Re: Basic installation help
1. If your website is in public_html, then I would put the folder inside that folder, so you would have this:
When you unzip bbPress, it will create a folder called
bbpress. Rename that folder to whatever you want before you upload it.
Uncompress it on your desktop, then rename it, then upload the whole thing to public_html.
4. Well, if /public_html resolves to your domain at http://www.example.com/ and you renamed your bbpress folder to discussions, you would visit http://www.example.com/discussions/ and start the installation.
If you want a link to the forum in your WordPress menu, you will need to create a Page with a slug that is identical to your folder name. So, if you called your folder
discussions, create a Page called Discussions with a slug of
discussions and if you’re using permalinks in WordPress, that menu item will serve up the bbPress installation.
There are also plugins that will allow you to redirect a page to another URL. You might need to do something like that.
Custom Field Redirect: http://www.nathanrice.net/plugins/
Page Links To: https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/page-links-to/
There are ways to do it in a page template as well, but you might not need any of that. Create a page with the slug named the same as your forum folder, and it should ‘just work’.