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Secure School Forum - Help! (2 posts)

  1. alicepohl
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    We are creating a wordpress website which requires secure forums for schools.

    How it needs to work is: school forums will be set up for individual schools.

    If you are parent and want to see YOUR SCHOOL forum – you will need to

    a) click on your school from a drop down list of available school forums

    b) register for this school forum

    c) An administrator will confirm your registration (depends if you answered security question correctly)

    d) From there you can happily view information (which may be confidential) on the school forum page and post/view information as well

    It was suggested that we try Wordpress MU & Buddy... but our developer has discovered ...
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    Installed the Wordpress MU and had a look at buddypress.

    The type of functionality that we are looking for is not available in Wordpress MU. Buddy Press is entirely build on the facebook concept, and not geared towards groups as we are looking for.

    A solution might be to create a custom forum with all the functionality that is needed and just include it in an iframe in wordpress. Downside to this will be that the there will be 2 back-ends for managing the website, Word Press and the Forums.

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    Really don't want to go custom design … I really though something like this would be simple to set up … excuse the pun …

    Can anybody help?

  2. tmoorewp
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Try bbPress. That is forum software. BuddyPress is, as your developer pointed out, more social networking like FaceBook that it is forums.

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