It can be used to power-up discussion boards, integrate into different blogs, as a stand-alone forum and many more.
bbPress can be used as a stand-alone app (1.x series), or as a plugin and work inside the WP platform itself (2.x series).
Here are some key features of "bbPress":
· Fast and light
· Simple interface
· Customizable templates
· Highly extensible
· Spam protection
· RSS Feeds
· Easy integration with any blog
· Easy forum management
· User administration
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· 3 Theme Compatibility tweaks for improved integration with existing themes.
· 2 tweaks to posting preformatted code, pertaining to Visual Editor compatibility.
· Fixes a bug with BuddyPress Activity Streams causing private forum content to be visible on some installations.
· Fixes issues causing some widget settings not to save correctly.
· Added missing contextual help when editing forums, topics, and replies in the WordPress Dashboard.