. Because I won´t get help on weekend (I understand that), I decided to try to recreate the site to the, I there was a handling bug. Can you please tell me. How can I backup settings/language?
Site recreated. I think the action causing the autocreation error is the renaming of pages or changing permalinks. But I need to change both. I will send Admin/FTP Data on monday, if I get not answer before monday
The new update should have taken care of the auto page creation bug. Please try to download the latest version & update the code then.
We hope that helps.
I updated the new 1.2.2 already. Do you think I can change the page name and permalink without the issue?
I will try, if you say it works
I ask before, because I don´t want to have 800 auto pages a day (2 days to monday^^)
How can I update without loosing my settings/translation
Tested now… and the bug is not really gone. Problem is: When you edit the page threads index (as default not assigned to a template) and change the permalink, it seems that the system checks, if there is a page with template and correct permalink and if not, it creates pages and pages and pages. This time, I stopped the creation by editing and correcting the right page. This works now and no more pages are created. But I don´t know if this will last forever.
There is another page that is also not assigned to a template autmatically and if editing this page, the auto creation starts here too. But I stoppend this too.
At them moment, everything is fine. But the bug is still alive. I just stopped it. I tested the same on a Server Emulation and I was able to produce the same here. So I think, there is some code not working properly.
Now there is another problem. I changed, as said, the thread index page to german “Themenübersicht” and permalink with ”/themenuebersicht”.
I can not assign this page as Startpage in settings/reading. When saving, the setting is resetted and there is no change made. Result: Home is “404”
it auto creates again! That makes me crazy…
Our staff got your FTP account already! They are checking your site as well. Please wait for their new email!
Auto creation is gone (even I don´t understand, what was changed).
One more thing (as steve jobs said;))
It´s very important for me to have selected categories under full control. And I think it is a needed feature for forums. Could you integrate a feature to set the needed role for a category, for example:
read: all / write: admin : ||| all, guests included, can read. Only admins can write
read: member / write: member ||| guest can not read, but members and up, members and up can write
read: admin / write: admin ||| only admin can read and write
This would be a great and also very comfortable addition for this marvelous theme.
And I think it´s a really needed feature for forums.
EDIT: Maybe… I can provide you with my german translation files. Sure you can make some customers happy
Our staff fixed the auto page creating issue already. Thanks for your suggestion, we will consider it.
What about the other questions?
Do you need my german translation to provide other users a translated theme?
Your staff said, I have to hire a developer vor moderated categories.
I hope so much, it will come to an update, because every forum in the world has this feature and moderated forums are needed by so many people.
Thanks for your suggestion. It is very useful for other users if you give us your German Translation file. We will consider to give you a discount if you buy any another theme as well!
Regarding the moderated categories, we can’t say for sure about it because we don’t have any plan to develop. If you really need this feature for your theme, we recommend you to build it for your site.
Where can I send the files to?
Well, the problem for a private forum is, that the cost of developing theme modifications will blast my budget… so I only can hope.
It would help if users were not able to add a thread on those categories… but as a not coder… thats a problem
Just a question… on your Support Forums, the categories are expanded by default. How can I do this?
Please send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org! Our staff will instruct where you may change!
Is it possible to switch the thread replies to be latest at the top rather than on the bottom?
The answer is yes for your question however you need to modify our code to switch them.
Is it possible to make a thread “sticky”?
It is added on our plans list for next update of ForumEngine. Please consider to follow our blog posts (http://www.enginethemes.com/blog/) to get the release time!
Hey great theme. are you planning to implement the facebook sharing tools?
aslo is there any chance that you can make this theme live on the server?
Sorry for the late response! Currently, ForumEngine allows to sign in with Facebook and Twitter accounts. However, it hasn’t supported the Facebook sharing tools yet. You are free to modify your site to develop it! It is really a great idea. We also consider to discuss about it as well.
Thanks a lot.
Hello, first let me say that the theme is awesome I love it. I found 1 bug so far and it’s on the blog see details below:
1. When adding images the alignment right , left is not working correctly see screenshot http://gyazo.com/c1dd21cdd1d6215a0c568d00d5882ee0.png
How can I fix that ?
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for checking ForumEngine theme out! Please consider to send your WP admin account and your site URL to us, our staff will check your site and give the exact solution.
Sorry for the late response!
Does it support more languages?
Also, the forum would be an appendix of an existing WP-site. Is it possible to sync users on my current WP-site and the new one with your forum? This way, if a user registers on my website, it will be automatically registered on the forum too?
Thanks for your kind words, Maschera! Here are the answers to your questions:
1. Currently, ForumEngine hasn’t supported multilingual feature yet! You may use only one language for each site!
2. WordPress supports multisite feature (http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network), you may research it and develop for your site. Sincerely, if all your sites have used the same user roles, your users can use their account to log in many sites.
Sorry for the late response.
Hi, Plan to buy this great theme.
I have some question
- is it possible to quote a reply on reply?
- do this theme support smiley?
- is it possible to add header menu?
- embed external link support? like youtube or soundCloud
Thanks for your interest ForumEngine theme. Here are the answers to your questions:
1. It is not supported in the current version. However, we will update it in next updates.
2. ForumEngine hasn’t supported its default smiley. However, you can give the smiley code Ex: ’:)’, the editor can show the smile icon.
3. ForumEngine hasn’t supported the header menu. You can add footer menu only.
4. It hasn’t supported to embed external link, your users may copy the link and show it on the thread or reply content.
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