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In any case I think it would be wrong to pimp Gravatar in the actual default theme.
I wouldn’t call it “pimping Gravatar”, but “helping bbPress forum users”.
bbPress is pimping Gravatar already by including it in the core software. Adding information about a core service in the theme seems reasonable to me. Themes are there to be edited. If someone doesn’t want to “pimp gravatar” they can easily remove it.
Actually, it’d almost be nice to be able to tie Gravatar into your board so that when someone goes to change their avatar, it backends the whole deal to Gravatar. Imagine: Changing your gravatar from any enabled site, without having to login. And being able to pick which gravatar for which site…
There was a discussion about this over at WPTavern.com recently. It would be terrific if someone built that functionality. It doesn’t seem to be a particularly trivial task though unfortunately.
It should be possible to integrate version 0.9 with just about any version of WordPress
Yeah, but it’s a lot easier with 1.0. I always found minor gremlins in the way it worked with 0.9, but with 1.0 it seems to function fairly seamlessly.
I generally help others with their forums, not build them for myself, so I need it to be fairly basic to do the integration. The way 1.0 does it natively is pretty slick IMO.
It sounds like there are enough people wanting to keep using the 0.9 release (and apparently with good reasons) to justify continuing it longer than I suggested.
I never liked the 0.9 line, but it seems I’m not in the majority with that opinion. I guess I’m biased by requiring a working integration with WordPress.
Creating a theme without a table is easy enough, just remove the tables from the theme. However the question you need to ask is “why?”.
The default phpBB3 theme ProSilver uses a table-less layout and instead use definition lists to achieve a ‘table-like’ look, but most HTML/accessibility experts consider this to be an abuse of definition lists and do not recommend it. Tables are for tabular data and most people consider things like a board index to be in fact tabular, hence tables are typically used.
ps. the 2.0 branch of WordPress was it’s best version ,
No prizes for guessing who likes stable software then!
I’m quite used to the WP upgrade system now. I didn’t like the frequent upgrades in the beginning, but I’ve slowly realised that as long as I keep my plugins/themes up to date with the latest WP recommended approaches that any new updates are highly unlikely to affect them.
I also never liked the 0.9 branch very much. But I get the impression some of you are happy to keep using it for quite some time yet. I guess if someone can be bothered maintaining it then they may as well. I’ve had clients request for support for ancient WP plugins before and I try as hard as possible to get them to upgrade. Supporting out of date software is generally at the absolute bottom of my priority list.
If you’re suggesting that Sam base the date of not supporting 0.9 on the proposed date that _ck_ might update all her plugins to 1.0 on, then you’re nuts. In a nice way ofc, but totally mental.
What if _ck_ doesn’t update for addons in december? There’s a plethora of reasons why that wouldn’t happen, and to base the proposed date of closure of 0.9 on a commented that _ck_ made on one forum post once seems… daft.
I’m not daft, I just didn’t remember correctly. I even added “I think” in brackets with my comment because I knew it was possible I had it wrong.
I thought _CK_ said they WOULD be updated by then, which is different from when they MIGHT be updated.
I can see why Automattic would want the gravatar service integrated directly into the software, it ensures people actually use the service.
Can’t you edit the template files to put the Gravatar instructions in there for your installation?
I think grassrootsspa is suggesting something for the core download, I don’t think this is a request for their own site as that would obviously just be a simple addition to the template files.
I think this is something which should probably be added to the default theme. Many users don’t find it obvious what a gravatar is and so go hunting for an avatar uploader, if there isn’t one then they’re bound to get confused. Adding some default text in the profile along with a link back to gravatar.com would make a lot of sense to me. It would also ensure that themers remembered to include the text in their own themes.
The shorter the better IMO. How about six months?
That should be enough time for people to sort out their plugins. _CK_ posted somewhere that their plugins will be updated in November (I think) and since a huge proportion of the most popular plugins are by them I’d be inclined to base the date on that.
You don’t want to end up in a similar rut to how WordPress ended up supporting the 2.0 branch for a stupidly long period of time despite nearly no one actually using it.
bbPress will likely run considerably faster, has a much more logical/smaller number of templates and bbPress is a lot easier to develop plugins for.
Is it not possible that adding caching will actually put MORE load on the server? Writing new .html files every time a new post is made could potentially slow things down, not speed it up. With blogs it makes some sense as there are many more views of a page than there are posts written, but with a forum that is not necessarily the case.
Thanks for the themes
The links to your demo’s don’t seem to be working though
I assumed my functions.php file in WordPress would handle that though? I’ll give it a try anyway.
Oh, I forgot to mention that it isn’t a problem at all on my local install. Just when I post it live on my HostGator.com account.
In case yer interested, here’s the crude demo within a WordPress page … http://pixopoint.com/bbpress-demonstration/?generator=on
And here’s some previews of the built in themes:
Thanks for input everyone Sorry for the delay in replying, my web host decided to mess up my site and fixing it has taken up all my time recently.
I guess I’ll have to find an alternative way to get the information out that I want then if wp_head isn’t going to work.