Milan Petrovic (@gdragon)

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  • Milan Petrovic
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    @gdragon

    Hello,

    This is related to my GD bbPress Toolbox Pro. You can open the new topic in the official support forum: https://support.dev4press.com/forums/forum/plugins/gd-bbpress-toolbox/.

    Regards,
    Milan

    In reply to: Will it be updated?

    Milan Petrovic
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    @gdragon

    I am unsure what the theme has to do with the bbPress in this case. bbPress works with any theme, and you don’t have to use a specific theme to have bbPress, or to have bbPress bundled with the theme. ThemeForest themes are usually very bloated and bundle tons of plugins that are later hard to update or to switch to newer versions.

    bbPress is a free plugin that is updated when needed to fix bugs, and works really well as is. it doesn’t have to be bundled with any theme.

    Hello,

    My GD bbPress Toolbox Pro plugin: plugins.dev4press.com/gd-bbpress-toolbox has Private Topics and Replies, so user can create private topic, only moderators can read these, and reply, and later can make public. Your request is a bit different, so I may look into implementing that for future versions of the plugin. And, GD bbPress Toolbox Pro has new notifications for keymasters and moderators when new topic or reply is posted.

    Regards
    Milan

    No, GD bbPress Toolbox Pro is a complex plugin with 50+ major features, and many are sharing the code and other things.

    For trully active tracking of what any user has read, and display various flags about it, my GD bbPress Toolbox Pro has Activity Tracking and Online Tracking features: https://plugins.dev4press.com/gd-bbpress-toolbox/

    In reply to: Edit profile menu

    This is hardcoded in bbPress, the only way to change it, is to override the template and make the changes.

    Yeah, TinyMCE editor is very problematic when it comes to expanding it, it is way to complicated and easily broken.

    With by GD bbPress Toolbox Pro plugin, I have two additions for editing: BBCode Toolbar (simple extension of the basic editor with all BBCodes in the toolbar, and click on the button brings it into editor, or it can wrap selected text), and support for the Markdown. And, every BBCode can be disabled, or controlled for the Toolbar inclusion.

    Milan

    Hey,

    My GD bbPress Toolbox Pro plugin has 50 major new features, including BBCodes implementation that has 40+ shortcodes/BBCodes for bbPress forums, including SPOILER and HIDE, as well as full syntax highlighting SCODE shortcode.

    As for changing the main text editor buttons on the front end, I don’t know of any plugin that does it, and even the plugins that do it on the backend, don’t work on the frontend for some reason.

    Milan


    Milan Petrovic
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    @gdragon

    bbPress 2.6.9 is compatible with WordPress 6.2. As for PHP, it works fine with all the new versions, but it does generate various warnings with PHP 8.1 and newer (nothing critical, mostly about deprecated PHP functionalities).

    In reply to: gd-bbpress-attachments

    Milan Petrovic
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    @gdragon

    Hey,

    Plugin has options to hide logged upload errors from being displayed on the front end, and they are only visible to keymasters/moderatorators, and also topic/reply author so that author knows if the upload failed and why.

    But, next plugin version will include a tool to remove all the logged errors from the database, that was requested few times already.

    Regards,
    Milan


    Milan Petrovic
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    @gdragon

    Hey,

    The new version of the Toolbox Pro does contain a feature called Booster, and it does add new DB tables for indexing, but it does not make any changes to how the data is stored by bbPress. If you use Toolbox and disable it later on, there will not be any negative impact because the plugin is not changing how bbPress works with data. When Booster works, it intercepts some bbPress queries and modifies them to use index tables, and that’s it. When the plugin is not working, or Booster feature is disabled, bbPress works as it always does. But, modified queries are much faster than normal ones because Booster removes postmeta from the query and instead adds joins to the index tables (3 tables added for forums, topics and replies).

    Tests I did so far, for queries that Booster can modify, new queries are 20 times faster (on average). But, for large forums (1 million posts or more), queries can be 30-40 times faster. Yeah, I know, that is a huge change, and it might sound unreal, but the postmeta tables in WordPress are never meant to be used for queries the way they are used right now, because the data in postmeta can’t be indexed, and all data is stored in TEXT column, which is the worst column in MySQL for any kind of query.

    Anyone who follows my work knows that I have been proposing multiple times to make core changes to bbPress to stop using postmeta; I even have a GitHub repository with transformation queries and other information about changes needed, and I know that that is a huge thing to implement, but the only way to make bbPress fast, is to stop depending on postmeta for queries. What I did in GD bbPress Toolbox Pro 7.0 is just a small change for now, and I plan to expand index tables with more data and affect more queries (right now it affects 6-7 query types). Again, what my plugin does, doesn’t have any negative effect on bbPress, and if my plugin is disabled, the bbPress works just fine, no data is destroyed by my plugin.

    Finally, query speed is irrelevant for small forums (under 10000-20000 posts). Yes, queries will be much faster with my plugin, but the database size for queries is not that big, but as soon as the forums grow and have more posts, these postmeta queries will get exponentially slower, and my plugin will make it much faster.

    The plugin is now in the Beta stage, with a stable release planned for mid-January 2023.

    Regards,
    Milan


    Milan Petrovic
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    @gdragon

    Hello,

    I am the author of GD bbPress Toolbox Pro. Please, open the new topic in the official support forum, and include any additional information you can, including errors displayed or anything from the PHP server error log, and I will try to help you. So far, I can’t remember anyone has reported anything like that.

    Support forum:
    https://support.dev4press.com/forums/forum/plugins/gd-bbpress-toolbox/

    Regards,
    Milan


    Milan Petrovic
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    @gdragon

    I am author of GD bbPress Attachments, and what you see is the message returned by WordPress when uploading. This was not the problem before, but it looks like the upload in WP has changed to recognize duplicated files. I will see if there is a way to handle this in some way in the future.

    Regards,
    Milan

    In reply to:

    I am the author of GD bbPress Attachments, GD bbPress Tools and these plugins have Pro version called: GD bbPress Toolbox Pro (https://plugins.dev4press.com/gd-bbpress-toolbox/). And, the Pro version has options to embed attachments into content, and if the attachment is the image it will be displayed as a big image, and video or audio will be displayed as players. In the area after the post (where attachments are usually displayed), currently, only images can be previewed, and video can’t be placed due to the layout constraints.

    Regards,
    Milan

    That option doesn’t affect search process. You should trace how the search is done and if it affects bbPress.

    bbPress search has no options, it is the same as WP search, so if you havw code modifying WP search it will affect bbPress search also.

    By default, WP search works on content and title. But, there are plugins and/or custom code that can change that. Maybe you have some custom code to modify the search scope.

    My plugin GD bbPress Toolbox Pro has options to control the length of title (min/max and min words) and content for topics and replies, and it has option to remove HTML input limit of 80 characters: https://plugins.dev4press.com/gd-bbpress-toolbox/.

    My plugin GD Quantum Theme Pro for bbPress is a full bbPress templates package replacement (this is a unique plugin, I am not aware of any other similar plugin availavbl), that give you 3 distinct designs to choose from, predefined color schemes, and the ability to create your own color scheme (all from customizer), with many options to customize things, including alternative layout for forum home page (with the grouped forums).

    Here it is plugin home page:
    https://plugins.dev4press.com/gd-quantum-theme-for-bbpress/

    It has links to several demo websites where you can see it in action.

    Regards,
    Milan

    Hey,

    I am the author of the GD bbPress Toolbox Pro, please open the ticket in the support forum on Dev4Press and include which version of the plugin you are using.

    Regards,
    Milan

    Hey, GD bbPress Toolbox Pro 6.5 now calculates statistics for these elements:

    • Topics with Favorites
    • Topics Favorites Totals
    • Topics with Subscriptions
    • Topics Subscriptions Totals
    • Forums with Subscriptions
    • Forums Subscriptions Totals
    • Users with Topics Favorites
    • Users with Topics Subscriptions
    • Users with Forums Subscriptions

    They can be displayed via the plugin’s own Statistics widget or via PHP function.

    Regards,
    Milan

    My GD bbPress Toolbox Pro has notifications for keymasters and moderators when new topic and/or reply is posted, and it has a tool for users to report posts (for spam or other reasons): https://plugins.dev4press.com/gd-bbpress-toolbox/.

    Milan


    Milan Petrovic
    Participant

    @gdragon

    Hello,

    My plugin GD Mail Queue – https://wordpress.org/plugins/gd-mail-queue/ works with bbPress, and it allows the use of custom SMTP, it can queue bbPress notifications as individual emails, and it can wrap emails in HTML for better email presentation.

    Milan

    I am not sure right now. It would be needed to run few queries to get that data, but I never tried so I am not sure exactly how it would be done right now.

    I have added this as a feature request for my GD bbPress Toolbox Pro plugin. Plugin already has a function and widget for various statistical information, and these subscription/favorites based counts would be interesting to have too.

    Notification via email is sent when someone is subscribed to a forum or topic. If user is subscribed to forum, he will get email for every new topic in that forum. User subscribed to topic will get email for every new reply in that topic.

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