[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #4292: 1.6.1 - page=bb-forums-setup

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#4292: 1.6.1 - page=bb-forums-setup
 Reporter:  shanebp      |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Core         |    Version:
 Severity:  normal       |   Keywords:
 The bb-forums-setup page is rather confusing.
 As powerful as the new bbPress setup options are, it would be great if
 they were clearer for users.

 For example:

 If you have Site-Wide Forums installed, then you shouldn't see the
 'Install Site Wide Forums'  button.
 Rather, show an 'UnInstall' button or some other indication that's it's
 already installed.

 The bb-forums-setup page should also show some helpful info.
 For example, for those admins who are not going to use Group Forums -
 something like:

 "If you’re not going to use Group Forums, go to BuddyPress -> Settings ->
 Forums and install Site-Wide Forums. Then disable the component in BP 1.6
 in Settings > BuddyPress > Components – uncheck Discussion Forums and
 Save. You don’t need to assign Sitewide Forums Page in BuddyPress > Pages.
 Leave it set to "-None-".

 In Settings > Forums, if you’re using “Forums” as slug, then create a page
 named “Forums” then add the forums shortcode/s you prefer

 But if you 'BuddyPress > Components – uncheck Discussion Forums and Save',
 then you cannot get to the bb-forums-setup page.

 If you leave it checked, it will still work, but then you'll always see
 this message:
 "The following active BuddyPress Components do not have associated
 WordPress Pages: Discussion Forums. Repair"

 So I think, the message needs to customized or the page=bp-components
 needs to show the 'Forums' link even if 'Discussion Forums' is unchecked.

 And bb-forums-setup page needs some info for Groups Forums without Site-
 Wide and for using both. Or maybe it's more flexible to just provide a
 link to a codex page ?

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4292>
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