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

Andre SC andre at pixelplexus.co.za
Tue May 6 22:47:47 GMT 2008

Would it make sense to publish (wp_insertpost I think) the topic (or 
it's excerpt etc) to WordPress, and update the post (and/or publish a 
new post) when the topic is updated?

Just a google-php-er myself but off of the top of my head if you want to 
go the plugin route it would make sense to elliminate the need for 
custom loops in theme files.


Chanpory Rith wrote:
> 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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