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Wordpress integration

xatanaelxatanael New
edited December 2018 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Hello,

I would like to nicely integrate Vanilla in my wordpress blog.

I tried with 'vanilla forums' plugin, but it seems it doesn't work. I have the last versions of Vanilla and Wordpress.

How could I proceed?

Thank you very much in advance.

Comments

  • Hi, the plug-in should still work, but with some caveat. Reference this older blog post:
    https://blog.vanillaforums.com/product/how-to-use-vanilla-forums-with-wordpress

    Then for the caveat, see my SSO writeup.. there is a link to github there with a small needed fix to the plug-in:
    https://open.vanillaforums.com/discussion/36759/single-sign-on-sso-with-vanilla-2-6x#latest

    Then, if you get stuck on something specific.. comment here again. We can probably help with specific questions.

    lastly, When you say 'last versions', best to include version numbers.

    Donovan

  • Thank you very much for the help.

    I followed step by step the first link : Vanilla forum doesn't appear. But I don't have any error messages, as you can see here : https://coursedesrats.com/discussions/

    I opened the second link, but I don't understand what the code means. I have 0 knowledge in coding or whatever :3

    Can you please help me? =)

    Thank you.

  • I have wordpress 4.9.8 and Vanilla 2.6.4 btw =)

  • Hi, judging by the console, looks like you are getting an error:

    A call to document.write() from an asynchronously-loaded external script was ignored. autoptimize_81c51df68b7d2f50ecac7377ac9824e7.js:54
    

    First, do you have some kind of cache plug-in installed on your WP site? Try deleting the cache, or disabling the cache plugin.

    I will admit that I currently don't have an embeded forum in a WordPress site using 2.6x... so it's possible there could be a bug. However, The WordPress plug-in does work for SSO and Widgets. Let me know on the above.. seems like an issue that can be resolved to me.

    Donovan

  • Oh, thanks, it works!

    I have 2 cache plugins : Cache Enabler and Autoptimize, and it was Autoptimize who cause problem. Now I have to find which setting in the plugin, because I would like to keep it...

    Anyway, thanks for great help !

  • Just another question : is it possible to make the fonts bigger? I find they are very small.. =)

  • I have another blog, and the display of the forum doesn't work on it... : https://transactionbourse.com/discussions-2/

    I tried by disabling Cache Enabler, Autoptimize and WP-disable plugins, but it still doesn't work... :3

  • xatanaelxatanael New
    edited December 2018

    It works too.... I forgot to click on "embed" in the Vanilla's settings... shame on me O.o

    But last question : is it possible to create a 20 px space on the right and on the left side of the board? Because for now, the forum is 0 px from the borders...

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    You should get comfortable with the web inspector tools of your browser since making quick css fixes is not very difficult.

    Take a look at the CSSEdit plugin for Vanilla which allows inserting CSS into your forum without the need to create your own theme.

    You can add something like body.Vanilla { margin: 0 20px }


  • xatanaelxatanael New
    edited December 2018

    It works, thank you ! Last one : can I create with this plugin a css and border color around the "categories" column, like you did on this forum? I find it more contrasted than white on white.

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