Well, finally. Chump Chat is up and running! Please note, this is a work in progress, and what I’ve got so far is pretty basic. But it’s there! We’ve got three forums for now, General, Resources, and Songs and Videos.
General — talk amongst yourselves. On the subject of infidelity or divorce, but perhaps I’ll create an off-topic later.
Resources — please post books or other sites you’ve found helpful, so we can guide other chumps. Or any quotes or inspiration you’ve had, happy ever after stories you know about, that sort of thing.
Songs and Videos — got a favorite fuck off song that’s seen you through? Some lugubrious folk tunes you want to share? Bad poetry? This is the place.
The forum is PRIVATE. You have to register to use it — I’ll post the instructions from my developer below. You’ll be able to have a basic profile. Check it out.
My parents have descended for a four-day visit JUST as I got the email from Iker, the techie, that this thing is finished. So I have zero time to play with it and refine. So email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
How to get started: (From Iker, the guy who built this…)
People can register and sign in using the standard wp-login page, the same one
you use to log into your WordPress dashboard (http://www.chumplady.com/wp-
admin). Even if they do use the same login page, as the registered users have
no admin privileges, their ‘Dashboard’ looks completely different (way more
In order to register they just need to click ‘Register’ on the login page, and
enter a username and an email address. That’s how the already registered users
have registered, and the registration is shared between WordPress and bbPress.
The already registered users do have access to the forums right now, and the
new ones will need to register (and login) using that page. I believe there
are some WordPress widgets to add a link to the login/register page on the
front page’s sidebar.
When the users are not logged in, the http://www.chumplady.com/forums/ url
will show “No forums found”. When they *are* logged in, that same url shows
the main “Chump Chat Forum”, and the “child” forums (General, Resources and
Songs and Videos). From there you can click on
the main Chump Chat or on any of the child forums. So, if people get directly
into the forum area (http://www.chumplady.com/forums/) they won’t need to go
to the main CL site to navigate through the forum, they can just navigate the
forums from that page.
That’s it for now chumps. Check it out and report back!