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Adding a forum to a WP site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by KeyzDT, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    Is it possible? I'm thinking of somekind of plugin but I'm weary of trying any (recently had a bad experience with a plug in that f'ed my site up).

    If there is a stable plugin for adding on a forum would love to use it. If not any other suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. samsolong

    samsolong Newbie

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    bbpress is what I have installed..its pretty good
     
  3. Muggzie76

    Muggzie76 Newbie

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    So far Ive seen allot of Forum Plugins.Save me some trouble And tell me what youve had Problems with and maybe we can troubleshoot a good forum Plugin
     
  4. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I tried wpunited.
    Code:
    http://www.wp-united.com/
    It was supposed to
    integrate phpbb into your theme.
    It was a frigging nightmare.
    I ended up creating mydomain.com/forum and got a phpbb skin to match my theme
    and stuck it there.
    I might give it another go now I have more experience and
    wpunited has been updated.
     
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  5. OnlineGodfather

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    you have a few options you can choose from :

    bbpress
    Code:
    [URL]http://bbpress.org/[/URL]
    simple-press
    Code:
    http://simple-press.com/
    forum server
    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/forum-server/
     
  6. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    yeah I dont want to screw up my site. I have too much riding on it right now.



    Thanks for the info I'll read up more on the plugins you guys all suggest and make a choice.
     
  7. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I don't blame you. We used to have a respected member here oldenstylehats
    part of the crew who brought us BH forum generator and bhcb and even he
    couldn't get his head round it.

    What happened to oldenstylehats anyway? members like him are sorely missed
    on the forum.
     
  8. senior

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    Install buddypress then there is the bbpress addon for it. Then you have status updates more like a social network too. It's not a bad package/forum.
     
  9. TonyBaloney

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    You could always just add the forum as a subdomain to keep things simple
     
  10. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think that's the solution I would go for too. Just set up the forum on a subdomain of the main site, then create a page on wp and code that page to be a portal to the forum. Use the same color scheme and header images on both the wp install and the forum install. Entering the forum from WP would just amount to clicking on the page link, returning to the WP pages from the forum would just be a matter of returning to the portal page.

    The problem with doing that vs a truly integrated solution though would be dealing with user accounts and passwords, If you use accounts for posting and comments on the wp site then they'd have to log in separately for the wp site and the forum site. If the site is set up like that then the members would probably consider it a pain in the butt.