Formatting a bbPress post can be achieved with the use of the simple HTML editor called the Quicktags Toolbar that appears above the topic or reply form for quick and easy HTML formatting. This toolbar inserts simple HTML tags into the topic or reply form to better format the users post.
To enable the ability to format posts with HTML and the Quicktags Toolbar:
- Go to Settings > Forums in the WordPress backend
- Then in the Forum Features section make sure “Add toolbar & buttons to textareas to help with HTML formatting” is enabled