Matt Mullenweg announced TalkPress as the evolution of the forums systems, since the – as a server – is a lover of this type of community.
But since then nothing else has been said and, above all, it has been explained about whether TalkPress is the evolution of bbPress ] or other different software Well, some mystery is already unraveling
TalkPress is the evolution of bbPress and it is not it will actually be a hosted version, like WordPress .com, software Open Source known as bbPress, which will be the engine of this system. There are several reasons for this decision, some rather curious …
- The domain bbPress.com was already acquired by another company
- bbPress is not a really lucky name, in fact it is feucho
- It was necessary to distinguish both systems, the hosted and installable, just like between WordPress.org and WordPress.com, only that in this case the .com was not available
However, TalkPress may also be installed on systems WordPress Mu, or at least the bbPress engine that will move it. For this, bbPress is changing by leaps and bounds and soon a definitive Alpha version will be available and move to the ßeta version in less than two months. In fact the system has been changed to be compatible with plugins of previous versions, as well as its integration with WordPress 2.7, 2.8, Mu and, consequently, with BuddyPress .
] In short, it seems that bbPress is moving forward with good expectations, and we will be vigilant to see how this system of forums advances towards TalkPress or what its development gives us .