Run Wordpress short code before embedding forum on wordpress page
I run an airsoft community on a wordpress page. Vanilla forums embedded perfectly on a full width page, so theres no wordpress sidebar to confuse our visitors.
One thing I miss right now tho, is the upcoming 3 events widget that was in the sidebar. I'd like to put the 3 upcoming events on top of the page, but whenever I place the correct short code above the forum embed code, it just disappears.
It seems the forum pushes itself as the top element and it negates all the wordpress short codes I put in there. Even when I just add a paragraph of text, the text goes missing and theres just the embedded forum.
Am I missing something? I guess its not possible to get a wordpress widget to display within the vanilla sidebar?
This is a result I had in mind, to illustrate. The 3 upcoming events are displayed left to right at the top of the page and after that, the forum embed renders.