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WordPress + bbPress Integration 101

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  • _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    If you read the levels of integration I posted in the beginning here you will see that even the most simple level of integration requires cookie sync. It is impossible to sync the cookies between bbPress 0.9 and WordPress 2.6 because they literally use different cookies. A user cannot stay logged in between both. They will have to login twice. Log out twice. The db may be similar and the user table may be used by both but the login cookies are different.

    I don’t know how to state it more clearly than that.


    kirabug
    Member

    @kirabug

    Oh, OK, yeah, that makes sense. I am using BBPress and I’ve got it set up so that my two installs share the same user table, so I’ve got the same users and the same posts on both sides of the wall. As far as I was thinking, that *is* integration.

    If users have to log in and “remember me” on both sides, well, that’s the least of my problems. ;)


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Well the definition of integration is that the two softwares operate as one. If a user has to log in twice, then they do not perceive the website operating as one big system but two different programs.


    kirabug
    Member

    @kirabug

    By that definition, the categories and tags would also be matching/transparent and the back-end UI (where visible) would match. Editing a wordpress post that didn’t exist on the bbpress side would still create a post on bbpress, but it’d date it for when the wordpress post was created, not when the edit took place. They’d use identical login pages and registration pages out of the box instead of forcing me to spend hours hacking together a template, or better yet would find a way to leverage the templates (especially the CSS tags) so that the UI would look closer to transparent, and the “comments count” on the wordpress side would work.

    So like said, dual log-in is the least of my integration problems.

    I’m still learning PHP but plan to at some point down the road dip in to the dev side to try to help, so these aren’t criticisms so much as “kirabug’s someday to-do list”.


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    I agree on the registration process which can be done by forcing the links on one side to the other but I could not disagree more with “Editing a wordpress post that didn’t exist on the bbpress side would still create a post on bbpress, but it’d date it for when the wordpress post was created, not when the edit took place.”

    I can’t fathom people who do that. WordPress is for One-To-Many posting and bbPress is for Many-To-Many posting.

    What bbPress needs instead is a “promote-to-front-page” option where the front page becomes a descriptive list of topics with summaries that have been marked by admin as worthy for the front page. It’s yet another plugin that I want to write but don’t have time for right now.


    kirabug
    Member

    @kirabug

    The problem I’m having is that I’ve had is that my blog is 4 years old but I only started adding tags less than a year ago and bbpress install is only a few months old. So I’m adding new tags to old posts (because I’m a borderline obsessive compulsive organizer) and they’re becoming the top posts on bbpress even though they’re years old. I’m almost done, but it’s still crazy. If I were smart and had realized what was going to happen I’d’ve finished my tagging and then installed bbpress. But I’m not ;)

    Anyway, thanks for the tips and the info :)


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Adding tags does not bump posts to the top of latest discussions. In any case that question/problem should be asked in a new topic, not in this one.


    Andy Warburton
    Member

    @hellweaver666

    Daft question time… I’ve recently built a site based on WordPress 2.6 and want to launch soon, so BBPress integration is out of the question for now. However, I don’t want to use another forum system in it’s place.

    So… my question is, If I have a standalone BBPress installation now, is it easy to integrate it with my WordPress installation later on when BBPress gets upgraded or is it going to be a major hassle?

    Thanks all!


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    That’s what I call reverse integration and it definitely can be done but you are going to have to decide which user table you want to use – you cannot merge them. You’ll either have to use WordPress’s or bbPress. Then you can either rename the usertable or make very specific settings inside bb-config.php and wp-config.php to point to the new table.


    Anonymous

    Sorry to be mildly off topic, but with regard to the cookie issue, is it not possible to create an interface cookie? Like a simple plugin that creates a cookie in WP 2.6 to interface with the BB cookie? Just as a quickfix?

    (as an aside, I signed up with a wordpress.org account and I can login here at bbpress, but when i try to view my profile, I get an error at a bbpress page. This error also occurs when I view my profile from wordpress.org. I’m wondering if this is an integration bug as well)


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    The problem is WordPress 2.6 re-used the existing cookie name but with a different format and calculation (and purpose). It was not the brightest design move on their part. Had they chosen a new cookie name, your idea would be valid.

    At the rate Sam and MDA are working, I suspect there will be a stable enough bbPress 1.0 alpha by the end of this month (which will work with – actually require – WordPress 2.6).

    A few other people have reported the profile bug. I will ask them to investigate.


    grifter
    Member

    @grifter

    oops! Just spent ages upgrading my blog today to 2.6 which broke an afternoon’s work I spent a while back integrating with BB press 0.9. Thankfully the 1.0 Alpha release isn’t too far away :-)


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_


    playwithsticks
    Member

    @playwithsticks

    I’m getting a funky error:

    Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

    I’m trying to integrate WP 2.5.1 and BB 1.0

    It only started when I edited the bb_config file bbpress was working smoothly as a stand-alone… I think


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Ah, I guess it’s important to point out that just like bbPress 0.9 is not compatible with WordPress 2.6, it’s also that bbPress 1.0 is not comptible with WordPress 2.5

    Major cookie changes.

    WordPress 2.5.x <-> bbPress 0.9

    WordPress 2.6.x <-> bbPress 1.0


    playwithsticks
    Member

    @playwithsticks

    ah! ok, thanks


    Andy Warburton
    Member

    @hellweaver666

    I now have a good working intgration between WordPress 2.6 and bbPress 1.0.

    So… errrm… YAY!


    mytriniphone
    Member

    @mytriniphone

    ok so what would be the best way to upgrade?

    thanks in advance

    Aaron


    playwithsticks
    Member

    @playwithsticks

    IT IS WORKING!!!!! Thanks for all your help!


    bh
    Member

    @bh

    I just did the installation, and things went quite smoothly.

    Just one issue so far…

    If you log into wordpress, you are logged into bbpress. Great!

    But, if you log into wordress, you are not logged into bbpress. Not great.

    I made sure the settings were correct, but I could not find a reference to secure_auth_salt in WordPress.

    Also, how would one go about creating a single login for both sites that isn’t either wordpress or bbpress specific?

    Lastly, is there any type of theme integration, or any tips on creating a unified design?

    BBpress 1.0 alpha 1

    Wordpress 2.6.1 beta 2


    csseur3
    Member

    @csseur3

    hi,

    for the wp-config.php file in wordpress, it is:

    define(‘COOKIE_DOMAIN’, ‘.website.org’);

    or

    define(‘COOKIE_DOMAIN’, ‘website.org’);

    ?

    thanks ;)

    Fred


    bh
    Member

    @bh

    BBpress told me to put this in the wp-config, and I did, but still no luck.

    define(‘COOKIE_DOMAIN’, ”);

    define(‘COOKIEPATH’, ‘/’);


    bh
    Member

    @bh

    define(‘COOKIE_DOMAIN’, ‘.website.org’);

    or

    define(‘COOKIE_DOMAIN’, ‘website.org’);

    I tried both of these, in addition to define(‘COOKIE_DOMAIN’, ”);

    But still no luck. Any ideas?

    /edit Just another bit of info, bbpress is in /bbpress, and wordpress is in /wordpress. I don’t know if it makes a difference, but I thought I would mention it.


    chrissydunno
    Member

    @chrissydunno

    i have latest WP and latest bbPress. Looks like integration results in every bb registrant being automatically given ADMIN login role in WP. Role mapping doesn’t seem to make a difference. Is there really no solution to this other than recommended downgrading?


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    If you mean WordPress 2.6 and bbPress 0.9.0.2, then no, they’re not compatible. Choices seem to be:

    1. Go back to WordPress 2.5.1

    2. Install bbPress alpha release and take your chances

    3. Wait for a new bbPress release that’s compatible

    4. Live without integration

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