Installing BBpress and creating / registering new users for your forum.
Allowing others to create accounts for your forum.
I had problems with this (various instructions skipped steps or were vague), so once I worked it out I thought it might be helpful here.
Once you have activate the plugin on your WordPress Dashboard (Plugins > Installed pluggins > activate) you should get a welcome message. At the bottom of that screen is a link to follow to alter your basic forum settings (or if you have closed that screen: Settings > Forums from your dashboard). Set them as you like.
You will now have a new section of your Dashboard – Forums. Hover over Forums then select ‘add new’. Name your forum etc.
Now create 3 new website pages on your website. ‘Forums’, ‘New users’ and ‘Lost password’. On the New Users page copy the following text exactly [bbp-register]
On the lost password page put this text: [bbp-lost-pass]
Remember to update/upload the pages.
Now go to Appearance > Widgets. Drag and drop the ‘BBloggin Widget’ into your side bar (on the left. Make sure you have the side bar activation in Appearance > Customize > Layout).
The widget will pop open and ask for 2 urls. Put the URLs of your new New Users page in the Register box and the lost password page in Lost password box. Click save at the bottom of the widget box.
Go to www.’yourdomain.com/forums and you should see your new forum, with a login widget at the side. Click the register link and it should take you to a form other people can fill in to create a new account (you may be logged in to your forum already, so either log out, or try it on someone else’s computer. Just to check it works.
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