Featured Simple:Press Articles

How We Increased Performance On Our Site By 300%

A few days ago we moved our site from Liquid Web to our new FireupWP and WPCloudDeploy project platform. This new platform allows us to use dedicated cloud VMs from places like Digital Ocean, Linode and Vultr. We pay the cost of the VMs with no markup which provides huge savings over regular hosts. We…

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Short Take: How To Fire Up Your Own WordPress Server

There are many reasons to run your own WordPress server. If this is something you’re thinking about, there are a number of resources that you can tap into in order to make this happen. In this article we provide two resources you can use to get the job done.

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New Simple:Press Forum Theme: Modern 2020

A new default theme is coming to Simple:Press Forums with the release of Simple:Press Forums 6.5.0. Features of this theme: More modern looking with larger default font sizes and button sizes. Less use of tiny icons More color customization options Better display on mobile More white space Just like our previous default theme, Barebones, you…

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Writing Custom Importers For Simple:Press Forums

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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Deprecation and End-Of-Life Support Policies

Introduction The Simple:Press WordPress Forum plugin has been under continuous development for 12+ years now.  In that time, we have included features that made sense at the time but no longer makes sense now.  And, we have had numerous versions in that time frame, some with security issues that have since been resolved. It is…

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All Simple:Press Articles

Simple:Press Forum V4.0.0 Released!

December 31, 2008

We are very happy to announce the formal, Gold release of Simple:Press Forum V4.0.0! After several months of serious coding and testing, we feel our baby is ready for release. You can get the new version on our downloads page. We really think you will like what has been added since V3.x! Simple:Press is a…

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Administrating New Posts

December 16, 2008

While not a tool that all forum administrators will choose to make use of for those that do the Admin Bar has undergone quite a transformation in Version 4. If you need to read every new post (as we do on our support forum) or use moderation, the Admin Bar is the most useful tool.…

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SPF V4.0 – Beta 3 Notes

December 12, 2008

We are about to put Beta 3 of Simple:Press Forum Version 4.0 up for download. This mainly – as expected – fixes up the bugs and problems encountered and reported to date. If you found an error it would be appreciated if you could take Beta 3 for a spin and determine if your problem…

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SPF V4.0 – Beta 2 Released

November 20, 2008

Today sees the release of Beta 2. This includes many bug fixes and problem resolutions that have been raised on the V4 Beta support forum. If you raised a problem and wish to know if Beta 2 contains the fix – visit the thread on the forum and look at the topic status. It will…

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SPF V4.0 New Feature – Mulitple Admins

November 20, 2008

A feature we had requested many times will now be included in Simple:Press Forum V4.  That feature is multiple admins.  Existing SPF allowed any WP admin access to the backend, but the front end was limited to a single admin. Now, in V4, multiple admins can be defined.  In addition, those admins do not have…

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SPF V4.0 New Feature – Topic Status

November 18, 2008

One of the new features in our upcoming version 4 of Simple:Press is the ability to define a set of status codes for topics in a forum.  The simplest way to think about these topic statuses is in terms of a support forum.  If you think of each new topic as a support request, then…

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SPF V4.0 and Custom Skins

November 13, 2008

With the release announcement of the V4 Beta 1 a couple of days ago, we are getting closer to the formal release of this new major version of Simple:Press Forum.  We are very excited about some of the new features and all of the bugs that have been squashed. We hope our Users are looking…

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At Last Beta 1 Is Available

November 12, 2008

It’s been a long time brewing and we are not quite there with a final ‘Gold’ release but we have put the first beta of Simple:Press Forum Version 4.0.0 up for download. Many months and some 250+ tickets have come together and we hope you like the result. If you feel able to help us…

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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 Forums

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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Short Take: How To Fire Up Your Own WordPress Server

May 26, 2020

There are many reasons to run your own WordPress server. If this is something you’re thinking about, there are a number of resources that you can tap into in order to make this happen. In this article we provide two resources you can use to get the job done.

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