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"Forums for Groups" vs "Site Wide Forums"

  • Avatar of batmanfan
    batmanfan
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    @batmanfan

    Tried to set up site as “Forums for Groups” or “Site Wide Forums” as per

    http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/

    As far as I understand the different is only one is Group Integration and the other is Central Discussion Area, right?

    In fact, both have the same feature and capability in terms of setting Forum Attribute Type: as “Forum” or “Category”, Status, Visibility, Parent settings etc.

    The only thing I see, is that with ‘Forums for Groups’, user needs to request to ‘join’ group. Other than than it’s all the same, isn’t it? did I read that correctly?

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  • Avatar of Trifon
    Trifon
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    @tieptoep

    Basically yes.
    The Sitewide Forums are available to everyone, while the Group Forums are a private forums for a specific group. Other than that, they just share all the normal forum functions.

    Avatar of batmanfan
    batmanfan
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    @batmanfan

    Thanks Trifon. But on Sitewide Forums, I can set it to ‘private’ or ‘hidden’ too right? so, just wondering what are the differences and advantages of one or the other?

    Avatar of Renato Alves
    Renato Alves
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    @espellcaste

    @batmanfan You can make a forum private, public or hidden.
    Check out the doc: http://codex.bbpress.org/getting-started-with-bbpress/

    You have no idea what you can learn by reading it. =)

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