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I want to make a forum site which uses the bbPress plugin for Wordpress (it turns Wordpress into a forum platform). The forums say that the beta plugin shouldn't be used in production.

I want to get some things done, I thought about some elements that may not be affected by changes in the core of the plugin:

  • The graphic design part

  • The UI part

  • The CSS

  • Some features

Any other suggestions?

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Why not using a real forum platform ? – soju Feb 28 '11 at 16:04
@soju what do you mean by 'real'? bbPress is not a 'fake' forum platform. – janoChen Feb 28 '11 at 16:07
I mean bbPress is just a wordpress plugin, and wordpress is not a forum platform. – soju Feb 28 '11 at 16:17
@bbPress I heard that bbPress is very clean, simple, and I'm already familiar with Wordpress. – janoChen Feb 28 '11 at 16:28
this isn't even a question. – anu May 10 '11 at 8:25
up vote 1 down vote accepted

If you are not going to use a ready made forum platform like :

  • SMF
  • phpBB
  • Vbulletin
  • myBB
  • Vanilla

becuase that site is not all forum but also a forum and you want wordpress as your platform then i would suggest you look at SimplePress as your forum plugin which is very mature and is constantly updated, packed with features and I can safely recommend it as a forum plugin form wordpress.

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OK I will give it a try. – janoChen Feb 28 '11 at 17:39

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