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@Alex Luft – Focused intent within a community can move mountains!
@Michael888 – As of now, BuddyPress works only with WPMU. It does not run as a standalone, because it is built as a set of plugins. Rumors said that the code for WP single user and WPMU would merge soon. I still have a test community area with everything installed and it’s the ideal combo. Didn’t transfer the blog there because of the announced merge… have been waiting for a year now. If the social network capability is urgent for you, you may want to use WPMU for the time being, and merge later.
BuddyPress is another good reason why I don’t see bbPress coming to an end. A forum is an integral part of the social networking (group forums, etc.). BP itself relies on bbPress currently. From their site:
Groups also include a group forum (bbPress), and wire where group members can engage in discussions.
Yes, a global variable makes sense.
It is very possible that the solution turns out to be simple, in the end.
I’ve been fiddling around with bb-settings.php, but to no avail
especially after line 1099 * Load Plugins
and bb-config to either include or require_once wp functions, settings, pluggable…
of course it’s trial and error… no luck so far.
Unfortunately, I yet have to learn how to define a global variable…In reply to: BBPress Polls for 1.02 or other polls working?
I just installed and tried the plugin on my local test forum (1.0.2) and it works just fine.
Select to show the poll on new topic, first fill out the poll questions, then write your post and submit. The poll appears automatically when the topic is started (no need for a “save” button under the poll creation field).
Guests can read the poll (if so selected), but not vote. Only members.
I tried both with ajax enabled or disabled. And single vote or test mode with multiple votes. The issues could be a plugin conflict.
@Michael888 – bbPress won’t come to an end. We are just going through a temporary halt.
Once we see v. 1.0.3, we’ll know that bbPress has made it though the bump. I bet things will pick up again after WP 2.9 is released.
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 optimismIn reply to: bbpress-1.0.2 & wordpress-2.8.6 integration
@ shansta – The WordPress admin is a bbPress Keymaster. This is what I have, and all is working fine. I’m not sure about the a:2 you added, with both capabilities…
Dashboard –> WordPress Integration
WordPress Administrator –> bbPress Keymaster
WordPress Editor –> bbPress Administrator
WordPress Author –> bbPress Member
WordPress Contributor –> bbPress Member
WordPress Subscriber –> bbPress Member
As hatter mentioned, login/logout problems are usually a cookie issue.
@chandersbs – I second that.
Let’s keep this thread running, as well as the one on WordPress
As a community, we can get things moving.
@HSeatSleeper – Setting the cookies right can be troublesome, also because there is so much conflicting information. When I set the forum up, I tried so many different things, and a lot of trial and error.
One thing that worked for some, was also to completely regenerate the key values from the api.wordpress link, and put the new ones in both config files. Then flush cookies and cache from the browser, or even better, use a different browser that did not store the old cookies. I do recall trying with several browsers, until in the end it worked.
Try this way, starting from scratch and without using the speedups.
@arpowers – I deep integrated my local installation, just to test, and I have the same problem. All template tags work fine, but the Page Mash plugin is displaying all hidden pages, and the sidebar is only displaying the default place holder widgets, but not the other ones.
I believe that the problem is that the plugin settings and other data are stored in the wp_options table, and this is not being pulled into bbPress. It seems like deep integration allows for the use of the wp template tags, but not much more beyond it… Maybe there is a way to make the wp_options table available to bbPress, by defining something in bb-config.php?
I remember struggling a bit to make it work, and I have tried several different recommendations I found in these forums. Now there is this guide that may be very helpful
Let me tell you what I have defined in my config files, to make it work seamlessly:
1 – wp-config
SECRET_KEY your value
AUTH_KEY your value
SECURE_AUTH_KEY your value
LOGGED_IN_KEY your value
NONCE_KEY your value
then, at the end of the wp-config file
define('COOKIEHASH', 'your value');
– on the cookie_domain there must be a . (period) before the url
– sitecookiepath is for root installations, if you have WP in a subdirectory, then change the path to, for example /blog/wp-admin
– cookiepath is OK with just ‘/’ (also if WP is in a subdirectory, at least this was my case, even if the integration plugin told me otherwise, which did not work for me)
2 – bb-config
BB_AUTH_KEY to match the WP key
BB_SECURE_AUTH_KEY to match the WP key
BB_LOGGED_IN_KEY to match the WP key
BB_NONCE_KEY to match the WP key
then, at the end of the bb-config file I have
// Start integration speedups
// WordPress database integration speedup
$bb->wp_table_prefix = 'yourprefix_';
// WordPress cookie integration speedup
$bb->wp_siteurl = 'url to match what you have in WP general settings';
$bb->wp_home = 'url to match what you have in WP general settings';
$bb->cookiepath = '/';
$bb->authcookie = 'wordpress_here goes the same sequence of numbers to match the cookiehash in wp-config';
$bb->secure_auth_cookie = 'wordpress_sec_here goes the same sequence of numbers to match the cookiehash in wp-config';
$bb->logged_in_cookie = 'wordpress_logged_in_here goes the same sequence of numbers to match the cookiehash in wp-config';
$bb->admin_cookie_path = '/forums-directory/bb-admin';
$bb->core_plugins_cookie_path = '/forums-directory/bb-plugins';
$bb->user_plugins_cookie_path = '/forums-directory/my-plugins';
$bb->sitecookiepath = '';
$bb->wp_admin_cookie_path = '/wp-admin';
$bb->wp_plugins_cookie_path = '/wp-content/plugins';
// End integration speedups
– the last two if WP is installed at the root, otherwise
to get sets of keys
I can’t remember how I got that cookiehash value…
a possible helpful thread, just in case
Currently on WP 2.8.6 and bbPress 1.0.2
I hope this helps.
@kriskl, @sockmonkey – There are many plugins that work with 1.0.2, though they were developed up to the 9.0x version. I am currently using 26 plugins (and have a few more inactive at the moment), there were also several others that I tested to work, but didn’t need.
Here is an initial list to get started, when they were testing the alpha version, before the official 1.0 release
Sometimes, it is also mentioned in the discussions on the individual plugin page.
Of course, having a local test install allows me to test them, before using the plugins on a live site…In reply to: Prevent Users From Creating Topics
What you can do, is edit forum.php of your theme files and edit out
<?php post_form(); ?>
it’s at the very end, just before the call for the footer. This will display only the topics.
You also edit, in both forum.php and front-page.php
<th><?php _e('Topic'); ?> — <?php bb_new_topic_link(); ?></th>
<th><?php _e('Topic'); ?></th>
This should do it.In reply to: Where are the themes
I guess it depends on the complexity of the WP theme, but when I matched the looks of the forums, with some trial and error, it wasn’t too complicated. In short, it was a matter of matching header, footer, and use the “hottags” section as the sidebar. If I can backtrack my steps, I will post about it, in case it may help other people, while we are waiting for the official docs.
This WordPress plugin by Sam Bauers also looked very interesting, but I think it’s not working with the latest version of WP, after 2.6.2. It would be nice if the plugin could be updated.In reply to: New Theme For BBPress
@arpowers – from your site:
iBlogPro now is one of the only WordPress themes with its very own matching BBPress forum Template.
This is a wonderful idea that any theme developer should keep in mind! Kudos for that.
Themes that already come with the matching forum templates for bbPress, will help in keeping the momentum going for this great platform. Such implementation will make bbPress the logical choice, rather than having people looking around for forum platforms, and getting confused.
As for the looks of the theme, what can I say…. I am a mac addict… Very cool!!!In reply to: ck bbpress, show case and promotion
@Marius – thank you for the thread. I have posted there too. The more voices, the merrier.
The bbshowcase.org shutdown yesterday was disorienting for most of us, but I really believe that after a short transition, bbPress will pick up faster than before. There are many bright minds out there.
This is all so confusing. I will use bbPress as long as possible (keeping in mind the security issues) and really hope that it will continue to grow. It’s such an elegant platform and a perfect match for WordPress.
I find it odd that it would die like this… and WP is still using it, though I’m sure we’ll all miss _ck_’s great knowledge and contribution. Oh my…
I just saw that on bbshowcase.org too… oh no!!!!!
Also, I thought that Sam left, not that there was a “removal”….
This is all so odd and sad.
bbPress is a great platform and the true logical companion to WordPress as of now.
Let’s keep it alive and thriving.
@Nightgunner5 – Thank you for the tip. I will try to do as you suggest. It’s so much better to leave the core files in their original state. I have never tried to create a plugin, this is a good reason to start!
It is working now! Tried with Firefox, Opera, and Safari. All is back to normal. Thank you
@hpguru – It looks like it’s a site problem, then. Hopefully, now that the word is out, it will be taken care of. Thanks for replying!
@vanesta – You have a point. What I am hoping, is that this is only a transition phase after Sam left. Looking at the people interested in helping out with the development of bbPress, I believe that things will keep moving. I doubt that bbPress will die, considering the integration with BuddyPress, WPMU, the supposed merger with single WP, etc.
Hopefully, things will pick up momentum again…In reply to: Calling WordPress functions in bbPress
When you say you added the line to the top, you mean after the opening tag
… just in case…
Really? I doesn’t seem abandoned at all, according to this thread, started by Matt (creator of WP)