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Troubleshooting

My Forum posts are returning 404 messages. How can I fix this?
None of the Plugins on bbPress.org seem to work. What’s going on?
Layout & CSS Issues?
Plugin Conflicts

My Forum posts are returning 404 messages. How can I fix this?

This could be an issue with your rewrite rules. To fix this try resetting your permalinks. In your WordPress Administration Screens navigate to Settings > Permalinks, select a different permalink structure and save. Then select your preferred permalink structure and save again.

None of the Plugins on bbPress.org seem to work. What’s going on?
The plugins listed on bbPress.org are for pre-2.x installs, soon they will be moved and archived. All the plugins for the latest version of bbPress (2.x) can be found on WordPress.org with the bbPress tag – check them out!

Layout & CSS Issues?
If you are having layout or CSS issues get started by using Firebug or any of the major browsers have built in ‘Developer Tools’ Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer & Opera.

Plugin Conflicts
To try and resolve conflicts with other plugins please disable all your plugins except bbPress to see if the error persists. Re-enable each plugin one at a time and if things break again you should be able to now know which other plugin is causing the conflict.

Management

How do I make a user a Moderator?
How do I make a sticky Topic?
How can I show the recent Topics from specific Forums in a Page?

How do I make a user a Moderator?

Visit Users > All Users and select the user you wish to make a moderator. From the Change role to… dropdown menu select Forum Moderator, and click Save.

How do I make a sticky Topic?

A stick Topic is a Topic that sticks to the top of a Forum. To make a sticky Topic, select Sticky from the Topic Type dropdown menu when you create your Topic. You can make a Topic stick to all of your Forums by making it Super Sticky.

How can I show the recent topics from specific forums in a Page?

You can display recent topics by inserting a shortcode into your page. A list of bbPress shortcodes can be found here.