We developed this tool for our bbPress support forms over at InboundNow. Our goal was to reduce the custom support load by suggesting related topics to the user as they constucted their new topic title.
Developers & Designers
This extension has a plubic GitHub page where users can contribute fixes and improvements. We ask that if you do make improvements that you commit them back for review so everyone can benefit.
- Do you provide free support for this plugin
No. But we have a public github and we do offer paid support. Contact the plugin developer to commission your work.
- Does this extension work with the default topic search?
No. We would love to see a drop down live search for bbpress integrated with this plugin. Contact the plugin developer to commission it!
Being able to see a list of similar topics makes it easier for me to ensure I make a unique title. Also, it helps users of my forum (http://dcjtech.info/forums/) to see already posted questions and answers with similar titles. This plugin reminds me of the feature used on Stack-Overflow (and related/affiliated) websites.
- hides the results box completely (title and empty space) when no results are available
- styled to take advantage of bbPress theme/classes
- fixes incorrect version in bbpress-live-topic-suggestions.php
- Removed use of transients. Sites running older versions of this plugin should delete all their transients, they are ineffective and autoloading causing unneccecary backend strain. I used the plugin WP Optimize to delete my transients.