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message board called into content area? (7 posts)

  1. tronicscribe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm wondering if it is possible to use php in a "page" to call some sort of message board. right now I'm trying to use bbpress, but I really dont feel like setting up a theme that matches my wp theme. so I was searching for another type of board I can try. I haven't found one yet though, but something that I can host myself so I have it setup with mysql, and can backup the db. also something light weight that is mostly text and some css, so I can display it in the content area of my wp theme. is something like this possible, and is there a board script out there like that? once again, I've tried bbpress, and while I really love its functionality, I just dont want to bother themeing it to match my wp. thanks :D

  2. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi, this is worth looking at.
    http://www.stuff.yellowswordfish.com/simplepress-forum/

    works very well.
    mike.

  3. tronicscribe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thank you a lot. I know this is a late reply, but I will check out that plugin. it looks very much like something I'd want to use.

  4. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi again, yes its very good, it just goes onto a page in your blog.
    mike.

  5. tronicscribe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've been playing around with it, and I do like it a lot. however, I'm not thinking it might be a bit too much for my needs. what I'm trying to achieve is a simple message board system to be used as a job posting classifieds area. That is why initially I liked bbpress, because it looks much more basic and not as robust like most other forums. the only problem with bbpress is that I don't think I can just load it onto a page in my blog. I will probably keep playing with simple:press, but in the meantime do you know of either a way to make bbpress load onto a page in my blog? or perhaps know of another message board plugin that is more basic looking than simple:press? Again, thanks so much for your help and pointing me towards what I'm looking for. :D

  6. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi again, you could have a look at this classified plugin.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-classified/
    I use simplepress with my 2.6 blog, but bbpress with my 2.5.1 blog.
    mainly because of integration. Personally I think bbpress is much more heavy duty, but simple press is easier as it can be inserted easily into a page.I don't know of any others at the moment, but I'm glad you've tried it, and got some ideas.
    good luck.
    mike.

  7. tronicscribe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    oh interesting, I wasn't aware of the classified plugin. I guess I have more to test out and to decide on, lol. thank you again, your help has been wonderful.

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