Are you using bbPress forum software and want to make forum interactive and better for you and your users ? Just like WordPress, bbPress is highly customizable with its extensive plug-in system.
bbPress is a forum software is a free to use software which has released with GPL licence. For a WordPress user, bbPress won’t bring many surprises. The admin interface is very simple and similar to WordPress. If you are an existing user, these top rated bbpress plugins for your forums will be useful .
Q1: How I can prevent my forums from spammer ?
In a nutshell, Akismet (a spam-fighting service used by WordPress users) is available here to combat comment and trackback spam on blogs.
Q2: Our forums members want to share videos. How to make this possible ?
It’s quite easy to post videos in a bbpress forum with bbvideo. All you need to do is just copy the link of video from websites such as YouTube, Metacafe, Vimeo or Dailymotion and post it in your post. The link automatically get converted into embedded player.
Q3: Who is online in our bbpress forum ?
Members online, allow you to tracks the users current online/offline status including the the total time online and last visit for each member in their profile.
Q4: How can I add signature feature in my bbpress forum ?
Extends the edit profile options and allow users to add forum signature with bbpress signature .
Q5: I want to insert images into post. Is it possible ?
[*] Update – You can upload image using zaerl Editor. This plug-in add little toolbar on the top of the editor area .The toolbar consist of some useful buttons for formatting content before a user post a topic /reply
Q6: I want to conduct a simple poll on my bbpress forum. But, how ?
You can quickly add polls to any topic using bbpress Polls.
Q7: How can I add private messaging feature to bbPress forum ?
Give a try to bbPM. It allow users to send private messages to each other.
Q8: Want to enable your users to add their social media profiles in your public forum profile ?
bbSocialize, allows you to display your social media profiles like Twitter, Flickr, Digg, Delicious and Technorati in your public forum profile.
Q9: Is there any quick way to share the forum topics on social bookmarking and networking sites ?
Social-it allow you to share forums topics to top social bookmarking websites . Alternatively, to share popular discussion you just copy code from addthis. Go to bb-admin post.php. Paste the addthis code after <div class=”poststuff”>. Save and upload file properly to your server.
Q10: How can I install, uninstall, activate, deactivate and upgrade the plugins via my admin panel ?
You can browse WordPress repository for plugins and themes via your admin panel . This feature is yet not available in the current versions of bbpress. In order to perform these actions get this BBpress pluign. This plug-in save your time by enabling you to access and install plugins from bbPress plugin repository right from your admin panel. Now, you don’t need to connect Web server every time to upload, install and delete various new plugins. Thanks to SamBauers & GautamGupta .
[*] Note – To install more plugins, create a new directory called my-plugins in the base directory of your bbPress installation and install them there, not to bb-plugins directory.