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How to install bbPress, WordPress already installed

  • beardownarizona


    I currently have wordpress installed in my root directory, but would like to have bbPress installed into a /forum directory and linked from my main homepage.

    I already have the link to a “forums page” set up at, however I’m not sure how to implement bbPress so when the link is clicked the user is taken to the forums. I don’t think I can install bbPress on a WordPress page…so I’m trying to figure out the easiest way to have the forums installed an a directory, and then linked from my WordPress menu.

    Also, do bbPress users on my site still use the WordPress “register” link?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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  • chrishajer


    In that Autumn Almanac theme, you can add a link in menu.php. It can easily be before or after the link to Home, of after all the pages that are listed (so, end of the line.) Just add this to menu.php right after <?php wp_list_pages('depth=1&title_li='); ?>:

    <li><a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/forum/" title="Visit the forums"></a></li>

    That will add an additional list item right after all the rest of the pages in your menu.

    You could also do it by creating a page called Forum and then just redirect the content of that page to your forums. That way you could control the page order and have it appear in a place other than the beginning or end of the menu.

    You didn’t mention what version of bbPress and WordPress you’re trying to integrate. It matters. Looks like you are using WordPress 2.6.3 – I don’t know how to properly integrate the logins with any version of bbPress. If you spend some time looking through these forums, you will see people who’ve had trouble with integration. Maybe someone else can help you with that.




    Now what if I wanted to add the forums as a subdomain…like How does that affect the code?

    Would this work?

    <li><a>" title="Visit the forums"></a></li>

    Thank you for your help!




    <li><a href="" title="Visit the forums"></a></li>

    The bloginfo just grabs the url of the site in case you ever move to another domain name.

    Hi there!

    I had recently installed bbpress to my href=”; and wordpress installed to my href=”;

    I wish to integrate the bbpress into my wordpress but do not know how to do that.

    Can anyone help me with this task.

    Thank you.

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