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
why don’t you have a test site?
Yeah I need to look into that, tried a few years ago but really did not understand how to, even with lots of tutorials.
I do actually have a test site where I keep most of my clients sites during production, url is http://www.my-latest.com and I should use it more…lol
Really not a webdeveloper by trade, just a hobby and being anal about controlling everything myself.
onlijn.com is more of a fun project that had no time allocated for a while, but I am getting to understand BBPress better every time I use it.
Now just completed a BBPress forum at seedism.nl and very happy with the outcome once again.
Ofcourse it is a lot easier now that BBPress and Buddypress have added some core functions that took a lot of hacking a few years ago.
Still loving BBPress and convinced it is the better option for forums.
Man, you are a creature from nowhere, you dont exist.
How do you manage all this. And how do you update template files and CSS when changing so much. It was main reason allways preventing me to meddle much with forum layout and design.
Lol, yeah it is not very smart of me to update templates on live sites, but try to get close to being done before they go live.
I do not make many sites as my regular job keeps me very busy, and the site I do run do not get massive amounts of visitors so errors and bugs are quite minimal for them, although I do get people reporting access problems every now and then due to my updates.
When I grow up I hope to be more organized and structured..lol
And the WordPress/BBPress combo is actually quite easy to play with, took me a while (2 years almost) to understand the code but now like a puzzle that is relatively easy to manipulate.
Plugin Organizer plugin is good to prevent CSS, JS files to be called on bbPress forum pages, if they dont belong there.
I wish they changed whole forum layout and design to Bootstrap. Why lose time and nerves on this when other group of very skillful developers develop something like Bootstrap.
One of the benefits is other gifted developers take care everything behaves nice in different devices, responsive.
Will look at that plugin, sounds good if it does not create conflicts with my custom theme.
Had to google Bootstrap
I am almost ready with mobile version of my theme, actually not too bad to do with minimal css coding.
Will have a look at that bootstrap thingy, perhaps I can copy and paste my way to integration, give me a few years and it will be done…lol
I guess Php and Java should become easier over time for most, I get how some hooks work and understand the logic of a certain line of code, but do not know to write a line of Php or Java if my live depended on it, start to panic when databases are mentioned..lol
More like a blind guy trying to finish a puzzle, keep banging pieces together until they stuck.
But I must say that peoples reaction give me a warm gooey feeling inside, and should show everyone here that BBPress can be whatever you want it to be, if I can do it so can you…
And I wish this forum did a bit more to sell BBPress, where are the showcases, the paid for professionals and why is this theme still sooooo boring.
Why not integrate more with Buddypress forums, as I can not believe people only using BBPress on its own, I want a better profile.
Why not have the option to test plugins on this site with live demos.
Why not have a clear donation button on your site, or do anything to receive funds to spend time improving the BB line.
Perhaps charge people 1 euro to download BBPress first time then free for life through account, perhaps the free model gives more awareness but BBPress is good enough to compete with expensive forum software.
Why not compete with codecanyon and offer premium plugins that work without conflicts.
Why not hire me as vice president of BBCorp and pay me lots, I accept jellybeans as currency.
Anyway, as mentioned before loving BBPress.
I told them this forum is starting point to “sell” bbPress to public. But they think not so.
Dont worry about Plugin Organizer. I use it on all websites, even those with only few pages. Just install it and enjoy.
btw, here are a few images of the theme I am working on now at http://www.seedism.nl
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