Re: New to BBPRESS — need help with ad plugins please!
You can make a directory called my-plugins (and might as well make my-templates at the same time) and then upload them with your FTP program. Some FTP programs will allow you to create a new directory on the remote host by right clicking, as well. If you have shell access to the host, you can make directories there as well (but I suspect you don’t based on your questions.) And, 1.0 comes with those directories by default now.
In any case, glad you got it sorted. These instructions are for anyone else who might need help.