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[resolved] BBPress in WP Page (9 posts)

  1. darin62a
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would like to add a forum to my WP site. I would like to create a new WP page and embed BBPress into the WP page. User integration between WP & BBPress is not an issue (forum users are separate from blog users). Forum users would just go to the WP Page, login to BBPress and thread-away. I'd like to keep the visual integration (ie sidebars, themes, etc.) as transparent as possible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://wordpress.org/tags/bbpress

    Some pretty good stuff in there -- worth looking through to see what others have done.

  3. mpgeorge
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I personally think RS-Discuss is the better package: http://www.sargant.com/blog/wordpress-plugins/rs-discuss/

    Easy to install, integrates seamlessly AND blog users are already registered for the forum. Certainly on my site, people generally wouldn't be bothered to register twice.

  4. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the link, mpgeorge. It's better by a fair amount of errors in the validator than is xdforum from http://xdweb.net which is what I'm currently using. Might want to play with it some myself. I also was interested in rs-event.

  5. darin62a
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I tried rs-discuss (best looking plugin I have come across), it has some presentation problems with the theme I am currently using (AndyBlue), large blank area and the discussion topics are listed down near the page footer. I need to keep my forum users separate and distinct from the blog users. I don't think this is possible with rs-discuss.

    I have read most of the WP support posts (thanks HandySolo) re:forum integration/bbpress. There is a lot of good discussion. But I have not been able to find any applicable solutions. Vanilla looks interesting, but I was wanting to use BBPress.

    I just want a forum that can be wrapped into my WP theme with users that are not in the WP user table...

  6. darin62a
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I was able to modify the style.css, header.php & footer.php to skin a BBPress install to look like my WP site. It was not that difficult... BBPress is very cool!!!

  7. tansu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    So, there is no way embeding it into a page?

  8. Trent Adams
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am in the bbPress forums all the time and don't recall anyone ever stating how they did it successfully. I would check through the threads that Handy suggested:

    http://wordpress.org/tags/bbpress/

    Trent

  9. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Here's a round about way to do it. Use the Redirection Plugin, create a page and call it whatever you want, BBPress.

    Go into the Redirection Admin and setup a redirect. This is what I'm doing for this part of my website: http://bui4ever.com/andrea-and-rich/. One the sidebar, where it is labeled "Andrea and Rich", that is a subpages widget I'm using. I basically created a blank Travel Blog page and filed it under the Andrea and Rich page and setup a redirection to my Travel Blog. So this way it appears in the "Loop".

    I know this isn't exactly what you're asking for, but this "hack" might be useful for other people looking for a way to add sites/pages outside of the existing WP Loop but have it "appear". Yeah.

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