So you planning to start an online forum and love the power of wordpress?
Then you should use bbPress as it is a lean and mean solution for doing the the job as it makes the process of creating and managing forums a whole lot easier. Also there is a nice large chunk of WordPress plugins available that let you manage your bbPress communities more efficiently. Today’s WordPress Wednesday you’ll find 6 Great bbPress plugins.
bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress
bbPress WP Tweaks replaces regular sidebar with forum specific sidebar. When forum page loaded then forum specific sidebar will be displayed. If nothing in forum sidebar then regular sidebar will be shown. If no sidebar displayed then change default template from plugin settings. you can choose which forum wrapper template to use in plugin settings page.
Search bbPress extends WordPress’ native search to include bbPress post types allowing WordPress to automatically include bbPress content in results. Link adjustments are made to results to ensure users will be taken directly to replies, topics, and forums. This plugin also fixes the double quote typo in bbPress’ unified login widget.
bbPress reick of getting spam on your bbPress 2.0 forums? This will add a reCaptcha anti-bot system to your new topic and topic reply forums. It’s very simple to use. Just activate, then go to Settings > bbPress reCaptcha and enter your Public and Private keys.aptcha
This plugin is for bbPress 2.1+ and Genesis 1.8+. bbPress 2.1 is currently in testing. bbPress and the Genesis Framework are both fantastic additions to any WordPress site. However, depending on your setup they don’t always play nice right away. bbPress Genesis Extend does some behind-the-scenes tweaks and fixes to make bbPress/Genesis integration as quick and painless as possible.
To help reduce spam in bbPress forums, this plugin will change the status of new topics and replies to ‘pending’. Any pending topics/replies will be shown as ‘Awaiting Moderation’ until the administrator approves publishes them.
This plugin displays the most basic of quicktag buttons on your comment forms, using the Quicktag API built into WordPress (as of 3.3).
You can turn these on and off for bbPress or comments on the discussions page (see the screenshots). Please note, the plugin defaults to off, so you have to go turn them on. Auto-activating isn’t nice, as it may conflict with other plugins.
You may wonder why I started at ‘0‘ is all because you actually need to have the bbPress plugin to start having your forum