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

28 An Giblean 2020
WordPress plugins should NEVER break the backend of a site when they are deactivated... but bbPress does. Upon deactivation of this plugin, Administrators cannot access the WP dashboard home screen. Also, User profiles cannot be edited. Attempts to visit or edit these sections result in 'Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.' notices. As an Admin, that's unacceptable. From what I gather from explanations of this behavior on various forums is that bbPress leaves behind permissions in the DB which are causing these problems -- and this issue seemingly has been happening since 2013 yet it appears nothing has been done by the developers to correct this situation.
25 Am Màrt 2020
This is really a time saver with very helpful functionality. Thank you!
21 Am Màrt 2020
I think if you're not really a (coding) professional it's very hard to make it run propperly, correct misbehavour and costumize it. I wouldn't recommend bbPress to anybody who is just an average WordPress user.
18 An Gearran 2020
Using it for a long time, only now registered to give it 5 stars!
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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 51 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

Check out the releases page