New Discussion Forum – Trial Period

I have been considering for quite some time whether to have a discussion forum on my personal website and how active it would be. Well today I have installed bbPress, which integrates with WordPress nicely.

This is for a trial period to see how it is used and whether I need to use a different forum system instead like SMF, but we will see how it goes.

Although any comments about my reviews, posts, podcasts I prefer on the actual blog itself, the forum should provide a more general discussion area and in particular for my ScummVM Music Enhancement Project.

Any feedback and support is appreciated…

[UPDATE: Decided to use SMF instead]

Link: James Woodcock Forum

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

  • Thanks for trying out bbPress!

    Out of curiosity, what made you decide to use SMF instead?

  • I have used SMF for literally years, so feel more comfortable with the features and what I can do with it.

  • Tom Petek

    How did you integrate or wrap the WordPress theme around your SMF forum?

  • I created a header and footer file that would be used for SMF by stripping out any WordPress php functions from the originals. I also had to create a stylesheet stripped down just for the forum from the original WordPress theme.

    Finally I inserted the calls in the index.template for the header and footer.

    I hope that makes sense, if not send us an email and we can work through it together.