is an internet forum package written in the PHP programming language and available under the GNU General Public License. bbPress is both open source and free software. bbPress is a forum software which focus on basic needs and support plugins so that additional user specific features can be added without bloating the code.
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BBpress Wordpress Integration
Customization is the biggest advantage of bbpress forum . You can make it work your way. If you are good at css and php, you can really make it do wonders. Even if you are not an expert in this, no need to worry, you have themes to work according your way.
If you want a forum in a self-hosted WordPress blog, bbPress is the right choice. This is because bbPress and WordPress can be integrated in the important areas: user and login cookie. This means users who are listed in the WordPress blog are also bbPress users. And if you login to WordPress you will also be automatically logged in to bbPress, and vice versa. So, we don’t have to duplicate user data, we don’t have to synchronize users, and users should feel that WordPress and bbPress as a single integrated software because of the single sign-on feature between the two.
Integration of bbPress and WordPress can be configured when we install bbPress. WordPress should be installed before bbPress, because we need some information from WordPress to put into integration settings in the bbPress installation screen.
Advantages of integration bbPress with Wordpress
- Users need to register only once on your site to be able to login into both bbPress & WordPress. Once registered the user will be a member of both WordPress site-end and bbPress forum-end.
- Existing users will be taken care of (although conflicts in two tables need to be handled somehow). You can assign roles to existing users whereas conflict handling needs an advanced methodology.
- Users need to login only once and it will be reflected throughout the site (both in bbPress forum-end & WordPress site-end) and logging out at one end logs you out completely.
- Although it can be made to use different databases but by default it uses the same database which makes backup & restoring easy. It also let WordPress database plugins work on bbPress tables residing in the database. They can be scheduled to optimize and backed up automatically by the WordPress plugin.