[wp-hackers] Wordpress as a Forum - Power of Themes and Plugins
false.hopes at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 21:53:08 GMT 2005
Yes, bbPress would be very good for this, its what powers the WP.org
forums and shares a good bit of code with WordPress, so you might want
to look into that
On 11/27/05, Peter Westwood <peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk> wrote:
> 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
> Peter Westwood
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