Use topic text for meta description in bbPress

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I’m using bbPress on a couple of support forums. But a few days ago I went to share a thread on Facebook and noticed that the description coming from WordPress with Yoast SEO installed is showing the first part of the page content. In my case it was something like “This thread contains 2 voice,… Read more »

Starting a blog vs starting a forum

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I’m a bit addicted to starting web sites. While WordPress is my go to software, I’ve been leaning towards forum software recently. While I like the idea of blogging because I can put pretty much whatever I want online, I can do the same with a forum. And a forum has the advantage that other… Read more »

Event tracking with JavaScript

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A while back Google added event tracking to Analytics so you could keep track of Javascript and Flash events.  Pretty cool feature. Being the stat junkie that I wanted to use this to keep track of outgoing clicks on a photography forum of mine.  But I didn’t want to have to go through every link… Read more »

How to wrap a SMF forum in WordPress

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After spending the better part of yesterday getting a forum setup with the same layout as its parent WordPress site I thought I’d share a couple of tips along the way. And I picked a less efficient way, including wp-blog-header.php in the forum code, because it was far easier. At some point I may go… Read more »