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  1. JcMax200
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey, Before I went ahead, and tried to make it, I was wondering if there was a forum-type plugin, so you could integrate an area into your wordpress that would allow a forum that ran off of the WP user table. If not, I was wondering what you guys would think would be the most and least important features to include. For the most part, it just has to be run like a normal forum, and run off of the WP user table. I would want it to allow any user to start a thread, and allow users to edit their posts. I was trying to think of a way to integrate bbPress, but maybe thats too early.

  2. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://bbpress.org/ is probably the place to start.

  3. JcMax200
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've already looked at it and stuff... BUT, its still too early, in alpha... I wanted to know if there was a plugin that you could run a forum/message board right through WordPress...

  4. Mayur
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yea i am looking for the same thing right now and bbpress is still alpha and doesnt have that many features

  5. feverinlove
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would like to know if users registered for the blog with level 9 be able to post on the forum with their registered nicknames? That would be super cool. If thats the case I will be installing it right now :)

  6. feverinlove
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I meant level 0 :)

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @feverinlove, it's not that simple. Out of the box bbpress and WP do not share the same database. See: http://bbpress.org/blog/2004/12/lean-and-mean/

  8. Nevrotik
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You can possibly check this : http://forums.punbb.org/viewtopic.php?id=8373

    I don't get this working, but anyway, there is plenty of php 4 user out there :)

  9. xavic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I know this topic is old, but I couldn't find a forum plugin a few days ago still. I needed one so I decided to write one. It's simple but works. I will be adding features if requested. go here: http://www.xdweb.net/ to get it. and go here: http://www.playbomb.com/ to see one working.
    few facts about it:
    name: xdforum
    forum groups: yes
    multiple forums: yes
    use wordpress user table: yes
    modify any wordpress files: no
    modify any wordpress tables: no
    upload-and-go plugin: yes

  10. opaz59
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    couldnt quite follow the instructions for configuring xdforum.php.

  11. xavic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    basically, you upload the plugin, you activate it, then you go to the manage page for it and set the settings. once you do that all you have to do is create the forum groups and forums.

  12. vvugia
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Does anyone know what empowers WordPress Support forum and tagging functions?

  13. opaz59
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Xavic, in forum admin I'm getting:

    WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax near 'ENGINE=MyISAM' at line 13]
    CREATE TABLE wp_xdforum_forums ( xf_id int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment, xf_xg_id int(11) NOT NULL default '0', xf_position int(11) NOT NULL default '0', xf_name varchar(150) NOT NULL default '', xf_description varchar(255) NOT NULL default '', xf_status enum('active','inactive','readonly') NOT NULL default 'active', xf_threads int(11) NOT NULL default '0', xf_posts int(11) NOT NULL default '0', xf_views int(11) NOT NULL default '0', PRIMARY KEY (xf_id), KEY xf_id (xf_id) ) ENGINE=MyISAM

  14. abbaanthony
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Call me an idiot, but I noticed that there is supposedly avatar support. I just can find where and how to change them. Any ideas?

    Other than that...it is a great plug-in...had no problems getting it working. Here is a link to my site: http://www.independentmovement.us

  15. xavic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Avatars will be controlled through the profile page, but I haven't finished that yet, sorry. And opaz, I cleaned up the sql create statements a bit and added some features since you posted that. Please get the latest and overwrite your current copy: http://www.xdweb.net/files/xdforum.zip

  16. Darcie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am going to try the new download. So far I have gotten here : http://www.swatchnot.hender-son-s.com/blog/?a=xdforum

    Warning: copy(/hsphere/local/home/dh2913/swatchnot.hender-son-s.com/blog/wp-content/themes/darcikles/xdforumtemplate.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /hsphere/local/home/dh2913/swatchnot.hender-son-s.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/xdforum/xdforum.php on line 1151

    SO CLOSE...lol It opened my blog, just something is missing I guess. ANd for some reason I noted earlier on your other web site it is adding an extra ""/blog"" in the string when I go to validate my default settings and got to a different page in the management section.

  17. Darcie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Had to take it down for now, it interefered with another plug-in I just installed. FYI...

  18. xavic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    2 things, one: you have to make your theme directory writable by the webserver, OR copy the xdforum template file into it.
    two: what plugin and what was it doing? i need to make sure it doesnt cause things to not work...

  19. rafleet
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey Kris,

    I installed the update you posted a couple days ago, and I still get the same error...the double /blog/thing. In my case, its in the /sr4/ dir. off my root dir. And, it's only for the admin functions. Is it possible you might allow the admin section, or the setup function to allow the blog owner to put the path in to the root dir for xdforum?

    Thanks...keep up the good work....it still looks promising.

  20. Darcie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Cutom Smileys 1.0 http://lazyanduseless.belike.net/wp/?p=31
    I installed the Custom Smileys and it runs great, except when I try to activate your forum plugin again, Your admin panel takes over Cusotm Smileys admin panel.

    I love your forum and want it to work for me :)!

    I will try your suggestions.

  21. amrita_kapur
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    is there a vbulletin integration plugin for wordpress?

  22. ip007
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That BBPress, how do I install it correctly?

    What do I need to change in the bb-config.php file?

    Is there anyone else using this plugin?

    I keep getting this answer all the time:

    Error establishing a database connection
    This either means that the username and password information in your bb-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost.

    Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?

  23. xavic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ok, I was the one with the problem. Something I was doing was causing the double paths, but I fixed it now. http://www.xdweb.net/files/xdforum.zip
    depending on how long ago you got it you may have to drop the tables in the db that it created. I will probably make a feature that will do it for you soon, just haven't yet.

  24. Serge
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello All I hope this is the right area to post a question. I recently downloaded the latest sitemap wordpress plugin v2.7, uploaded it to the plugins folder on the server, and activated the sitemap feature in wordpress. When I hit the "Build Sitemap" button in WordPress I get the following error message:

    Could not write into /home/(my password)/public_html/sitemap.xml

    Could not write into /home/(my password)/public_html/sitemap.xml.gz

    Any ideas on what may be wrong?

    Thanks

  25. xavic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hmm, i have no idea why it would interfere with that darcie. my plugin makes the call to add its link to the management links page in the same way any other plugin would, and doesn't do anything that would block another from it as well. maybe, install custom smileys and get it working the way you want so you don't have to go into the admin panel anymore, then install xdforum and use it. i cant see you needing to configure custom smileys often, just the first time. if i get time i will investigate and see why this might be happening...
    kris

  26. xavic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    update: i fixed a problem where people were unable to post due to the post variables not making it to the page. go to http://www.xdweb.net for more details.

  27. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    xavic, what's the security "level" on this? Is it the same approximate security stuff as wp uses, since it's a plugin? Is it more secure than phpBB, say?

  28. digitalpad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello
    I'm a newbie.....with so many posts and replies, I'm confused and I'd appreciate some clear and concise help.
    I need to build a portal where users can register and then submit their film scripts (or story outlines), which should then be tagged (similar to del.icio.us or 43things.com). How do I use WordPress for that and with what plugins for submission, rating and tagging?
    thank you WP Gods !

  29. sarahw
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    xavic, i'm going to have a stab at using your plugin, but before i do, whether i go with it or not, i just wanted to say THANKS for putting in the energy to make something happen, instead of just whining about things the way the rest of us do.

    +5 for you.

    ;->

  30. xavic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    no problem man, although i think that it's probably easier for me then most because i do php development for a living (day in and out). also, download the latest version (which i just uploaded a minute and a half ago) to work with.
    http://www.xdweb.net/files/xdforum.zip
    http://www.xdweb.net/

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