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Re: bb_query: get topics started within a date range?

Hey Sam, thanks for making a ticket for this. I was able to query for topics within a date from directly from WordPress as well. Here’s something I wrote to merge “super sticky” bbPress topics into the WordPress loop. It’s a bit of hack, but it brings the “Promote to Front Page” functionality of Drupal into WordPress/bbPress:

<?php get_header(); ?>


//Put WordPress posts into an array
$wp_posts = $posts;

if (!is_single()){

//Retrieve first post of previous page (we need this post's date to query bbPress topics
$first_post_of_previous_page = get_posts('numberposts=1&offset='.$offset);

//First set the start and end dates to limit the query to the bbPress table

//If it's the most recent page, set end date to today
if ($paged){
} else {

//Retrieve "Super Sticky" topics from bbPress tables
//This assumes your bbPress and WordPress tables are in the same database
$bb_topics = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM bb_topics WHERE topic_sticky = 2 AND topic_start_time BETWEEN $startdate AND $enddate ORDER BY topic_start_time DESC");

//Map bbPress topics to WordPress posts structure
foreach($bb_topics as $bb_topic){
$bb_first_post = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT post_text FROM bb_posts WHERE post_position = '1' AND topic_id = $bb_topic->topic_id", ARRAY_A);
$bb_post->ID = "forum_topic_".$bb_topic->topic_id;
$bb_post->post_author = $bb_topic->topic_poster;
$bb_post->post_date = $bb_topic->topic_start_time;
$bb_post->post_content = $bb_first_post[0][post_text];
$bb_post->post_title = $bb_topic->topic_title;
$bb_post->post_status = "publish";
$bb_post->comment_status = "open";
$bb_post->ping_status = $bb_topic->post_id;
$bb_post->post_name = "forums/topic/".$bb_topic->topic_slug;
$bb_post->post_type = "post";
$bb_post->comment_count = $bb_topic->topic_posts-1;

//add bbPress topic to WordPress posts array
$wp_posts[] = $bb_post;


//Create function to sort array of posts by date
function compare($x, $y){
if ( $x->post_date == $y->post_date )
return 0;
else if ( $x->post_date < $y->post_date )
return 1;
return -1;

//Sort array


<div id="content-box" class="span-8">

<div id="content-area" class="clearfix">

<?php if ($wp_posts): ?>
<?php foreach ($wp_posts as $post): ?>
<?php setup_postdata($post); ?>

<div class="entry">

<div class="entry-header clearfix">

<div class="info span-2">
<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>#comments" class="comment-activity"><?php comments_number('<strong>Post comment</strong>', '<strong>1</strong> Comment', '<strong>%</strong> Comments' );?></a>
</div><!-- end info -->

<div class="content span-6 last">
<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
</div><!-- end content -->

</div><!-- end entry-header -->

<div class="entry-content clearfix">

<div class="info span-2 clearfix">
<p><strong><?php the_author() ?></strong><br />
<?php the_time('M j, Y'); ?>
<p class="share-this"><?php akst_share_link(); ?></p>

<p class="post-comment"><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>#respond">Comment</a></p>

</div><!-- end info -->

<div class="content span-6 last clearfix">

<?php the_content('Click to continue'); ?>

<p class="entry-tags"><?php the_tags('<strong>Posted in: </strong>', ', ', ''); ?> </p>

</div><!-- end content -->

</div><!-- end entry-content -->

</div><!-- end entry -->

<?php endforeach; ?>

<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/navigation.php'); ?>

<?php else : ?>

<h2 class="page_header center">Not Found</h2>
<div class="entry">
<p class="center">Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here.</p>
<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/searchform.php"); ?>

<?php endif; ?>

</div><!-- end content-area-->

</div><!-- end content-box -->

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