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Too Much to “Plug In”

  • I loved bbPress to start with, but it’s become a pain now. bbPress is a lightweight piece of software, although there are some functions that should come with the installation that can be enabled/disabled via the admin panel.

    There are just so many add-ons that most forumers want, and I think that bbPress has gone a bit extreme on the lightness, although I love it, other (annoying) forumers don’t, so now I’m stuck between moving to phpBB3 or just opening a guestbook lol.

    Three of the main things that should change is being able to simply modify the number of tags in the sidebar. On the same page, it’d be nice to be able to have seperate options for the numbers of latest discussions and actual forum topics shown. People just don’t see the forums with the ‘Latest Discussions’ in the way.

    Thirdly, it would be nice to see icons beside each forum, indicating new posts etc.

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  • chrishajer


    I was thinking when I read the subject line that this would be criticism of the amount of change between versions and the amount of work required to update the plugins for each new release. It took WordPress a while to get to their “automated notification” for plugins. Maybe it will take a while for something like that for bbPress.

    1. Number of tags: in your template file, where the tags are displayed, there is a call to bb_tag_heat_map – that accepts parameters, the last of which is the number of tags to return. Put whatever you want in there. The first two parameters are font min and font max size, and the next parameter is what measure to use for the font sizes.

    <?php bb_tag_heat_map( 9, 38, 'pt', 80 ); ?>


    That’s 9pts minimum, 38pts maximum, return the top 80 tags

    2. No suggestions for you there. Not sure I understand the concern.

    3. This can be done in your template files as well.

    Thanks so much for the tag code!

    Is there a way to change the number of ‘Latest Discussions’ without changing the number of shown topics in the forums?



    How about this for the Latest Discussions on the front page:

    Not sure if that affects the number of topics shown in the forums or not. I suspect a quick look through the plugin would tell you.

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