Migrating bbPress sidebars after Grimlock for bbPress 1.1.2

Since Grimlock for bbPress 1.1.2, we decided to improve the sidebars used in bbPress pages. If you’re running an older version of your theme, two sidebars were created with Easy Custom Sidebar during the theme setup. From now on, sidebars are created by Grimlock for bbPress and they’re displayed when choosing a layout including sidebars.

If the new sidebars are messing with your current settings, the following steps will help get through this:

  1. Select the right template. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > bbPress > Layout and select the right template with sidebars.
  2. Move the existing widgets from the old sidebar to the new. Simply drag and drop all the widgets from the deprecated sidebar (Forum Right Sidebar or/and Forum Left Sidebar) into the new one.
  3. Delete the old sidebar to avoid further confusion. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Sidebar Replacements and select the Forum Right Sidebar and then the Forum Left Sidebar to delete them.

That’s it! Your website should be back to normal.

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