Go-Live Date: Apr 23, 2008 (Approximate)
Disgruntles is a a site that allows anonymous submissions of disgruntled employees.
Front End Description
The client approached me with mockups for the site that I then turned into the XHTML and CSS in the bbPress and WordPress themes. The layout is simple and to the point.
Back End Description
The main site uses a heavily customized version of bbPress for the main site that I put together using custom functions and existing plugins. This functionality and layout that is not typically seen in “forums”, but the site is a great blend (functionally/visually) of a blog and a forum. The other pages and blog part of the site was created using a basic install of WordPress.
Lessons Learned/Random Thoughts
This was a great project to work on and it really made me spend a lot of time looking through all the bbPress functions to turn bbPress into a flexible framework to get this job done. I look forward to more bbPress sites in the future because even though the codebase is still rather immature – there is a great base it’s lightweight footprint makes it really easy to work with.