Is bbpress a good choice?

Discussion in 'Forum Software' started by Musika, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Musika

    Musika Aspirant

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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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  2. Dan18

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    My own opinion, No.

    If you want free, try discourse.
     
  3. Musika

    Musika Aspirant

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

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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.
     
  5. mysiteguy

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

    ripptech Professional Lurker

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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.
     
  7. BrandonSheley

    BrandonSheley loving life

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    its free, try it and find out.
    It has it's pros and cons just like anything
     
  8. Musika

    Musika Aspirant

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    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?
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. palhanow

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    No man.

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