Support » Plugin: bbPress » Grew to really dislike, in only two hours.

  • After a couple of hours I developed a strong dislike for this program. Here are some reasons:
    – When I uninstalled bbPress and reinstalled it, all of the old experimental junk forums and topics came back. And the settings I had changed earlier never reverted to defaults. So it’s not cleaning after itself during uninstall.
    – It lacks a traditional forum layout with proper categories and sub-forums (like vBulletin and phpBB). A support discussion said this was coming. That support discussion was SIX years ago…
    – By default there are no visible Register or Login tools. You can add a shortcode to the forum index page, but there doesn’t seem to be any way for visitors to register or login from any Forum or Topic page.
    – There are no customization options without manually writing CSS code. You can’t change the layout, colors, spacing, text sizes or fonts… Fortunately, bbPress did a good job of using the theme colors and general settings, the one nice thing I can say about it.

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  • bbPress is a wonderful plugin, even though not the best when compared to Vbulletin. Only thing is learning to customize it for your needs.

    It lacks a traditional forum layout with proper categories and sub-forums (like vBulletin and phpBB). A support discussion said this was coming. That support discussion was SIX years ago…

    It is already implemented in 2.6 beta version, although not publicly released.

    About the login. If you copy the login shortcode to the bbPress sidebar, your users can definitely login from the topic or form page.

    And with the help of the plugin CSS Hero, you can customize layout space, colours etc. I haven’t used it personally, but it recommended by the best designers.

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