Go-Live Date: May 26, 2009 (Approximate)
SDAC Inc forums are the support forums for our company.
Front End Description
I had created the WordPress theme for the main SDAC Inc. site last year and started with that. I then created a custom bbPress theme using customized template files and some additional CSS for the forum specific code. I focused on making the templates simple and as lightweight as possible so that everything would look tied into the main site.
Back End Description
The forums run on the latest version of bbPress and have user integration with the main WordPress CMS web site so users can log into the forums or web site using one user name and password. I installed a number of anti-spam plugins to reduce the number of spam registrations and posts.
Lessons Learned/Random Thoughts
I needed a place for people to discuss the released SDAC plugins and soon to be themes so I decided to implement bbPress. This was a great way to show clients that integrating WordPress and bbPress can easily be done on the backend with user management as well as on the front end with shared CSS/XHTML.