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Custom Import

Published on December 28th, 2012 by Stephen Edgar

Related: #2134 Improve readability in Example.php Forum Importer (Inline Docs & Code Formatting) You can customize the included example.php located in /bbpress/includes/admin/converters/Example.php to setup an import from any MySQL database. A good reference is to look at the included converters bbPress1.php, phpBB.php and SimplePress5.php and compare the database table and field mappings as that should […]

bbPress in Your Language

Published on September 3rd, 2012 by Stephen Edgar

Like WordPress, bbPress has the built in capability to be used in any language. The instructions below assume you have already configured WordPress in Your Language and Installing WordPress in Your Language. Like WordPress, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply bbPress translations or translation updates. Most sites are now able to automatically […]

Import Forums

Published on July 3rd, 2012 by Stephen Edgar

Supported Platforms Advanced Electron Forum v1.x (beta testing for bbPress 2.5 see #2384) bbPress v1.1/v1.2 (This also includes BuddyPress Group Forums) Drupal v7.x (beta testing for bbPress 2.5 see #2375) FluxBB v1.5.x (beta testing for bbPress 2.5 see #2383) Invision Mingle MyBB v1.6.x (beta testing for bbPress 2.5 see #2378) Phorum v5.2.19 (beta testing for […]

Repair Forums

Published on July 3rd, 2012 by Stephen Edgar

bbPress keeps track of relationships between forums, topics, replies, and topic tags, and users. Occasionally these relationships become out of sync, most often after an import or migration. The ‘Repair Forums’ tools are located in your WordPress Dashboard -> ‘Tools’ -> ‘Forums’ -> ‘Repair Forums’ (/wp-admin/tools.php?page=bbp-repair) These tools create substantial database overhead so only run […]


Published on June 26th, 2012 by Jarret

Description The ‘bbp_author_link’ function is used to display the most recently active author’s avatar and username linked to their profile How to use it $args (optional) – Accepts an array of arguments to configure display ( post_id, link_title, type, size ) Uses bbp_get_author_link() Sample code example Displays the linked avatar and username for the most […]

bbPress User Roles and Capabilities

Published on June 17th, 2012 by Siobhan

Overview bbPress comes built in with user Roles that give the website owner the ability to tailor user access to their website. This page details the bbPress capabilities that each role has. You manage bbPress users roles in the same way you manage WordPress user roles. (/wp-admin/users.php) Under the hood details of the roles and […]

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 […]

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Custom bbPress Theme

Published on June 5th, 2012 by iamfantastikate

The following is written for version 2.2 of the bbPress WordPress plugin. Information in this tutorial may not be applicable to earlier or subsequent versions of the plugin. With that in mind, on to the tutorial! Step 1: Install WordPress In the past, bbPress was a stand-alone forum script that could work with WordPress if […]


Published on May 19th, 2012 by Jarret

Description The ‘bbp_show_lead_topic’ function is an alternate layout style where topics appear as “lead” posts, ahead of replies whereas by default topics are included in the reply loop. How to use it When set to $show_lead = true the ‘Lead Topic’ uses the single topic part content-single-topic-lead.php allowing you to style the lead topic separately […]

Forum Settings

Published on May 13th, 2012 by masonjames

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 […]

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