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bbBlog 2.0 (plugin)


  • Maurice
    Member

    @mauricederegt

    I’ve finally finished bbBlog 2.0. This plugin adds a blog page to you bbPress forum, using posts from a forum category, specified by you. (For those wanting to do some simple blogging without the WordPress installation hassle…)

    You can download it here:

    http://www.bbportal.org/bb-downloads/bb-blog2.0.zip

    Demo:

    http://www.bbportal.org/mssp/view.php?view=blog

    Features:

    – Total rewrite of the bbBlog plugin (1.0 compatible)

    – Now a link to the blog is created under the “Views list” at the front-page (forum index)

    – The blog items are now correctly filtering bold text, hyperlinks, smilies, etc (thanks _ck_)

    – Comments() link now goes to the first comment made (thanks _ck_)

    – You can now prevent members and guests to start blog posts (they can still reply)

    – Now also showing topic tags

    – Added sticky support: Topics marked as sticky now show on top on the blog page

    – Admin display redesigned to match bbPress 1.0 admin area

    – Blog post date uses the same Date Format as set in: Admin -> Settings -> General -> Date Format

    – Now shows blog main category no subforums yet)

    – Now pre-loads the selected (blog) forum in the dropdownlistbox in the admin area (thanks Ben L.)

    To do:

    – Set as start page, can be done by htcacces, how does WP do this?

    – Generate a nicer error message when there are no topics in the blog like: “No blog started yet”

    – Show some confirmation when settings are saved (this is broken in 1.0)

    – Add pagination

    – A “Read more” functionality. Show a Read more link after an amount of words set in the admin

    – Add: You are not allowed to create new topics (like when locked topics)

    – Sub category support (admin option?)

    – Separate tags with commas

    Enjoy!

    ps: I am NO programmer, so don’t expect much support. Code suggestions and help (esp. with Read more and pagination) are welcome.

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  • This is so awesome. Way to go Maurice.


    buddha trance
    Member

    @buddha-trance

    Great idea, thumbs up!!!


    Michael
    Participant

    @michael888

    This ia a great plugin! Thank you very much!

    I did have to make quite a lot of edits to get it to display correctly, but I’m sure most will – depending on the theme they’re using.

    I’ve been looking for this for a long time. :) Kudos!

    The theme you’re using is a very hard one, so you could expect problems :P]

    And thanks to you for releasing this plugin, make sure to get in the directory!

    https://bbpress.org/plugins/forum/requests

    Very nice plugin and idea ;)

    Thanks a lot!


    jurasiks
    Participant

    @jurasiks

    Great work! I needed to display last messages at frong page and you plugin makes this!


    Maurice
    Member

    @mauricederegt

    Thanks for the great replies.

    At the moment, I am kinda in doubt if I should continue developing this plugin or not. Since bbPress is going to be a WordPress plugin, it would make this plugin kinda useless? Or not?


    grassrootspa
    Member

    @grassrootspa

    @Maurice:

    lol, have been pondering the same thing. The decision to require WordPress to run bbPress is also making me rethink my various bbPress project ideas…

    @Maurice i checked your plugin, I like the idea, but I didn’t see what was making the use of this plugin beneficial.

    I do really wish bbPress will become a plugin soon, in that case, 1 billion WP plugins will be available to our use instantly.


    r-a-y
    Participant

    @r-a-y

    bbPress, the WP plugin, is coming… not soon, but it’s coming.


    eduardosilva
    Participant

    @eduardosilva

    When the “bbPress plugin for wordpress” arrives, I will have the choice to keep using bbpress as standalone product or I will be forced to migrate to wordpress + bbpress??


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    You will always have the code you have right now, which is standalone. The old version will always be available. (I know nothing is forever, but if you want a copy of the standalone version, grab it now to ensure you have it.) It might not keep up with developments, but you’d at least have a version to use. Barring any security problems, I don’t see why you couldn’t just keep using that.

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