Skip to:
Content
Pages
Categories
Search
Top
Bottom

integrating BBpress as a WP page


  • adaptistration
    Member

    @adaptistration

    I’ve recently completed a deep install of bbpress (great tuts here at the forums!) but it didn’t do what I thought it would do, which is allow me to insert bbpress as an integrated component of my main WP install. What I would like, is to be able to use the main wp widgetized sidebar and manage the bbpress forum via the same admin login as the primary WP install.

    I would also like to have the same sort of functionality with editing php and css templates, etc. in bbpress as with WP but after reading around, it seems that I am out of luck (any advice here is greatly appreciated).

    I feel like I’m missing something or off track. Any help/insight/feedback is greatly appreciated.

Viewing 9 replies - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)

  • gerikg
    Member

    @gerikg

    “manage the bbpress forum via the same admin login as the primary WP install.”

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress-admin/

    “…main wp widgetized sidebar”

    If you did the deep integration you just have to stick <?php getsidebar() ?;> somewhere in you bbpress theme file then mess with you bbpress css to make it fit.

    “..same sort of functionality with editing php and css templates, etc. in bbpress as with WP”

    no such thing


    gerikg
    Member

    @gerikg

    P.S. not all wordpress plugins work on the bbpress side, especially ones that involve user input. example (sidebar login ones)


    adaptistration
    Member

    @adaptistration

    Many thanks. this is such deja vu to what WP was like years ago. It seems odd that there’s such a large disconnect between the two.


    gerikg
    Member

    @gerikg

    Without getting into another long discussion (please no one chime in), yes it’s disconnected for now.

    Good tools that I use is Dreamweaver and firebug for Firefox.

    If you have sidebars that just show information is fine. There are sites that I created that just have hottags and Views as a “sidebar”.

    I believe a working ugly site is better than a pretty half-working one.


    adaptistration
    Member

    @adaptistration

    God bless Firebug – I’d pay for it in a heartbeat if necessary. What I need bbpress for is to have it function as part of a larger online support and training site so having the sort of ability beyond the most basic of sidebar and integration elements is a necessity.

    I’ve been following more of the discussions here and it certainly seems as though the project has yet to rise to the level of project management as that of its parent project. But given how amazing WP is, I hope they are able to bring bbpress up to that level sooner than later.

    Even if bringing it to that level meant using it as a commercial add-on just to explore that model, I’d be first in line to buy a license!


    capsx
    Participant

    @capsx

    very basic plugin and uses iframes to provide access to bbPress:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/new-bbpress-admin/


    Alifar
    Blocked

    @56alifar

    iframes is bad for your seo and if visitors come from searchengines it wil only show the iframe page and not the complete website


    gerikg
    Member

    @gerikg

    Jongeren, good to know thank you.


    Alifar
    Blocked

    @56alifar

    A popular dutch website has the same see: http://www.fancy.nl/forum

    And if you search google for the forum discussions you get this: http://www.fancy.nl/bbpress/topic.php?id=135979&page&replies=24

Viewing 9 replies - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.