Forum and Video Options for WordPress

I did some research today with regards to forum and video options that WordPress offers as well as some other non-WordPress options for these two things.  My research is below.  Please let me know if I made an error or misrepresented anything.

Thanks!

Videos

Option #1: VideoPress:

  • All VideoPress videos are stored on the WordPress.com servers.
  • Pricing is by space used.  There is a base charge of $60/year, which includes 3 GB of storage.  Additional storage can be purchased at the rate of
    5GB for $19.97
    15GB for $49.97
    25GB for $89.97
    50GB for $159.97
    100GB for $289.97
  • VideoPress should work similar to any other streaming video behind a firewall.  If a user is able to stream YouTube videos, then he should be able to stream VideoPress.  Of course, the IT folks might need to make an exception to their site-blocking list for WordPress.com’s servers.

Option #2: WordPress video upload feature

Forums

Option 1: Forum Software such as phpBB, Vanilla, or punBB.
Pros: Open source; Robust options; Traditional forum software
Cons: Requires a separate installation; Users are not integrated with the WordPress user database; Works like traditional forum software; Requires extra time to customize; No threaded comments

Option 2: Simple-Press (http://simple-press.com/)
Pros: WordPress plugin; User database is the same as WordPress; Integrates with WordPress theme
Cons: Requires a bit of customization; No threaded comments

Option 3: WordPress post comments
Pros: Already installed with WordPress; Intuitive interface for replying to posts/comments; Completely integrated with WordPress; Easily manage discussions; Includes threaded comments
Cons: Requires a bit of customization; Requires a bit of design and usability planning

Option 4: BuddyPress Forums (http://testbp.org/forums/)
Pros: Easily set up group forums with access restrictions; Integrates nicely with WordPress; Plugin maintained by WordPress
Cons: No threaded comments

RSS From Toby’s Blog

  • “Now THAT was a good meeting!”
    A single effective meeting can change the course of history for a company. Imagine if you could lead effective meetings EVERY DAY! You can, but it takes curiosity & practice. This article is a good place to start your journey to a more effective you.
  • Never Respond to RFPs & Custom Proposal Requests
    Y'all who work at normal 9-5 jobs don't need to deal with the B.S. that is an RFP process (or rather you get paid to deal with it). But us freelancers gotta deal with a whole big bag of schtuff when it comes to custom proposals. Here's my quick-and-dirty RFP filtering process that I use […]
  • What content should I put on my homepage?
    I see websites as one stop of many on the sales journey, useful to help get customers from Point A to Point B in the sales process (or maybe from Point D to Point E).  If you are wondering about what to put on your homepage, start with these basic sales-related questions: Who, specifically, will…

More posts from themightymo.com

woocommerce logo

How to fix the “Warning: Class ‘Automattic\WooCommerce\StoreApi\Routes” issue in WordPress + WooCommerce

By The Mighty Mo! Design Co. | May 13, 2022

Today when I visited a customer’s website, I saw an error similar to this: etc. After trying all sorts of troubleshooting, the solution ended up being simple. Download a fresh copy of WooCommerce from WordPress.org and FTP it up to the server, replacing the existing WooCommerce files. Problem solved. Isn’t that nice? Many thanks to…

How to CSS rainbow text

By The Mighty Mo! Design Co. | March 31, 2022

Here’s a bit of plain CSS that’ll create rainbow text on your WordPress site or anywhere, really.

How to Restore a Deleted Amazon S3 Bucket

By The Mighty Mo! Design Co. | March 22, 2022

I ran into a rather serious issue recently: a human on my team (me) intentionally (but accidentally) deleted an Amazon S3 bucket that was serving files to a WordPress site. The solution to the problem follows: Cry when you realize you cannot restore a deleted S3 bucket. Search your computer, your co-workers’ computers, your former…

RSS From Toby’s Blog

  • “Now THAT was a good meeting!”
    A single effective meeting can change the course of history for a company. Imagine if you could lead effective meetings EVERY DAY! You can, but it takes curiosity & practice. This article is a good place to start your journey to a more effective you.
  • Never Respond to RFPs & Custom Proposal Requests
    Y'all who work at normal 9-5 jobs don't need to deal with the B.S. that is an RFP process (or rather you get paid to deal with it). But us freelancers gotta deal with a whole big bag of schtuff when it comes to custom proposals. Here's my quick-and-dirty RFP filtering process that I use […]
  • What content should I put on my homepage?
    I see websites as one stop of many on the sales journey, useful to help get customers from Point A to Point B in the sales process (or maybe from Point D to Point E).  If you are wondering about what to put on your homepage, start with these basic sales-related questions: Who, specifically, will…