My new social forum | please review
I have been working quite a long time on my theme, it is almost ready but could do with some feedback.
Thanks in advance
A lot of work ? Looks very nice. I had to check source code to see if you are cheating. 🙂
I had no knowledge of PHP when I started a few months ago and made it by cutting and pasting, copying and changing plugin codes, lot of topicsand tutorials read and many sleepless nights.
Deffo a lot of work but I hope it is paying off.
I have a dummy account for people who want to see members only functions like a “like” system and lots of profile functions
username : demo
password : demo
Now working on @media queries so it is easier to use on mobiles
When you already use so much time and energy dont try to imitate Facebook. It is not worth it, and all this time can be used for something very unique for bbPress.
very slick website! very clean interface.
Now almost 100% mobile friendly, even the BBpress forums are looking slick.
Now I will start looking for members, anyone is welcome to join.
The new home / landing page
Logged-in mmbers will not see this page but get redirected to activity wall
All Avatars and member names now link to their profiles instead of their activity.
The extended profile page
Members can now share music/video and images in left sidebar through the frontend
It is awesome!
Here I am struggling to extend my theme to support bbPress, and then I see this!
Hi, thanks for the kind words, im humbled.
The actual BBpress forums look pretty cool I think, and these discussion boards are part of what seperates Onlijn.com from Facebook.
Yes indeed, it is flexible for any integration. But….but…but…i am so afraid of some plugins and functions in them that other forums scripts (must) have on default.
– Views count
– Unread forums/topics
– Ignore User
– Etc…some more.
I mean, WP support forums for this plugins are like, developer was active like 6 months ago. It they help it is few sentences each month.
I dont complain for this, they do it for free. Just saying it is a danger game.
But, as long you dont update/upgrade bbPress/BuddyPress everything works i guess. There is small risk WP upgrade would ruin something.
I agree, plugins tend to break WordPress every now and then, but I did hardcode certain plugins directly into my child theme, these can not update unless I update them myself.
In my first 12 months of WordPress studies/experiments there were a lot ofplugins binned due to conflicts or outright fails.
I meant more to update/upgrade bbPress to refresh it and make all patches.
The forums looks nice a clean, is the registration page a work in progress? I just checked it in firefox and the labels and things look a little funky.
Yes, the landing page is very much a work in progress.
It is also the page where I am testing my @media queries on so lots of CSS problems.
If I knew how XAMPP worked I would develop sites local first, but I am a total noob and have chosen to build whilst live.
Every page is still under construction, but I aim to finish before the end of February.
I am adding a few more functionalities, like member blogs, and as soon as they all work as expected I can finalize the CSS.
Thanks for the response.
Oops I am typing too fast for BBpress
So here is my latest addition to Onlijn.com.
Something to separate it more from facebook, and I hope in a positive way.
I can now promote members to authors, who can create content for the site through the front-end.
For authors there is a new link in their menu from which they can access their “Onlijn.com Blogger” page.
This is the actual Blogger page I just finished creating
with lots of thanks to the maker of the Front End Publishing plugin
And this is an article I made and published through previous page
Now I am working on the actual “articles” main page where there will be thumbs/excerpts for each article etc.
Been busy and had little time to work on my new theme, here are a few updaes.
Removed the navigation on the right and re-sized the members header.
Made a sidebar that holds three seperate sidebars, this allowed more info on relatively less space, tabbed for easy navigation between forums/articles/groups widgets.
And here you can see he new sidebar on my new members page, all new members get an identicon if they do not upload an avatar.
Hi, you’ve done a very nice job with your site! Since you seem like you’ve figured a lot out I thought I would ask about a block/ignore feature. I don’t believe it’s in the bbpress package, would this be something you could help with? Thank you.
I have not looked into that as a feature yet, but have seen a few plugins, all very old and forgotten but could still work.
I will have a look today and come back later to let you know if I found some.
btw. thanks for the feedback.
I have working example of it. Will check later how it is done, now I am sitting at Netbook without my localhost sites.
@Peter-Hamilton man, admin you are lying and trolling us ? 🙂
How it is possible you made something like this without experience in PHP and WordPress.
Just checked. Ignore User plugin works well even 3 years old:
@stagger-lee I wish I knew more PHP, cutting and pasting until something works takes a long time, took me about 6-7 months to get this site to his stage.
Although I am more and more understanding it, still could not write it.
This is nothing short of amazing. I would love to get my site looking at least 3% as good as this but alas you are light years ahead of me. 🙂
So after updates with BBPress and Buddypress my site is currently broken but will have it up and running soon again with a much improved code.
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