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Piggyback onto bbPress user management


  • irr1449
    Member

    @irr1449

    My site currently does not have a user management system where people can register etc. I’m looking for a system to integrate that I can just piggyback off of and access the users table to do my own development.

    Would bbPress be a good fit here? I played around with the code a little bit and I just included “bb-load.php” and I was able call functions like ” bb_get_current_user_info( ‘id’ )” without actually displaying anything related to the forum.

    The only downside is that it added about .2 seconds to my average php render times.

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  • chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    I think the WordPress user registration functions are more mature than bbPress. Maybe you could use that somehow?


    irr1449
    Member

    @irr1449

    The thing is that I’m the most interested in the forum functionality of bbPress and I don’t really care about the blog features of wordpress.

    Would you not recommend using bbPress as the backend user system and forum for my site?


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    I didn’t catch that you were looking for a forum in your first post, only that you wanted the registration functions. If you want a forum and registration functions, then yes, bbPress will be fine.


    irr1449
    Member

    @irr1449

    Thanks for the response Chrishajer,

    Would you recommend waiting until bbPress goes 1.0? I will be changing a lot of source so any upgrade in the future will probably be sort of a pain. I would like to integrate once and not have to worry about upgrading for awhile.

    Thanks,

    Ian


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    If you’re going to be modifying the source, there’s probably no sense in waiting. You’ll have to keep up with security fixes manually at that point anyway.

    I don’t recommend modifying any core files. I bet most of what you want to do can be done with plugins and then you can keep upgrading as new bbPress releases come out.

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