threaded forum ?
I don’t get you, if you’re looking for a different kind of forum software, why don’t you ask the other forum what software he is using…
A threaded forum layout could be achieved using a template, you’d just have to code it yourself by loading the titles from each thread (and add titles, either yourself or with a plugin) or find someone who has already done it. Why isn’t bbPress like that? It’s made to be as simple as possible so you can build what you want from it.
There was a plugin to allow for a threaded forum. It’s almost a year old though:
Wow, those people have been around forever. I remember when Linux was first going public and I worked with Linux.com, those guys had the exact same list of products.
The web has moved away from threaded discussion formats in favor of conversational (due in part to comments becoming so prevalent on web sites and eventually blogs). There were numerous papers on it years back, though they may be hard to find now. Here’s one blog post on the subject, which does an adequate job of explaining some of the pros and cons: http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2008/06/02/against-threaded-conversations-on-blogs/
It can be accomplished with bbPress, with a little elbow grease, but I definitely don’t think it should rate on the list of core upgrades included in the next release.
“It can be accomplished with bbPress, with a little elbow grease, but I definitely don’t think it should rate on the list of core upgrades included in the next release. “
Google Wave supports threaded dicussions, cos threads are out of date, stupid, no purpose to them etc. ????
To be able to iron out a point raised during a discussion it is critical to discuss the same point in a branch and not someware 50 comments away. If you have threads the you can choose to use them or not.
Users want bbpress cos it integrates with WP not cos it’s a great product. It’s crap. Lacks basic functionality like private forums, threaded discussions. If you add to that comments like Ola’f “I don’t get you, if you’re looking for a different kind of forum software, why don’t you ask the other forum what software he is using… ” then no one should use bbpress and it should be pulled out.
“There was a plugin to allow for a threaded forum. It’s almost a year old though:
Doesn’t work with bbpress v1.0.
Check out http://simplepressforum.com
Just thought I would update this post as nothing seems to have been said about the threaded posts plugin recently (https://bbpress.org/plugins/topic/threaded-posts/)
I’m in the process of setting up a forum and one of the requirements was for threaded posts so I have used this plugin.
I have it installed on the most recent version of BBpress (“Bechet” version 1.0.3) and on it’s own it works fine.
To get it to work I did have to follow the comments on the info page for this plugin. Pretty much just changed some file names.
If you want to use the threaded post plugin along with the BBpress moderation suite then you will run into problems when you come to moving and splitting threads since the moderation suite doesn’t know anything about the threaded post functionality and just cannot deal with it. So you will have your work cut out trying to hack the moderation suite to take into account the threaded posts (it is doable though).
Also the threaded post plugin may fail to list the threaded posts correctly if used in conjunction with other plugins that change the mysql query for displaying posts on the topic page. Since this plugin checks EVERY database query and if it matches what the plugin thinks is a request to display all posts from a topic then it intervenes and add something extra to the query to list the threaded posts in the right place.
As part of that, in the code for this plugin it actually says “# FIXME: This is a horrible horrible hack” in the no_child_posts function. Well I had to fix it in order for it to play nicely with some private forum functionality that changes the mysql query when requesting posts for a topic. The code I created that replaces the no_child_posts functionality is below.
return $where . ” AND pp.post_id is NULL “;
add_filter(‘get_thread_where’, ‘threaded_sql_where’, 10, 1);
return “LEFT JOIN bb_post_parent AS pp ON pp.post_id = p.post_id”;
add_filter(‘get_thread_join’, ‘threaded_sql_join’, 10, 1);
You can download my modified version of the threaded posts plugin here: http://www.wpsites.co.uk/threaded_posts.zip
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