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bbPress in 2012

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December 29th, 2012
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bbPress, the forum “cousin” of WordPress, has had a rather exciting year in 2012, and it’s all been wrapped up with a nice bow in their year in review post. Over the course of 2012, bbPress has seen two major version releases, a new core committer, and a redesigned site with an emphasis on showcasing and supporting bbPress. In 2013, the team plans to focus on improved searching, more integration with BuddyPress, and various performance improvements.

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bbPress 2.0.1 Released

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November 14th, 2011
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bbPress 2.0.1 has been released. This is a ver important security fix which corrects an issue on forums with anonymous posting where a logged-out user could edit topics and replies. Along with bbPress’s new plugin architecture comes the easy updates. To update your installation from bbPress 2.0 to bbPress 2.0.1, simply apply the update like any WordPress plugin.

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bbPress 2.0 Released

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September 21st, 2011
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bbPress 2.0 has been released. With BuddyPress 1.5 launching just a few hours earlier, this is a great day for major WordPress-extending plugins. That’s right, there’s no more complicated installation and integration instructions. bbPress is now a WordPress plugin, and it can easily integrate with Akismet and BuddyPress too. Simply by activating bbPress 2.0, any standard WordPress theme is suddenly capable of having support forums, user profiles, topic tags, and custom topic views. Your users are able to mark topics as favorites to read them later, and can subscribe to be notified via email to topic replies, so they never miss out on the conversation. If you’re currently using the old version of bbPress, this new version comes with a handy importer to get you started, and there are importers for other forum platforms planned for the future. If you run into any trouble, please feel free to contact the […]

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bbPress 2.0 RC 5 Released

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September 13th, 2011
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bbPress 2.0 RC 5 has been released. bbPress 2.0 has been making huge leaps over its predecessor with several bug fixes and new features, including highly demanded full integration with WordPress as a plugin. The developers are confident that this is the last release candidate and that it is ready to run on a live site, so if you want to test this out, now’s the time. If you run into any bugs, please don’t hesitate to report them and communicate with other users on the support forums.

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bbPress 2.0 Beta 3 Released

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June 13th, 2011
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bbPress 2.0 Beta 3 has been released. bbPress development is on schedule with a hopeful final launch around the same time as WordPress 3.2. Since the previous release, the following changes have been made: Akismet integration Fixes replies within wp-admin Fixes reply notification links Fixes inconsistent breadcrumb behavior Fixes theme compatibility issues Fixes archive and page conflicts Improvements to unpretty permalink support Improvements to importer Improvements to multisite support Normalize theme, shortcodes, and template parts Add humans.txt Add empty index.php files to prevent snooping Add max length to topic titles (default 80 chars) Add shortcodes for login, register, and lost password forms Add proper redirect handling to topics and replies, allowing them to live almost anywhere Add permalink collision warnings if custom slugs conflict Though the first release candidate should be the next step, bbPress 2 is still not necessarily ready for use on a live site yet, but bbPress […]

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bbPress 2.0 Beta 2 Released

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May 28th, 2011
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bbPress 2.0 Beta 2 has been released. bbPress development is moving much quicker than anticipated due mostly to volunteer contributions. Since the previous release, the following changes have been made: GlotPress integration Fixes Forum archive bug on some installations Fixes and improvements to importer Adds home link support to breadcrumb Adds missing breadcrumbs to various template files Adds filters for future anti-spam support Improvements to templates and CSS Improvements to Theme Compatibility Improved RTL support Improved multisite support Topic/reply trash fixes bbPress 2 is still not necessarily ready for use on a live site yet, but bbPress theme and plugin developers are encouraged to start testing now. If you encounter any bugs, please report them to the bbPress Trac.

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bbPress 2 Beta 1 Released

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May 22nd, 2011
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bbPress 2 Beta 1 has been released as a WordPress plugin. bbPress is essentially the forum brother of WordPress, but unlike BuddyPress and other siblings, installation and integration were not too ideal. The new version of bbPress not only introduces itself as a simple-to-use WordPress plugin for the first time, but it also carries an incredible amount of improvements, according to the launch post: Seamless integration with your WordPress site and theme Integrated admin interface for forums, topics, and replies Split and merge topics within a single forum Shortcodes to help you customize where your forums appear Currently comes with a child theme of TwentyTen to get you started Keep track of changes with topic and reply revisions Dashboard widget shows you a shapshot of your forums at a glance Automatically creates a new “Moderator” role for your forums Mark topics as favorites and view them within your new user […]

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WordPress and Forums

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August 14th, 2010
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There are a myriad of reasons why people create websites and put them online.  Some do it for fame and profit; others do it for passion and service. No matter the reason you put your work and effort into an online endeavor there can come a time in the life of some websites that the comment system becomes inconvenient for discussions. Now WordPress has done a lot to make it easier to follow along with discussions on a site based on that system.  The threaded comments option allows replies to be underneath the original comment that prompted the reply.  Even before it became an option in WordPress plugin developers were making it happen. So when you want to take those discussions to their own piece of your website and create a forum what should you do? Well there are quite a few options out there for forums and discussion boards.  […]

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bbPress Lives

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December 11th, 2009
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Back at the end of October, What Is The Immediate Future Of bbPress was the question being asked around the bbPress community. Matt had published a thread asking this very question and was also soliciting help to move the project along. On December 9th, Matt published the chat log to the first bbPress meetup that occurred in the bbPress IRC channel. The attendees were made up of folks who volunteered to keep the project going. Here are some of the tidbits I learned while reading the archive. There was a great debate amongst those in attendance on whether to continue bbPress as a standalone product, a dedicated plugin, or both. As far as I can tell, a concrete decision has not been made but quite a few leaned towards making an awesome bbPress plugin. bbPress will become a registered trademark under the WordPress Foundation. One of the biggest weaknesses of […]

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