Integrating BellaBuzz into Wordpress

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Integrating BellaBuzz into Wordpress

Postby Kitty » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:19 pm

Wondering how to install BellaBuzz into your Wordpress-powered site? The tutorial below will help you to do it easily.

1. Download BellaBuzz here.

2. Unzip the folder. Look for the prefs.php file and then customise it.

3. Open up questions.php. Look for these lines:

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require('prefs.php'); ?>
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>BellaBuzz</title>
<style type="text/css">
    * { font: 11px/15px Verdana, Sans-Serif; }
    .question { font-weight: bold; font-size: 12px; }
    .answer { font-style: italic; }
    .dates { display: block; text-align: right; font-size: 10px; }
</style>
</head>

<body>


Replace those lines with these:

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require('prefs.php');
include('/your/absolute/path/wp-blog-header.php');
get_header(); ?>


Replace /your/absolute/path/ with your real absolute path. Keep wp-blog-header.php as it is. Do not change it.

4. Next, look for these 2 lines:

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</body> </html>


Replace them with:

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<?php get_footer(); ?>


5. To include sidebar in your questions.php file, add this line before the code for the footer call:

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<?php get_sidebar(); ?>


6. Save the file.

7. Open up ask.php. Look for these lines:

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?>
<p>Your question was successfully added thank you! <a href="questions.php">return to questions?</a></p>



Replace that with:

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include('/your/absolute/path/wp-blog-header.php');
get_header(); ?>
<p>Your question was successfully added thank you! <a href="questions.php">return to questions?</a></p>
<?php get_footer(); ?>


8. If you wish to include the sidebar into this file, add the sidebar code before the footer call.

9. Save the file.

10. Upload all the files in the BellaBuzz folder into a directory on your site. You may name the directory with whatever name you want.

11. Don't forget to CHMOD the .txt files (answered.txt and unanswered.txt) to 666.
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Re: Integrating BellaBuzz into Wordpress

Postby olivia » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:40 pm

This is more of a tutorial, so I'm going to move it to the "Tutorials" forum.
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Re: Integrating BellaBuzz into Wordpress

Postby allison » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:26 pm

What exactly is BellaBuzz? I don't quite understand it.
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Re: Integrating BellaBuzz into Wordpress

Postby Kitty » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:33 pm

Ah, I am sorry. I forgot to put the header before posting the tutorial.

BellaBuzz is an ask and answer script that is very easy to install and use as it only uses flat-files, meaning no MySql database required. It was created by Jem Turner of jemjabella.co.uk
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Re: Integrating BellaBuzz into Wordpress

Postby Nikana » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:44 am

Interesting. :) I've never tried using BellaBuzz before but after this tutorial, I just might.
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Re: Integrating BellaBuzz into Wordpress

Postby retroshock » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:17 pm

Kitty wrote:Ah, I am sorry. I forgot to put the header before posting the tutorial.

BellaBuzz is an ask and answer script that is very easy to install and use as it only uses flat-files, meaning no MySql database required. It was created by Jem Turner of jemjabella.co.uk


ohh i love BellaBuzz. Works really great :D better that php ask it
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Re: Integrating BellaBuzz into Wordpress

Postby Kitty » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:24 am

retroshock wrote:
Kitty wrote:Ah, I am sorry. I forgot to put the header before posting the tutorial.

BellaBuzz is an ask and answer script that is very easy to install and use as it only uses flat-files, meaning no MySql database required. It was created by Jem Turner of jemjabella.co.uk


ohh i love BellaBuzz. Works really great :D better that php ask it


I've never used PHP Ask It before so I don't know how it is like to use it :)
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Re: Integrating BellaBuzz into Wordpress

Postby clarity » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:14 am

I was just wondering how to do this. :o Thanks!
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Re: Integrating BellaBuzz into Wordpress

Postby Kitty » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:43 am

No problem ;)
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Re: Integrating BellaBuzz into Wordpress

Postby Maggie » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:42 am

Thanks a lot! that was easy to follow, I've just installed BellaBuzz on my site, with your help of course ;)
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