bbPress Forum setup
I have completed the bbPress setup yesterday. I have been thinking of setting up forums for the support of my WordPress Plugins. I have been using Blogs comments as the method of getting users feed back but it is somehow limited and the blog post itself is getting slower loading the comments. So I was reviewing for several forum software such as phpBB , vanilla , and bbPress. ( check out Wikipedia for more forum software )
I guess phpBB is the most popular and powerful forum software but I decided to go with bbPress. After all bbPress is currently being developed by WordPress team and has the same plugin and theme concept as with the WordPress. The software is pretty much simple in functionality but many functions can be added by addtional plugins. The most difficult part was to integrate current WordPress theme with bbPress. But it was also easier than I expected. By just adding additional style sheet and adding some extra head information into th ‘header.php’ template, I was able to apply the wordpress theme’s look and feel to bbPress.
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