[wp-hackers] Wordpress as a Forum - Power of Themes and Plugins

Peter Westwood 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[1], 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

Peter Westwood

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