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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#2390 closed idea (fixed)

Add 'please select forum' to dropdown of new forum form

Reported by: moniquer's profile moniquer Owned by: johnjamesjacoby's profile johnjamesjacoby
Milestone: 2.4 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.1
Component: Component - Topics Keywords:


On my website I use the shortcode [bbp-topic-form] for displaying the ‘new forum form’.

What I think is odd is that the dropdownlist has no “Please select forum” option. It just displays all of the forums with the first one selected. I know many users are not good readers (sorry :-) ) so, when they type the title and message they just hit the submit button and forget to select the correct forum, so many topics are put in the wrong forum. Can someone please help me how to add a ‘please select’ to the dropdown and make it required?


I use BBpress 2.3.2. and WordPress3.6

Change History (3)

#1 @johnjamesjacoby
11 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Topics
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 2.4
  • Owner set to johnjamesjacoby

I've seen this happen too, and it's been a problem here on also.

Easy fix since the extra validation was put into trunk. Moving to 2.4.

#2 @johnjamesjacoby
11 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 5084:

Add 'show_none' to forum ID dropdown in form-topic.php template part. Fixes UX problem where a new-topic page would automatically select the first option in the list for topics to go in. Also escape output of 'show_none' in bbp_get_dropdown(). Fixes #2390.

#3 @johnjamesjacoby
9 years ago

  • Type changed from feature request to idea
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