Is bbPress right for me?
I’ve googled and browsed through the forums and finally decided just to ask the experts: Is bbPress right for me?
I’m running a WordPress site and want to start a forum. Simplicity and clean design are important to me. I dislike most of the forum offerings because it seems like you are looking at a database more than a conversation, if you know what I mean.
Here are a few things I’m looking for:
1) Works great on iOS devices.
2) Clean, non-category-oriented design. (e.g. maybe looks like Vanilla?).
3) Has a plug-in that not only shows the title of the recent post but shows a bit of the text. Again, a focus on the conversation, not the database.
4) Not buggy, not a spam magnet.
5) Easy to use for non-techie readers.
For some reason #3 seem to be a difficult hurdle for most forums. Instead they like to show the category, the post title, the author, the time–everything but teasing the reader with what is actually being said!
I did see a bbPress demo somewhere–here, I thought but I can’t find it now–that had a nice-looking theme. It was called (O)x or something like that. The “Theme” section seems to be down these past few days, maybe it was there.
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