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In reply to: Marking forum topics as spam in bulk
Wow, looks like Automattic has really let bbPress become a stagnant piece of software and community. Perhaps it’s time to look for another forum.
You had a brilliant creation with 0.7, extremely lightweight and had the potential to be a pure framework and circumvent much of the legacy which shackles WP, but it’s all come full circle now and I simply cannot get behind such a radical reversion.
_CK_, could you go in a little more detail as to what you mean by the “shackles WP part?”
@kevinjohngallagher I don’t mean to sound rude – apologies of I do – but I don’t understand your mindset…
Just because no one has come out and asked for this plugin to be updated automatically translates to there being no demand for it? This board isn’t that frequently used as it is – so how can you assume that just b/c people haven’t taken the effort to register, post, and ask for the plugin – that there isn’t demand?
And this is all while every other forum package out there includes a functioning feature provided by this plugin – with a proper back-end interface… (and please don’t tell me to go and use one of those “other” packages – I’m here for a reason).
The point is, there is work to be done. With our “limited resources,” it’s obvious that we can’t make huge changes to bbPress itself – so why not allow and encourage those who are capable and willing to go ahead and rewrite/update plugins that haven’t been touched in over two years? It’s not like we’ll be making huge strides in bbPress core with those “limited resources.”
Like I said, I don’t mean to be rude, I just simply don’t understand your frame of mind here.
@zaerl Wait, which plugin are you referring to?
If you mean this one – https://bbpress.org/plugins/topic/topic-icons/ – it hasn’t been updated for almost two years – so a modification/update would be nice either way
But if you’re referring to the plugin on this page, then it’s still a needed thing, and creating a mod/update would be welcomed. I’m sure @paulhawke wouldn’t mind… would he?
That it definitely would.
I need a back-end to this asap. Badly. And for some reason, the code rules don’t work for me.
I actually asked Zaerl to maybe do his coding magic and rewrite the forum/topic icons plugin here:
I installed and activated, and it seemed to have just removed all of the latest discussions – the entire list!
I read that the default is 7 days and we’ve had new posts today. Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks for your super fast reply! I installed it but am now wondering how/where I can style the buttons.
As a followup, that plugin doesn’t really do exactly what I’m looking for.
The hidden forums plugin actually blocks viewers from viewing a forum. But what I’m looking to do is prevent non-moderators from starting new topics in a specific forum.
They would still be able to post replies, just not start new topics. I’d greatly appreciate any help.
Thanks for your reply, Chris.
I haven’t tested it out yet, but it looks like that plugin will hide forums from members. I want regular “members” to be able to see the forum and read and reply to it but not be able to start their own topics.
Does that make sense?In reply to: Private Access to Forum Only?
I think you’re better off using an installation of WordPress with the awesome P2 theme. It may suit your needs better.In reply to: Cue the band…
I hope it will turn out to be just how you say. I’ve been deciding for a while now whether to use bbPress or another forum/board software, and can can finally be sure that bbPress is the way to go.
I’ve tried out SMF and phpBB and those two are so complicated and un-user-friendly, there’s no comparison.
I really hope Automattic doesn’t abandon but rather invests its might and power into bbPress.
Sure thing – here’s a screenshot – leaf-age.com/TMCSS.png
Yeapp, the file is there, but I can’t open it for some reason. I even double, triple, and quadruple-checked it, but it takes me back to the WP blog when I try to navigate it.
It is properly called in the header as well.
My testbed install, at techsnack.tv/forum/ displays it perfectly here
The only difference b/w the two installs is that WP is installed in root at leaf-age while WP for techsnack is installed in /site/
Does that make a difference?
Thanks for your answer chris!
But that’s very strange. I have it activated in my-plugins.
And for some reason, that link goes to the blog (hosted in root) as opposed to a bbpress not found page.
Really don’t know what to do at this pointIn reply to: What's happening with bbPress?
Then, we’ll see WP 3.0 (with wpmu merger) + BuddyPress 1.5 + bbPress 1.2
the perfect blog/social network/forum combo
I can already visualize it on my dashboard!
A cheerful moment of optimism
I hope you’re right! I really do! I really like bbPress for its simplicity and flexibility. There still remains work to be done (better commenting integration with WP), but I hope it pulls through!