I have been extremely busy with two particular projects in the last few weeks. One – a major site optimization and the other – a custom bbPress solution which has had me reading through the functions at all hours of the day to figure out exactly what is available to me and then how to implement it. I first started using bbPress at version 0.7 (same version as I started playing around with WordPress) and even though bbPress has matured to 0.9.x – the documentation is scarce so simple things I am used to accomplishing with WordPress (mainly custom queries) has been a challenge. I am almost done with the bbPress project which I will highlight as soon as it is up and ready to go. Overall – I have been really busy, but I have been working on great projects and have a lot of future posts planned out that will discuss some of what I learned.
It has been awhile since I worked with bbPress (lightweight, fast, and secure forum software), but I recently finished up a small project working on a custom theme for bbPress. If you are looking for forum software, and better yet – and also use WordPress – bbPress might be a good solution for you. There are plugins to link the bbPress and WordPress user tables together so your users can have a single sign-on solution. Creating a bbPress is just about as easy as making one for WordPress if you are familiar with WordPress themes, template tags, and functions. It is even robust enough to handle the WordPress support forum – check out bbPress.
From the developers of WordPress comes new forum software called bbPress. Not only is this great news for people who just need forum software, this is awesome news for those who also use WordPress because of user integration. Still not convinced WordPress can function as a lightweight, fast CMS? bbPress is a huge step, in my opinion, to choose WordPress for CMS projects because it is fast, easy to maintain, there are lots of plugins to add functionality, and now you have a forum/bulletin board that is secure and ties in with your WordPress blog/site user base. Great work guys!