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Is bbPress going to merge with BuddyPress?

  • josh16


    Or is it going to stay a separate project and hopefully improve? I was just wondering because I’m planning on switching to BuddyPress since it already has most of the same characteristics as bbPress, almost like it’s built-in.

    And will the bbPress project continue and hopefully gain more attention from the Automattic folks soon?

    Also, is there a way of converting bbPress to BuddyPress?

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  • chrishajer


    From what I understand, bbPress is basically already included in BuddyPress.

    From here:

    [13:55] <jjj> junsuijin is right again. Frankly apeatling has already made bbPress a plugin, it’s just part of BuddyPress that includes all of the extra social things that forums have; profiles, pms, friends, etc…

    [13:56] <apeatling> If the integration code is extracted from BuddyPress and moved into bbPress then we could get it integrating with one click tomorrow.

    [13:56] <apeatling> it’s not a lot of code

    So maybe it’s not really truly inside BuddyPress already, but parts of it are. I don’t use BuddyPress so I can’t comment first hand, just repeat what I’ve seen elsewhere.



    Chris is right; bbPress is included in BuddyPress already, although there are some limitations:

    – most, if not all, bbPress plugins need to be ported over to BuddyPress

    – there’s no bbPress backend in BuddyPress

    Also, is there a way of converting bbPress to BuddyPress?

    Basically, you’ll need to create groups in BuddyPress and then determine which bbPress posts fit which groups.

    Read what CUNY Commons did – Specifically the “Dealing with bbPress forums” section.

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