How to set up bbPress forum in WordPress

How to set up bbPress forum in WordPress
September 29 20:20 2016

One of the discussion forum software is bbPress which is work with association with WordPress. This is really easy and flexible to use. This discussion forum software built by the creators of wordpress. This is fast forum software that not need to know big and hardly knowledge to use this. Need only that how usual wordpress is work will be sufficient.

This is very useful for the people who use in wordpress and this has amazing features. Also you can add vBulletin style forum in WordPress. We will give a short tips that how you can set up this bbPress discussion forum software. You can also find how to setup bbPress on Genesis Framework.

Look at here for step wise guide line for set up bbPress Forum in WordPress:

Let’s start by adding the under construction notice on our Forum board with the following shortcode:

After the installing bbPress forum plugin that on your website or blog you need to create a page. The page will called forum under page. In this page you need to put the coding as follows here.

[under contruction]

Not to worry that this short code to display under construction notice at the forum location. Just like following this link:


After this you need to setting up this forum on your blog that need to follow some steps actually how you want it to look. You can use this on TwentyTwelve theme or even more advance. This will depends only on you.

First you need to create a general forum board. This you can also get by the import a forum or by the download. To create general forum with bbPress follow as below…..

Go to Dashboard → Forums → Add new

After that you can pick up a general title for the new forum. As for you want to add in your blog or website. After you may put a description in the post editor. After the specific description you can publish this from the right sidebar.

After this stage now you can go to Dashboard → Topics and create a new topic like any if you want. This seems we have bbPress with one forum and one topic, but we’ll need to show it somewhere. When you are trying to import or migrating forum from any external forum board to bbpress then follow this:

To import forums, go to Dashboard → Tools → Forums and go to the tab “import forums”

Now you can select the forum board name from where you are importing. So, this is nice and fast workable for your site.

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