Building a forum with bbPress & using BuddyPress to handle the login/profiles
In trying to find the definitive process for integrating bbPress and BuddyPress to create a forum, with sophisticated user profiles.
bbPress is a fantastic forum application, but falls a little short when it comes to plugins and features (compared to WordPress). Having it work hand-in-hand with BuddyPress (WPMU) is a fantastic premise, but I can’t seem to find a definitive guide to doing this.
The best I’ve found is nearly a year old:
And fails to achieve synchronized logins or true integration with the latest versions.
So I was wondering, if we could collectively lay out the steps to integrating the latest versions of each of the big 3 apps:
- WordPress MU 2.8.6
- BuddyPress 1.1.2
- bbPress 1.0.2
My goal is to have WPMU and BuddyPress as the root install (www.domain.com), bbPress in a /forums/ sub-directory (www.domain.com/forums), and have the users and logins synced between the two.
BuddyPress.org has essentially done this already, and I’d love to know how
I should say, I’m not looking to use the Groups or Forums functionality of BuddyPress, just primarily the profiles. Private messaging would be nice, but that’s just icing on the WP-Buddy-BB cake
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