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Thinking about using bbPress – some questions


  • Razasharp
    Member

    @razasharp

    Hi, I’m thinking about converting a vBulletin forum over to bbPress and have a few questions I hope someone can help with.

    1 – Are there any anti-spam measures on sign-up? (I just had to enter an email address to register here)

    2 – Do you have to have wordpress already installed? (I was thinking of testing bbPress by itself first)

    3 – When you have wordpress installed, can it load in ‘latest posts from the forum’ in wordpress pages? Such as on category listing pages or actual blog posts.

    4 – Is bbPress server efficient? vB has always been good on that front.

    5 – Is it easy to customise? The style I will want to port over is at http://www.gameslurp.com

    6 – Does bbPress track unread/new posts? So any new posts can be shown in bold on the forum listing page if they contain new posts since the last visit/page refresh?

    Think that’s it for now – any input from people who have converted a vB forum would be great appreciated too.

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  • Before I answer, I have a bbPress forum site that create for some times and I don’t really make it public. So there is no other post than mine and team (and spam that i deleted already). I still manage others projects with other team.

    1 – Are there any anti-spam measures on sign-up? (I just had to enter an email address to register here)

    Yes, I use WangGuard and reCaptcha for bbPress 2.0

    2 – Do you have to have wordpress already installed? (I was thinking of testing bbPress by itself first)

    Yes, because bbPress is a plugin

    3 – When you have wordpress installed, can it load in ‘latest posts from the forum’ in wordpress pages? Such as on category listing pages or actual blog posts.

    Yes, sample:

    Newest topics at http://themescommunity.com/newest-topics/

    Newest post … no idea yet since I don’t need it for now.

    4 – Is bbPress server efficient? vB has always been good on that front.

    vB still the best choice if you want the best forum IMHO

    5 – Is it easy to customise? The style I will want to port over is at http://www.gameslurp.com

    Yes, but not the same. The feel maybe can be achieve by styles but not the features.

    6 – Does bbPress track unread/new posts? So any new posts can be shown in bold on the forum listing page if they contain new posts since the last visit/page refresh?

    Some modification needed, but no idea yet since I don’t even think about yet.

    Hope satisfy your need, not much but that my little knowledge about bbPress that I can share. I believe others will answer more and detailed.

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