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Featured Simple:Press Articles

2nd Quarter 2019 Progress Report: New Plugins and Recent Updates

Over the last couple of months we’ve been busy making tweaks and enhancements to a number of our plugins and themes. The result of this work can be see in the following updates: New Simple:Press Core Release Version 6.2.0 Simple:Press is now available in the WordPress.org repository. This release includes the following changes: New: SVG…

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New Release: Simple:Press 6.2

In this new version of Simple:Press, we will be focusing on providing additional options for selecting icons that can be used in Forum Lists, Ranks and Reputation. This is a small, incremental step in focusing our attention on the overall User Interface and User Experience in Simple:Press. Introducing SVG Icon Sets In version 6.1 and…

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Writing Custom Importers For Simple:Press

Introduction Simple:Press has an importer plugin that imports data from a variety of legacy forum systems including bbPress, wpForo and Asgaros. One of the objectives when we created the importer was to make it easy for your average developer to quickly create an importer for any forum. To that end we included a framework that,…

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Three Uses For Our Ads Plugin

When we designed our Ads plugin, we realized early on that it could be used for more than just ads. Which is why it was designed with maximum flexibility around its core features. So, here are three uses for the Ads plugin – only one of which might be immediately obvious from its name. Serving…

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bbPress vs Simple:Press – A Detailed Comparison

In this artile we’re going to go in-depth and hands-on to compare two of the most established WordPress forum plugins – Simple:Press and bbPress.

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Simple:Press Faceoff With SaaS – Simple:Press vs Discourse vs ForumBee

In this article, we’ll go in-depth into three tools that help you create a forum on WordPress sites. We’ve already compared Simple:Press to other WordPress plugins so this article will compare it to a couple of SaaS Services – ForumBee and Discourse

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Best WordPress Forum Plugin: Simple:Press vs. wpForo vs Asgaros Forum

Compare three WordPress Forum Plugins: Simple:Press, wpForo and Asgaros. 3000+ words dives much deeper into these forum plugin options compared to your standard comparison review!

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Simple:Press VS bbPress

If you’re looking for forum software there’s a good chance you’ve already encountered bbPress!

bbPress is, quite possibly, the most popular forum plugin for WordPress – by far! It has over 300,000 installations!
So why would you choose anything else? Well, here are three reasons to consider:

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All Simple:Press Articles

2nd Quarter 2019 Progress Report: New Plugins and Recent Updates

May 21, 2019

Over the last couple of months we’ve been busy making tweaks and enhancements to a number of our plugins and themes. The result of this work can be see in the following updates: New Simple:Press Core Release Version 6.2.0 Simple:Press is now available in the WordPress.org repository. This release includes the following changes: New: SVG…

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How We Do Backups

May 10, 2019

Introduction Occasionally we write about how we run out business – the tools and technology we use. This article is one of those and it covers a very important topic that many sites and business don’t pay enough attention to. Hopefully by reading this you’re reminded to take another look at how your backups work…

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Move To Semantic Versioning Complete

May 3, 2019

If you’ve never heard the term “semantic version”, don’t feel bad – most end users of software have never heard the term either. But more and more, software is using the concept to govern the release numbers that are assigned to new public releases. In the case of Simple:Press, we’ve completed our to move to…

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New Release: Simple:Press 6.2

April 29, 2019

In this new version of Simple:Press, we will be focusing on providing additional options for selecting icons that can be used in Forum Lists, Ranks and Reputation. This is a small, incremental step in focusing our attention on the overall User Interface and User Experience in Simple:Press. Introducing SVG Icon Sets In version 6.1 and…

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Three Uses For Our Ads Plugin

April 22, 2019

When we designed our Ads plugin, we realized early on that it could be used for more than just ads. Which is why it was designed with maximum flexibility around its core features. So, here are three uses for the Ads plugin – only one of which might be immediately obvious from its name. Serving…

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User Story: Building The Tripawds Community With Simple:Press Forums

April 15, 2019

This article is the second in a series of “user stories” where our users describe how they built their sites using Simple:Press. In this post, you will learn how Jim Nelson used Simple:Press to create a thriving community that has grown to 8900+ members and 200,000+ posts! Introduction Tripawds is the world’s largest support community…

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Simple:Press Version 6.1 Now Generally Available

April 12, 2019

Simple:Press 6.1 was released to the wordpress.org repository earlier today. Included are a few bug fixes and some minor new features along with the first pass of our new licensing infrastructure.

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bbPress vs Simple:Press – A Detailed Comparison

April 7, 2019

In this artile we’re going to go in-depth and hands-on to compare two of the most established WordPress forum plugins – Simple:Press and bbPress.

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Tutorials

Creating Simple:Press Plugins: Hello World!

December 22, 2018

Introduction This is the first in a series of articles that will cover how to create Simple:Press plugins. It requires that you have some familiarity with creating and deploying standard WordPress plugins. If you understand the WordPress plugin building process then a Simple:Press plugin just requires building upon that knowledge. Creating a Simple:Press plugin generally…

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Creating Simple:Press Plugins: Adding Settings

December 22, 2018

Introduction This is the second in our series of articles on constructing plugins/extensions specifically for Simple:Press. If you need a refresher you can find the first article here: Hello World! In this article we will take a look at how you can add settings to the Simple:Forum admin area that your plugins can use. Almost…

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Creating Simple:Press Plugins: Adding Component Settings

January 7, 2019

Introduction This is the third in our series of articles on constructing plugins/extensions specifically for Simple:Press. Here are links to the first couple of articles: Hello World! Adding Settings In this article we will discuss how to create a separate screen for component settings that will be located under the Simple:Press FORUM->COMPONENTS area in wp-admin.…

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Creating Simple:Press Plugins: Using POST OPTIONS

January 7, 2019

Introduction This is the fourth in our series of articles on constructing plugins/extensions specifically for Simple:Press. Here are links to the prior articles: Hello World! Adding Settings Adding A Component Menu Item In this article we will discuss how to add an option on the front-end under POST OPTIONS. Just so that we’re clear, here…

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Creating Simple:Press Plugins: About Authorizations and Permission Sets

January 7, 2019

Introduction This is the fifth in our series of articles on constructing plugins/extensions specifically for Simple:Press. Here are links to the prior articles: Hello World! Adding Settings Adding A Component Menu Item Using POST OPTIONS In this article we will veer away from heavy coding and instead discuss the security model that underlies Simple:Press. To…

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Creating Simple:Press Plugins: The NEW POST Class

January 8, 2019

Introduction This is the sixth in our series of articles on constructing plugins/extensions specifically for Simple:Press. Here are links to the prior articles: Hello World! Adding Settings Adding A Component Menu Item Using POST OPTIONS Authorizations and Permission Sets In this article we will engage in an extensive discussion of one of the more important…

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Writing Custom Importers For Simple:Press

April 29, 2019

Introduction Simple:Press has an importer plugin that imports data from a variety of legacy forum systems including bbPress, wpForo and Asgaros. One of the objectives when we created the importer was to make it easy for your average developer to quickly create an importer for any forum. To that end we included a framework that,…

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