You might think that I, after having written three books carrying the Smashing brand, would have a bunch of posts on Smashing Magazine, but that is not the case. The first one, titled Getting Started With bbPress, is available now.
The forum software turned WordPress plugin, bbPress, is finally out in beta 1. Read the release notes before you even consider running this one live though, there are some stuff that might be hard on your server.
I did some test runs last week on forum software for a client, and while I think Vanilla is an excellent forum solution it still has a way to go with the WordPress integration. That’s why I’m happy to see that the bbPress plugin project is moving forward. Can’t wait to try that alpha!
There’s been a lot of talk about WordPress and canonical plugins. This is my view on the subject, along with my thoughts on how it should work.
Read my thoughts on the upcoming Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog book, as well as WordPress, bbPress and more.