bbPress

Description

Are you looking for a timeless, elegant, and streamlined discussion board? bbPress is easy to integrate, easy to use, and is built to scale with your growing community.

bbPress is intentionally simple yet infinitely powerful forum software, built by contributors to WordPress.

Screenshots

  • Forums - Admin Interface
  • Topics - Admin Interface
  • Replies - Admin Interface
  • Settings - Admin Interface
  • Settings 2 - Admin Interface
  • Themes - Admin Interface
  • Single Forum - Default Theme

Installation

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘bbPress’
  3. Activate bbPress from your Plugins page. (You will be greeted with a Welcome page.)

From WordPress.org

  1. Download bbPress.
  2. Upload the ‘bbpress’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate bbPress from your Plugins page. (You will be greeted with a Welcome page.)

Once Activated

  1. Visit ‘Forums > Add New’ and create some forums. (You can always delete these later.)
  2. If you have pretty permalinks enabled, visit example.com/forums/, or if you do not have pretty permalinks enabled, visit example.com?post_type=forum
  3. Visit ‘Settings > Forums’ and configure the settings to best match the needs of your community.
  4. Visit ‘Tools > Forums > Import Forums’ if you have an existing forum to convert to bbPress.

Once Configured

  • bbPress comes with a robust theme-compatibility API that does its best to make bbPress look and feel right with just-about any WordPress theme. You may need to adjust some styling on your own to make everything look pristine.
  • You may want to customize the register/activation/sign-in/lost-password flows, to better suit your site. bbPress comes with a bevy of shortcodes to make this possible, listed here: https://codex.bbpress.org/shortcodes/
  • bbPress also comes with built-in support for Akismet and BuddyPress, two very popular and very powerful WordPress plugins. If you’re using either, visit your Forum Settings page and ensure that integration appears correct.

Reviews

21 Փետրվարի, 2024
After 2 years without any update, no programmer in the world can convince me that everything is great and in perfect order! Because now the plugin spits out some forum content at a URL that is supposed to generate a 404 error! what the …I have uninstalled the plugin today and I can only hope that it has not left too much garbage data behind, as I have read in other comments.If anyone knows of a better alternative, please let me know.
8 Փետրվարի, 2024
This plugin is not supported for last 2 year and it does not work at all with new Wordpress (blank pages). It should be removed from the wordpress plugin list.
9 Դեկտեմբերի, 2023 2 replies
Why don't you update the plugin?Why aren't you up to date like wpforo
19 Ապրիլի, 2023
bbpress is very old fashioned and a bit cumbersome and buggy. The search does not work with the latest wordpress version, you always end up on an archive page with wrong display. The error is not caused by the theme or another plugin, have tried many things. With some themes only a blank page comes up.Also the url structure is not really nice (/forums/forum/..). bbPress urgently needs an overhaul! I spent 2 days with bbPress, before I finally switched to another plugin, because it was not possible to get bbPress to run without errors. There are better free forums for wordpress that look much more modern (Asharos forum worked right away, without problems).
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Contributors & Developers

“bbPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“bbPress” has been translated into 54 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

Check out the releases page