WordPress Release Forum Software - bbPress.org

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The makers of WordPress blogging software now have bbPress - a 'light' forum software app.

bbPress is forum software with a twist. bbPress is focused on web standards, ease of use, ease of integration, and speed. Most software in this space is focused on features like avatars or file attachment and if that's what you're interested in, bbPress probably isn't for you. We're focused on keeping things as small and light as possible for the explicit purpose of creating a community around support.

I do like the bit about no avatars i must say. How it would hold up under the strain of critical mass remains to be seen and i've not done much more than read the homepage and take a look at it's showcase implementation - which leaves a lot to be desired in the looks department but as bbPress is focused on web standards is most likely very simple to prettify.


Ordered lists

I like the ordered lists for the posts instead of using <table> everywhere, and it could be useful if you have a WordPress install if the integration works well. Of course, it's still reinventing the wheel rather than combining the best from other open source efforts.

For the simple look and interface for a forum, I find MiniBB to be quite nice, but I'm still much more used to using phpBB.

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