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bbPress Continued Development



    Hello all, I recently noticed that there has not been a significant update to the bbPress core for two years. Is the plugin still set to have further updates to keep up with PHP changes and WordPress?

    Thank you,

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  • Dale Reardon


    I would love to know also.

    Robin W


    I am just a moderator here, and not a bbpress author.

    The authors tend to release updates every few years, rather than more frequently.

    My personal view is that you should consider bbpress to be a ‘mature’ product, ie any releases will be to fix issues rather than add functionality.

    bbpress is written really well, and has loads of hooks. There are no show stopper bugs in it, it may throw a few deprecation notices (and these are very few at the moment), but WordPress recommends that you should not show error messages in live sites.

    I currently have my test site running WordPress 6.3 and php 8.1 with no issues.

    The only major issue with bbpress at the moment is that it does not work well with FSE themes.

    However my bbp style pack plugin has fixes for this

    bbp style pack

    as well as block versions of the widgets and a ton of styling and functionality add-ons.

    All plugins are subject to the authors commitment, and bbpress is no different.

    The main WordPress support forums use bbpress, and it would be mega work to move those over to some other product.

    But with open software you make your choices….


    Thank you Robin, greatly appreciated. Our forum is also running well and I use the style pack plugin which works great.

    I was just curious about the future of bbPress when checking on a plugin “bbPress – Moderation Tools” with the developer. It used to let us allow moderators to block people but doesn’t seem to work anymore. The person at Digital Arm did allude that the releases are slower on for bbPress.

    Your response is very helpful and Yes, we do pick our battles with open software. Thank you again.

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