WordPress Support Forums (not a plugin)

Discussion in 'Wordpress' started by Jim McClain, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Senior Citizen

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    I've been looking for a good support forum for WordPress admins and haven't had any luck so far. No offense to TAZ, but most WP owners and admins don't also use forum software and this WP forum on TAZ doesn't get a lot of play. Do any of you forum admins operate a forum that deals with WordPress and WP themes and WP plugins?

    My server has a lot more WP installations than forums, but until recently, I have been more involved in forum admin issues than WP admining. But now WP is becoming more complex and more expensive. That's not a bad thing, but one negative is the lack of centralized support for WP, plugins and themes and the administrators that use them.

    Got any recommendations?
     
  2. haqzore

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  3. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Administrator

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    Try to find anything there. Its a big cloud of dust.
     
  4. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Senior Citizen

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    I agree with Alfa1Alfa1. Each theme and plugin has its own forum and it doesn't look like people having similar problems with different themes or plugins commune with their peers and support pros on those forums. Too often a problem goes without a public solution because the developer asks the user to open a ticket or to contact them privately. Then the user never goes back to the forum to explain what the solution, if any, was.

    The theme I'm using (or rather trying to use) is quite popular, but the support channels are very narrow. The developer is in India, so there are delays between replies to the ticket that really test my patience. My current problem could be associated with a plugin instead of the theme, but I won't know that until the theme developer has finished his investigation. Then I'll have to search for help from one of the 23 plugin vendors I use.

    While it's probable that even a 3rd party support forum would have separate forums for the most popular products, it also might be populated with the kinds of admins you find on TAZ for the various forum and plugin software. Someone who doesn't use the same theme or plugin, might have had and solved a similar problem with the theme or plugin they use and have a good suggestion, maybe even a solution. It'd be pretty rare to find that on the actual WP forums (I realize a WP forum groupie will have examples to try to disprove that, but it's still not the norm).
     
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  5. haqzore

    haqzore Habitué

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    I hear you guys. Part of the reason I posted that is because simply finding the forums to begin with isn't easy.
     
  6. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Administrator

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    Its quite bizarre that there is no active, well organized forum for the most popular CMS on the net.
    I think its because there is no good forum plugin for WordPress. Hence all forum endeavors seem to fail.

    Maybe this: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/
     
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  8. Alfa1

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    Yes, of course. Reddit has pretty much any topic.
     
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