I close the forums, to create community

Well yes, although it sounds incongruent that is the reason for the closure of the WordPress Help forums: create community . You have your explanation, of course.

Do you feel like doing a bit of (brief) history of the WordPress community in Spanish?

It seems like a lie, but 8 years ago the WordPress community was not even asomo of what has become today . There was some heroic blog that offered information about WordPress when it could, a group of Google that combined the efforts of those who did translations of WordPress into Spanish and little else.

In those years the people who collaborated with the effort to grow the WordPress community was counted on the fingers of one hand, and spoke of people like Angeles Portillo, Luis Rull, David Carrero, Rafa Poveda or Reyson, most still struggling to make WordPress take the place that deserves in the Hispanic community.

If you needed WordPress support you had to go to generic forums for bloggers or the WordPress.com forums where they kindly reminded you that they did not support WordPress hosted on your own server (in case it needed another reminder that it is a product of the Automattic company)

In fact, the creation of WordPress Help was aimed at covering that gap information and help in Spanish in passing that we used to the editors to have written somewhere that we were learning from WordPress, as an online notebook or something like that. What things!

But a month after opening the blog we saw that something more was needed because there were many users who had the need to ask questions about WordPress not related to what was posted on the blog, so we opened the forums, initially with the software phpBB a reputed, veteran, and above all free system.

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<p> It was a few intense months, a lot of work, and also a lot of good people help, because maintaining a forum is always a huge task, especially when you are the only one that covers the offer in a niche, which was the case at that time. [19659003] Much later, I decided to launch myself and <strong> use bbPress, the WordPress forums software </strong>for the purpose of unifying everything and supporting the entire WordPress ecosystem, and although things are always lost along the way, the result was that we had support on WordPress with WordPress software, a kind of perfect circle. </p>
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<p> In those days, in fact it does not do so much either, <strong> there was no translation of bbPress </strong> either, so I also <a href= got into it as with so many other things before, but the important thing was that the WordPress community in e spañol grow and prosper.

Later, when bbPress became a plugin, taking advantage of one of the many migrations it has suffered Help WordPress I migrated the old independent forums to bbPress plugin , and the thing did not go wrong: nothing was lost and it was won in integration with the blog.

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<p> And so on until today … </p>
<p> What has happened since then is that <strong> the WordPress community in Spanish has grown a lot </strong>and today this does not seem anywhere near that páramo that was a few years ago. </p>
<p> <strong> With the push of a The few now we are many, and with desire to collaborate </strong>. More and more companies are betting on WordPress, today there is no hosting company that does not have specialized specialized hosting for WordPress, and many of them even collaborate with the community. </p>
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And in that way, a stable WordPress translation community was created, we got an official blog for Spain WordCamps and Meetups in half of Spain, including some ] official forums in Spanish . To this day it can be said that the WordPress community in Spain is in very good health . And that is the question to which the reason for this decision brings me.

The objective of the WordPress community is to unify resources help the user and that WordPress remains king and free, and for that you have to stop having franchises embassies or whatever you want to call them.

The times have passed when there were several translations of WordPress and we were all free. Today there are more people participating, helping in the official forums, creating blogs about WordPress, and even a growing community of collaborators in Slack . And if the path traveled by WordPress Help and this veteran blogger has served as something for WordPress to continue growing, it's time to take a step forward .

And I think the right way is to unify the support in the official forums of WordPress.org, that does not depend on which this blog (or another one) follows alive so that the users have support in definite.

For that reason, I have decided to close the forums of Help WordPress . I'm not going to erase them, they're still here for consultation but closed for new consultations, which should be done right now in the official WordPress.org support forum in Spanish, this:

 WordPress Forums Spanish

WordPress Forums English

So what it's all about is helping and collaborating in the official WordPress support forums in Spanish where you'll also find me participating and helping, as always.

It's more , I encourage all those who have WordPress forums in Spanish to do the same thing so that does not disperse the information among several sources, or that it is lost if some day you stop having time to keep them.

I think that's what you're playing, do not you think?

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say that we have not warned you.

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BbPress forums on WordPress.com?

How long have I not talked about TalkPress ? Do you remember what it was, that pretended commercial evolution of the bbPress forums ?, it seems that the bbPress VIP forums project was left in the inkwell.

And that is if we give credit to a recent tweet by John James Jacoby leading developer of bbPress and BuddyPress would soon be able to enjoy bbPress forums on WordPress.com it is not known if in the basic package or for VIP clients.

If so, what started almost half in cognac with an installation of phpBB in TalkPress.com (which now redirects to vip.wordpress.com ) would soon offer all the advantages of conversation and loyalty of forums also on WordPress.com . Hopefully so, like the possibility of having BuddyPress had not you thought ?, the same one of these days also integrate it as a module of JetPack .

Integrate WordPress and PhpBB

Integrating WordPress and PhpBB forums can be a real nightmare. But fortunately we can take advantage of the experience of Alfredo de Hoces who, after getting entangled in his installation to be able to integrate forums and WordPress published a plugin that does the integration at the click of a button and little else.

Your creature is called Wp2BB and once you have it installed and configured, the plugin is responsible for creating new threads in the forum for each entry or page published in WordPress. Then, in the WordPress theme, each entry or page shows the number of responses in the thread of the forum and a quick link to answer. That is, P E R F E C T O .

What are you waiting for ?, if you want to integrate PhpBB and WordPress forums you are already taking. For the rest … bbPress .

Vreel the Clone? of Stage6 • WordPress Help

Yesterday we commented on the difference between Vreel and the rest of video hosting services . Well today we tell you a little history of the Stage6 and Vreel .  stage6

When I do the closing Stage6 the blogosphere of all the The world has got its hands on its head . This service was the only one known so far to support this codec and also videos in HD . Many people use Stage6 to upload movies, series, programs, etc., I admit it, I did too.

Commenting a little bit more about the copyright issue, at this moment I came to the head blogs and websites dedicated entirely to offering movies without cuts and a fabulous quality.

The service grew a lot, but distributing videos in this format costs much more money than in Flash ] The quality will be much better, but the size is also better and this means more transfer and more disk space.

A few months ago, the blogs jumped again but this time with joy. In April a new service called Vreel was born but due to "problems" it was postponed to the beginning of May. This was when thanks to I would go with his Daily Dose and Genbeta I learned about this new service. Since that day I have practically visited the forum every day and I have seen how the opening date was postponed again and again and again.

I lived the change of forum, they went from PHPBB to vBulletin .

I saw people insulting the creators of Vreel . With things like that is a non-existent service, they just want to give popularity to the domain and put it in parking . I questioned it several times, every day that passed gave me more the impression that it was all a scam. But … since I am like that, my confidence has always had it.

 servants Then came the problems, they had problems with their technical and design team. Also its servers were affected by the explosion of The Planet etc. In short, everything gave me to think that the created was going to leave the project. From here I have a curious anecdote, when they exploited the servers of The Planet I did not find out, I entered the site and saw that it did not load. The first thing I thought was that the project had been abandoned. But then, searching, I found a forum that I had visited several times on Stage6 that commented very closely Vreel and I already found out about the problem.

For a few days, finally a non-public beta is available in which only a small group of people participate and WordPress Help is among them.

And this is where today's post ends, remember that tomorrow we will come back with a Vreel .

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say that we have not warned you.

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How to integrate WordPress and phpBB forums • WordPress Help

If I had known this before I had been encouraged but now with the forum in SMF I am happy. Anyway it is good to note that there is a WordPress plugin that greatly facilitates the integration between a phpBB forums system and your blog .

The plugin in question is called ] WP-United and not only allows you a integration of users of the blog and forum but offers widgets to show on the blog the latest forum posts, forum statistics and much more.

You can see a demo on this link or directly download the plugin here .