Just to follow up with this.. I also tried jonboldendesign’s suggestion and it worked with bbPress version 2.4.1. Here is what I did immediately after upgrading from v2.2.4:
- Enable “Anonymous posting”, save changes.
- Disable “Anonymous posting”, save changes.
- Enable “Auto role”, save changes.
- Disable “Auto role”, save changes (optional).
After the 3rd step all three menu items (Forums, Topics, Replies) are showing. Note that just upgrading to 2.4.1 was enough to get the Forum menu item to show, but the other two (Topics, Replies) only showed up after the first three steps.
Thanks to jonboldendesign and everyone who provided feedback on this 🙂