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bbpress/wpmu - where is current information? (3 posts)

  1. nolageek
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I've been doing searches on this for days, but google doesn't really sort them any kind of way, so I can't make heads or tails of what information or instructions are actually current. (I really hate that about using google search here.)

    I have a wpmu installation at I'd like to have a forum on the site, for visitors and the site's bloggers.

    I have an installation of bbpress at

    Now, I've I have bbpress using the main blog's theme, via using get_header()/get_footer() and here is my current config.php for bbpress:

    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('BBDB_NAME', 'WORDPRESS_DB');      // The name of the database
    define('BBDB_USER', 'USERNAME');     // Your MySQL username
    define('BBDB_PASSWORD', 'PASSWORD'); // ...and password
    define('BBDB_HOST', 'localhost');    // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
    // Change the prefix if you want to have multiple forums in a single database.
    $bb_table_prefix  = 'bb_'; // Only letters, numbers and underscores please!
    $bb->domain = ''; // Example: 	$bb->path   = '/forums/';				   $bb->name   = 'blog nola forums';
    $bb->admin_email = 'nolageek at';
    // Set to true if you want pretty permalinks.
    $bb->mod_rewrite = false;
    // The number of topics that show on each page.
    $bb->page_topics = 30;
    // A user can edit a post for this many minutes after submitting.
    $bb->edit_lock = 60;
    $bb->gmt_offset = -6;
    define('BBLANG', '');
    $bb->akismet_key = ''; // Example: '0123456789ab'
    // The rest is only useful if you are integrating bbPress with WordPress.
    // If you're not, just leave the rest as it is.
    $bb->wp_table_prefix = 'wp_';  // WordPress table prefix.  Example: 'wp_';
    $bb->wp_home = '';  // WordPress - Options->General: Blog address (URL) // No trailing slash.  Example: ''
    $bb->wp_siteurl = '';  // WordPress - Options->General: WordPress address (URL) // No trailing slash. Example: ''
    /* Stop editing */
    if ( !defined('BBPATH') )
    	define('BBPATH', dirname(__FILE__) . '/' );
    require_once( BBPATH . 'bb-settings.php' );

    Now, I've read one or two places that bbpress doesn't recognise wpmu admin accounts - what does that mean?

    I've read that if someone makes a username via bbpress, then they can't have a blog in wpmu using that name. Is there a way around this? Force them to sign up via wpmu? Can someone join wpmu without being assigned a blog (say, a regular user - commenter, etc...)

    It's just really confusing to do a search and have all this mixed up information becuase the search results don't seem to be in any order. Does the wordpress codex apply to wpmu?

    Sorry.. I'm just totally confused! :)

  2. zappoman
    Posted 17 years ago #

    This article has a pretty good explanation of how to do the integration....

    If you follow these steps almost everything works right away.

    Plus there are some plugins that you can install in MU and bbPress that help make keep the user roles in sync... they are here....

    I haven't seen any problem with admin integration, in fact it works just fine for me.

  3. andrea_r
    Posted 17 years ago #

    The proper non-google search is this one:

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