bbPress got started because we were using miniBB for the WordPress support forums, and were continually frustrated by its limitations and slow code. That’s saying a lot because miniBB is one of the lightest and fastest bulletin board scripts out there. After a hosting change and PHP upgrade broke the boards (even more than they were) it became painfully obvious something needed to be done.
The day after Christmas 2004 Matt started coding from the ground up and two days later the first version of bbPress was pushed live on WordPress.org. Since then, Michael Adams has joined the project, then Sam Bauers, and now John James Jacoby has completely reinvented bbPress as a plugin for WordPress using all the latest bits and bobs.
bbPress continues to grow alongside the growth of its community.
Open vistas and green pastures. Beauty the likes of which none have beheld.