@alanchrishughes; Ah, sorry. I wasn’t implying that you were criticising the BP developers, more that I’ve criticised the project and product, which is easy to do when you’re not involved in it. (And sometimes when you are, too!)
Forums are not going to be detached from Groups. I expect that in future releases, that Groups will be able to contain multiple Forums. Some things to bear in mind:
1) If people don’t contribute to the code, it isn’t going to happen.
2) Expect this to happen after bbPress has been rewritten as a WordPress Plugin (part of what the Automattic crew are calling their “3.org” project). More news on this soon.
@Paul Gibbs Would that be a pretty big project to create the option for a standard forum? I would help but I don’t know anything about programming.
I tried something new last night though, I installed wordpress/buddypress on the same database as a separate bbpress installation, and then followed the bbpress instructions as much as I could to integrate it with wordpress
It said it was successfully integrated, but then signing into one or the other doesn’t sign me in to the other and doesn’t seem integrated at all. And I don’t know if it is a WordPress 3 problem but there was no “Secret” field in the WordPress options to enter in the bbpress integration.
@alanchrishughes It is/will be a big project, yes.
The external integration approach does work (with BuddyPress, too), and that way you can have the traditional forum view (or at least, a normal bbPress site as well). It’s not straightforward to do, and it has been a long time since I did it last; hopefully someone will pop up with a link to some instructions.
@PauGibbsl so there should be a way to integrate the two so users only have to create and use one log in? And messageboard posts will show up in there activity stream also?
@djpaul why would it be such a big project to create one separate forum when there are already an infinite number of forums plugged in to the groups things? Wouldn’t most of the work already be done already?