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Blank page for forum


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18 January 2010 at 8:06pm Community Member, 11 Posts

Not quite sure how to use this, but I've installed it, created a ForumHolder with a Forum underneath. I then created 2 categories in that forum

If I go to the Forum it's just a blank page... How do I get it to work?


21 January 2010 at 12:24pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Please provide some more details? what versions are you running. If you create a forum and then no categories do you still get a white page.

Make sure you have display_errors turned to on in your php ini file and dev mode enabled to have the actual error.


24 February 2011 at 10:41am Community Member, 19 Posts

I am having this issue as well but there is no error. It simply does not generate any content for the page. I am simply working with the default. I downloaded and installed and ran /dev/build?flush=1. Seemed to work fine as in the CMS I now have Forum and ForumHolder as options and there was a Forum page there. I left those intact.

When I visit the "Forums" page I get "Welcome to SilverStripe Forum Module! This is the default ForumHolder page. You can now add forums." There is a forum labeled "General Discussion." When I click on this forum I get "Welcome to SilverStripe Forum Module! This is the default Forum page. You can now add topics."

I created a Test Category and reloaded the page but the same message is all I get.

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24 February 2011 at 8:21pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Is that page using the template (since it'll have all the forum code). You can check by putting some debug code in and see if it comes out.

Perhaps try forum trunk. 0.3 is quite old now and trunk has a number of improvements.


25 February 2011 at 1:01pm Community Member, 19 Posts

I downloaded the trunk and for some reason that didn't work. I basically deleted everything and started over. Added the forum before running the site/install and everything is working. I must have changed something along the way that was creating a problem.

Thanks for everything Will.