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

Douglas Daulton apakuni at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 18:47:32 GMT 2005

Will bbpresss integrate with the WP users table?   That is the worst part of
any OSS integration, getting to a single sign-on (SSO) for a common user


On 11/27/05 1:38 PM, "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[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
> westi

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