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bbPress

bbPress is forum software, made the WordPress way.

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you need more work
By , for WP 4.5

good but this is not what i'm waiting for

good, although I can't drag and drop images
By , for WP 4.4.2

Appears to work as expected. Network install works well.

The deal breaker for me is it doesn't allow drag & drop of images into posts.

I use forums to organize posts into hierarchical groups, and images are a required part of postings.

Trawled around, don't see a fix for this. tinyMCE-advanced plugin was mentioned, but just the same basic editor is still present in bbpress forums.

if you don't need images, it is pretty good

Easy to install and well integrated but with limitation
By , for WP 4.4

Looks like this plugin is a good solution for WordPress with a limitation on our site that is commented several times:

* Multisite installation
* WP Version 4.4.1
* bbpress Version 1.8.3
* Allow Anonymous Posting
* E-mail whenever anyone posts something
* Approve Manually or previously approved comment

This all works fine for standard comments but does not for bbpress on our site. Settings are made according to this site. You can find this topic several times by others via google, eg here.

Most time the answere to this topic is a plugin which was not touched for 2 years and is said to be compatible up to WP version 3.6.1 - not a good basis if you want to setup a professional site.

Would be great to see this fixed in a future release.

just the basics,otherwise plugins and hours in configuration
By , for WP 4.3

if you just want a basic forum functionality, then bbpress is OK.
it's lightweight and simple.

but when people start calling it a "forum" one immediately compares it to dedicated "forum" scripts. and that's when things become less shiny

you need a few other plugins for common things like private messaging and user avatar (that's when buddypress comes in to the rescue), role management, media attachment, notifications or social login.
And each one has a learning curve, and sometimes don't play along with each other.

so the "modular" feature actually becomes "a lot of hours trying to get things right"

but where it stays only in three stars (or maybe less) is when it comes to management functions.
Simple things like bulk moving topics or creating default "catchall" forum don't exist and require some extensive knowledge of hooks and actions - and lot's of hours trying to get the code right.
support is not responsive, there are a lot of unanswered questions and sometimes takes ages to get a reply.
I know everybody is a volunteer, but actually support is scarse

bottom line:
if you just need the basics or are willing to spend time configuring, tuning and coding, then bbpress is quite OK.
if you need some additional features or are not a geek in WP API (no pun intended), maybe you'll be better off with another solution

it's ok
By ,

thank you it is working ok but quite slow

Comments are disabled
By , for WP 4.1

After I click on the name of the forum e.g. Politics it shows the topic then under that you can create a new topic. At the bottom of that it says ( Comments are disabled ). Comments are not disabled. I check by logging out and posting using a different name than my admin user name and had no problem commenting. My website is:
http://newspoliticssports.com/

excelente
By , for WP 3.9.2

sencillo y rápido

Perfect for simple forums
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is great solution for simple forums for WordPress lovers, but it gets tricky when your forum grow, you end up doing a lots of customization installing other add-on plugins, this plug needs more work.

good
By , for WP 3.9.1

Very fast loading

comments are closed
By , for WP 3.8.1

comments are closed is still comming up? How to handle?

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