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bbp_setup_current_user was called incorrectly

Published on July 22nd, 2015 by John James Jacoby

This debug notice is triggered when WP_DEBUG constant is defined to true and a plugin *other than* bbPress is attempting to access something pertaining to the current user before $wp->init() and/or the init action has fired in wp-settings.php. The notice is there to alert you that bbPress is being forced into a configuration that may […]


Published on July 22nd, 2015 by John James Jacoby

The bbp_setup_current_user() function is hooked to WordPress’s set_current_user action. Internally, it only calls the bbp_setup_current_user action, which is used by bbPress to announce itself to third party plugins looking to hook into bbPress user functionality. This is a bit of a hack, since plugin dependencies do not exist in WordPress proper, but it’s still an […]

Import Troubleshooting

Published on August 17th, 2014 by Stephen Edgar

Specific forum imports Make sure you also check each forum importers codex page for specific issues relating to each forum, the list can be found here. The import gets ‘stuck’ When importing topics or replies the import may become ‘stuck’ and the import will no longer continue importing. These types of faults are typically due […]

Moderation and BlackListing

Published on December 16th, 2013 by John James Jacoby

bbPress uses the same moderation and blacklisting tools that WordPress uses for comments. If you’d like for Topics and Replies by your users to be subjected to additional moderation, and/or completely blocked from being posted, you can use the Comment Moderation and Comment Blacklist settings, located at: Admin > Settings > Discussion When a Topic […]

Theme Compatibility

Published on June 10th, 2012 by masonjames

bbPress 2.x has built-in theme support. All required elements such as front-end editing are included. This means that all functionality will work, even when a theme has no specific bbPress templates or code included with it. All bbPress compat can be overridden using a theme or another plugin. Check bbp-theme-compat template wrappers for what a […]


Published on May 10th, 2012 by Stephen Edgar

bbPress comes with five widgets available to add to any of your WordPress themes sidebars, to active them simply open up your WordPress admin dashboard and go to ‘Appearance’ -> ‘Widgets’ (bbPress) Forums List – A list of forums with an option to set the parent. Options: Title: Here you can set the title of […]


Published on May 9th, 2012 by Stephen Edgar

Since Version 2.0 bbPress support Shortcodes. They have been introduced for creating macros to be used in the layout of your forum content on WordPress pages. To use any of the shortcodes simply insert the desired shortcode into any WordPress page. To get the required numerical ID for $forum_id, $topic_id, $reply_id and $tag_id you will […]


Published on February 5th, 2012 by John James Jacoby

The ‘bbp_loaded’ action is hooked onto WordPress’s ‘plugins_loaded’ action with default priority 10 in: /includes/core/actions.php It’s one of several ‘piggy-back’ actions intended to help load code only when bbPress is active. It’s used to execute code early in the WordPress load order. How it's hooked Where it's used

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