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Can bbpress create an alternative plugin for bbpress Topics for Posts


  • makingcircuits
    Participant

    @makingcircuits

    The existing plugin “bbpress topics for posts” by Mr. David Dean is too old and seems like it is now no longer being updated and almost abandoned by the owner, therefore I would request bbpress or somebody here to take over this plugin or create an alternative for this plugin.
    It is because this is the only plugin which allows merging existing wordpress comments with bbpress forum.
    I have successfully tried the procedures and could merge my earlier regular wordpress comments inside bbpress under every post.
    So this plugin is very important considering that it converts your ordinary wordpress comments into SEO rich bbpress forum replies.
    Please help! I would really appreciate if somebody could come with a similar version of this plugin

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  • Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    Does the existing plugin still work?

    Old plugins can be very stable and not need much updating.

    If it works, I might contact the author.

    But I need someone to confirm it works first (big difference between updating a working plugin and getting a non-working one going again !)


    swagataminnovations
    Participant

    @swagataminnovations

    Hello,

    I have checked this plugin and it still works nicely at the moment.
    I have followed the suggestions provided by “makingcircuits” in one of the other threads, and could convert all my existing wordpress comments to bbpress forum discussion with a few clicks.
    I think this is a unique feature which only bbpress is able to provide with the help of this plugin, therefore we really want this plugin to be maintained and updated from time to time so the users can feel comfortable about implementing for the said purpose.
    I have tons of comments in wordpress which are not getting indexed by Google, therefore turning them into forum can instantly provide a huge SEO boost for these comments and could hugely improve the search engine presence of my site.
    However I could go ahead with this only when I feel assured that the mentioned plugin would be maintained regularly by the author or if there could be an alternative to this plugin.

    The plugin looks very useful and enables only bbpress with this very crucial feature of turning wordpress comments into bbpress forum, with just a few clicks.

    I hope somebody will take an initiative in this regard


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    let me see if I can contact the author


    swagataminnovations
    Participant

    @swagataminnovations

    Thank you very much, we’ll be grateful….

    Will follow this one too, it is somewhere related to my https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbp-move-topics/


    swagataminnovations
    Participant

    @swagataminnovations

    Looks interesting, but this one’s too is not updated since 2 years…folks normally won’t install a plugin which are not timely updated and the untested version…

    @swagataminnovations as there are no changes to bbPress 2.5 , there was no need to update anything to that plugin, but you are right that it seemed very old.

    Updated now 🙂


    makingcircuits
    Participant

    @makingcircuits

    @Pascal…That’s great, thank you!

    Let me check out this plugin, I’ll revert soon with the results and let everyone know whether it fulfills the required purpose of converting existing wordpress comment into bbpress comments.

    By the way thanks very much for updating the plugin.

    see you all soon


    makingcircuits
    Participant

    @makingcircuits

    sorry..this plugin not correctly coded, I got the following error message as soon as I installed..and I had to immediately deactivate it…

    “The plugin generated 115 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin…”

    @makingcircuits,
    Really? I’ll check!
    If you could eventually post it on the support forum of the plugin https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/bbp-move-topics because this is not really bbPress related.

    UPDATE: You have bbPress running? I was probably able to simulate the error.

    Thanks!


    makingcircuits
    Participant

    @makingcircuits

    Do you mean we must first have bbpress installed?…no I did not install bbpress, I directly installed your plugin first?

    OK I’ll install bbpress first and then your plugin…let’s see.


    makingcircuits
    Participant

    @makingcircuits

    Yes after installing bbpress your plugin works, but it is not quite doing what we want.

    It has options to migrate all wordpress comments to bbpress but it does not open this migration under the individual posts.

    we want the forum to replace the wordpress comment section, meaning the existing comments should be be replaced with bbpress forum under all the relevant post, so that next time the user wants to comment he has to comment using the bbpress box under the posts.

    I hope you can arrange this facility in your plugin…then it will be just great!!
    thank you very much.

    @makingcircuits, sorry for the confusion. I know that you want to keep posts and then have the comments reflected into a forum. I just wanted to point out that the logic in my plugin could serve as a guideline.

    @robin-w has reached out to the original author.
    If no response, we will see what we can do.

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