joemoak (@joemoak)

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  • In reply to: bbSync

    Matt, I’d like to know, too. It’s been a while but the latest posts on this forum suggest it’s broken with the latest version of WP.

    circuit, thanks again for the insight. are you running bbsync or just running bbpress exclusive of your wp install?

    Hey Circuit, good to know Janine worked for you. Why did you drop Vanilla?

    WPMU and BuddyPress look pretty slick. Thanks for the tip. Is there a BP plugin that allows users to track their comments, or is it a core function?

    Let me know how the migration goes.

    That’s a fair question, John. Blog apps are great if you want a place for a few privileged people to talk about what’s on their minds. Blog apps are not so great at managing discussions and comments from readers. Forum apps are great managing users and discussions. I considered dropping WordPress for bbPress altogether, but bbPress (and most forum apps) lacks many of the other features I want; listing of posts with full or summary text on the front page, image management, static pages, related posts plugins, etc.

    How do people maintain and track their own conversations on the blogs they visit? Outside of third-party services like CoComment, it’s very laborious. Bookmark each page you post a comment on? I guess that works.

    Really I’m just looking for a way to encourage discussion and make it easier for people to stay involved. You’re right, maybe I need to rethink my strategy altogether.

    I did a little more searching and found a WordPress plugin that does almost exactly what I want with Vanilla: Janine for Vanilla

    I have the same question. The latest mod post regarding bbSync said “it’s broken right now.” Any other options?

    Ideally, I would like a new WordPress post to create a new forum topic and for all comments to be handled by bbPress. Possible?

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