I've running a standalone version of bbpress integrated with my wordpress site.
I didn't integrate the bbpress plugin because the main forum page of the plugin looked very ugly and on creating sub-forums, the names of the sub-forums appear horizontally.
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Because of this ,the forum looked very primitive as the main forum page looked very small and empty. I wanted a normal usual looking forum which users have generally seen and I thought that going for bbpress standalone would be a better idea but maintaining the standalone version has been a nightmare-users can't post sometimes, plugins don't work properly etc and am thinking about using bbpress plugin.
Can somebody please advice how to make those sub-forums appear vertically as it is on the wordpress homepage like this. I'm very depressed with this whole nightmarish experience.