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

ဇူလိုင် 1၊ 2024
Just use the miriad of forum software that’s still being maintained out there. This hasn’t been touched in 2 years. If automatic don’t bother updating it why would I bother installing it? and don’t tell me the software is already perfect cos it barely works if the planets align.
ဇွန် 29၊ 2024
I tried out several forums and bbPress was the only one that worked for me. I can’t remember what I was trying to do at the time, but maybe I was trying to delete users and not get error messages from the forum plugin. bbPress worked without problems. I did have to do some work to make the forum look nicer in appearance. But after that bbPress works perfectly.
ဧပြီ 7၊ 2024 2 replies
I haven’t installed this but I am a user of a forum using this plugin and it’s terrible! I don’t know what part are the rules set up by the admin and what are just bugs. I’ve complained to the admins without results so I post my issues here. It does not allow external images, sometimes! Sometimes it does?! The upload function for images is buggy as heck Spend too long composing a message and the post fails Edit a message and while it goes through, it deletes the message! The main problems with the above is that every problem, every issue means the message I mean to post gets DELETED and there are no warnings! It is destroyed and never seen again! I don’t like not being able to use external image links, but I can live with it. What I can’t live with is the capricious nature of the software and that my messages are so easily deleted. Since this forum has foregone simple forum submits and uses ajax instead, the browser itself can never save the message which on older forums meant you could backspace and save your message. This does not work here. If your post has an error or violation of some kind you are not sent back to the editor, THE POST IS DELETED ! Same thing if I edit a post, if I accidentially did something the forum software didn’t like it again DELETES THE POST! And you get no warnings, you just press the submit button and everything is gone.
ဖေ‌ဖော်ဝါရီ 21၊ 2024 2 replies
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.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

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