Support » Plugin: bbPress » Lack of flexibilities and not 100% cleaned after uninstallation

  • Comparing to other forum scripts, 90% of the features are missing in this forum plugin. (even forum sections feature isn’t available too)

    Also, the default theme is blood-vomiting. I could understand this, so I went to search for some “standard” designs.

    • bbPress itself doesn’t seem to offer free themes

      Themes

    • No “standard” designs are available for free unofficially
    • No premium designs are stand-alone to forum only

    Total waste of my time, despite a positive thought to give it a try.

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  • It’s sounds better/more powerful than vBulletin Board. So my expectation isn’t unrealistic since the features I need are available with vBulletin Board.

    It depends on how you interpret the description. I see it as sort of salesmen talk in the beginning, then it basically tells you its approach here.

    We’re keeping things as small and light as possible while still allowing for great add-on features through WordPress’s extensive plugin system. What does all that mean? bbPress is lean, mean, and ready to take on any job you throw at it.

    Which goes back to what I was saying that bbPress lays most of the groundwork. Its not like what you are saying with your vehicle analogy, it is not that minimum

    I don’t know what the developers are busy with within the past few years since it doesn’t improve to be like MyBB at all.

    I do not think the team is not really trying to be like others. Are MyBB trying to be like Discourse?? What about something similar to FluxBB?? The bbPress contributers have their own approach of what the plugin should be like. They might gain inspiration from others here and there though, but just because one has a feature, it doesn’t mean it should be present everywhere else in the core of it.

    One of the advantages of bbPress over any other forum software is the WordPress community. Tons of high quality plugins to choose from to optimize your site, without needing different plugins that may do the same task for your forums and your site, one plugin should work on both, like bbPress. Some plugins may even do what features may be in other forum software. Tons of high quality theme frameworks to choose from, this may not be limited to about to at least 25 free themes, but maybe about a thousand on wordpress.org itself and many more on other marketplaces.And also all you would need is one theme, not one for your forums and one for your site. And WordPress itself, for creating something great for bbPress to build upon, with adding a bunch of possibilities to your site. The devs of bbPress also contribute heavily to many aspects of WordPress too.

    Like I said there are features that the bbPress devs are considering and are busy creating. It may not be something exactly like other forum software, but it stands on its own, with its approach, and the WordPress community.

    @mai, I really don’t get you point. What’s difficult to understand in this text:

    We’re keeping things as small and light as possible while still allowing for great add-on features through WordPress’s extensive plugin system

    bbPress is light and small, easy and fast. It’s perfect for those, who need a small, simple forum solution on their website. Usually, it’s a website with other sections and different content, forum is just one of the tools.

    For those, who need any extra features – there are tons of plugins, both free and paid. There’s a flexible and very powerful WP hooks system allowing you to write any required feature (or hire a developer in your case). It’s flexible enough to make it work exactly how you need it. You can’t do it with phpBB or other software, because they are large, forum-only packages, not really flexible. E.g. have you tried syncing user databases between WP users and phpBB users? With bbPress it works out of the box. Etc, etc, etc.

    Thread Starter Mai

    (@maivutan)

    It depends on how you interpret the description. I see it as sort of salesmen talk in the beginning, then it basically tells you its approach here.

    I know, but @ihor Vorotnov blamed me for not looking at its description thus making unrealistic expectations.

    My point is it’s clearly stated in this car specs. I don’t think you’ll pay for the car without studying detailed spec. So why you don’t read the plugin description?

    The problem is not the bbPress and its feature set, the problem is your unrealistic expectations.

    I did look at the description for a while and it seemed good. I also made a visit to bbpress.org and the screenshot was attractive since it was integration of WordPress and bbPress which I could imagine its convenience of using WordPress as blog while whole website mainly forum.

    I do not think the team is not really trying to be like others.

    Like I said there are features that the bbPress devs are considering and are busy creating. It may not be something exactly like other forum software, but it stands on its own, with its approach, and the WordPress community.

    I’m not trying to make the team to work like others, but I want to know is the team actually working?

    Features in MyBB not necessarily unique, since they can be thought by anyone. But the problem is: bbPress looks the same since the 1st time I had seen it when I was learning about WordPress, which is few years ago.

    Although I didn’t use it then, but now I used it and it has so minimal features. I expected features to be implemented within the years and totaling of large number of features by the time I use it (this year).

    Are MyBB trying to be like Discourse??

    I don’t understand what you meant.

    Tons of high quality plugins to choose from to optimize your site, without needing different plugins that may do the same task for your forums and your site, one plugin should work on both, like bbPress. Some plugins may even do what features may be in other forum software.

    For those, who need any extra features – there are tons of plugins, both free and paid.

    If these plugins cover all features of vBulletin, then it’s my fault. Otherwise, they aren’t enough for me.

    Otherwise, they’re some kind of salesmen to me as said.

    Tons of high quality theme frameworks to choose from, this may not be limited to about to at least 25 free themes,

    These themes affect my whole WordPress website. And using the word tons is exaggerated.

    There’s a flexible and very powerful WP hooks system allowing you to write any required feature (or hire a developer in your case).

    Yes, I did consider hiring a developer. But I dropped the idea after MyBB pre-built features and some plugins did the job for me and everything’s perfect.

    Thread Starter Mai

    (@maivutan)

    Perhaps let me name out some essential features that every forum should have and they aren’t exist in bbPress.

    1. forum sections (I know a workaround, but as long as it isn’t official, it’s in this list)
    2. (custom) roles and permissions
    3. warning system
    4. threads/posts pending moderator’s approval
    5. user groups
    6. forum based on roles/user groups

    They aren’t advance, they’re essential.

    Thread Starter Mai

    (@maivutan)

    Shared theme with WordPress plays the biggest role in this case too.

    I’m not trying to make the team to work like others, but I want to know is the team actually working?

    Of course they are. Some important tickets may take awhile, because some of the improvements needed are very complex to achieve and insert into the plugin. There are also some areas where they see improvements and they have ideas but have to find a way where it doesn’t break backwards compatibility.

    Some tickets that I see have taken awhile,but now are completed, may have set new possibilities for such features to be implemented by core devs or for plugin authors to take advantage of. Some of the features that you have listed could take advantage of such ticket.

    (custom) roles and permissions

    This is definitely possible already, to only change permissions for only specific users, use the bbPress advanced capabilities plugin.

    Custom Capabilities

    warning system

    This is probably possible to create in a plugin. I will take a look into creating something like this in the near future. There use to be an old bbPress v1 plugin that had this, I would like to see it resurrect. I think personally it might be best as a plugin. Any user notes that I think myBB does is possible through a plugin though.

    threads/posts pending moderator’s approval

    Something like this I think is already possible to do alrady with bbPress. There might be plugins that take advantage of this like bbPress moderation. This has been enhanced somewhat already in 2.6.

    user groups

    BuddyPress adds this feature, and also bbP – Private Groups does this too but a different take then what BuddyPress does.

    forum based on roles/user groups

    I think bbP – Private Groups can add this functionality already. I have contacted the devs about this since it is a very common feature request though about implementing some other plugins functionality since it is very simple to possibly add with a metabox in each forum.

    Shared theme with WordPress plays the biggest role in this case too.

    I already told you before in this topic how themes work with bbPress. It is about the same how themes work with other plugins like woocommerce. If you install a theme like BuddyBoss you should be set.

    If these plugins cover all features of vBulletin, then it’s my fault. Otherwise, they aren’t enough for me.

    Otherwise, they’re some kind of salesmen to me as said.

    BuddyPress can do most of the social network features vBull does, and their could more possible through adding plugins for bbPress or BuddyPress from there. And that is not what I meant for salesmen talk before, because there are plugins that can add functionality to bbPress to achieve something similar to vBull.

    This line is basically what I was talking about when I said saleman talk, the rest of the plugin description explain bbPress’s approach at being forum software.

    Have you ever been frustrated with forum or bulletin board software that was slow, bloated and always got your server hacked?

    Thread Starter Mai

    (@maivutan)

    The features I mentioned above are pre-built of MyBB, it has nice user-interface to accomplish and not through workarounds.

    As for the BuddyPress, it’s possible to install both bbPress and BuddyPress at a time on 1 WordPress website?

    As for the BuddyPress, it’s possible to install both bbPress and BuddyPress at a time on 1 WordPress website?

    Since you put this into a question, yes, they are compatible plugins. bbPress has integrations to be able to have Group Forums when BuddyPress is also installed.

    Installing Group and Sitewide Forums

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