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  • Burt Adsit


    I’m working in group forums today. Getting bbpress to make public group forums read-only except to members of the group and private group forums hidden. Seen only by group members.

    As I was thinking of forums in general I thought “Why can’t I have my own personal forum?”. Groups have forums why can’t Members? Well the answer is they can. I see no technical reason why Members can’t have a forum attached to their profile just like they have a wire.

    Wires are clunky. One time comment things. Not tools for conversations.

    My personal forum could be accessible only to my friends. It could be public and read-only or private. Wire could be public and let anyone comment. Personal forum is for me and my friends.

    I like it.

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  • fishbowl81


    Lets get the general public forum working, before we get greedy. I do like the idea, but for the general good I think you could just form your own cult group, make it private and be good.

    Please post any progress you make on the privatization of group forums, I would like to do something so I don’t have to maintain 2 installs of bbpress.



    Burt Adsit


    lol. OK stop. Isn’t there already a ‘Burt’ cult? I know of at least one member.

    It’s doable, just how is the question. Deep integration, xmlrpc, plain old sql from the wp database. Exploring.

    Interested in your ideas on only showing groups forums to members on the bbPress side Burt.

    Burt Adsit


    trent, I just gotta:

    get all groups from bp

    for all groups make readonly or hidden based on group type

    for logged in bbpress user get user’s groups and alter access to specific groups

    getting all groups

    getting users groups

    What I’m working on now.



    I think that privatizing a bbforum in this case is easy..

    I dont remember when but i read that wp function can be included in bb. So you can privatize forums easily,

    add an action that makes the forums hidden (hid in english?) if the visitor is not logged in

    add an switcher action that makes the forums hidden if the group is not public

    create a function that checks if loggedin user is in the group.

    I think privatization is simple. Burt’s idea is really useful, but more difficult that privatizing forums, but it can be done..

    You’ve to see how bp-groups (not bp-forums) works with forums and studing how it integrates groups with forums and creating own function that do the same..

    Burt Adsit


    @nicolagreco The readonly and hidden forums are already done. Two plugins by _ck_ do just that. I’m using those. The problem is getting the info about groups and group members in bp over to bbpress.

    It’s not as simple as just including a wp or bp function. bp and bbpress might not be on the same server. They might not even be part of the same mu install.

    XMLRPC is the path I’ve chosen. It fits in with the plans I have for bp, blogs and forums in the future.

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