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What are your thought about buddyboss fork of buddypress?

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  • shanebp
    Moderator

    @shanebp

    I saw that announcement. And noted that BuddyPress is never mentioned.
    Does their ‘platform’ include all of BuddyPress or just the templates?
    Themes often include the BP templates as overloads but not the component classes.
    If it is a fork then it would be the first commercial fork, afaik.


    allnamestaken
    Participant

    @allnamestaken

    there is a buddyboss platform plugin designed to replace buddypress and bbpress.

    buddyboss platfofm plugin is free. Theme cost money. Plugin is hard to find… look at the top left corner is says free download.


    coolhunt
    Participant

    @coolhunt

    I use buddyboss and I LOVE what they do…

    but.. im a little nervous .. with the change over.

    Its worth pointing out that there OUTSTANDING themes are still available for normal buddypress..


    allnamestaken
    Participant

    @allnamestaken

    I use the boss theme from them, Im considering updating to new theme for the updated look and functionality.. more info https://www.buddyboss.com/resources/docs/development/theme-development/theme-compatibility/


    Aron Prins
    Participant

    @aronprins

    All I have to say about this: if you “try” their platform, make sure you have backups.

    It will ask you to convert your site to “their” structure and I don’t think it’ll be easy to revert back.

    I was a customer. I still have and use their products, but I guess I’ll have to look for another theme provider as they seem to have lost their midas-touch introducing this stuff.

    Cheers,
    Aron


    shanebp
    Moderator

    @shanebp

    It is a fork. And I think they did a great job.
    I was able to toggle between it and BP without issues on a standard installation.
    I’m not surprised to hear that some conversions are probematic – it is nigh impossible to anticipate all the possible permutations.

    They have obviously considered what is best for the end user and supportable by them.
    ( As opposed to what is most interesting for the devs ).

    It would be great to see their platform on github. I think it would receive some serious attention.


    coolhunt
    Participant

    @coolhunt

    Though I wonder what the benefit of creating a new fork/platform over – separate paid-premium plug-ins and hyper tuned themes..

    Still I love buddyboss themes – but being locked in is a headache I would not ever try to think about..

    Frankly I’ve always been deeply frustrated with buddypress though..

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