The box does exactly what it says it does, it allows ‘GUESTS’ to publish, it says nothing about allowing anonymous posting.
A guest to my house is someone I know or want to be able to ID and maybe contact after their visit if I need to – say because they left something or I want to ban becuase they were not nice. Just opening the doors and allowing anyone to wander round my house is not something I want.
That is the logic behind guests.
Now you want anonymous posting, which is fine if you want it, but it’s not how the software out of the box works. Being frustrated by this is not really something you should be, it doesn’t work how you want, but it has to work some way, and it works how most people want.
So chill ! 🙂
Now if you want anonymous posting, and know how to move a file between your pc and your site, then come back and I’ll help you create that.
Thanks for the response and don’t worry I’m super chill. I want to be able to have them post anonymously.
transfer this to your pc and edit
change this from line 27
<label for="bbp_anonymous_email"><?php esc_html_e( 'Mail (will not be published) (required):', 'bbpress' ); ?></label><br />
<input type="text" id="bbp_anonymous_email" value="<?php bbp_author_email(); ?>" size="40" maxlength="100" name="bbp_anonymous_email" />
<input type="hidden" id="bbp_anonymous_email" value="email@example.com" name="bbp_anonymous_email" />
create a directory on your theme called ‘bbpress’
where %your-theme-name% is the name of your theme
Then transfer the file you saved above and put in in the directory called bbpress that you created above, so you end up with
bbPress will now use this template instead of the original, and the email address will then not be asked for.