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Forums in v1.1

  • I need more information regarding the forums in v1.1-beta/trunk.

    I am aware that once the setup has been done, you only need your old bb-config.php file and you can remove your “old” bbpress folder. What about plugins?

    Specifically: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress-integration/ on WordPress

    and on bbpress: buddypress-enable.php from BuddyPress 1.0.

    And oci_bb_group_forums.php, oci_bb_group_forums_tags.php with read-only-forums and hidden-forums.php (these plugins enabling private/hidden groups to remain “hidden” to unauthorised users when they accessed the forum URL directly).

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  • Avatar of Andy Peatling
    Andy Peatling
    Keymaster

    @apeatling

    If you are not providing users direct access to your bbPress forums, then you can delete your bbPress files, if you are then leave them alone. You do not need the buddypress-enable.php file anymore.

    I can’t speak for plugins, but if the forums in question are attached to private groups then they will not show up. They will remain hidden in the new directory when accessed through BuddyPress.

    If you are not running a highly customized bbPress install, definitely consider using the new forums directory instead of a separate bbPress setup. The integration is seamless and requires no messing with cookies, integration settings/plugins.

    How does the new forum install prevent people having direct access to the regular bbpress frontend?

    Avatar of Andy Peatling
    Andy Peatling
    Keymaster

    @apeatling

    Great, thanks Andy.

    I’ll give this a go after work.

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Good questions, DJPaul. These are things I’m wondering about myself!

    About private/hidden forums, will topics made in these forums show up on the main BP forums page for group members who are a part of those forums?

    Also about bbPress plugins, would it be possible to somehow take advantage of bbPress’ existing plugins and use them in the BP forums environment?

    Or would we need to port some of these plugins over by adding the appropriate filters/actions that BP forums uses?

    It depends what your bbpress plugins do, and how they hook in. I guess they should work. Give one a go, and if you have problems, make a new thread to discuss it.

    Avatar of Andy Peatling
    Andy Peatling
    Keymaster

    @apeatling

    About private/hidden forums, will topics made in these forums show up on the main BP forums page for group members who are a part of those forums?

    As it stands, no. This may change if I can work out a way that doesn’t require a slow query.

    Also about bbPress plugins, would it be possible to somehow take advantage of bbPress’ existing plugins and use them in the BP forums environment?

    Possibly if you place them in mu-plugins, but you don’t have the bbPress backend.

    Or would we need to port some of these plugins over by adding the appropriate filters/actions that BP forums uses?

    I would try and port some if you’re up for a challenge. :)

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Possibly if you place them in mu-plugins, but you don’t have the bbPress backend.

    I’m not really worried about a backend. Most of _ck_’s plugins do not require an admin page, so I think that will be fine!

    I’ll start playing with porting some bbPress plugins over as soon as I upgrade to BP 1.1.

    Avatar of wordpressfan
    wordpressfan
    Participant

    @wordpressfan

    There appears to be some confusion (at least in my mind) on the steps needed to enable forums in the beta.

    1. Do I place the bbpress files in bp-forums or not?

    2. The forums “one-click” setup mentions placing the generated code in the “root WordPress directory.” Is that domain.com, bp-forums, or where?

    Thanks.

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    @wordpressfan, you will want to make sure that wp-contents/plugins/buddypress/bp-forums/bbpress/ contains all of the files that come with bbPress.

    When you use the auto-install functionality of BuddyPress forums, it will create a bb-config.php file at the root of your WordPress MU installation.

    Avatar of wordpressfan
    wordpressfan
    Participant

    @wordpressfan

    Thanks for the outline. I’ve been able to successfully create a group with a forum attached.

    I appreciate all of the help I’ve received as a BuddyPress newbie. I want to “give back” by creating some docs that clearly outline the steps needed. Perhaps that will reduce the avalanche of questions on oft-answered subjects.

    Avatar of Tore
    Tore
    Participant

    @toregus

    About 1.1:

    Will I be able to create forums in previously existing groups?

    I’m slowly launching a website and it’s suddenly gotten wind. I’d like to let people create groups but fear not beeing able to put forums in them when I upgrade to 1.1.

    I guess I could try this on my own but when I’ve installed 1.1 beta with forums they never get created. I’m waiting for non-beta.

    Cya guys!

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    @tore,

    Yes you can. Once everything is where it needs to be, when you go to the group admin area, check the box to create the forum, and that’s it. :)

    wah… forums aren’t working for me =( running the latest versions on everything — bp 1.1beta, wpmu 2.8.4a, bbpress 1.0.2. everything else is spot on though. wpmu/bp is in the root with directory install. fresh install for everything at michaelkuhlmann.com … no mods, just testing everything before i theme it. any takers? eh? eh?

    Mike

    Make a new post. This one’s been marked as complete so new issues should go elsewhere.

    Avatar of Tore
    Tore
    Participant

    @toregus

    @ JJJ: Thanks a lot! That was imporant info for me! :D

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