Forum module

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24 Apr, 2012 06:34 PM


I think this kind of module could be a nice addition to the moduleslist.
I'm willing to try to create such module after my galleria module is ready. Is there anyone willing to cooperate in this? It will be a nasty bit of code to write.


  1. 1 Posted by jeroendesloover... on 29 May, 2012 08:59 AM

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    Indeed, would be nice.

    For the moment I have no time to participate the developing.
    Good luck anyway!

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by John on 01 Jun, 2012 08:25 PM

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    Any idea when you will have some spare time? I think this cms needs this module very badly :)

  3. 3 Posted by frederik on 01 Jun, 2012 08:36 PM

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    Why not use an existing forum instead of putting thousand of hours in creating one yourself (i know the advantages of having one in fork… use the profiles module…)? But does it pay off to do so? How many times do you need to install a forum for a client?

    On that note: i will help where i can to build a form module. I will set up a github repo for this.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by John on 01 Jun, 2012 08:45 PM

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    i don't look at fork in the way as you do. You use it for clients, i use it for personal homepages etc. That's why i wanted to create a simple forum to add this functionality to fork for people who don't know how to install forums and want a bulletin board to their website. This way they have the same layout etc..

    I understand your oppinion, really but i think it can help the community in a great way. I know it needs loads of work but i'm willing to participate in something like this.

    I don't think it's possible to port some existing forum to a fork module or is it?

  5. 5 Posted by mcoop3r on 07 Aug, 2012 03:27 PM

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    Has there been any development on this? I've just started using Fork but will need a forum module soon. If work has started on something is there a git repo where I can get involved? Otherwise I will probably get started on something in a week or so.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by John on 07 Aug, 2012 04:09 PM

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    I'm sorry. Didn't have time. Feel fre to start and share the git repo so i can collaborate later on

  7. 7 Posted by jeroendesloover... on 07 Sep, 2012 01:22 PM

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    @mcoop3r: are you already started building a forum module?

  8. 8 Posted by mcoop3r on 08 Sep, 2012 05:31 PM

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    I have started on something but it's a commercial project so not something I can open up for others to help develop until it's finished as I'm working to very specific requirements.

  9. 9 Posted by jeroendesloover... on 14 Sep, 2012 07:23 AM

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    Feel free to share it with the community when its done.

  10. 10 Posted by jeroendesloover... on 27 Feb, 2013 09:52 AM

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    @John: How is the developing of the forum module going so far?

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by John on 27 Feb, 2013 12:47 PM

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    I have to admit that I haven't got any time to start on this. I've been working on several projects with fork which needed other modules. That's why i've released some other modules. The foursquare module is official now and soon there will be a books module released too. But first I have to go though the feedback. I should put some time in my galleria module too. :)

    I really hope some people are willing to release some of their modules free of charge too :)

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Dieter W on 06 Mar, 2013 09:45 AM

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    Maybe you have to split the idea into smaller peaces.

    Make a list of basic features that a forum module can't miss and get started on that part. I think the basic will have a lot functionality that you already find in the blog module.

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by John on 06 Mar, 2013 08:21 PM

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    I suggest someone starts a repo for this on github. From there we can start to discuss how to get this done.

    Should I create this or jeroen? How many peeps are willing to cooperate?

  14. Support Staff 14 Posted by tijs on 11 Mar, 2013 06:48 PM

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    Maybe a silly suggestion, but why don't you create a plugin for an existing forum (eg: punbb, phpbb) that integrates the forum into Fork, or even uses the profiles-module?

  15. 15 Posted by jeroendesloover... on 19 Mar, 2013 07:53 AM

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    Forum Module Repo, anybody that wishes to participate can be added as collabrator. Contact John or myself.

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