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API changes

Published on September 8th, 2006 by Michael Adams (mdawaffe)

I’ve done a quick pass over the bbPress API to clean up the obvious API oddities. I’ll also soon be looking for redundant actions and filters. This may break some of your plugins, but will hopefully make things easier for everyone in the end. There will likely be quite a few changes over the next […]

External DBs

Published on June 23rd, 2006 by Matt Mullenweg

I just checked in a new database layer that allows bbPress to connect to a completely separate database for its user information, in addition to just having custom table names. This is very useful if you want a bunch of blogs and forums running off the same user system, but don't want to stuff them […]


Published on June 18th, 2006 by Matt Mullenweg

Thanks in part to the hard work of Juan Correa (PotterSys) and Ryan Boren, bbPress is now almost completely "gettexted" which means that all of the strings in the software can be translated and replaced on the fly. Some other code improvements have also come along the way. All SVN changes are now being mailed […]

Watch for falling code

Published on May 15th, 2006 by Matt Mullenweg

We're making some big changes to the bbPress codebase over the next few days, as opposed to the more incremental changes over the past year. bbPress has been working so well we haven't really needed to touch much, but it still needs a good coat of paint before we consider taking it out of alpha, […]

Some more improvements

Published on August 31st, 2005 by Michael Adams (mdawaffe)

Better user moderation. Admins can either deactivate a user or block the account entirely. Also, accounts are prevented now from “throttling” the forums; users can only post a maximum of every thirty seconds. A real administration interface. We had been doing most of the site administration from various profile pages. It was never the right […]

bbPress now fully buzz word compliant

Published on August 31st, 2005 by Michael Adams (mdawaffe)

bbPress is starting to use AJAX for updating various content, which allows us to avoid hard page refreshes.  The benefits of this are two fold.  First, we only have to update part of a given page instead of the whole thing; we save time, database hits and bandwidth.  Second, the user experience is improved (or […]


Published on August 19th, 2005 by Michael Adams (mdawaffe)

For any who aren’t subscribed to the mailing list but are still poking away at bbPress, you should know a bunch of globals and functions have been renamed over the past few revisions to make bbPress more interoperable with WordPress.  For more information, please reference this mailing list post

Administration, custom views and capabilities

Published on August 14th, 2005 by Michael Adams (mdawaffe)

A quick review of some recent changes. Better user administration. Admins can now promote/demote/delete users. Better topic and post adminstration. Moderators can now move topics from one forum to another, browse deleted topics and posts, and undelete. Views. The fully pluggable views functionality allows users with specified capabilities (see below) to browse customizable content. Native […]

Easy as 1-2-3…4

Published on July 26th, 2005 by Michael Adams (mdawaffe)

There have been several changes in the code over the past few weeks. Rather than explaining them in detail, I’ll just highlight the most interesting ones. Profile pages now have a (pluggable) menu through which an increasing amount of administration can be done. Like it’s cousin, usermeta, a new table, topicmeta, has joined the bbPress […]

User Meta Information

Published on July 7th, 2005 by Michael Adams (mdawaffe)

The users table has been pared down to include only core user information. Additional information about each user can be stored in the new usermeta table. Accessing the information is just as easy as it always was; both the core and the meta information are included in the good ol’ $user object. For anyone out […]

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