Wishlist Member bbPress Integration – It’s Finally Possible!
June 22, 2015 1 Comment
Many of our clients have asked us in the past if Wishlist Member integrates with bbPress forum.
Well, until now, bbPress did not have a complete integration with Wishlist Member, as when integrating the two of them, there was no option to protect the main forum index page nor the topics and replies within the forum to be seen by members only.
Regarding the main forum index page (E.g. http://yourdomain.com/members-forum, it could not be protected at all.
Regarding the topics and replies created by your forum’s members, they could only be protected by the admin manually, meaning: you needed to enter each topic and reply >> go to the Wishlist Member Meta box >> define the protection settings for each.
Finally! New Wishlist Member bbPress integration plugin is now available…
Table of Contents
- New Wishlist Member bbPress Integration Plugin
- Wishlist bbPress Protection – Video Tutorial:
- Wishlist bbPress Protection Exclusive Features
- Enabling bbPress Custom Post Types in Wishlist Member Settings
- Looking to integrate Wishlist Member with bbPress forum?
- Wishlist Member Dedicated Tips for You
New Wishlist Member bbPress Integration Plugin
Recently we have custom developed a plugin for one of our clients that allows protecting topics and replies within bbPress, and we decided to enhance and empower it with even more features and release it as a commercial plugin.
The plugin is called: Wishlist bbPress Protection plugin and it is officially available for sale through out online store HappyPlugins.
Wishlist bbPress Protection – Video Tutorial:
To know exactly why Wishlist bbPress Protection is a must-have plugin if you want to integrate Wishlist Member & bbPress, watch the short video tutorial we created:
Wishlist bbPress Protection Exclusive Features
We have developed the plugin to be super easy to activate and use, these are its main features:
Main Forum Index Page Protection
You can choose to protect the main forum page for members only, choose which membership levels will have access to it and what is the error page non-members will be redirected to when trying to access it. You can see the relevant settings in the screenshot below:
New Topics and Replies Protection
All new replies and topics that will be created by the forum’s members will be automatically protected by their parent forum and inherit its protection settings as soon as you activate the plugin, without the need to define anything inside the plugin.
You can test it by creating a new topic and reply for one of the forums >> click “Edit” to edit the topic and reply >> scroll down to the Wishlist Member Meta box >> check that the line: “Inherit protection settings of parent” is checked as seen in the below screenshot:
Existing Topics and Replies Protection
All existing topics and replies that were created before installing and activating the Wishlist bbPress Protection plugin will NOT be protected by default.
In order to protect these topics and replies you need to go to the Settings tab >> “New Topics & Replies Protection >> Click the “Fix Protection” button as seen in the screenshot below (a success message will appear after clicking the button):
A Complete Protection Summary Table
In the summary table below you get a complete overview of your forums, topics and replies statuses, and perform different actions in 1-click from within the table.
You can also edit the forum’s protection settings by clicking the “Edit Forum” button and you will be redirected to the Wishlist Member Meta box inside the forum (when editing the forum) and you get an error message if you haven’t specified any membership levels to the forum:
Wishlist Member Meta Box for Editing the Forum
You will be redirected to edit the forum’s protection settings (seen below) by clicking on the Edit Forum button as seen in the above screenshot.
Enabling bbPress Custom Post Types in Wishlist Member Settings
Before enabling the Wishlist bbPress Protection plugin you need to make sure all the bbPress custom post types are checked inside Wishlist Member settings. If you are already managing an active forum using bbPress than you probably have all the relevant custom post types already checked.
To enable the bbPress custom post types go to Wishlist Member menu >> Settings tab >> Custom Post Types >> Make sure the Forums, Topics and Replies are checked as seen in the screenshot below:
If you haven’t defined all of the bbPress custom post types, Wishlist bbPress Protection plugin will take care of that for you by notifying you and giving you the option to automatically check them in 1-click only as seen in the below screenshot:
Looking to integrate Wishlist Member with bbPress forum?
Check all the features of Wishlist bbPress Protection plugin in this link
Wishlist Member Dedicated Tips for You
The registration is FREE and here are some tips related to forums:
- Tip #39: How to Turn Your Forum into a Thriving Community
- Tip #40: Should You Add a Forum to Your Membership Site or Not?
- Tip #18: Which Forums Integrate with Wishlist Member?