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  1. mochaquest
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    Is there any forum plugin that allow sites to have a forum in there, instead of using another site to host it or link it.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

    theres a search box on that page for you, yes?

  3. amnion
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I don't think that was a very good response. That post was over 2 months ago and here I am for the very same reason mochaquest is--a search in the plugins for forums brings up nothing. The only other logical solution is to post a question in the forum. The only thing that could top you would be if a search there came up with "check the forums." Like bathroom ping pong.

  4. deuced
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    A question is often responsible for the answer that follows. Try rephrasing the same question and you get a different answer. ;)

    You may want to click the tag forum at the right of this page and you 'll came up with dozens of topics about forums and wordpress.

    In short a forum is a separate script/software that has its own space and tables in a database and is not "part" of WordPress. What you need is something that is often called a "bridge" that can easily synchronize it with your WP user table, if you want it. There 's also the web design integration that you must also take care but this depends most in your hands.

    Now most ppl around here suggest BBpress because it can easily use the same user table with WordPress. There are a couple of plugins that will help you. From what i ve heard BBPress cannot be synchronized with WP 2.6 yet.

    Other solutions are Simple:Press, Simple Machines, WP Forum, MiniBB, PunBB and some more that offers either a plugin or a manual solution for synchronization with WP.

    One interesting solution is from the developer of TDOMF that made a skin for WP and use WordPress as a forum.

    IMHO picking a forum requires to search yourself and compare the solutions that exists and select what most suits your needs. Putting so generic questions will end with BBPress suggestions (which is most used by wordpress users here).

  5. flick
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @amnion: I won't comment on your opinion regarding whooami's reply, but it always helps to know that someone has tried searching first before asking.

    I find the search function on WP Plugins to be less than ideal, and always find the tags a bit more useful. Try this:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/forums

    There are only two there unfortunately, but according to what I've read, bbPress is the best forum in terms of integration. However, it looks/operates rather differently to the 'standard' forum software (think MyBB/IPB etc.) and so you might want to consider Simple:Press as well.

  6. amnion
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hey guys, thanks for the replies. I was actually frustrated when I wrote that post because I had searched for about an hour coming up with not a lot. I'm currently using BBpress, not integrated (because of the 2.6 issue), which isn't a big deal because I'm the only one posting on my blog, so I really only need users to be able to log into BBPress. One thing I haven't yet figured out is how to get it to work with my WP theme, you know, like show up in a wrapper or something. As it is right now, the forums and my blog are two separate locations. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Only thing I can find are articles on how to integrate it with the user tables.

  7. deuced
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I cannot help you as this requires knowledge about bbpress and how things works down there.

    An easy way should be to built a static header and footer that comes out from your theme into the bbpress template folders. You should then mimic your blog design.

    I have built my forums in a different way but i do not use bbpress. I made a static wordpress page, split it in two and put my miniBB forums in the middle as buffer output. That may slow down a bit my forums page but since its only a small size forum it's not noticable. That way i keep my precious dynamic sidebar and make my forums look like a wordpress page. Take a look at my site and at my forums page.

    I suppose that there are a few options depending on the script that you use. A walk around bbpress forums should be worthy.

  8. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hi, this is an easy forum for wordpress.
    http://www.stuff.yellowswordfish.com/simplepress-forum/
    hope it will help. I'm using it in my 2.6 blog.
    http://www.stuff.yellowswordfish.com/simplepress-forum/

    Mike.

    PS. Read the instructions, as it is a two part install, once activated, go to the forum link in admin, and click on install.

  9. anoopu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,
    I need a word press plugin , it should have to change all text area(text area that is added by any widget) to editor. I can explain, if i add that plugin, i can change all text areas of all widgets(which is included in that project) into editor format(may be TyneMCE). Presently there is so many editor that convert comment area into editor format. My requirement is different. I couldn't find such type of plugin anywhere. can you help me? or advice me? if yes its valuable for me now.
    Rgds
    anoop

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