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  • Avatar of Biggerplay
    Biggerplay
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    @biggerplay

    I’m in the planning stages for a business forum/social network.

    Obviously I’ve already googled what I’m about to ask about, but couldn’t really find the kind of information I need.

    1) As I understand it, Buddypress comes with a basic form of bbPress installed? so with BuddyPress you get a social network plus a basic forum? ok so first question is, what’s the main difference between that basic forum and the forum you get with bbPress?

    2) Can you just upgrade the basic forum you get with BuddyPress to the more advanced bbPress one?

    3) BuddyPress has group forums? and bbPress has site wide forums? but essentially what does that boil down to in practical terms?

    4) What can you not do in bbPress that you can in BuddyPress?

    I’m not really seeing the need for bbPress, as BuddyPress seems to do everything bbPress does but more.

    Thanks for any help.

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  • Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    BuddyPress no longer bundles bbPress therefore has no forums. You can install bbPress separately. There is a setting in bbPress to have a forum for each BuddyPress group.

    Avatar of Biggerplay
    Biggerplay
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    @biggerplay

    Uh? I just read about a 100 articles about how you can have forums from bbPress and group forums, the 2 themes that I’m trying to choose between mentions both…

    Theme1

    Theme2

    Is that what they do? they have installed bbPress separately ? What are the latest guides for achieving this?

    Avatar of Asynaptic
    Asynaptic
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    @synaptic

    http://codex.buddypress.org/user/setting-up-a-new-installation/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/

    a theme is a completely different thing than bbpress or buddypress. the theme gives the ‘look’ the bbpress and/or buddypress plugins give the functionality

    Avatar of bp-help
    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @biggerplay
    Doesn’t matter if you read 100 articles or 1000 articles if the information is outdated. I would take @modemlooper ‘s and @synaptic ‘s advice. Most likely things have changed a lot since the articles you read. It pays to stay on top of things with BP and the best way to do that is reading as much info in the blog, documentation/codex section, and support forums of this very site.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    BuddyPress 1.7 + no longer has forums unless you had a previous version with group forums active. I guess you could install an old version activate forums and then upgrade to get the old forums.

    Avatar of Biggerplay
    Biggerplay
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    @biggerplay

    So the difference is once it used to come bundled with forums and now you have to install them separately, but you can see have group and site forums or either or correct?

    Avatar of bp-help
    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @biggerplay
    Correct pre BP 1.7 it came bundled, and as of 1.7+ bbpress is separate. Yes you can have group forums, site-wide forums, or both. See the link @synaptic provided.

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