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

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Wed May 7 04:18:31 GMT 2008

Another approach might be to edit the WordPress functions to look at  
the bbpress data and grab topics with the right meta-tag on it.  Then  
any time the regular WordPress loop is called, it is filtered to  
include the bbpress "posts".

That might be a cleaner approach with regards to themes, etc.   
Probably a plugin-able system too.

Or... Regarding using WordPress functions in bbpress, there is a WP  
file that you would include in the bbpress plugin.  Forgetting what it  
is -- wp-header.php or something like that?


Stephen Rider

On May 6, 2008, at 6:21 PM, Chanpory Rith wrote:

> 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.
>> Chanpory Rith wrote:
>>> 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:

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