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This whole BuddyPress hype …. needs explanation

  • can anyone please tell me is buddy press replacing bbPress? otherwise were wasting our time….

    “BuddyPress will transform a vanilla installation of WordPress MU into a social network platform.”

    vanilla is another forum, so im guessing BuddyPress will have its own forum… right so what the hell is bbPress for lol…

    anyone help here?

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  • citizenkeith


    I think they’re using the term “vanilla” to mean “plain.” In other words, any standard installation of WordPress MU can be turned into a social network platform.

    Vanilla, the forum software, doesn’t have anything to do with it, as far as I know.



    I’ve never used it but from what I can tell BuddyPress is more like LiveJournal than a forum based system where there are community blogs. It doesn’t actually have forum code.

    Ben L.


    BuddyPress is a social networking addon for WPMU. It does not have a built-in forum, and it will not be replacing bbPress. Vanilla in this context just means plain.

    alright i got it, thanks

    i dont know why the use the term vanilla



    Because vanilla is jargon for plain or standard.

    Sam Bauers


    bbPress will probably be used to augment BuddyPress’ groups with forums. It’s a complimentary product, not a replacement.

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