319 Reviews - Trustscore 3.98
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Are you looking for a timeless, elegant, and streamlined discussion board? bbPress is easy to integrate, easy to use, and is built to scale with your growing community.
bbPress is intentionally simple yet infinitely powerful forum software, built by contributors to WordPress.
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The forum is nice and easy to set up. The problems come when trying to couple the bbPress (and/or BuddyPress) plugin with a membership plugin. As I have tried to do TWICE.
After research it seems that bbpress (and/or BuddyPress) do NOT play well with ‘membership’ or ‘s2 member’. I’m not sure whose responsible for the issues, but personally I think they should all get together and resolve the problems. Otherwise, having a membership site with a forum is extremely problematic because the administrators loose their access and instead of doing to the dashboard or being able to login in the first place, you are met with this message: “You do not have sufficient permission to access this page”.
2022-02-11 at 19:41:13
We wanted to try BBPress but we discovered quickly that it caused way too many problems with roles & permissions for the site. So we removed it. But it turns out that for at least 8 years bbPress has known the roles can’t be removed cleanly and they just shrug and say “not important.” So, I recommend you NOT INSTALL THIS PLUGIN. It will leave ugly traces behind itself like a nasty WordPress slug and you’ll waste hours googling it and trying to fix it to no avail. It’s old, it’s ugly, and it’s a mess.
2022-02-11 at 19:40:40
BBPress does not integrate as stated. I tried it for the first time with the twenty fifteen theme, which is said to integrate seamlessly. News flash: lots of seams. Either BBPress is not compatible with the themes stated. Or the twenty fifteen theme does not work as stated. Something is broken.
It is not unreasonable to expect a thing to work as described. BBPress is great for people who have time to play and tinker and love to fix things that don’t work. Or maybe it’s just that the themes are not yet compatible. Either way, very misleading information. And all paid WordPress support has to say about it is, “I’ll be glad to connect you with our design team”. Haha! Not.
2022-02-11 at 19:39:37