douglerner (@douglerner)

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  • In reply to: A question about users

    douglerner
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    @douglerner

    I tried BuddyPress but it took over my site – it was completely incompatible with my theme. I can give it another look though.

    It wasn’t clear to me why one might want to have both forums and groups (i.e. why does BuddyPress include bbpress?).

    Also, when I installed it I ended up with both groups and discussion tabs, and thought that was confusing (and there was no real explanation of that in their docs either).

    Plus buddypress’s site is extremely slow – unlike this site. It makes me wonder if buddypress itself is very slow. It was also harder over there to FIND stuff, like my own support posts! That makes me wonder about the overall organization of buddypress.

    But having friends and extended profiles is an attractive feature that I would hate to give up. Plus the buddypress groups have group pictures/avatars, which is nice. It would be nice to have forum pictures in buddypress.

    Thanks,

    doug


    douglerner
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    @douglerner

    That looks interesting. I will read it over in more detail.

    I’m not really concerned with multilingual content as much as I am in having user’s see the user interface itself in their own language.

    I think users will participate in forums in the languages they understand and there is no real point in making the actual forums content multilingual (except for system notices, which can just post a single post in two language).

    Thanks,

    doug

    In reply to: A question about users

    douglerner
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    @douglerner

    Hi, Netweb.

    I’m very interested in trying bbpress. Actually, my current site is a social network, so I was initially interested in trying buddypress. While interesting, I noticed it was slow (even on their site) and it wouldn’t work with my Weaver II theme.

    So I’m thinking maybe for my purposes that something faster, that also seems to work from within my Weaver II theme, like bbpress might be sufficient for my purposes.

    I guess the only thing that would be a shame to lose are the “friend connections.”

    Thanks,

    doug

    In reply to: Importing users?

    douglerner
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    @douglerner

    I will take a look at the example file. Actually, my current site is not SQL based (it is an object-oriented database) so I have to script an export into some importable format, if possible.

    Thanks,

    doug


    douglerner
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    @douglerner

    Hi, Netweb.

    I did notice that link before, but it seemed it was about changing the site to a different language, rather than supporting multiple language UIs on one site (different language UIs shown to different members).

    Are you saying if I install the extra languages there are plugins which might do this?

    Thanks,

    doug


    douglerner
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    @douglerner

    Thanks, Trifon. It was there, and checked in Screen Options. I just didn’t know where to look before.

    doug

    In reply to: A question about users

    douglerner
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    @douglerner

    Hi, Trifon. Nice avatar.

    So to clarify, what bbpress does as far as users go is just add extra “roles” regarding forums, in addition to the standard wp roles, right?

    I will have to add some test users to see how email notifications and subscriptions are handled I guess.

    The system looks quite interesting, but the documentation is sort of thin. There is a lot on PHP coding/development, but not much on actually using the system, as far as I can see in the Codex anyway.

    For example, how about user profiles or avatars?

    Thanks,

    doug


    douglerner
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    @douglerner

    Hi. I have been reading the docs, and did look over the shortcodes. But they didn’t really answer my question which is why I posted.

    Is it standard practice to have to use the shortcodes to display the forums and other stuff to members?

    In other words, what I’m trying to clarify is what is the best practice to set up. It’s not automatic and we must use the short codes? Or is that only happening because of the the theme I’m using?

    Thanks,

    doug


    douglerner
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    @douglerner

    Well, I tried installing it again, and this time it works.

    Do I just use shortcodes from the docs to add links to wherever they are needed? For example, after re-installing it mydomain.org/forums is the forums (in fact it’s the forums from before I deleted them). But there is no UI to them. Should I just add a shortcode to a page which appears in the primary menu in the header to get going? Is that what most people do?

    Thanks,

    doug

    In reply to: Reply by Email

    It’s a common feature in many web-based forums. Then users have the choice of always coming back to the web or participating via email. Email-centric users enjoy it, but can still come into the web to search old content, etc.

    doug

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