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Plugins: Question and Answer Forum Plugin WP-Answers Plugin Themes: AskIt Instant Q&A


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Great question, one that I want constantly asked myself. At this point I am aware of two potential options (if you ignore integrations with vBulletin, phpBB, etc.) If there are others I sure would like to know. Note the Pros and Cons are from my current understanding perspective only and certainly not a complete list: 1.) bbPress Pros Blessed by ...


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Your friend is a diva. WordPress started as a blog platform, but now it has grown beyond that and is encroaching on becoming a mid-tier content management system out of the box. If you like it and it is easy for you, use it. It seems to match up with what you are trying to do. Articles are essentially blog posts anyway. You wouldn't clean your dishes with ...


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Templatic has one called Q&A WordPress. Here is the demo.


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There is no specific hook to filter the home text only, so we need to filter the whole breadcrumb and replace 'Home' with 'iGeek': function wpse_44597_custom_home_text_in_bbp_breadcrumb( $trail ) { return str_ireplace( 'Home', 'iGeek', $trail ); } add_filter( 'bbp_get_breadcrumb', 'wpse_44597_custom_home_text_in_bbp_breadcrumb' ); The above example ...


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When we post an empty anonymous reply, we get the following errors: The part of BBPress that's responsible for handling this, is the bbp_new_reply_handler() function, in the file /bbpress/includes/replies/functions.php. It contains these lines that are of interest to us: // User is anonymous if ( bbp_is_anonymous() ) { // Filter ...


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There are two possibilities, depending what theme you are using: 1 Locate call to bbp_breadcrumb or bbp_get_breadcrumb function in your template files and add arguments to your function, like this: $args = array( 'home_text' => 'iGeek' ); bbp_breadcrumb( $args ); // or bbp_get_breadcrumb( $args ), depending on which theme has been used in the first ...


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The string is now in bbpress/includes/common/template-tags.php. Hook into bbp_no_breadcrumb, register a filter for gettext and change the text: add_filter( 'bbp_no_breadcrumb', 'wpse_44597_change_home_text' ); function wpse_44597_change_home_text( $translated, $original = '', $domain = '' ) { if ( 'bbp_no_breadcrumb' === current_filter() ) { ...


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Please read the topic forum integration with wordpress .You can get some Idea on Integrating different CMSs and forum softwares with Wordpress for this functionality . I think this forum post helps you to decide. Update :Another article How to Integrate WordPress with Forums: IPB, SMF, vBulletin, phpBB & Vanilla


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It really depends on how robust you want your forum to be. For http://www.10thplanetjj.com, forums were EVERYTHING, so we went with vBulletin, and use the vBulletin Bridge Plugin to bridge vBulletin to Wordpress. It works, and allows us to get the best of both worlds. I can secure posts and pages in wordpress and only show them to certain vBulletin groups ...


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One annoying function of Simple:Press is that it does not update via the standard update method. You have to upload a new version every time they update. :(


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There's a good comment thread going on right now over at http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2010/08/14/wordpress-and-forums/. You'll be able to read a lot of different opinions there. Like I posted over there, I'm waiting for one from Justin Tadlock at www.themehybrid.com that is supposed to go into beta in the next two weeks. A comment about the ...


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So far I consider bbPress the best option as it is able to share users, user meta data, cookies(single sing-on) and even plugins with Wordpress(although the latter comes at the cost of speed). Achieving user integration is quite easy but for cookies and and plugins it gets somewhat tricky. Keep in mind that bbPress is a basic package - it lacks many features ...


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I'd go for wordpress and use the bbpress plugin for the forum. From my experience wordpress can be used to create lots of different sites. I've done so far, portfolios, corporate sites, blogs, galleries, fashion related sites, etc. All with wordpress. It's flexible enough for pretty much anything. And if a somebody in your team knows how to use it and has ...


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take a look at Mingle Forum plugin, which is nice, simple and did the job for me on a couple of sites. also bbPress looks promesing but its still in a beta stage like @Rarst pointed out. and last you have SimplePress which is by far the most feature rich forum plugin I've seen.


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You can hook to translation filters of Wordpress to change any word or phrase. These filters are: gettext, ngettext and gettext_with_context: add_filter('gettext', 'change_bbpress_wording', 10, 3); add_filter('ngettext', 'change_bbpress_wording', 10, 3); add_filter('gettext_with_context', 'change_bbpress_wording', 10, 3); function change_bbpress_wording ...


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Use bbPress. It has a fully-built backend, and allows you to assign specific users to moderate the forum, and not access the rest of the website. It's the quickest, easiest, and probably most secure solution.


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Simple:Press Can limit forums to no access, read only, limited, standard, full, moderator It's decently simple, I've been using it a bit for my personal blog. I didn't have too hard of a time integrating it. Lots of features available, with pretty fine grained ability to turn things on and off Also, as information, bbPress no longer requires stand-alone ...


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Have you beta-tested the bbPress Plugin? It should meet most of these needs.


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Check out User Access Manager for point 1). For stripping back the menus & controlling access, check out the User Role Editor. You can strip user capabilities down to the bare essentials, and a lot of the items in the menu will disappear for them. For example, removing all *_themes privileges will hide the Appearance item. You may find you can't quite ...


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Check out my theme that has the major features of SO/SE like user points, comment voting up and down: http://wpverse.com/civicstack It's a light/mini version that people can expand on.


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WPMU's Q&A plugin has almost all the functionality you're looking for -- it uses HTML instead of Markdown. The admin panel lets you assign various capabilities to different roles, including the ability to edit others' questions and answers.


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You could simply include the WordPress main file that it loads, wp-load.php or wp-blog-header.php at the very top of your forum's header file. If I'm correct, that should allow you to use WordPress functions inside your forum theme. Example, at the top of your header, assuming the forum folder is in the root WP folder: <?php include '../wp-load.php'; ...


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This is possible to do in many few ways. How I would do it (I'm not suggesting it's the best way, it's just the way I think is the path of least resistance) is going to be to setup a page on your WordPress site and use a custom page template. That template can include everything you want to include, and then you can use curl, file_get_contents, or another ...


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I recently created a WordPress site for a conference and I used the following plugins: Conference Schedule by Simon Wheatley Contact Form 7 + Contact Form to DB Extension to capture abstract submissions (although I never found an answer to my StackExchange question about how to capture dynamically added fields to the form, which would really have been very ...


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You can use this file as custom template file. http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Page_Templates Create a page for your menuentry and use your custom template file for this page.


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late answer Another Plugin As you can read here, WP Event Ticketing is no longer supported, but has someone who took it over and made EventEspresso 1) out of it. At a first brief look, it seems to be well thought. PROS: I haven't found one. CONS: Point is, that the plugin adds tons of new tables. There're also (afaik) only activation functions to add ...


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You can easily create private forums with the Simple:Press forum plugin. http://simple-press.com/ It can do a LOT more than just that, and for that reason might be overkill (not sure what other requirements you have), but if you are looking for a very flexible and powerful forum system, then I can recommend Simple:Press.


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BuddyPress is good for this as well. You can create public, private or hidden groups and control who can invite others. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/ You have the option to have forums in each of the groups as well.



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