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Thanks for your reply.
I installed BuddyPress to reduce plugin use for my need but actually I use just the sitewide BBPress forum. Actually I’m trying to get the whole picture.
FWIW Buddypress doesn’t add new user roles but, for forum, it uses BBPress forum. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
As admin I need to approve user once registered. How I can avoid to assign worpress role “subscriber” and maybe assign BBPress role “blocked” until an admin take action validating the user?
I’m just trying to obtain a classic feature of all forums out there. I tried on Buddypress and WordPress but everybody says that it’s aquestion related to other product. I’m deadlock 🙂
Imagine for a moment that I have only WP + BBPress forum. How I get this behaviour?
Until an admim approve it, a new user cannot browse the site and forum.
@Robin W Clear and loud.
Regarding you point #2 I respect your opinion even if as a user I have a completely different POV 🙂
I strongly believe in a tool like a forum and I’ve been migrating my contents (some of them 15 years old) through several products because “content is the value”.
In my experience (I’m not a php software developer but I’m a content creator) plugins has been a PITA since my first phpBB forum and the main culprit to CMS maintenance and upgrade.
While I’m sure that WordPress will not disappear in few years I cannot swear for sure on each plugin. What will happen when a plugin I used throughout all my site will not be upgraded because the developer went on Mars? I became very careful to choose my plugin since it happens several times in my life.
Of course I do not pretend that wp or bbpress should have everything in their core but imho it’s really strange that to have the most basic features for a modern forum I need to install several plugins. (my old thread: https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/some-question-before-migration/#post-173383)
The most perused sentence about bbpress is “bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress”. It communicate me an assurance on the quality and stability of the product. In other words: we are here to stay. On the other hand, being so plugin dependent you communicate to me exactly the contrary and I’m scared.
End of the rant/Looking forward to see 2.6
As I said I’m a WP newbie trying to understand how everything works. These are my considerations so far. I do not want to hurt anybody.
After a couple of days of testing I’m really going insane trying to get a minimum acceptable installation.
While I understand that acceptable is a moot concept, I mean “similar classic feature of all free forum scripts out there” I’m not speaking about cutting edge features but really standard forum features since phpBB 2 hence:
- extended user profile
- private messaging
- user signature
- post count and join date below username
- post preview
- attachments with inline images
- quote replies
- sticky, new, hot for topics
- view unread content
Now I understand that all of them can be obtained through 10 different plugins but I’m really scared to do so for these reasons:
- 10 different plugins and authors are very difficult to maintain. Chances something screw up are high, no matter how godd is the code.
- some of plugins implementing above features seems already nearly abandoned
- In one of my past life I was so naive to dope my Joomla installation with several third party mambot/plugins. When I had to upgrade I discovered that several of them where abandoned giving me a hege PITA to upgrade
- In a recent life I avoided to dope my IP Board installation with plugins but during a main upgrade I had the same problem with some mods I made by myself
Now I’m trying to bring everything to wordpress + bbpress but I see that it is a steep climb just to get what in 2016 is considered a forum with basic features. I’m not a developer otherwise I was already coding the missing pieces.
Please: less plugins – more core features
I was told that 2.6 will be out very very soon but from what I see it’s still in alpha stage
So right now the only way to upload images and display them inline into a forum post is via an external plugin?
Thank you for your reply,
I’m just trying to understand if I can get a forum like phpBB or similar out of the box. i see there is a plugin for everything but I’m becoming crazy to understand what I need. I don’t find a list of basic features.
In my previous experiences having a lot of third party plugins installed proved to be a nightmare when upgrading and after some year some of them are not maintaned anymore.
I’m reading as much as possible through the forum but I cannot find a lot of info.
Where I find a list of features of the upcoming version 2.6?
Just to understand if some plugins/features has been implemented into bbp core.
Thank you in advance
From a forum user perspective you will easily find in a proper subforum a new article that was posted in a obscure category in the website.
Maybe for a simple blog doesn’t make sense but for a large site with many articles and categories I find it very interesting.