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Favorites & Subscriptions

Published on January 31st, 2017 by John James Jacoby

bbPress 2.6 changes the way favorites & subscriptions are stored in the database. This page explains why, and what steps you may need to take if the upgrade does not automatically trigger for you. If an upgrade failed before completing, that’s OK. You can safely rerun the upgrade from Tools > Forums at anytime without destroying […]

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 […]

Upgrading bbPress

Published on December 11th, 2014 by Stephen Edgar

This section is your guide to bbPress theme updates, by version release. From time to time bbPress creates new functionality that requires templates and markup adjustments, adds new JavaScript scripting and perhaps requires CSS properties supporting these additions. If your bbPress installation is a particularly custom one, that is, you have customized template files to […]

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 […]


Published on May 23rd, 2014 by Stephen Edgar

e107 v1.x Importer for bbPress Placeholder Text e107 v2.x Importer for bbPress e107 v2.x Importer ‘In Progress’ See #2422

WP Symposium

Published on May 23rd, 2014 by Stephen Edgar

WP Symposium v14.x Importer for bbPress Topics WP Symposium ‘Group Topics’ from Groups are not imported. Replies WP Symposium ‘Forum comments’ or ‘Replies to replies’ and/or ‘Threaded replies’ are not imported.


Published on July 30th, 2013 by Stephen Edgar

Drupal v7.22 Importer for bbPress Note: This current implementation is for the Drupal ‘Out of the Box’ forums, if you are looking to convert ‘Drupal Advanced Forums’ or ‘Artesian Forum’ for Drupal create a ticket on Trac and we will see how we go. FAQ & Known Issues Forums Forum ‘Categories’ are imported as a […]

bbPress 1.x & BuddyPress Group Forums

Published on January 15th, 2013 by Stephen Edgar

bbPress 1.x To import the old bbPress 0.x/1.x standalone forums to bbPress 2.x you must upgrade to bbPress 1.2. A good starting point on how to this is in the following topic.


Published on January 15th, 2013 by Stephen Edgar

Simple Press v5.x Importer for bbPress FAQ & Known Issues Versions Latest tested version: v5.5.2 – Build 12017 Forums Forum ‘Categories’ are imported as a ‘Forum’ – You must manually configure the forum types for ‘category’ forum type after the import and recounts have finished. ‘Locked Forums’ will be imported as like a normal open […]

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