[wp-hackers] bbPress integration: merge forum topics into Wordpress Loop

Chanpory Rith hello at chanpory.com
Tue May 6 22:29:19 GMT 2008

Hi Alex,

Thanks for pointing that out. I've uploaded the text file onto my  
server. Here is the URL:


Please let me know if you're able to view it.



On May 6, 2008, at 3:17 PM, Alexander Beutl wrote:

> Any attatchments you make when posting to the list will be deleted  
> before
> sending the msgs to the list.
> Maybe you can upload the txt file somewhere?
> Alex
> 2008/5/6, Chanpory Rith <hello at chanpory.com>:
>> Hey everyone.
>> I'm new to this list and a novice PHP coder, but I wanted to share  
>> some
>> code I've been working on.
>> The goal is to enable bbPress moderators to "promote" a topic to  
>> show up
>> in a Wordpress loop. Clicking on the permalink of the bbPress topic  
>> within
>> the Wordpress loop, will take you directly to bbPress topic page. Any
>> changes made to topic on the bbPress side would also show up  
>> automatically
>> in the loop. (There is a similar functionality in Drupal, and I was
>> considering migrating my Wordpress blog to Drupal, but it turned  
>> out to be
>> huge pain.)
>> My approach was to take advantage of the "sticky" functionality in
>> bbPress. The idea is to retrieve "super sticky" topics from the  
>> bbPress
>> database tables, and merge it into an array of Wordpress posts.  
>> Then, use
>> foreach to create a custom loop which displays the combined list of
>> Wordpress and bbPress posts. From a user's perspective, you would  
>> simply
>> click the "Stick topic (to front)" in bbPress to promote the topic to
>> Wordpress.
>> So far, I've been successful in modifying the index.php file for the
>> Classic theme to achieve this functionality. There is some pagination
>> issues, but it seems to be working fairly well so far.
>> I'm not sure if it could be turned into a plugin or not. I've  
>> attached
>> what I have so far as a text file. The code assumes the latest  
>> versions of
>> bbPress and Wordpress, and that bbPress was installed with Wordpress
>> integration enabled. Also, the tables for bbPress and Wordpress are  
>> in the
>> same database.
>> Any suggestions for streamlining or improving this would be greatly
>> appreciated:
>> Thanks,
>> Chanpory
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