Various tutorials on installing BuddyPress correctly and integrating bbPress with BuddyPress, make mention of a plugin called “WPMU Enable bbPress Cabpabilities” written by Michael Eagan. It simply adds a type of usermeta to the WPMU user tables for bbPress to pick up on. The plugin page says pretty clearly that this plugin is compatible with bbPress version upto 1.0-alpha-2. With the recent release of BuddyPress 1.0 and bbPress 1.0-alpha-6 (which has some very cool WordPress integration capabilities), this simple plugin developed a huge bug. Since it makes very little sense to release another version of this plugin, I wrote up a simple fix for it on our Community Forums.
Speaking of our WLTC Community, we are up to 68 users who are actively making friends, posting on their blogs and writing up forum topics. I can’t say this often enough, but BuddyPress and WordPress have amazed me once more. It was relatively simple to set up (barring the voodoo nonce bug and the mismatched installation documentation/plugins due to version differences), it was a breeze.
Not only is the back end software cool, the front end is pretty darn easy to use and can be addictive. If you don’t believe me, just register on our Weblog Tools Collection Community and take it for a spin. I am very active there and have tried to encourage people to start participating, sharing and asking. We hope to make it as valuable of a resource as possible and even have plans for some custom development of our own (ok, we already have custom development, we just need to release our work).