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Forum User Settings

This area defines the privileges and restrictions for the bbPress forums.

Disallow editing after
Set this to the time (in number of minutes) to limit post editing. Once the time limit has been reached the forum post no longer be available for editing to forum participants. Administrators and bbPress Moderators can override this setting at any time.

Throttle posting every
Set this to the minimum time (in seconds) between posting new replies in bbPress forums. This is useful to help stop spamming or other attempts to interrupt the normal flow of the forum.

Anonymous posting
Any site visitor can post a new topic or reply without the need of logging into your site. They will still be required to enter a name and email to post, but will not be required to create a username or password and will not be shown in the list of WordPress Users.

Auto Role
Select the default role for bbPress forum members to be assigned, the roles are Keymaster, Moderator, Participant (Default), Spectator and Blocked. For full details of the permissions assigned by these roles please User Roles and Capabilities.

Forum Features

WordPress stores a new version of posts each time a draft is saved or a post is edited and republished. Enable or disable this for bbPress topics and replies here. To learn more about revisions, check the WordPress codex article on Revision Management.

Forum participants can “favorite” any topic. These topics are available later for review from the participant’s forum profile. Additionally a custom RSS feed is available allowing participants to stay up to date on topics that are important to them.

Forum participants can elect to subscribe to a forum or topic. They will be notified when a new topic is created in a subscribed forum or a new reply is posted to a subscribed topic. Subscribed forums and topics will appear on their forum user profile.

Topic Tags
This will disable topic tags site wide and will no longer show topic tags associated with each topic or the topic tag input form.

This will enable forum wide search allowing users to search for forums, topics and replies within your forum.

Post Formatting
This will add the toolbar & buttons to the textarea to help with HTML formatting, the defaults are ‘b’ (bold), ‘i’ (italic/emphasis), ‘link’ (URL Hyperlink), ‘del’ (strikethough), ‘img’ (Link an image via URL), ‘ul’ (Unordered List), ‘ol’ (Ordered List), ‘li’ (List Item), ‘code’ (HTML/PHP/SQL Code for preformatted text) & ‘close tags’ (Closes any unclosed tags).

Auto-embed Links
Enable forum participants to embed links from YouTube, Twitter, and others by simply pasting a link into their topic or reply. This is done using the WordPress oEmbed API. More information and a full list of supported sites can be found on the Embed Codex page.

Reply Threading
This will allow your users to reply to specific replies, providing context to the discussion in a ‘threaded’ view. This will also remove topic pagination so the topic and all replies will only be a single page.

Allow Global Access
In a WordPress Multisite install bbPress is activated on individual sites. Allowing global access will permit all users from across the network to post topics and replies on the forums for this particular site.

Topics & Replies Per Page

Topics – How many topics to show per page.
Replies – How many replies to show per page.

Topics & Replies Per RSS Page

Topics – How many topics to show per RSS page
Replies – How many replies to show per RSS page

Forum Root Slug

Forum Root – Used to prefix custom root slugs onto forums
Forum Prefix – Used to enable forum prefixing with the Forums base slug in Archive Slugs
Forum root should show – Sets your forums to display an index of your forums or a list of the most recent topics.

Single Forum Slugs

Forum – Used to prefix forum root slugs
Topic – Used to prefix topic root slugs
Topic Tag – Used to prefix single topic tag root slugs
Topic View – Used to prefix topic view root slugs
Reply – Used to prefix reply root slugs
Search – Used to prefix search root slugs

Forum User Slugs

User base – Used to prefix user root slugs
Topics Started – Used to prefix user created topics slugs
Replies Created – Used to prefix user created replies slugs
Favorite Topics – Used to prefix users favorite topics slugs
Topic Subscriptions – Used to prefix users subscriptions slugs

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