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Possible to have duplicate bbPress installed w/in BP?

  • Avatar of trevorscottcarpenter
    trevorscottcarpenter
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    @trevorscottcarpenter

    Here’s the rub…

    We are using Buddpress as a “walled garden” social site for our church. Church members and attenders will be able to use the site. Groups will be used for; men’s ministry, small groups, youth group, etc.

    BP is terrific for our needs!

    We have one feature we just can’t seem to make work right. We really want a “Prayer Request” feature. We thought about just creating a group, and auto subscribing all members to it. But this doesn’t flow the way we want. We really would love the prayer requests to also integrate within groups.

    So, for example, a member of the “Youth Group” group wants to ask his/her other youth group members to pray for his/her upcoming math test. There’s no reason for the whole site to see that request, especially if the member only wants to share this with the youth group.

    I see that the bbPress integration within groups will be perfect!

    *****HERE’S MY POINT*****

    Is there a way to duplicate the bbPress installation, maybe using a different name than “Forums”, and allow it to function along-side the initial bbPress installation?

    This is our last feature need, before we launch into a beta phase with select members of the church.

    Current installed versions:

    WPMU: 2.8.6

    BP: 1.1.3

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  • Um. I think we’re missing why you need to run two bbPress installs?

    Avatar of trevorscottcarpenter
    trevorscottcarpenter
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    @trevorscottcarpenter

    THANKS FOR THE QUICK RESPONSE!

    Sorry. The initial installation is called “Forums”, by default. Nothing new here. We like that, we want to keep that.

    The features of bbPress are exactly what we want, as a separate feature of our site, but titled “Prayer Requests”.

    We want them to operate in unison, but separate.

    Avatar of Xevo
    Xevo
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    @xevo

    Install bbpress and intergrate it the old fashion way with wpmu. You can have both group forums and a standard forum this way.

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
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    @r-a-y

    Avatar of trevorscottcarpenter
    trevorscottcarpenter
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    @trevorscottcarpenter

    Sweet! Thanks ya’ll. I’ll get on trying that, and let you know how it turns out.

    Avatar of trevorscottcarpenter
    trevorscottcarpenter
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    @trevorscottcarpenter

    Hey guys, sorry…

    Installing bbPress the ‘old fashioned’ way, will it integrate within groups the same way the newfangled method?

    My co-dev has installed an external bbpress install, but isn’t getting them to show up from within.

    As stated above, we’re trying to get a ‘parallel forum’ to operate right alongside the integrated installation.

    Thanks!

    Avatar of Xevo
    Xevo
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    @xevo

    No, running two forums within buddypress and use one as a native bbpress install and the other one for the group forums, is impossible (unless you want to code a lot). If you want them inside the activity for example, you’ll have to write a code to let it send it’s activity to the buddypress activity db.

    When you say you want a seperate forum install, what *exactly* do you mean/want as a result?

    Do you want a different theme or user interface to access the forums? Do you want it to be like a traditional forum site rather than BuddyPress’ group interface?

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    @trevorscottcarpenter, there’s three ways I can immediately think to do this…

    1. Create a custom group component that isn’t a “forum.” Extend out the Group API to include a new sub component specifically that does what you want it to.

    2. Create a plugin for BP forums to allow for “private” forum topics. Have it hook into the activity filters and actions and stop those processes from happening so they don’t appear in the site wide activity. This doesn’t prevent non-group members from interacting with the topic however.

    3. If you’re okay with having the entire group forum be “private” but need the groups to be “public” then check if a user is a group member before displaying the forum. If not, create a message and redirect them to group root.

    Avatar of sakikawa
    sakikawa
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    @sakikawa

    Hi everybody!

    I’m quite new here.. I’ve read many topics in the last months, but I never reply.

    Sorry for my bad English.. :P

    I’m asking if there is a simpler way to duplicate bbpress installations, so there can be a standard one and an external one.

    I’ve merged successfully 3 different installation of BP with very low coding, using config.php file and default user tables.. until now I only shared the user database and profile base, but isn’t theoretically similar to share user in BP with bbpress, so someone can use external forums?

    Avatar of trevorscottcarpenter
    trevorscottcarpenter
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    @trevorscottcarpenter

    Avatar of sakikawa
    sakikawa
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    @sakikawa

    Ehm.. I can’t read your reply trevorscottcarpenter.. it’s all white..

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