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  • Hi!

    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 😉

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

    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.

    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).

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