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In reply to: bbpress vs the others
I would go with http://vanillaforums.org
I wouldn’t even consider any other software at this pointIn reply to: bbPress as a WordPress Plugin – Thoughts
It’s definitely going to be a trade-off to go from a standalone software to a wordpress plugin, but I don’t think there’s very much choice. There are already so many standalone forums out there for non wp users, so it just makes sense to go this route. Connect blog comments to forum threads, and you got yourself the next evolution of the blogging community.In reply to: Plugins You Want !!!
@chandersbs You don’t need a shoutbox plugin! Just use a free service like ShoutMix (my favorite) and they will give you a code that you can embed in your forum wherever you want. Works great
Thanks for the update Paul, I’m up for some beta testing when your readyIn reply to: Sneak peek at bbPress.org 2.0
That looks awesome, but please make the “Add New” button more prominent in future releases. Most of my new users can’t figure out how to make a post because it’s such a small text button.In reply to: Is bbPress What I Need?
From a management perspective, vBulletin has tons more functionality and control over the forum. Ironically, I integrated a vBulletin forum with WordPress last week and it took about the same time/work as integrating bbPress (it’s basically just a wordpress plugin).
If all you want is a “light” forum then bbpress is definitely the way to go, because vBulletin can feel quite heavy sometimes, especially if you don’t benefit from all the features (attaching files is built in).In reply to: vanilla -> bbpress converter
There both the same thing why would you even care to convert from one to the other
vBulletin comes with this functionality built in, and I find it very useful. I used it for the “School News” category on my forum, where it pulls in headlines from the school newspaper. In this case, they have chosen not to include full text in the RSS Feed, but for feeds that do, it can be readily displayed in the thread that is created. I’m looking for a similar application here, to allow me to pull feeds from other sites in my network and drive traffic to them from my forum community.
Hope this works out, I’m looking forward to applying it.
Hey Paul thanks for the reply. That’s exciting news, and I think it would be a very useful feature for bbPress
As long as the individual posts from wp show up as properly formatted threads, I don’t think theres much more that would be required. Anndd I actually have a small budget set aside for this, so if you shoot me an email me maybe we can work something out and get this done? My email is simon.raize[at]gmail.com
Cheers bro!In reply to: How to uninstall bbpress forum completely?
You have to clear your database as well for it to be completely uninstalled. Access your hosting control panel, go to your mysql database manager, and “drop” all the tables that were being used by bbpress. If you are running multiple sites, be very careful which tables you drop and make sure they are the right ones that correspond with your bbpress forumIn reply to: Move Tag Cloud
You gotta learn bro. Set up a test site, and move stuff around till you get it. It’s pretty straight forward. Everything in the code pertains to something that gets displayed…you learned that from dreamweaver already. Move the code around, refresh, and see what happened. That’s how you’ll learn. Don’t be afraid to break it because it’s only a test site. It costs nothing to erase it and make a new test site.In reply to: New Theme: Superbold Revisited for bbPressIn reply to: New Theme: Carrington Blog for bbPress
I’m currently using Kakumei Blue, and I think my main concern with it is the small size of the “Add New” button. Most members are deterred from posting if they can’t find the button to post.
I agree with you guys, but for a different reason.
vBulletin feels old and clunky compared to what we’re used to today – lightweight and easy to use sites with soft edges.
People like me need an alternative, and there simply is none….yet. So bbPress is simply the best and natural choice for the Forum 2.0 world.
Good news. There was a meetup on IRC today, and here’s a transcript of what was discussed. The idea of bbpress turning into a plugin for WordPress was thrown around, which would be awesome.
Thanks for the replies. I have faith in BBPress…it’s a very stable and lightweight product so it has a strong base to build from. If it can achieve even a fraction of what wordpress has, I think many people will be happy. I hope to contribute to the best of my ability as well, and I think I will be sticking with BBPress.
I wish the WP-Forum worked on WordPress 2.8 then I would be a happy camper
Simple Press Sucks
BBPress is too young at this point for it to be a permanent solution
Vanilla is too unstable to be a permanent solution
VBulletin is too clunky
Esotalk got abandoned.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE WORDPRESS FOR FORUMS…YETIn reply to: It is posible to integrate bbpress in to wp theme
Unfortunately that plugin doesn’t work with WordPress 2.8…few things are brokenIn reply to: Easy way to integrate BBPress & WordPress themes
It’s not an ideal solution, but good enough for beginners who just want to embed a forum into their blog. Thanks for posting