This post is outdated. Please see the following article for details regarding the WPTavern VIP membership. Why?: The VIP membership area of the forum will help me continue to do what I enjoy doing. That is, interacting with the WordPress community, writing about interesting things while at the same time, (more…)

I’m often asked the question, why do you use VBulletin? When WPTavern was under construction, I had the chance to try out a few different pieces of forum software. During my experiments, I used phpBB3, SimplePress, and I think I gave bbPress a look through as well. At the time, (more…)

*Update* Based on some feedback as well as more personal thought, I’ve decided not to pursue the idea of paid memberships. Instead, I’ll find another way. If you blinked twice after reading the headline of this post, I don’t blame you. I’ve had some time to think about different ways (more…)

Justin Tadlock who uses bbPress to power his support forums for the Theme Hybrid framework has published a tutorial on how to create custom views in bbPress. Custom views are pretty cool as they allow you to create different ways of viewing topics on a bbPress powered forum. Speaking of (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Ryan Hellyer, who operates While you’re there, check out his WordPress Menu Plugin Unlike blogging software like WordPress which usually feature good on-site SEO even from a default install, forum software typically has never featured good on-site SEO features. Default themes (more…)

Despite the Tavern forum being located on the same domain as the site as well as looking the same, the forum seems to be a different world when compared to the site. For instance, there are quite a few people in the forum who are active but don’t comment on (more…)

Sam Bauers announced on the bbPress developers blog that release candidate 1 has been pushed out the door. According to the post, progression towards 1.0 will increase with these release candidates. Despite this version being a release candidate, Sam does not recommend using this on a live website just yet. (more…)

I haven’t published one of these posts in awhile so without further adieu, lets see what’s been happening on the forum as of late. Checklist for Moving Domains -I’m thinking of moving everything from to Instead of looking up all of the different guides to move the site, (more…)

Community member Kim Parsell passed this along to me regarding a new WordPress MU Support forum that recently opened to the public. Andrea and her husband who run are the ones behind this new forum. Anyone is free to register an account but to dive deeper into the forums, (more…)