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Which forum should I use ? WP-Forum or Simple:Press Forum ? (6 posts)

  1. hellows
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Need to decide on a forum for my WP. I know that some of you have already tested some of the above forums. That is why I am asking for advice. Which forum should I use? I got WP.2.5.

    Simple:Press Forum
    http://www.stuff.yellowswordfish.com/simplepress-forum/

    OR

    WP-Forum, WordPress plugin
    http://www.fahlstad.se/wp-plugins/wp-forum/

    Your expertise would be helpful.

  2. luckyblog
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am using Simple:Press with 2.51 and find it very easy to use - just plug it in, configure it from the admin panel to give chosen titles to the new forum boards you want, and it just works straight away.

    If you check out the forum pages on that yellow swordfish site, one of the forums is a "strut your stuff" board - there you can find links to a bunch of sites all using Simple:Press. Have a browse around those sites and see if it is the look and feel you would like.

    The upsides of it:
    It works at once.
    The front of it integrates at once - its embedded in a new "Page" of your blogsite
    The back of it integrates at once - it shares users with wordpress - no need for seperate login
    The support is good - the developer listens to users and adds more features all the time.
    It has the same/similar editors as wordpress - users can (depending on admin settings) link, add pictures, upload pictures etc using the same sort of wysiwyg editor like wordpress.
    It has the ability to really link between the blog and forum - i.e. new blog posts can automatically spawn forum threads for discussing them - you don't have to use this if you don't want to, but it is there.

    I have not used WP-Forum - hopefully you'll get some feedback from others on what that is like - the forum at the link you put does not have a lot of recent activity, but maybe that's because the plugin has no current bugs.

  3. Maryj2007
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I want to integrate Simple: Press Forum but am having difficulties. I've uploaded the files to the plugin folder but when I look in the plugins on the dashboard I can't see it. What am I doing wrong??
    cheers
    Mary

  4. Ivovic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    A friend of mine installed wp-forum and shortly thereafter his site was hacked. I had to trawl the logs for him because he's not particularly technical, and sure enough wp-forum was at fault.

    Once burned, thrice shy.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=wp-forum+injection

  5. phycel
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If this helps, I just recently installed wp-forum and have run into quite a few road blocks already. Not only is the author of this plugin no longer supporting it, but it is also not compatible with WP 2.5. I found it in the plugins area of wordpress.org where some guy claimed he picked it up and is now supporting it. But when visiting his site, none of his links worked and his site was ultimately unusable. I would say, stay away from wp-forums!

  6. Brian
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I like Simple Press Forum
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/184844

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