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BP 1.5b2 and bbpress 2.0 RC3 – Integration

  • Avatar of WebEndev
    WebEndev
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    @munman

    Hello
    I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking for information on this, so I thought I would ask here.

    It is my understanding that if I install BP 1.5 with, bbpress 2.0, they are not fully integrated, and the integration will come later in BP 1.6 (hopefully soon).

    My question is – If I install the new bbpress 2.0 and disable the forum within BP 1.5, will I have issues migrating my forum over to the future release of BP (1.6) and use the forums in built into BP then?

    I can’t wait for BP 1.6 and full integration, as the timing of my project will not permit it.

    Thanks!

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  • Some point after 1.5, BuddyPress won’t come with bbPress. If you’ll want to use a forum, we’ll invite you to download bbPress (2.0); maybe we’ll even add a link in to make it easy.

    As far as I’m aware, currently bbPress 2.0 will posts updates to the activity stream. I don’t think any work has been done yet regarding creating a forum when a group is created (e.g. create forum when “create group” is clicked).

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    What @djpaul said.

    Also, as for your question about migration: I would imagine that, as far as the data itself is concerned, no migration will be necessary. However, if after BP 1.6, you want to move from the one-big-forum model to the BP one-forum-per-group model, you may have to do a bit of adjustment.

    Avatar of Anointed
    Anointed
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    @anointed

    We have spent the last few weeks building a new importer for bbpress so that we can bring over some of our very large vbulletin/phpbb forums into bbpress. The task is virtually completed and I do have a test bbpress site up with 40k members and 300k posts.

    Currently the forum imported has about 30 ‘forums’. (forums defined here mean ‘sub-forums’ etc)

    My question:
    Down the road, when I create a new bp group, can I simply ‘attach’ an existing ‘sub-forum’ to that group?

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    @anointed There is nothing in the BP UI to do this, but you *should* be able to do it by adding a piece of groupmeta:
    `groups_update_groupmeta( $group_id, ‘forum_id’, $forum_id );`

    Should be as simple as that…

    Avatar of Anointed
    Anointed
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    @anointed

    @Boone

    totally sweet. figured there had to be an easy solution. I’m slowely getting excited about this transfer from vbulletin to bp/bbpress.

    Avatar of Anointed
    Anointed
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    @anointed

    arghh ‘edit comment’ button leads to 404 page. suppose the spelling errors have to remain…

    Avatar of WebEndev
    WebEndev
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    @munman

    @Boone and @Paul -

    “Some point after 1.5, BuddyPress won’t come with bbPress. If you’ll want to use a forum, we’ll invite you to download bbPress (2.0); maybe we’ll even add a link in to make it easy.”

    So based on what you are saying is that there is no reason for me not to move ahead with BP 1.5 and bbpress 2.0? It sounds like the two will be standalone anyway?

    ” I don’t think any work has been done yet regarding creating a forum when a group is created (e.g. create forum when “create group” is clicked)”

    That was the point of integration that I was wondering about – thanks.

    Thanks much for the reply

    @djpaul
    @johnjamesjacoby I am looking forward to being able to install BuddyPress on my site, which now uses bbPress plugin 2.0 as you can see on http://www.opes.es/

    A few hours ago, I saw there was a new RC avaiable, I checked the changelog and I found “BuddyPress integration”. I spent the last few hours trying to know what this means, because I installed buddyPress and it does not recognise bbPress plugin(both from the SVN repository).

    Does “BuddyPress integration” mean that bbPress now provides an API for buddyPress but buddyPress is not using it yet?

    If this is the case, I know I can have both v1 and v2 forums working(as I saw in buddyPress you testing website) but I don’t know if it worths, should I wait? Do you have any idea(more or less) about how long is it going to take you to make this integration?

    Thanks and congratulations to the team.

    Avatar of enderandrew
    enderandrew
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    @enderandrew

    I’d actually prefer the large single forum model, but would like to limit access to a sub-forum to a group.

    The other integration point I’d be interested in is a member profile. bbpress has their own profile page but I’d prefer to integrate this into the Buddypress profile. Is this possible?

    Avatar of WebEndev
    WebEndev
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    @munman

    3 Great Questions:

    “The other integration point I’d be interested in is a member profile. bbpress has their own profile page but I’d prefer to integrate this into the Buddypress profile. Is this possible?”

    “Does “BuddyPress integration” mean that bbPress now provides an API for buddyPress but buddyPress is not using it yet?”

    “The other integration point I’d be interested in is a member profile. bbpress has their own profile page but I’d prefer to integrate this into the Buddypress profile. Is this possible?”

    I would also like to know the answer to please

    Not completely sure about it, but I think I saw in the SVN repository log that the profile page is replaced.

    Read my last comment in this thread; that’s the extent of the integration”, as far as I know. As to your others about replacing templates, I don’t know. Try asking on the bbpress.org forums.

    Avatar of enderandrew
    enderandrew
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    @enderandrew

    Paul, I assume it isn’t simply a matter of changing bbpress templates to have profile links point back to the Buddypress profile page. We’d need to make sure the bbpress information shows on the Buddypress profile page. I’m assuming that is the harder part.

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