[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #2535: Group Forums Showing in Standalone bbPress

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Sat Jul 17 04:24:05 UTC 2010

#2535: Group Forums Showing in Standalone bbPress
 Reporter:  alhoon    |       Owner:              
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  new         
 Priority:  critical  |   Milestone:  1.3         
Component:  Core      |    Keywords:  dev-feedback
Changes (by johnjamesjacoby):

  * milestone:  1.2.5 => 1.3


 When you install bbPress from inside BuddyPress, you're presented with two
 options. One is to use an existing installation, which you provide the
 location of, the other is to create a new installation for BuddyPress to
 use exlusivly on it's own. If you choose to use an existing installation,
 naturally you're choosing to integrate the two together, where all topics
 and forums exist in the same place. If that isn't what you want, then you
 shouldn't be choosing that option.

 You should really only pick the first option if you're planning on
 figuring out a custom solution that fits your needs, since there are about
 ten types of possible configurations you could have. If you pick option
 one, on an existing bbPress only install that was never previously
 integrated with BuddyPress, you've got some work to do since you have
 forums and categories without BuddyPress groups to use to present that
 information within the BuddyPress template. Or, you need to customize your
 bbPress loop query to disclude the main BuddyPress group forum root
 category so they aren't visible within your old bbPress template.

 Is this optimal? Probably not, but BuddyPress core does it's best to
 account for the most likely scenarios. bbPress standalone just doesn't
 play nicely within WordPress, and BuddyPress takes care of some of those
 woes, but not all of the possible situations.

 I'm bumping this ticket to 1.3 because I'd like to see better forum
 integration myself, but we probably won't get to it until then.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/2535#comment:6>
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