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A highly professional WP plugin that transforms your WordPress site into a fully-blown discussion board, created by WP's own dev team






In fewer words bbPress is a forum plugin for WordPress.

It can be installed just like any other WordPress plugin and it will add a fully-functional forum, integrated with both the WordPress frontend and backend.

Webmasters can easily add and manage forums, topics and replies from the backend, while on the frontend the forum board is automatically added to its own page and specialized user profile pages are created for all people participating in the discussions.

The forum itself can either be skinned via normal WP themes, or using specialized theme packages.

Even if a plugin, bbPress can also be extended via plugins itself, all installable as normal WP plugins with a bbPress requirement.

bbPress has seen quite a rapid and huge adoption rate, mainly because of WordPress' own success and the ease of use and automated integration with existing WP sites and userbases.

bbPress has been used many of times as a support forum, mainly because of its quick registration process and easy to use follow & email notifications system.


Unpack and upload it to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
Last updated on July 14th, 2015
bbPress - bbPress includes a pretty straight-forward settings pagebbPress - bbPress allows admins to create the main forum sections in the backendbbPress - An unlimited number of forums can be created and managed with bbPressbbPress - Forum topics can all be reviewed from the WordPress admin panelbbPress - Topic replies are also managed in the bbPress backendbbPress - The bbPress forum frontend looks just like any other forumbbPress - Inside a forum, existing topics can be viewed at the top, while a new topic can be created from belowbbPress - bbPress discussions follow the classical vertical display patternbbPress - For every existing user, a profile page will be createdbbPress - Users can also edit their own created profile pagesbbPress - A special bbPress widget is added to the administration panel dashboardbbPress - Specialized bbPress sidebar widgets also come packed with the pluginbbPress - On the frontend, these widgets will show extra content and controls

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