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Is bbPress going to merge with BuddyPress?


  • josh16
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    @josh16

    Or is it going to stay a separate project and hopefully improve? I was just wondering because I’m planning on switching to BuddyPress since it already has most of the same characteristics as bbPress, almost like it’s built-in.

    And will the bbPress project continue and hopefully gain more attention from the Automattic folks soon?

    Also, is there a way of converting bbPress to BuddyPress?

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  • chrishajer
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    @chrishajer

    From what I understand, bbPress is basically already included in BuddyPress.

    From here: http://bbpress.org/blog/2009/12/2009-12-09-meetup/

    [13:55] <jjj> junsuijin is right again. Frankly apeatling has already made bbPress a plugin, it’s just part of BuddyPress that includes all of the extra social things that forums have; profiles, pms, friends, etc…

    [13:56] <apeatling> If the integration code is extracted from BuddyPress and moved into bbPress then we could get it integrating with one click tomorrow.

    [13:56] <apeatling> it’s not a lot of code

    So maybe it’s not really truly inside BuddyPress already, but parts of it are. I don’t use BuddyPress so I can’t comment first hand, just repeat what I’ve seen elsewhere.


    r-a-y
    Participant

    @r-a-y

    Chris is right; bbPress is included in BuddyPress already, although there are some limitations:

    - most, if not all, bbPress plugins need to be ported over to BuddyPress

    - there’s no bbPress backend in BuddyPress

    Also, is there a way of converting bbPress to BuddyPress?

    Basically, you’ll need to create groups in BuddyPress and then determine which bbPress posts fit which groups.

    Read what CUNY Commons did – http://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2009/12/06/upgrading-from-buddypress-1-0-to-1-1/. Specifically the “Dealing with bbPress forums” section.

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