The Simple:Press Blog Linking Add-on generates automatic forum topics from your blog posts, enabling bidirectional linkage between blog posts and forum topics. It can also turn blog comments into forum posts and display them in either platform.
- Post Linking: Automatically generates forum topics from blog posts.
- Auto-Create Option: Enables automatic checking of the blog linking form for new blog posts or pages.
- Post Types: Select the types of content to apply blog linking to, such as ‘Post’ or ‘Page’.
- Post Edit Updating: Ensures that edits made to the blog post will reflect in the corresponding forum topic, and vice versa.
- Post Linking Type: Choose to create forum posts using the entire blog post content or an excerpt from it.
- Show Topic Posts as Comments: Displays forum replies as comments on the linked blog post.
- Create Topic Posts from Comments: Converts approved comments on the blog post into new forum posts.
- Create Blog Post to Topic Link Automatically: Generates a link from the blog post to its corresponding forum post.
Installation and Configuration
- Installation: This plugin requires Simple:Press version 5.5.8 or above. After downloading and installing the plugin, go to the Simple:Press Administration page.
- Configuration: Navigate to Components > Blog Linking to access the plugin’s options, which include Post Linking, Auto-Create Option, Default Forum, Post Types, Post Edit Updating, Post linking type, Show Topic Posts as Comments, Create Topic Posts from Comments, and automatic link creation between blog post and forum topic.
- Post Linking: Set this to automatically create a forum topic with the content of a blog post.
- Default Forum: Select the default forum for auto-created linked topics.
- Post Types: Choose the types of content to display the blog linking form in when editing.
- Post Edit Updating: Enable this option to reflect any post edits in the forum topic.
- Post Linking Type: Choose between using the entire blog post content or an excerpt for creating forum posts.
- Show Topic Posts as Comments: Enable this to display the forum posts/replies as comments on the linked blog post.
- Create Topic Posts from Comments: Enable this to automatically create new topic posts from approved blog post comments.
- Create Blog Post to Topic Link Automatically: Enable this to create a link at the bottom of your blog post back to the forum post.
Use the template tags provided to further customize the plugin’s usage. Also, take note of the actions and hooks used in this plugin to customize your website accordingly.