[wp-hackers] Wordpress as a Forum - Power of Themes and Plugins
peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Sun Nov 27 21:38:56 GMT 2005
Jeff Minard wrote:
> So, I'm setting in on my next big WP project.
> I've been running a forum now for a little bit and, to say the least,
> have been annoyed at the difficulty with which it takes to update/modify
> this hunker (and punbb isn't even that heavy).
> This got me thinking, "gosh, I wish this had the Wordpress API -- it's
> totally awesome for simple patches and fixes." This, in turn, got me to
> thinking, "well, gee, couldn't I just turn WP _into_ a forum?"
> I've been pondering this for a few weeks now and have started on
> development, but here's my aim:
> "Utilizing Themes and Plugins, transform Wordpress into forum software."
What about bbPress? - http://bbpress.org/
I believe it is very similar in design and aims to WordPress / What you
want. The main thing it is probably missing at the moment from a quick
scan of the code is plugin hooks
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