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[Suggestion] Forums with WordPress Blog

  • I think a forum like feature with a wordpress blog would be awesome.

    I request wordpress blog coders to make something like wordpress forums in the next releases. They would be a great hit. There is something like bbpress but it’s design is not good… 🙁
    And the version isnt compatible with the latest release.

    I hope that someone would look upon this. 🙂

    Thanks 🙂

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  • The design part is a matter of skinning / theming; there are several themes out there, and it’s growing (fortunately). The integration with WP is not smooth sailing, but then again:

    • bbPress is technically still in pre-release
    • it works well as long as you use WP 2.5.1
    • if you like bleeding edge, there’s bbPrss 0.9 alpha

    I’ve seen things to embed other forum solutions, but there’s the issue of integrating the user database, and getting themes / skins synchronized is a pain in the, uh, back.

    I honestly think bbPress is your best bet – if only because it can handle traffic well, integrates relatively well (if you’re sticking to the stable WP 2.5.1 release), is backed by a core of WP coders, and is much easier to tweak (theme-wise) than most any other solution out there.

    Still, the small group of bbPress coders is in need of help; if you can help, too, that will speed up the first full release – which aims at working alongside with whatever the current, stable WP release is at that time of release (no idea which one – don’t think it’ll be WP 2.7 though).



    Will bbpress be incorporated as a plug-in in 2.7?

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