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Use bb only for extened user profiles, but not forum?


  • Rebtl
    Member

    @rebtl

    I have been looking for a way to allow my blog readers to create a profile on the site as a way to build community.

    I just want a setup that will allow users to create a basic profile and have a basic profile page

    -name

    -picture

    -recent comments

    -number of comments

    -member since

    etc

    I heard that bbpress would be a good way to do this, but I don’t actually want the forum, just user profile pages for all of their activity on the site. (mostly commenting etc)

    Is this possible?

    Thanks,

    Rebtl

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  • Michael
    Participant

    @michael888

    I’m not 100% sure what you’re trying to achieve here, but I’m guessing that you want to do something like this:

    http://www.inniosoft.co.cc/devstation/profile/1

    You say you don’t actually want the forum – what do you mean by that?


    paulhawke
    Member

    @paulhawke

    If you are running WordPress for your blog, then there’s a nice “extended user profile” plugin for WP (https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/extended-user-profile/) that would allow you to add to the fields normally available. Tweak your WP theme, and all should be well.


    Rebtl
    Member

    @rebtl

    @michael888 yes that is exactly what I am looking for.

    Something where each of my regular readers can have their own profile page. With a little space for themselves for links or whatever. Plus, show comments that they have left. How long they have been a member etc.

    The part I don’t want is the actual message board. Basically I want the user profiles without the message board. If that makes any sense.

    @paul Thanks I will check that out. I am going to be running thesis, so I’ll see how it goes.

    Rebtl


    Michael
    Participant

    @michael888

    There would be no point in having a bbPress installation if you were to have no forum. I’m not fully understanding what the whole scene here is. What exactly is your website?


    Rebtl
    Member

    @rebtl

    Michael,

    My site is linked is the one on my profile here. http://survivalcache.com. It is going to be a gear resource site for survivalists. Not a store, but more a blog/gear reviews.

    It is not up and running yet. I working on the design right now. (using Thesis)

    I asked my question here because I read somewhere else that using bbPress might be a good way to allow me to create extended user profiles on my site.

    That is all I am really looking to do.

    I only want this as a way to build community on my site once it gets going. Get people to feel more involved, and allow them to build a reputation for knowledge and credibility on the site.

    Thanks for any advice,

    Rebtl


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    I don’t think you need bbPress to extend your website user’s profiles.


    Michael
    Participant

    @michael888

    If you’re looking to have a community within your Blog, you should really be using BuddyPress. It adds a social/community layer onto your existing WordPress MU installation.

    Like Chrishajer said, bbPress is not for that – it is simply forum software.

    I’m using bbPress for a community – but it’s a Discussion-based community. So a forum is great for that.

    Visit my forum to see what I mean: http://www.inniosoft.co.cc/devstation


    smartroutetour
    Member

    @smartroutetour

    That it great ! It is much more helpful to back link.

    My site is linked is the one on my profile here. http://survivalcache.com.

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