Don’t create a page. The files are set up through the WordPress hierarchy system using permalinks. Without changing the settings in the BBPress system, your forum will be placed at forums/forum/title where title is the title of the first forum you create.
If you need to get it in your menu system use menus and create a custom link to the correct permalink location.
Your theme first of all has to have custom menus as an option such that you can create pages and they won’t all publish to your top menu. There is a custom link section in the menu sections of those themes that have custom menus activated. The theme you are currently using is 2011 I believe and it doesn’t have custom menus installed.
If you are lost google it… there are a lot of tutorials out there.
We’ve done a little tutorial video to show how you can setup either a BuddyPress Group Forum, a SiteWide bbPress 2.0 Forum, or a custom hybrid forum page using shortcodes. You can have all three at one time. Hope this helps
Go into wp-admin>settings>forums. You can set the slug there for the different levels within the forum and then create a custom menu link to that slug. By default the root slug for bbPress 2.2 is yourdomain.com/forums. …In case anyone runs across this forum…
@labsecrets I like your video help format. Did you create or purchase the video intros? I started out creating buddypress group forums and I now want to change those to sitewide. I don’t see any way that I can do that in WP Admin.