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Preview button for forum posts?

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    still giving
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    @nonegiven

    Missing a quote button was one thing … now, how to enable a ‘Preview’ button for forum posts?

    Why have so many basic default features from BBpress been disabled?

    Is there a technical reason … is there a roadmap for them to be re-enabled?

    Thanks in advance.

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

    Please post your responses on the bbPress forum:

    http://bbpress.org/forums

    Your concerns will not be heard here.

    If anyone is interested in porting the Live Comment Preview plugin for bbPress (poke @etiviti Rich!), here’s where to look:

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/fixed-live-comment-preview-plugin-new-features-added

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    @nonegiven

    No r-a-y …. it is not a BBpress issue. It is a Buddypress issue.

      Why have so many of the default features, and admin tools/backend, been removed from the Buddypress installation of BBpress and is there an “official” roadmap for when they might be re-added?

    It is a Buddypress issue because it is about what Buddypress will or will not become.

    Is it going to mature into a proper social network/discussion forum, with the features average users have come to expect, or are we just guinea pigs for some feature that may or may not one day make it into WordPress.com?

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    r-a-y
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    @r-a-y

    It is not a BuddyPress issue because the group forums use bbPress.

    bbPress doesn’t offer a preview button in their core; if you want one, ask the bbPress developers to add it to their roadmap.

    Or ask someone to port one of the bbPress preview plugins (like I mentioned above) to BP.

    I closed this thread initially, but reopened it for those who might want to consider a port.

    Please do not divert this topic to a debate about bbPress vs. BP’s use of it, otherwise this thread will be closed.

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    @nonegiven

    Sorry, I did not realise that BBpress was so limited.

    But there were two parts to the question, the second was:

    * Why have so many basic default features from BBpress been disabled, will they be reincarnated, and where is the planned roadmap?

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    Paul Gibbs
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    @djpaul

    “Basic features” such as?

    Avatar of rich! @ etiviti
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    @nuprn1

    If anyone is interested in porting the Live Comment Preview plugin for bbPress (poke @etiviti Rich!), here’s where to look:

    i’m not a huge fan of this plugin that since it pings the server on each keystroke. (personally, i use markitup on bbpress)

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    @nonegiven

    Basic features” such as?</quote>

    ability to make standalone forums

    usability of plugins

    admin backend

    As a beta testing guinea pig, I find the BP version a bit slow … it renders the post box first, which then disappears before the groups/forums/whatever they are appear.

    But, really, I meant far more along the lines of what is commonly expect of a BB/internet discussion forum, like quote and preview buttons, text editors.

    I get the feeling that BBpress was already the poor neglected cousin of the Automattic stable before it was adopted by the BP “department”.

    I am finding it is not really attractive to ordinary users. They do not adopt to it the way they do to phpBB etc.

    OK, the geekier, techie end of us might appreciate the slim characteristics of the front end but Joe Internet needs all his buttons.

    (I am not anti-BP/BB by any means … quite the opposite. I am just wishing that Automattic invested more of their recently received multi-millions into developing it further and quicker).

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    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    Use the buddypress forum extras plugin. It enables quoting

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