Thanks for your help travishill. I was able to do all these things today.
Could you help with one more question which is – how do I sort the sub-forums on the home page at pacificbeach dot me/discussions?
The primary forums are sorting fine but, if I name one of them as the parent, and sort the children via putting in a page-order number, this seems to be ignored. Someone eluded to bbp sorting by popularity but, it seems there should be a way to sort these.