bbPress needed, Go for it (standalone) or wait more and more?
Okay, i have been reading this forum for a few hours now and i need somebody to tell me what’s best.
First, i have installed bbPress once before, a few months ago to give it a try and see if it was something for me because i’m a fan of the WordPress system and it’s plugins.
It worked very good i had no problems because i just needed some basic plugins nothing fancy, but it was only a testing install and never got public before i deleted it.
But now i need to get things going and start building for some project.
I have this project where 2 different game-based sites have to match each other and become one, it’s a game-blog and game-forum based site so thats why i was first thinking of a WordPress site along with a bbPress forum. Very simple and deep integrated in each other to keep both working together.
But when i read this support forum it makes me turn around a few times and not knowing what to do best. Should i go for the bbPress (standalone) version or should i wait for the bbPress WordPress plugin.. I don’t know how things are working out on that side but it feels like this plugin take forever,, No i don’t wanna be rude to all people working on it, (only respect) but is there a time-period set for this plugin to be released?
And if there is one, will it become Beta first and after 2 or 3 years a final and stable product?
What will happen to people (forums) using the bbPress standalone version? will there be a settings option so we could update or upgrade our standalone version to the WordPress plugin version without losing the forum-data?
Or should we start all over again with a fresh clean install?
And yes, i’m already thinking of switching to the plugin based bbPress because i think the standalone version will not be supported and looked after when the plugin version goes live.
Also something i would like to know, i’ve also read a few spam topics with people having trouble catching spam bots..
Is this a regular thing? Because it’s bbPress, it attach spam bots like every clean installed WordPress site will have a spam message in 5 days without doing anything on the site..
I don’t mind if there is something to catch those gangsters but if bbPress has some kind of “weak” (spam) based code i will not like the forum idea for my site.
Don’t get me wrong, i don’t mind to delete a spam message once in a while but if i daily need to delete 25 spam messages while i have running a spam-catch plugin it will not make me very happy..
So could anybody tell me what to do?
I like the bbPress system because it’s “easy” to customize and you’re not working in all the same community themes like you see on most forums..
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