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

9 0936 September 0936 000000 2020
I eventually moved to Peepso, but bbPress has definitely improved a lot over the last few years. I recommend using it to the last feature to see what it's capable of - you might be surprised!
21 2149 August 2149 000000 2020
To the developers, when you make database changes do you think that there are huge sites which might be impacted your database restructuring. Changing indexes , copying data creates an unnecessary blot on an already optimised BBpress. My site load time increased from 1 seconds to over 5 seconds.
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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

Check out the releases page