I have an urgent need for a good WordPress forum. A forum that is simple, user friendly, and which is made as a plugin.
If anyone else have a similar need, please join in this thread, and maybe we can make a joint effort.
Currently it seems there is only bbPress. This forum however lacks a lot of features and doesn't seem user friendly to me at all. Also it isn't a real plugin, and so it takes a lot of hassle to integrate it, and it doesn't take advantage of built in WP features like the brilliant UI, image upload, etc.
I found out that the well known WP contributor Justin Tadlock was actually in the processs of making a forum based on custom post types. This is exactly how I would do it, if I was making it myself. So I was very exited by this project. However, there has not been news about this forum for many months. His blog post about the forum is here:
The best solution for me would be to help develop on Justin's plugin, but my attempts to contact Justin has been fruitless. Now I simply cannot wait any longer, for my site needs a forum. So I feel like I have to do something. I fear that I will have to make the forum from scratch myself.
I know that there are many others like me who also needs a forum plugin such as this. If you are one of them, please show your support in this thread. I hope that together we have a better chance of achieving this than on our own.
Maybe we have to develop the forum ourselves? Maybe someone have some code that is already in the works, and that the rest of us might help develop on?