Discussion-like blog but also not a forum (4 posts)

  1. adamtomasz
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I want to start a blog with my friend. However, the idea is not about separate posts from separate authors. What we want to do is more like a combination of forum and blog to resemble a real conversation between the authors. To be more specific we need:
    - Topics/threads which will contain our posts in a form of discussion. I thought about simply creating separate categories of regular posts for each topic but it seems not elegant at all. Because...
    - ...threads should have their categories too (like Politics, Music)
    - Only the two of us can write posts, but readers should be able to comment an individual post. It would also be nice to be able to quote a comment in a post. I'm not sure about showing all of the comments in a thread/topic at the bottom of the page but who knows?

    My question: is there any existing plugin to include this type of functionality in WP or should I think about writing something on my own? Maybe there is a solution that can be adapted to our needs (like bbPress or sth)? Opinions on our idea are also welcomed ;)

  2. hybridstyle
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm not quite sure what you're asking but is this what you're asking?


  3. adamtomasz
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Not really. As far I see it's a regular forum solution.

    Ok, let's try it another way.
    Imagine a conversation displayed like an iPhone one. Each "bubble" is a post by one of the authors/owners but they're still published in one thread just like iPhone conversation. Skip the comments part for now. The hierarchy should be like this:
    1. General category of thread
    2. Topic of conversation
    3. Individual posts
    Hope I made myself more clear.

  4. Gabe Young
    Posted 3 years ago #

    From what I can gather, it looks like out-of-the-box comment functionality on a post.

    You have an article (general category of thread), comments to that article (topic of conversation), and responses to those comments (individual posts).

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic