bbPress is forum software from the creators of WordPress. Easily setup discussion forums inside your WordPress.org powered site.
1. Installing the plugin
Go to WP Admin > Plugins > Add new
You will see bbPress part of the featured plugins then install and activate.
You can also type ‘bbpress’ into the search bar , and that should lead you to the latest version then install and activate from there.
2. Setting up the forums
Go into WP Admin > Forums > Add new
Add a forum and name it whatever you want, but you need at least one to get the forum page going (you can always delete it later).
Now go into the WP Admin> Topics and create a new topic. Again you can trash this later, but you’ll want to see what one looks like.
Okay, so now we have bbPress with one forum and one topic, but we’ll need to show it somewhere, so go to step 3 below.
3. Creating a forum page
In WP Admin > Settings > Forums look for what is set in the forum root under the forum root slug heading. The default is ‘forums’ but you can set this to anything.
For other bbPress settings go to WP Admin > Settings > Forums.