bbPress 2.0 – How will plugins work since bbPress will be a plugin of WordPress
So it sounds like the next major release of bbPress will make bbPress a plugin of WordPress … merging bbPress into WordPress and no longer keeping bbPress as an independent/stand-alone product.
I have a few technical questions as such:
1. Since the future is that bbPress will be a plug-in of WordPress, does that still allow bbPress itself to have plugin capability? Because essentially then, any plugin of bbPress would be a plugin of plugin to WordPress.
2. How would other WordPress plugins effect bbPress? Meaning, if I were to use the SuperCache WordPress plugin – would that then cache my content for bbPress even though bbPress is a plugin itself of WordPress … or, if does it mean that if you use the bbPress WordPress plugin, you cannot use any other WordPress plugin?
3. How would the Admin interface look for bbPress within WordPress. Seems like the Admin interface could easily get messing in a hurry when you have essentially 2 admin consoles (WordPress’ itself and then bbPress’ admin interface within WordPress admin).
For what it’s worth, this is what scares me the most about merging bbPress into WordPress.
- Open Source, always and forever
- Less (code) is more
- Simplicity is a feature
- Speed and security are the foundation of any good user experience
- Put the user first
Currently, bbPress is close (but not quite there) to meeting the original goals above.
My concern is that by making bbPress a plugin of WordPress, it’s DRASTICALLY moves bbPress away from the original goals because we already know that 1) bbPress would be *more* code, 2) much more complicated, 3) definitely slower given you have to load now WordPress and 4) fundamentally, this is not putting the user first.
Just my 2 cents … also, thanks in advance for answering my questions above
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