top 100 bbPress sites
I’m building a list of the top 100 bbPress forums (it will be free to copy ala Creative Commons) and I am quite surprised to discover many more bbPress sites than I first suspected were out there. Some that definitely do not participate around here and/or lurk quietly!
Many cool foreign languages too, like these:
airdrawnd where can we download that theme? I want to make it bbMenu compatible
The theme is Blix, and I’ve modified the hell out of it. The headers from the WordPress theme are loaded into bbpress. It’d take some work I’m not willing to put in to make this a bbpress theme
Actually I have both of those sites already in the list
I was going to try to get the list out this weekend but sadly I will not have as much time as I hoped to work on it. But it’s coming along.
I’ll say this much about bbPress sites compared to most other forum software – very few of them look alike.
Wow that’s a nice one Novellino, very active too.
I’ve added it.
List is coming along slowly but surely.
It will have to wait for next weekend to come out unfortunately but that will give me more time to find other lurking sites.
Nice idea! I’ll have to work on making my forums nicer if I want them to appear on that list
Oh you were one of the sites that inspired the idea for the list mciarlo!
Oh wow, thats truly a great compliment. Thank you ck!
Oh that looks fantastic benbeltran (is that theme available for my theme demo?)
The list is slowly but steadily coming long.
I either keep getting distracted or burnt out on bbpress stuff.
I cautiously “promise” to put something up this coming weekend.
ps. yup, grindhouse was already on the list…
Sure … but i had to make some hacks to the template-functions *shame* to allow for color-changing tag-cloud.
I don’t know better.
benbeltran: Your forum is what made me decide on going with bbpress
benbeltran: have you managed to get the page number on thread listing? is there any plugin for that?
Not much traffic – but I’ve got Refresh going for my plugin blog and forums. Matches quite nicely – I mucked with the themes a bit but the ports were done by others thankfully. Getting the integration and WP sidebar on the forums took some fun mucking in the code…
One of these days I’ll diff the changes I made to the Refresh port to get it to match the WP theme and have everything line up properly…
This site is still under development:
Still need to tweak the theme some, but I’ve made a variety of navigational changes. Click any topic and look at the meta section. Click on a forum and note the navigation links. Click on a subforum and note the breadcrumb trail. On the front page – I like having the latest posts first, but added a ‘Forums’ column to indicate where they were and make it easier for folks to jump into a forum (no scrolling down for active forums)
Still a bit to do, but it’s working better each day. The theme will eventually be green – thus the green ads. I keep trying to convince myself NOT to shoehorn in AJAX posting – but I really miss it – something that made bbPress ‘cool’
@airdrawndagger: Thanks I’m glad it made you switch to this great software.
@vlp: Sorry, I didn’t quite understand. The page number, like for every page on the forum that’s displayed on the front page? If it’s that, there’s a plugin for that :o… but I get the feeling that’s not what you meant.
@baptiste: I like the blue theme from baptiste.us … Though maybe the blue text should be a bit clearer when its on blue backgrounds.
I am pleased to have something to finally show for all my searching efforts.
This list is obviously unofficial and just in beta test, I am still adding features and making corrections:
There are roughly 1,000 sites listed, with the top 100 to showcase either sheer number of members/posts or user votes for style, etc.
Right now they are listed in order of total members (but you can sort). I will have it eventually list by a weight between members, posts and votes for style.
Also there will be user voting and preview thumbnails of the sites. (I was trying to use snap previews but it suddenly stopped working for me, so they might not have liked hundreds of links on a page, LOL – they are slow anyway and I want to learn to do snapshots via crawling code anyway)
Some interesting observations/conclusions from all my work on this (whew):
1. There are roughly 1000 public bbpress sites in existance
2. A great deal (>~80%) of these sites have less than double-digit members, hence I consider them “micro forums”
3. bbPress is being adopted worldwide in an impressive variety of countries and languages
4. SEO’er/search engine spammers/made-for-adsense makers seem to have found and love bbPress (unfortunately)
5. There are some really amazing designs out there
6. Apparently the people that participate on bbpress.org are a very small fraction of the people using bbPress!
7. At least several dozen sites had installed bbPress and uninstalled it a few weeks later
If you’re going to list Loinhead, you might as well put in some numbers.
Congrats you made the top 100
Is anyone seeing the snap icons in the top100 list? Are they just blocked for me or for everyone? I think snap decided they didn’t like me Worked for a few hours and then disappeared.
Have you got the raw data, would you share it? Or fancy putting up some visualisations and analysis up publically anyway?
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