Helloe folks! Did I tell you about my Google Code-in achievement? As a part of the prize, I also got a chance to visit the Googleplex in Mountain View, California! Yay! And I was there from June 5th to 11th and had loads of fun touring the Googleplex, talking to Googlers, getting Google Goodies including the Bugdroid, buying Google Schwag and what not. 😀
WPCandy has published a nice article on the bbPress plugin project seeing serious progress during the Google Code-in competition. The article talks about bbPress getting a lot of contributions in the Google Code-in competition in which I had participated.
Devils’ Workshop has also published an article on me. It’s a blog for which I used to do guest blogging, and I’m really happy of my name being there in one of the India’s topped ranked blogs. 🙂
Hindustan (Hindi) paper also published an article in their newspaper, here is the clipping.
2011 has brought the creation of a new and creative bulletin board software with it – bbPress. It is one of the most simple and fast forum packages available out there. Until now there was a standalone version of it, but recently, efforts have been made to convert it into a WordPress plugin. Well, we can’t say convert because it is entirely written from scratch, we’re just duplicating the same functionality which you would have found in bbPress standalone, and adding some new bits which would make your forum look super cool! 😉 Continue reading
You must have heard of the famous Mystique theme for WordPress, haven’t you? Well, I’ve ported it over to bbPress and it can be downloaded from here. As bbPress is not that much extensive as WordPress is (in features), there are some things which are missing from the port – like the widgetized sidebar, menus, thumbnails and some other small things. For the time being, there is no settings page – I’ll add one soon. Till then, you can edit the file settings.php located in the lib folder of the theme (from lines 11 to 20) for some basic settings.
- bbPress 1.0+ (works best with bbPress 1.1+ – it hasn’t been released yet)
There have been developments in the bbPress Trac in recent days, the plugin branch is now there (but of course not ready for use). JJJ and PeteMall have been working on it. And what more, I received my first props for the plugin :P.
Another thing is that now I would be rarely updating/adding plugins for standalone version (v1.1 or below) as it would be waste of time, instead I would spend my time on improving the bbPress plugin (v1.2 and above).
There are also some heated discussions going on in the bbPress forums about having another name for the plugin or having its version number as 2.0.
Also read: WordPress integration (official blog post)
Looks like there are some developments taking place in the bbPress community – some major ones! bbPress.org has now been re-designed, there have been commits by lead developers such as mdawaffe and matt, _ck_ and her website bbShowcase would be soon up (as written there). bbPress.org website is still broken at some places (especially the plugin section), but would be fixed in the coming hours/days. Continue reading
I have just released a new plugin named Scrim Email Saver v0.1 for bbPress! The plugin basically filters your bbPress forum’s posts for email IDs posted by your users and converts them into scrim links so that they are not picked up by bots and your users receive less spam (if not none).