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  • Anonymous

    I’ve decided to go with bbPress for my new website because of my love for WordPress because of the relative ease of user integration and it’s light weight. I have everything nailed down except that I’d like to customize my installation to show categories like other forum software, i.e.:

    Category

    +Forum

    +Forum

    +Forum

    Category

    +Forum

    +Forum

    +Forum

    You get the idea I’m sure. I’ve searched quite a bit and found only some posts from a year ago where this was brought up and supposedly this is in the trunk now. Has anyone managed to do this to a current stable installation or know how I could do it myself? It seems there used to be patches that did this for old revisions and I thought about playing with them to try to produce the desired effect on the current stable version. Has anyone else tried that?

    I figure one option I _could_ use is trying out the current trunk (which I have almost up and running, got it installed but have an error that says it cannot find the uri) but I worry about stability.

    I’d appreciate some tips and tricks if anyone has any. The lack of organization isn’t a deal breaker but it would be very nice. I don’t feel like waiting until version 1.0 which I know will be a long way off and I don’t want to try to cram together wordpress and another bloated beast of a forum like phpbb3.

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  • _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    I didn’t even know the trunk had categories.

    In theory you could make a forum the category and just put other forums below it. Then use my Read Only Forums plugin to make the category forums impossible to post to.

    I am not sure how categories work – would you be able to go into a category and see posts from all the sub-forums like a latest discussions list but limited to those few forums?


    jasonistaken
    Member

    @jasonistaken

    It’s true! Trunk does :)

    “would you be able to go into a category and see posts from all the sub-forums like a latest discussions list but limited to those few forums?”

    Yes, as well as a listing of forums in that category.


    Anonymous

    Here’s the thread that mentions categories in the trunk:

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/categories-in-0901

    And the old patch for 0.8

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/patch-categories-for-version-08/page/2

    I installed revision 1588 but until I resolve the URI error I can’t even view any pages to see how the categories and per-user permissions are coming along. I realize that using a bleeding edge revision in a production environment isn’t a good idea but if it’s stable enough I don’t think my users would really care as long as it doesn’t randomly self destruct.

    If there is a way to patch that functionality into the current release that would make my day, probably even my week.


    Ben L.
    Member

    @nightgunner5

    I’m making a plugin to allow forums to be turned into categories.

    Stay tuned!


    Anonymous

    Fantastic! Can’t wait to see it Nightgunner :)


    Ben L.
    Member

    @nightgunner5

    http://llamaslayers.net/daily-llama/541/tech/bbpress-forum-categories/

    Here you go! I just finished it and submitted it for consideration for the bbPress plugin directory.


    jasonistaken
    Member

    @jasonistaken

    You need to declare $forums_that_are_categories as a global within your two filter functions. Other than that, it works great.


    Anonymous

    I’m a php noob. How could I declare that so I can make this work and try it out?


    Anonymous

    Nevermind, saw the fix in the trac. Nice job Nightgunner :)

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