bbp style pack


This Plugin lets you style bbpress, and add display features

You can change the forum styling for elements, letting you match (or contrast!) bbpress to your theme

Many features are available at the click of a button, such as creating vertical lists, adding create new topic links, hiding counts and much more


  • a sample settings page


To install this plugin :

  1. Go to Dashboard>plugins>add new
  2. Search for ‘bbp style pack’
  3. Click install
  4. and then activate
  5. go into settings and set up as required.



Installation Instructions

To install this plugin :

  1. Go to Dashboard>plugins>add new
  2. Search for ‘bbp style pack’
  3. Click install
  4. and then activate
  5. go into settings and set up as required.



bbp Style Pack is a must-have addition to bbPress

If you want to customize the look of bbPress to suit the site into which you incorporate it, you need bbp Style Pack! Install it and gain access to a virtually exhaustive list of settings you can configure to transform bbPress from generic to terrific.

The developer is incredibly responsive and helpful.

Top marks all the way around for an incredibly useful tool. A resounding five stars!

Fantastic Plugin!

I’m a professional web developer. I can write CSS with the best of them. But when I need to hunt down various classes and ids to edit, my work becomes more of a snipe* hunt than coding.

This plugin does all the hard work for me. I still have to make the design decisions, but Robin made it easy to get the styling in the right place in the code.

The plugin has a place to enter raw CSS if I need to. But there are so many options, I may not have to

I’ll also add the help is excellent.

* The snipe is a non-existent monster. Finding a snipe in the real works is an impossible task.


Saves a lot of time.
Hope to have more options.

update: great job on the version 3.4. I think you saw my post about it…

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Contributors & Developers

“bbp style pack” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


  • 3.5.4 added bsp_get_user_display_role function
  • 3.5.3 improved button display on mobile, la activity widget – fix to show latest reply in widgets.php if author not shown, ability to reset data added
  • 3.5.2 made forum thumbnail image clickable
  • 3.5.1 Minor change to new topic button link to allow styling
  • 3.5.0 Improved styling capability for lastest activity widget, search tab and styling added
  • 3.4.9 fix for edit log revisions not displaying correctly
  • 3.4.8 fix for themes that display topic then replies
  • 3.4.7 fix for login settings for foreign language
  • 3.4.6 fix for bug in bbpress freshness for sub forums, save added to top of settings forms
  • 3.4.5 minor correction to freshness display to allow for private group sub forums
  • 3.4.4 correct spurious spaces in functions file
  • 3.4.3 tidy of settings tabs, filter for pg freshness added
  • 3.4.2 added ‘topic rules’ to topic/reply forms, correction to colors on lock and sticky pin colors
  • 3.4.1 Corrections to freshness dispay date to allow custom date to work propery
  • 3.4.0 ability to position roles above user in replies added, added topic author role, ability to have background image for forum headers added, choice of forum description for thumbnails added
  • 3.3.10 split log edit and edit reason to allow for both, and @mentions changed to nicename
  • 3.3.9 Topic/reply disable edit logs added, @mentions corrected to use login name
  • 3.3.8 Minor correction to topic button
  • 3.3.7 Topic order tab added, Search spinner added, lock icon display improved, sticky icon options improved
  • 3.3.6 correction to bsp-display-forum-index shortcode for no breadcrumb and no search parameters
  • 3.3.5 minor correction to the Latest activity widget styling so that forum font size displays correctly
  • 3.3.4 re-issue of 3.3.3 due to tag error
  • 3.3.3 improved forum display when thumbnails being displayed, sub forum descriptions added, better alternate forum with categories and divs improved, @mentions description added, home dashicon added
  • 3.3.2 Buttons tab added, sticky pin added
  • 3.3.1 Correction to featured image error on new forum creation, and template error
  • 3.3.0 Forum thumbnails added, correction to prevent plugin functions if bbress not active
  • 3.2.9 Minor correction to buddypress function
  • 3.2.8 ability to remove forum descriptions added, css location choice added, revised generate css added for additional stability, profile display options added
  • 3.2.7 Revised alternate template to allow for forum headings, ability to set no. revisions added, in-line styling removed for create topic and m0ved to css
  • 3.2.6 Improved date/time format for freshness date
  • 3.2.5 undefined index fixed in styles.php, revised enqueue for updates, revised format for freshness date, lock icon added to topics list
  • 3.2.4 Forum ID added to back end forum admin, forum roles tab improved to allow removal of surplus line break
  • 3.2.3 shortcode bsp-display-topic-index improved to allow no replies to be listed
  • 3.2.2 Improved enqueue of stylesheet
  • 3.2.1 minor correction to plugins.php
  • 3.2.0 Improved spinner added, plugin-info tab added, other plugins tab added, notify default email option added, what’s new tab added
  • 3.1.7 revised getext in functions.php, addition of spinner to form submit
  • 3.1.6 correct LA widget to allow for zero root
  • 3.1.5 minor styling improvements, freshness activity added
  • 3.1.4 text domain added
  • 3.1.3 Freshgness added for topics
  • 3.1.2 correction for empty freshness settings
  • 3.1.1 correction to freshness display
  • 3.1.0 Freshness display added
  • 3.0.9 amended for IIS
  • 3.0.8 correct style display for forum roles css
  • 3.0.7 correct style display for forum roles
  • 3.0.6 forums roles tab re-written to allow custom roles, enqueue on version update amended
  • 3.0.5 Admin links styling added, roles modified to allow translations, french po/mo updated
  • 3.0.4 ability added to restrict login, profile and register itenms to only the primary menu
  • 3.0.3 forum roles tab added, css classes added to login tab, super sticky ‘in forum’ styling added
  • 3.0.2 improved styling for topic headings
  • 3.0.1 colorpicker added to plugin, and improved styling for headings
  • 2.9.2 correction to line 129 in shortcodes.php
  • 2.9.1 add filters to allow other plugins to filter activity widget
  • 2.9.0 add ability to show login/profile/register menu items only on bbpress pages
  • 2.8.9 add filters to allow other plugins to filter shortcodes, correct error with forum template setting
  • 2.8.8 correct error with settings forum template missing, remove breadcrmb and search index errors for shortcodes
  • 2.8.7 shortcode topic index updated to show single forum correctly shortcodes.php
  • 2.8.6 css amended for forum freshness for sub-forums, custom css added
  • 2.8.5 profile tab added, alternate loop-forums template automated
  • 2.8.4 Added ability to list multiple forums in display topic index shortcode and latest activity widget
  • 2.8.3 Added ability to change login/logut menu names
  • 2.8.2 further undefined index errors corrected
  • 2.8.1 update to correct 2.8 error !
  • 2.8 !important removed from ul.odd to allow sticky color to take effect, pot file updated to add ‘reply by’ to translation
  • minor undefined index errors corrected in functions.php
  • 2.7 la activity widget redirect for php 5.2
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  • li>2.6 added login redirect and la activity widget styling
  • 2.5 Fix for edit profile and add ability to change description
  • 2.4 internationalisation phase 2 and fix for login registration not working correctly
  • 2.3 internationalisation phase 1
  • 2.2 corrected styling for .bbp breadcrumb to add p so that fonts take effect
  • 2.1 corrected forum list where buddypress overwrites #bbpress-forums ul.odd and added !important
  • 2.0 corrected functions.php create new topic
  • 1.9 update latest activity widget to go to last reply, added hide avatar and shorten freshness
  • 1.8 added latest activity widget
  • 1.7 Fix author in footer, fix borders and add hiding, add topic/reply form button styling
  • 1.6 Fix topic/reply text font, added forum info styling, fix reply form focus, fix topic headers
  • 1.5 Fix sticky topics background, fixed forum description font
  • 1.4 Add version-ing. Fix save style.css. Fix backend forum administration going on some themes
  • 1.3 Topic/reply form styling added. Ability to hide toolbar added.
  • 1.2 Several errors in 1.1 fixed
  • 1.0 Version 1