creating a discussion board with WP (7 posts)

  1. LisaM
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I want to create a discussion board and I think WP is something that can be used for it. I have frequented a board that was designed by someone (don't think he used WP) who definitely designed the board with a blogging format and not a discussion board format. It can be viewed here: http://www.violinist.com/discussion/

    The differences are doable, but I don't know how to do them and would be willing to pay someone to help me (please email me). Instead of having the discussion entries archived by date as in most blogs, they are archived by category. But by using the blog format, he has a site where you can blog and have a discussion board without having to switch formats. It is really user friendly and has a much cleaner look than most discussion boards.

    Has this been done already and I just haven't found it? Please help!
    Lisa M

  2. LisaM
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Sorry, email at roxydox at earthlink dot net. It has a spam filter so put a header that I can recognize! Thanks.

  3. Katrina
    Posted 10 years ago #

    mayba try emaiing the owner? lousy idea, but still no replies to your post :(

    or use bbPress :P

  4. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    Using WordPress as a bulletin board would be like using your graphics program as a word processor. You can do it, but... and in the case of WordPress, you're looking at some serious modification to the source.

    Like Katrina, I'd suggest taking a look at bbPress, which is still in development, but it's the bbs software used for the support forums.

  5. dss
    Posted 10 years ago #

    bbPress is SICK!


  6. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    Kids these days...

  7. Ming
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well I agree with Kaf, the more I look at your example site the more that reminds me of a simple blog. The post is a post, discussion is comments, and categories are categories. Even their 'have a review' link is just a comment and the registration is handled by WordPress. The drop down box that lists the categories is also handled automatically with the dropdown_cats() template tag.

    It'll take some work to customize but I don't think anymore than any other regular blog. Keep in mind, I only took a quick look - don't read too much into my ramblings.

    WordPress template tags can be found here (including the dropdown_cat() tag)
    ( http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags ).

    If you want to pay someone to do the work and you haven't got a response in the forums try the WordPress Professional mailing list.

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