Last week I set up a community website based on WordPress. The main feature is of course a forum (discussion board) for the members. There are so many forums available on the net such as phpBB (open source) and vBulletin (commercial) but can not impressed me. I mean some of them are too much for me, especially for the paid one ;)
If you asked me why I used WordPress instead of pure forum, it is because I need to have a CMS to publish news, blog posts, and articles and allow member to comment. We have it on WordPress right?
Thanks to Andy Staines who creates a plugin for wordpress named “Simple Forum (SF)”. The installation is easy as usual plugin install. SF is using WordPress User Management for the membership system as well as user registration. To allow user registration, you need to tick “Anyone can register” under WordPress Option.
SF has a feature called “post linking” which provides a possibility to create forum topic posts based on blog entries and vice versa. Only members who are allowed to post on blog have this option while making a new topic post. RSS also available to ease you in placing forum feed in your blog.
You need to try it to feel its power. Download link is available at http://www.stuff.yellowswordfish.com/.
Here is the screenshoot of my forum.
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Gnome users (Version: 2.20+) should check this theme. Kamonesan came from Sundanese word, means: “Uniqueness”. This theme wants to bring Indonesia Culture into Gnome Desktop. You may choose one of included backgrounds (of course still related with Indonesian culture) as your favorite desktop background as well as the icons.
Below is the screenshoot for the theme. Kamonesan is available at http://graphics.itb.ac.id/wnugroho/kamonesan/.
Did not meant to joke, but you should read the full story here. I think it’s gonna be a new alternative for HR Department on firing people instead of telling them directly. Stopping access first, make people wondering, and then firing.
It is good for company to block access to the system right before firing staff. So, you should check if you suddenly can not connect to office’s network or error accessing email :D
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The First 2008 Free WordPress Themes collection from me named Padangan. Padangan is a 3 columns, with double right sidebars. It supports WordPress 2.1x and up, including WordPress 2.3.x.
Padangan has 970px width, 5 widgets and square ads ready. Another feature is an extra footer informations such as last posts, last comments and popular posst. Padangan can be downloaded on the Padangan Page and it is released under Creative Commons License license.