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.
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?