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In reply to: Congratulations Stephen Edgar!
Is this the base of what teamoverpowered was built with to get the hierarchical forums setup?
I’ve been keeping an eye out on #1958 and was curious if this theme solves those issues as I have been trying to replicate a vb style bbPress theme for some time now. As I have 400k topics, I have to be extremely careful on the efficiency of the queries used.In reply to: Change Breadcrumb text or remove breadcrumb
bumping: good question!
Also: while on the subject of filters, is there a filter to remove the topic title from the breadcrumb trail?In reply to: SideBar is not on the side
If you use the default WordPress theme twentyten, or twentyeleven, you will see that bbPress lines up perfectly with the sidebars. There is no way that bbPress can work perfectly with all themes on the market as everyone builds themes differently.
That is up to the theme developer to get straightened out For the most part it is usually just a few css tweaks and very easy to do. So I would ask the author who built the theme. If he/she is unable/unwilling to fix it, then post a link to your site here and maybe someone will find the time to help out. There is NO WAY for anyone to help without seeing your actual site.In reply to: Restrict reply to the topic
That ability is not built in, it is plugin territory, sounds more like a trouble ticket scenario than a forum setup. While the logic is not included within the templates, the logic does exist within WordPress itself, so it is possible to build yourself. You have all the needed filters and action hooks to pull it off.In reply to: How to setup users?
There is no plugin for separate users, and frankly having something like that in core makes no sense and will never happen. Take out the users from the equation and you don’t have a plugin anymore, you might as well use any other forum software on the market.
The new trunk vs. of bbPress has a roles system pretty much built in, so that a member who is allowed to post in the forums does not automatically have the ability to post in the blog. The roles are totally separate. I’m sure as time goes by that the roles system will be expanded even further to allow much finer control, but for now, it is a huge step forward, and shows great progress.In reply to: Don't
I’m sorry you feel that way. bbPress has come a long way and does a lot of things quite well. The code itself is a perfect example of exactly how to build a WordPress plugin as it follows all standards. The new trunk vs. is also a huge improvement over the current 2.1x release, so there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes.
I am aware of a number of fairly large and well known websites currently running bbpress and very happy with it, so to each his own.In reply to: Changing theme
There are no ‘themes’ for bbPress per say. Basically bbPress is a plugin that you install onto your WordPress site. It uses whatever theme your site uses. Of course just like your site templates you can build your own custom bbPress templates if you are good enough to do that. There are a few commercial bbPress themes available, search google and you can find a few, there are not many though as the theme is really your website theme.In reply to: How do I link a forum up with my website?
WordPress.com = software that they run and allow you to have a blog
WordPress.org = download software that you install onto your own web server and manage yourself
bbPress.org = plugin for WordPress.org that you install onto your web server once you have WordPress installed and running.
The 2 WordPress sites have virtually nothing to do with each other, other than the fact that they run the same software. One is a hosted service, and one is software that you run.
If this part is foreign to you, then yes, sadly you are out of your league and need to do a lot of reading. If you want forums, then there are companies out there that host WordPress sites for you that you can upload your own plugins to such as bbPress. You are pretty much on your own there.In reply to: 2 Q's – move post to new forum? add preview window?
1: if you have edit capabilities, then when you click edit on the topic ( not reply, but topic) then you will see a dropdown showing the available forums, select the forum you want to move the topic to and click save.
2: I have no idea, I think it is a plugin of some sort.In reply to: cannot edit post or replies
This problem has been fixed in the trunk vs. slated for the next release.In reply to: Topics under private forum show in search
It’s a bug in the software at the moment. There is a ticket in the trac to get it fixed.
I should mention that a lot of features are ‘in flux’ in 2.2. The roles I believe are pretty much now finished, but there is a lot of other work going on with it. Expect a few things to not work as expected and then to have things that were working to stop working. The new vs. is such a huge change in many areas that the guys are really fleshing a lot of stuff out still. I’ve learned the hard way not to use bbPress trunk on live sites, but I can say that fixes have been coming quickly once I create trac tickets for them.
Redownload the trunk vs. JJ was working on the permission system this week and it now works perfectly for me as I am running an svn trunk update from today.
From what you have described you would be better off using a support ticket system instead of a forum. There are a number of really good ticket systems available for WordPress and they do pretty much exactly what you are asking for. Better to do that, than to try and shoehorn bbPress into doing something it was never designed to do.In reply to: New: Support Forums Plugin
Is this plugin still being worked on, or is it doa?
Or, is there a replacement that is further along in development?
Anything is posible, but NO, out of the box there is no way to achieve what you are after. Meaning the needed logic is not built into bbPress.
The theme on this site is a custom theme, though with a little css work it can be done. Meaning there is nothing on this site that is ‘ultra’ custom which would require difficult programming levels. Pretty much a basic understanding of css and a little bit of html and you can easily get it to look like this. But NO, out of the box it does not look like this.In reply to: WordPress Multisite & bbPress Shortcode
There is not currently a shortcode capable of doing this.
There is a way of accomplishing this and so much more with a plugin.
If you have ever had to deal with multisite and switch_to_blog() before, then this plugin is going to blow your mind away. Hands down my #1 rated plugin of the year 🙂In reply to: Editing Replies loses parent
I have the same problem. I tried 5000 but that didn’t work, probably because I have 380k topics, so I tried 300k, that froze my site completely out of memory error.
I wonder how we would ever solve this problem for medium sized sites. I can’t imagine having to load a half million rows to reassign a reply to a topic, that’s insane.In reply to: vBulletin to bbPress convert
I just went through this nightmare and the way I got it to work was a little tricky.
When you get stuck like that, stop the script and go to the repair tab where you recount everything. Go through and do each one of those checkboxes one at a time. Then go and try to continue through the conversion process.
Keep in mind:
the user password portion is still broken. At least none of my old users can login to the new system like they should be able to. There is an unsolved trac ticket on this already.In reply to: Adding "view unread posts" plugin
I’ve got 32,000 members and 380k-ish posts, is it safe to use this plugin?
When I switched to bbPress that was the first thing my moderators asked me for, the ability to see unread, unanswered topcis.
*I am already having severe memory / performance issues with bbPress and don’t want to do anything to make it worse, but the moderators aren’t happy so mamas not happy
The subscribe is broken on this forum as well. I just tried to subscribe to your topic, was sent to the homepage, go figure, and after checking subscription I see I’m not subscribed to your topic…
Good catch, I didn’t even think about vb having to link to the user id.
I was hoping to avoid setting up a dummy site to test this, but I guess with this much involved I probably should. I’ll do the test tomorrow and report back so maybe others will benefit in the future.
Thanks, yes I have used that plugin in the past, and even modified it for custom use.
Mostly I was asking JJ about the logic in the importer to see if the users are added as global users in the primary blog id as well as the site I am running the forum on.