bbPress is forum software, made the WordPress way.
Very fast loading
comments are closed is still comming up? How to handle?
Purely from the Admin POV it seems that you can't have users registering to post UNLESS you change your WP settings and also force users who want to comment to register, AND that you can't hold forum posts in moderation, they go live on the site (spam / offensive comments problem).
I'm sure there are plugins but plugins come and go and I don't want to rely on them for what should be core features.
I didn't bother exploring any further.
We shouldn't have to download third party plugins in order to add attachments, new topic moderation and I feel the layout needs a complete overhaul.
This latest version of bbpress created for broken links on my site, so that the links are correct.
It's a good very basic forums environment. As my website uses buddypress I have little choice about what forums software I can use so I am stuck with bbpress. The main problem I have with this plugin is that it relies heavily on plugins and unfortunately the plugins for bbpress are not great in number.
Basic things such as forums polls for users, post counts and ranks, preview buttons etc etc are not available and if anyone is very used to very well established forums software like vbulletin you will find bbpress severely lacking.
I hope they stop relying so much on the plugin environment in the future or at the very least the plugin environment picks up the slack and starts increasing in number for the much needed functions that are missing.
I will give it a 3/5 because it's on the right track just nowhere near perfect. And 3 is being generous.
Excellent forum plugin. Dependent on your wordpress theme can be a simple plugin and go, or can requier a bit of css styling work, but an excellent addition to any wordpress website
Not a very good looking forum. Yes, it does integrate well with buddypress (not that I'm all that impressed with buddypress), but it could use a lot of add-on and advances. If you want just a simple forum, it's good enough.
It's really nice and WP like. But when I try to post shordcodes in a forum, o forum description, it doesn't display the result. For example, I inserted a Slideshow from this plugin, but it only displays code like [slideshow id=7], and now the expected.
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