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  • Ben L. 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 12th, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    bbPM Plugin Plugin 

    bbPM Plugin Plugin

    bbPM is the first plugin I will convert from bbPress Standalone to bbPress Plugin. This makes bbPM the first Plugin Plugin I’ve made.

    The screenshot above is unedited, and it shows my current progress in rewriting bbPM from the ground up. PM threads are available only to the users specified when the PM is created. I will add the ability to add users to a thread after its creation soon.

    • JLeuze 12:20 pm on Saturday, March 12th, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      That’s great news Ben! I’ve got a bbPress forum on which bbPM is well used and I’d hate to lose it when I eventually make the switch to the bbPress plugin.

    • darkhog 11:03 pm on Saturday, May 7th, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hello, I have problem with bbPM (maybe it is just misconfiguration on my side). As key master I can send messages, but when I created test user (I wasn’t able to test with real person, since my wp+bbpress portal is not yet publicly available), there wasn’t messages link in header (I have checked link in header option and it’s shown normally for key master). So what I need to do?

    • Tzafra 12:49 am on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      A few questions:
      Is version 1.0.1 the latest version of bbPM, because that’s what I just downloaded?

      Is the only way to reply to a post via the #REPLY link under the message, such that the reply appears indented to the right of the original message, and the replies get farther and farther to the right, or is there a way for all the comments to end up aligned the same way?


    • discodan 1:16 pm on Sunday, December 18th, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      having trouble using avatars,/help

    • linxaddict 5:19 pm on Friday, January 13th, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Having trouble with the install. Get the following error:

      Fatal error: Call to undefined function bb_load_plugin_textdomain() in …/pfa/wp-content/plugins/bbpm/bbpm.php on line 20

      I don’t know if this is an interaction with other plugins or what…

      Any ideas?

      • Tiago 10:03 am on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I have the same problem. Anyone know why? I have wordpress 3.3

    • Lyndsay 8:48 am on Monday, February 13th, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hello, I too have the fatal error on the bbpress plugin version. Can you please advise on where I have gone wrong?

    • Thea 9:27 am on Monday, February 20th, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, great plugin thanks! i wondered if I can change the ‘Private Messages’ link in top banner to stand out more? Or even better to change colour when there are unread new messages?

      Many thanks in advance.

    • radi 12:59 pm on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Where can I download the bbPM plugin from?

    • Louis 6:28 pm on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      the plugin sounds great; but where can I download it from? I’ve searched the entire internet for it and could not find it.
      I will appreciate a link to the download page. Thanks in advance.

      • Ronen 3:14 pm on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah any chance this plugin is still coming? I finally upgraded to v2.2 and this is the one feature I am missing

    • Steve W. 6:58 pm on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      This page is really old, I am guessing the development of this plugin is no longer happening? Shame if it is.

    • Kristina 6:46 am on Friday, October 4th, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Is there a place to download this? I am one of the many looking fora simple solution for PM, but not an entire social network. Any hope of this coming out?

    • Engin 5:07 pm on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi!. I am using bbPress1.2
      bbPM conflicts with NicerPermalinks plugin. Causes pagination problem.
      Solution:Change privatemessages.php line 183 into this pm_pages( max( $get == ‘pagenumber’ ? $action : 1, 1 ) );
      and bbpm.php line 441 into this ‘format’ => bb_get_option( ‘mod_rewrite’ ) ? ‘/pagenumber/%#%’ : ‘=pagenumber/%#%’

      Summary: change page to pagenumber
      that will help.

  • Ben L. 5:57 pm on Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    bbPM Translators Wanted 

    bbPM 1.0.1 is almost done – in fact, the code already is. It contains seven bugfixes:

    • bbPM no longer thinks that replies are new to the person who sent them
    • An attempt at making other plugins work normally (eg. Post Count Plus)
    • bbPress Smilies now works with bbPM.
    • The username dropdown is slightly easier to click on. (Suggested by nutsmuggler)
    • Static reply form added as an option (Suggested by rbat)
    • Fixed a bug with adding members to a thread on forums with pretty permalinks turned off
    • Added the ability to limit the number of members in any given thread. (Suggested by pagal)

    It’s already one of the most downloaded plugins on the bbPress plugin browser, with a total of 3,798 downloads at the time of this post. However, its translations are incomplete.

    The translations range from 41 to 92% complete, and it is only very recently that the one translation set with over 76% coverage was started. If you know a language other than English, I hope that you will go to my translation site and make at least one or two translations in your language. It’s simple, free, and it helps the community.

    For people who prefer traditional translation tools like Poedit or Notepad, you can use this POT file, or you can export a PO file from any of the translation set pages.

    • gomashio 6:36 am on Friday, August 13th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ben!
      Thank you for great plugin πŸ™‚
      I trying to make Japanese translation file with Poedit now.
      It’s almost done.
      When I complete it, I’d like to send you it.
      Where can I sent it?
      Please let me know your e-mail address or something like that.


    • Cichlid 11:29 pm on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I just switched my forum from phpbb3 to bbpress and I’m really looking forward to this plugin. can check it out at http://www.cichlidexplorer.com/forum

    • 7i7GRiFFiN 5:02 pm on Friday, July 8th, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I am going to translate bbPM to Persian. Tomorrow I’ll give you the .po and .mo file.

  • Ben L. 10:48 am on Thursday, January 21st, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Tomcraft1980 is quickly becoming my favorite person in the plugin browser comments for bbPM. If I can remember correctly, he’s reported most of the bugs that have been fixed.


    • Pagal 4:12 pm on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Two Quick Question,
      No. 1, Using bbPM How can admin send private mesg to all register users? (Not one by one)
      No. 2. How can restrict the participation more then two members?
      I mean I don’t want to provide users to add others users to participate in their private discussion.
      I just need two members participation in one private discussion..


      • pagal 7:23 pm on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        additionally, is it possible to add captcha in bbpm?

      • Ben L. 10:02 am on Saturday, July 10th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        You can download the latest development version of bbPM, which has the ability to restrict threads to any number of users you want, and which already has a fix for the emails sent to the person who made the thread.

        I just have one question about your other suggestion: Why do you need a captcha? (For which actions?)

        • Pagal 4:39 am on Thursday, July 15th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I tried it, nice additions, thx….
          two more suggestions…
          1. Is it possible to send an administrative PM to all members? for website notification, new rules, updates. ( Admin’s One PM to all registered members at once).
          2. in mail box there should be a check box button against every mesg so that the user can select all mesgs at once then delete them if his mailbox will full.

    • Pagal 10:46 am on Sunday, July 11th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Ben L., but my first question is missed.
      1. Is it possible to send an administrative PM to all members? ( Admin’s One PM to all registered members at once).
      Someone already have this question from last two months. plz reply
      it is really , really necessary
      about captcha, if you are a facebook member, then may be you’ve experienced about it.
      If we send private mesgz to our friends, and we continue this speedy conversation go on, then after some messages, a captcha warning appear to slow down, if this function will be include then it would be really smart plugin,

      3rd :- Please see http://bbpress.org/plugins/topic/bbpm/
      Developer documentation can be found here. this link is broken, please point us where we can download this documentation?

      4th, From where we can contact you personally? I mean there is no contact form in your blog nor emaiil id?
      If someone want to hire you then will you interested?

      Thanks, please try to give answers all of my question,

      With Regards

      • Ben L. 10:00 am on Sunday, July 18th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        1 – Do you want all the members in the same thread or a new thread between the admin and each member?

        2 – Most (if not all) of the captcha plugins for bbPress work only during registration. I don’t see the point in making the user solve a puzzle every time they want to send a private message – could you shed some light on this? (I’m not on Facebook)

        3 – The documentation was generated using PHPDoc, so if you look in the code of the plugin, each function should have a description of what it does. The reason the documentation is no longer on my website is that my external hard drive failed and I haven’t had the time to get the documentation back up and running yet.

        4 – http://scr.im/21eo

    • Pagal 9:44 am on Sunday, July 18th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Still waiting for your response πŸ™‚

      • Pagal 6:24 pm on Monday, July 19th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I mean admin can send a pm ( website news) to all register members at once, every register member can get this mesg into his inbox thread, they will not able to reply it ( because it will be website related issue to aware members about it.) same as Bcc function of mail.

        • Ben L. 5:57 pm on Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Wouldn’t it be easier to just post a topic in the forum?

          • Pagal 2:59 pm on Sunday, August 1st, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Can you please rethink about this functionality?
            I really need pm to all register members, that would be great, if you can do it!
            Really thanks

    • Pagal 5:56 am on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      a developer zaerl have done this, but he don’t want to share it without your permission, can you please participate in my thread? We are waiting for you there!!

      • Pagal 9:41 am on Saturday, July 24th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Ben L.
        Now what will you do? thanks

  • Ben L. 9:36 am on Sunday, January 10th, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    bbPM now has a hacked up fix to make it work alongside Post Count Plus. If anyone else has a plugin that doesn’t work with bbPM, please tell me.

    • Liv 1:33 pm on Friday, February 12th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ben,

      I replied to this, and asked if you might be able to help me work out why PM isn’t working in my forum. I gave a long list of my other plugins and when I hit reply got a message saying my post had been discarded.
      What’s that all about?
      Liv x

    • Ben L. 2:59 pm on Friday, February 12th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What gave you that error message? I didn’t write any code that discards long messages in bbPM.

      • Liv 4:24 pm on Friday, February 12th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        A box just came up which said ‘discarded’ and then it disappeared. Here I mean, on this page. Not in bbPM, which I can’t get working. It looks like it would be a really good plugin though. My forum is on http://www.theatreteam.co.uk/forums

        Liv x

  • Ben L. 11:00 am on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    bbPM 1.0 Released! 

    1.0 has been relased! It’s been 8 months since it was added to the repository, but it’s been worth the wait. People with no patience can scroll down to the bottom of this post for a download link.

    The biggest changes:

    You no longer need to have the index.php file in the bbpm folder, so deleting it is not a problem. It doesn’t break anything to leave it in, either, for backwards compatibility.

    All of the changes can be viewed at the plugin development center.

    Download it at the bbPress plugin browser!

    • Asa Johannesen 12:45 pm on Sunday, February 7th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love this plug in, but it doesn’t want to play with the “comment quicktag” plugin. It doesn’t look like that will be upgraded anytime soon, so I was hoping maybe letting you know might work. When I press the reply button with comment quicktag activated, all I get is the quicktag buttons and nothing else on the entire page. However, if I just type the url I see when I hover the mouse over the reply button into the adress bar (the url ends /?pm=#/reply), I get the reply box (no quicktags) and I can reply. Is this something that can be fixed in your plugin, or is it the quicktags plugin that is the problem?

      • Ben L. 3:35 pm on Friday, February 12th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a problem with Comment Quicktags. It uses document.write, which overrides the document if it’s already done loading.

    • Francesco 7:42 am on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      thank you for this plugin.

      I’ve translated it in italian. If you want the .po file, email me!

    • Frank Weichbrodt 12:35 pm on Saturday, April 10th, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for this great plugin. You can donwload my revised German translation here:


  • Ben L. 11:44 am on Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    bbPM 0.1 comes out tomorrow if nobody finds any more bugs today.

  • Ben L. 7:56 pm on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    This troubles me – The blue line represents the number of total downloads of a secure bbPress private messaging plugin (bbPM), and the red line is the insecure one (Private Messaging). I can understand a few people downloading the insecure one once in a while, or a lot downloading it before they knew that bbPM existed, but bbPM has been available for several months, and it’s second from the top as far as popular plugins go, but people are still downloading Private Messaging.

    You can help stop this by going on the bbPress plugin repository and downrating the Private Messaging plugin – It has known security risks and its author has abandoned it. If anyone asks for help with it, there’s only one logical answer – Stop using it, and start using bbPM.

    bbPM vs Private Messaging (download statistics)

    bbPM vs Private Messaging (download statistics) - Click for a bigger view

    • Ben L. 8:33 pm on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      • sunny 2:25 pm on Monday, December 7th, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Ben, I think it might just be because users search for phrases like “private messaging” and thus bbPM doesn’t show up – maybe you can add some more post tags to the bbPM listing?

        • Ben L. 3:05 pm on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I have “private messaging” in the tags. I think it’s a problem with bbPress’s search feature. Let’s hope it gets fixed in bborg 2.0.

  • Ben L. 8:47 am on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Two high priority bbPM fixes are now ava… 

    Two high priority bbPM fixes are now available in the repository: Private Messaging conversion makes threads, and Private Messaging conversion actually works.

  • Ben L. 5:30 pm on Sunday, September 27th, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bbPM   

    If you downloaded bbPM 0.1-alpha7 before… 

    If you downloaded bbPM 0.1-alpha7 before this post, download it again. I accidentally released a broken version.

    • Ashfame 12:01 am on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey buddy! How about a tutorial on creating an admin panel for themes & plugins in bbPress? I am sure it will be very much beneficial for the community.

    • Mezin Eugene 2:49 am on Friday, October 16th, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      bbPress (with bbPM) and WordPress are working together sharing the same user database. Is it possible to make a plugin-reminder about new messages in a WordPress?

  • Ben L. 7:04 am on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Okay, we still have 6 queries on every p… 

    Okay, we still have 6 queries on every page except PM threads, and on PM threads, we have 7. The reason for this is simply because bbPM doesn’t need anything other than the last post of each thread and some meta to figure out what everything is on most pages, so less data is being transferred.

    • JT 12:22 pm on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey there, I have a quick question. In the forum I am using, the unsubscribe link sends us to a blank page. Do you have an idea of what is going on?

      I am sorry if this question is in the wrong place or has already been answered, but help is much appreciated.

      • Ben L 2:04 pm on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Could I have a link to your forum? It would be really helpful.

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