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

Chanpory Rith hello at chanpory.com
Tue May 6 23:21:37 GMT 2008

Hi Andre, I'm not exactly sure what you mean.

Do you mean having bbPress publish a post directly to Wordpress? I'm  
not exactly sure how to use Wordpress functions in bbPress. Also, I  
want to bring in only select posts from bbPress to Wordpress and not  
all posts. I also don't like the idea of duplicating the entries in  
two different places.

I share your worry about the custom loops, however.


On May 6, 2008, at 3:47 PM, Andre SC wrote:

> 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.
> AndreSC
> 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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