Is bbpress a good choice?

Musika

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Since Wordpres is so popular, well supported and bbpress is the "inhouse"-forum-plugin, what do you think of bbpress? Is it a good free choise?
 
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Musika

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But Discourse needs an own server to run rails. PHP is more practical.
 

kolakube

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I don't recommend it. The integration with WordPress is overrated as the feature set of bbPress is so limited. Unless you plan to custom develop those "missing" features, the benefits just aren't there. You're better off using your WordPress site separately with a phpBB or MyBB forum.
 

mysiteguy

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Based on the development seemingly coming to a halt over a year ago, I would pass.
 

ripptech

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every time I have tried to use bbPress/buddyPress (granted it was probably a couple years ago) it was inundated with spam and bogus registrations within days, with no good countermeasures to stop it. Unsure if the landscape is different now but that's my experience with it.
 

Musika

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It has it's pros and cons just like anything
It integrates with Wordpress a a Plugin, but it doesn't have attachment support out of the box.
But what do you think of bbpress? Maybe compared to phpbb or Joomla with Kunena?
 

Joel R

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It's a good free choice if you won't be heavily using forums, and youre more focused on WordPress to drive your content.

If you're looking for standalone forums, I don't think any admin would willingly choose bbress as their first choice.
 

deslocotoco

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No man.

If you are looking for a free alternative, go for MyBB. Is better than this.
 

MagicalAzareal

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I've seen quite a few writers using bbPress, usually as a thing they drop down next to a blog. It is probably nice to just get something small and simple going, but it is very limited in terms of functionality and the implementation is... a bit of a hack. I don't know how easy it would be to migrate away from it to something else either.
 

overcast

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If you just want to use any solution with WordPress then how about WPForo? It looks lot better compared to BBPress.
 

Nabix

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Musika It all comes down to what you want of it. Each forum software has it's own way of doing things and you will just need to test each out and see for yourself. Literally every software has a demo or a free download. Or simply look at their support forums for a view of their front-end.

Don't think about other people decisions. Think about what is most simple for you and your users.

myBB is a great start for anyone getting into the forum world. It has tons of support and a great community behind it. It's also very scaleable. Meaning, you can make your forums and simple or complex as you like.

Good luck!
 
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