bollocks187 (@bollocks187)

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    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    See previous message

    In reply to: Members only forum

    Mmmmm tried and got this

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_current_site_name() in xxxxxxx/wp-content/plugins/forum-restrict/index.php on line 488

    Using latest WP and Buddypress

    I used the plugin Private Buddypress by Dennis to improve the security of BuddyPress. It redirects access to login page when someone tries to access Buddypress groups/members content.

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    Rex -Ijusttried to download yourplugn from wordpressandgot this:

    Downloading install package from…

    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the plugin…

    The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found.

    Plugin install failed.

    Return to Plugin Installer

    Why the heck dont the bbpress developers respond. I feel most of the time that they are asleep !

    Devpaq I am trying to the same BUT cannot find a solution.




    The point is a simple one that is being avoided in my thread. Firstly I and thousands very much appreciate the work of bbpress team.

    1) SimplePress is a WP plugin that is “fully featured” out of the box for Forums.

    2) bbpress is a WP plugin that requires other plugins to allow it to be featured to your hearts content.

    With 1) you get what the developers of the plugin regard as Forums features and capabilities. What you get is fully integrated features by the plugin and ‘dedicated’ plugin developers.

    2) provides you basic features. You then depend upon yourself or other plugin developers to ‘enhance’ to get to a featured Forum solution.

    A simple analogy is with 1) you get a “showroom” car that works with a set of features. As for 2) you get a “car” which you then customize along with the development community.

    My “challenge” was try both out and then compare.




    I don’t think its a vote issue, just an opinion. I too would like to have bbpress as a forum, but seriously out of the box it is weak, very weak. It is geared towards ‘developers’ and “cake makers”

    As for the other “big” forums software you suggest, well I am sure they are great but why on earth would you want to do WP integration work. Thats like creating more work instead of the original folks doing the work.

    The simplicity of SimplePress is it is already a WP plugin! It comes out of the box with FULL features in less than 5 minutes.

    I would challenge anyone out there to do an install of bbpress and SimplePress and compare.



    Good Post Olympus,

    I actually have installed and used bbpress, BuddyPress and SimplePress.

    My recommendation is SimplePress is the best out of the box Forum for someones website. It comes canned with many features and you do not have to be an expert to use forums plus it has the social features.

    Since forums are designed for people to interact. SimplePress is superior to get you going asap.

    bbpress shortcoming include its too much focus on “developers” and not users. While Buddypress goes a step further then bbpress with regard to forums types and of course social media you still have to TWEAK a lot of it to work in your theme.

    SimplePress has essential all the positives aspects of the other two plus a lot of built in features. It is truly an out of the box plugin it is so far “Simple” to use yet it is feature ‘RICH”. It is probably the most impressive Plugin I have used to date – I only installed it a yesterday and closed down my BBpress and BuddyPress.

    So if you wont “forums” to really work out of the box fully featured then SimplePress is by far the smart choice. If you are a “developer” and want to customize to the ‘n’ degree then bbpress or BuddyPress. But with one important caveat. Customizing forums is analogous to gardening – you can make it different – but the real true measure of its value is not that it looks unique but the content of the forums and what is being discussed.

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