Integrated Forum

  1. Inactive

    WordPress should have a forum functionality, or at least complete integration capability with a forum... user registration at WordPress means user registration at the forum (vBulletin, phpBB, SMF, etc...), comments are posted in a certain board of the forum, and user profiles are seamlessly integrated.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  2. davelester


    It already exists - it's called bbPress and it was made by the creators of WordPress.


    Posted: 9 years ago #

  3. Inactive


    No offence, but bbPress sucks. If I switch from SMF to bbPress, my audience will run away in horror.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  4. alexleonard

    I've just installed bbpress on an upcoming project and so far I'm liking what I see. Integration with WordPress was simple, and all the templating looks very familiar to me (though a little more complicated then WordPress - it does feel like it needs a bit of fine tuning).

    For a pre 1.0 release I'm pretty happy with it so far.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  5. skorpyo


    It will be very useful and nice to have a forum integrated inside wordpress like popular CMS have.
    I like the idea!

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  6. srini28


    I like this idea too...what happened to vanilla forum? I thought it had a great integration with WordPress but I haven't heard about it since 2006

    Posted: 8 years ago #

  7. Inactive

    Forum integration would be great.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  8. eclipsenow

    I have to say I agree with the above sentiments. WordPress needs a COMPLETE forum that integrates seamlessly as a 1-click install.

    Joomla has Agora, only 10 months old but pulling in crowds. Yes the default templates are ugly, but when version 3 comes out, the templates are going to rock!

    BBpress is intimidating to newcomers to web-management. If it was the "integrated forum of choice" it should have the following features:-
    * 1 click installation to install into WordPress

    * Automatic integration into the default WordPress styles / themes, and sit under the template "header" nicely and sit inside the WordPress "wrap" properly

    * Easy extra styling for "forum-only" components in a WYSIWYG fashion, such as blogger's easy template editing

    * WordPress would have about 10 different "base templates" that are naked templates ready for integrated WordPress/forum WYSIWYG formatting, with clear template header install packages for newcomers. (Such as "this header ideally accepts images ABC wide and XYZ high" or "click here to enable wrapper side background images, which can be XYZ wide on the side views). With easy "point and click" editing like this, users would flock to WordPress and its forum in droves. (It might even put some of us designers out of work! Eeewwww, why am I suggesting this!!!)

    *Joomla has a long way to go as far as the WYSIWYG editing, but the integrated forum "Agora" is gathering momentum. Non-technical people are too busy to basically learn what amounts to a new career.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  9. Chip Bennett

    This idea is already implemented, in the form of bbPress.

    The implementation will be even more complete, once bbPress is converted into a core plugin.

    Posted: 6 years ago #

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    Good idea! We're working on it