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Anything to be gained by adding BBPress to Buddypress?

  • Avatar of notpoppy
    notpoppy
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    @notpoppy

    I have a WordPress blog with Buddypress installed and am using group forums.

    The forum functionality is quite basic and I was wondering if it’s possible to enhance it by installing BBPress on top of my existing configuration?

    Well that offer any additional functionality? And will it still work within my existing group forums?

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  • Avatar of @ubernaut
    @ubernaut
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    @ubernaut

    definitely questionable if you have an alternate forum up already but the main thing you would be getting would be a tighter integration and less trouble you might want to look into it a bit and see if theres an easy way to convert your existing data to bbpress format.

    Avatar of notpoppy
    notpoppy
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    @notpoppy

    @ubernaut Sorry I don’t really understand your reply.

    What I want to know is, is BBPress something I can just install on top of my current set-up which will add extra features to my existing group forums?

    Avatar of danbpfr
    danbpfr
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    @chouf1

    @notpoppy,

    the answer is YES.

    bbPress is a forum plugin that can be used separetly from buddypress. If you need extra features, bbPess has also some plugins.

    Learn more about this plugin here: http://bbpress.org/

     

    Avatar of notpoppy
    notpoppy
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    @notpoppy

    @chouf1 Great, thank you – I’ll give it a try.

    Avatar of danbpfr
    danbpfr
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    @chouf1

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
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    @hnla

    Also important to bear in mind that as of 1.7 the old BP bbPress integration to groups of a basic striped down forum offering is removed and ALL forum capabilities are handled by bbPress standalone plugin which offers a far better forum experience from the point of view of BP groups, so please take a moment to read through the codex on this subject to familiarise yourself with how forums work with BP.

    Avatar of notpoppy
    notpoppy
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    @notpoppy

    @hnla That makes me think I should sit tight and wait for BP 1.7.

    Avatar of @ubernaut
    @ubernaut
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    @ubernaut

    ok i’m sorry for some reason i thought you had some other forum plugin already sorry for any confusion.

    Avatar of kraigg
    kraigg
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    @kraigg

    I would say yes, there is an advantage to installing bbPress plugin. With the latest BuddyPress 1.7, you can set up BuddyPress group forums using the standalone bbPress.

    With both plugins now being separate, it means that you can use the BuddyPress plugins for customizing groups, members, and messages, and then also use bbPress plugins to customise the actual forum.

    Avatar of palmdoc
    palmdoc
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    @palmdoc

    Some things I like about bbPress 2.2.4 and BP 1.7 – support of BP Group forums and the ability to search not only topics but also forum text, rich text input, plenty of bbPress enhancements eg quotes, signatures etc.
    However only one thing is holding me back from implementing this in my main forum, and that is the Forums page does not display the discussion listing
    I posted my issue here:
    Migrating Legacy Group forums to bbPress 2.2.4
    You can see the problematic page in my forum here
    I just edited the Forums page and placed the code in it
    I have disabled all plugins and used the default BP theme but still no go

    BTW, I followed the bbPress installation guide here:

    http://codex.buddypress.org/user/buddypress-site-administration/migrating-from-old-forums-to-bbpress-2/

    This last step is driving me nuts so until it is solved in this minor forum of mine, I can’t implement bbPress in my other major site

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