bbPress is forum software, made the WordPress way.
After I click on the name of the forum e.g. Politics it shows the topic then under that you can create a new topic. At the bottom of that it says ( Comments are disabled ). Comments are not disabled. I check by logging out and posting using a different name than my admin user name and had no problem commenting. My website is:
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This is great solution for simple forums for WordPress lovers, but it gets tricky when your forum grow, you end up doing a lots of customization installing other add-on plugins, this plug needs more work.
Very fast loading
comments are closed is still comming up? How to handle?
Purely from the Admin POV it seems that you can't have users registering to post UNLESS you change your WP settings and also force users who want to comment to register, AND that you can't hold forum posts in moderation, they go live on the site (spam / offensive comments problem).
I'm sure there are plugins but plugins come and go and I don't want to rely on them for what should be core features.
I didn't bother exploring any further.
We shouldn't have to download third party plugins in order to add attachments, new topic moderation and I feel the layout needs a complete overhaul.
This latest version of bbpress created for broken links on my site, so that the links are correct.
It's a good very basic forums environment. As my website uses buddypress I have little choice about what forums software I can use so I am stuck with bbpress. The main problem I have with this plugin is that it relies heavily on plugins and unfortunately the plugins for bbpress are not great in number.
Basic things such as forums polls for users, post counts and ranks, preview buttons etc etc are not available and if anyone is very used to very well established forums software like vbulletin you will find bbpress severely lacking.
I hope they stop relying so much on the plugin environment in the future or at the very least the plugin environment picks up the slack and starts increasing in number for the much needed functions that are missing.
I will give it a 3/5 because it's on the right track just nowhere near perfect. And 3 is being generous.
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