How to add a forum to WordPress using bbPress

What is a forum for bbPress?

Forums are a great way to create communities. Most of the content is created by users. Many platforms are available for forums, such as phpbb3 or vBulletin. The bbPress plugin is required to integrate a forum on a WordPress website.

bbPress is a program for forums that integrates with WordPress. Like WordPress, bbPress has the ability to expand its functionality and add extensions. It’s a fast, easy plugin that is much more popular than any other open-source forum platform.

How to create a forum using bbPress

You can integrate the forum directly into your WordPress site if you have one. If not, you will need to build it. Hosting and a domain name are required in order to build a website. Depending on your preference, both have monthly and annual costs. After you have chosen the two most important aspects of your website’s existence, you can install WordPress and configure it as you wish. The installation process is very quick using Softaculous from cPanel. WordPress is very user-friendly and intuitive, so you can ask for assistance from a specialist.

Once you have completed the layout of your site, you can install the bbPress plug-in. The plugin can be installed in the same way as any other. It’s free and can be found in the WordPress library. It can be downloaded from either the official bbPress site or the WordPress.org website. You can then upload the ariva from your WP panel by clicking on Add new. Go to your WordPress panel and click on Add New To Plugins. This will make it the fastest way to install. You can search for bbPress here and download and activate it in a matter of seconds.

What is a forum for bbPress?

Forums are a great way to create communities. Most of the content is created by users. Many platforms are available for forums, such as phpbb3 or vBulletin. The bbPress plugin is required to integrate a forum on a WordPress website.

bbPress is a program for forums that integrates with WordPress. Like WordPress, bbPress has the ability to expand its functionality and add extensions. It’s a fast, easy plugin that is much more popular than any other open-source forum platform.

How to create a forum using bbPress

You can integrate the forum directly into your WordPress site if you have one. If not, you will need to build it. Hosting and a domain name are required in order to build a website. Depending on your preference, both have monthly and annual costs. After you have chosen the two most important aspects of your website’s existence, you can install WordPress and configure it as you wish. The installation process is very quick using Softaculous from cPanel. WordPress is very user-friendly and intuitive, so you can ask for assistance from a specialist.

Once you have completed the layout of your site, it is time for the bbPress plugin to be installed. The plugin can be installed in the same way as any other. It’s free and can be found in the WordPress library. It can be downloaded from either the official bbPress site or the WordPress.org website. You can then upload the ariva from your WP panel by clicking on Add new. Go to your WordPress panel and click on Add New to Plugins. This will make it the fastest way to install it. You can search for bbPress here and download and activate it in a matter of seconds.

Once installed, bbPress adds menu options called forums, topics, and replies to your WordPress panel.

You can create forums from this page by clicking on Forums and then adding new. This will take you to a familiar area. It is very similar to creating an article or page through the WordPress editor.

Enter the title and description, then press the publish button. Other attributes include type, status and visibility, parent order, forum moderators, and parent order.

You can create as many forums and discussions as you like.
Displaying a forum from bbPress in the WordPress frontend

Once you have created at most one forum, it is now necessary to display it in the front of your site. It cannot be displayed in the back where you will find the administrator panel. Make a new WordPress page. Give it a title. Add a shortcode

To save your changes and make the forum page visible to everyone, publish the page. To see the forum’s visuals, you can now visit it in your browser.

It is a good idea to include a link to that page in your website’s menu. Users will be able access the forum from the menu. She will be able to access the forum directly from the menu.
bbPress integration for your WordPress theme

You will most likely need to open forum registrations. You will need to go to WordPress General Settings, and then check the Membership section.

Save the changes. A separate registration page must be created for each new user. Create a new WordPress page and enter the shortcode.

You will see a registration form after you publish the page. You can repeat the same process for password recovery pages, where you will need to enter the shortcode.

Add an authentication form to users at the end. This is where bbPress comes in handy. Click on Appearance, then Widgets. You will find the Login Widget, which you can add to your sidebar. You must ensure that you link to the registration page as well as to the password recovery webpage.

Setting up a bbPress forum

Compared to other forums and programs, bbPress’s configuration page is simple. You can modify the settings by going to Settings, then Forums in your WordPress panel.

These default options are acceptable for most websites.

Register visitors automatically get the role of Participant by selecting the first option. This option can be disabled or changed.

You can also protect the site from spam messages. This option should be left active. However, you can adjust the time between messages in the forum.

You can disable or modify the editing option according to your preferences. This refers to users’ rights to edit their published messages. You can edit published messages by entering 0 in the minutes field.

Last, visitors can create discussion and answer questions without creating an account. This option should be disabled for security reasons.

We have the section that describes the functionality of the forum under the settings section for forum users.

You can save a journal to be used for revisions by checking the first option. You can also check the second option if you want users to save certain discussions as favorites. Option three and four can be ticked for subscribing and following answers and discussions. This option allows you to attach keywords to discussions.

The bbPress theme section is available below.

You can select different topics, and you can display certain numbers of answers (replies), and discussions (topics).

You have the option of named URLs or slugs, which can be very helpful for Google search engine optimization (SEO).

Translate them in the appropriate forum language. Don’t forget to save any changes.

Roles for users in bbPress

We’ve already discussed WordPress user roles. WordPress has its own user management system. This allows you to add users with specific permissions to certain roles. Things are slightly different at bbPress. bbPress expands on this functionality by adding new roles and permissions like the following:

The WordPress administrator or owner, Keymaster, is assigned to a user automatically when he installs WordPress. This role can delete, edit, create, and remove forums, discussions, or answer questions.
Moderators can moderate the forum using moderation tools. I have the ability to moderate topics, posts and forums.
Participants – These are users who have default roles. They are able to create and edit their own discussions and answers. They can subscribe to and mark their favourite discussions.
Spectators – (spectators) have the right to view forums, topics, and posts.
Blocked – Those who have all permissions blocked are considered to be blocked. They cannot read topics that are public.