How do I add a Discussion Forum to WP?

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#1

Newbie Alert! – I have WordPress as my root site and would like to add a Discussion Forum. Can anyone tell me how to do that and recommend a good one? Thanks!


#2

The plugin bbPress - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress/ - is written by some of the same people who do WordPress.

There are some other popular ones:



#3

Thanks for the info. Newbie that I am, I’m still trying to figure out exactly how to do that. The instructions say the following:

1.Place the ‘bbpress’ folder in your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
2.Activate bbPress.
3.Visit ‘Settings > Forums’ and adjust your configuration.
4.Create some forums.
5.View your site.
6.Adjust the CSS of your theme as needed, to make everything pretty.

A million years ago I used C-Panel and knew how to add files to directories, but I’m not even sure how to find the directories on DreamHost. Got a few minutes to give a motivated Newbie a hand?


#4

log into WordPress, go to plugins, and click: Add New
Search for bbPress
install now
activate
done


#5

Thank you so much! It’s so easy, once you know what to do, of course.


#6

sure thing. we are all learning at some point. I try to keep asking questions and then help others after I know some of the answers


#7

Thanks, sierracircle :slight_smile:


#8

Your welcome. I am still learning , so I often feel like a goof asking a simple question. It’s nice to have forums.


#9

I feel the same way. You will all be sick of me by the time I’m done asking all my questions!