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bbPress Hosting – Web App Overview

Increase audience engagement with your WordPress website by integrating it with bbPress.

Now you can transform your CMS or blog platform into a full-featured discussion board.

Created from the WordPress design table, bbPress is an easy-to-use forum application with extensible functionality through add-ons. It is, as a plugin, customisable through editing your website theme’s CSS as well. Post formatting is done on Quicktags Toolbar, an HTML editor.

Who uses bbPress?

The bbPress infrastructure supports all types of WordPress-powered websites. Community-focused platforms usually deploy this app.


  • Simple Setup. Easy to moderate. Fast, and clean.
  • One central account. One unified admin area. One-click install.
  • Simple step-by-step installation
  • Multisite Forums
  • Fast and light coding
  • Simple interface
  • Customizable templates
  • Highly extensible
  • Spam protection
  • RSS Feeds

bbPress features can be viewed here.

A closer look at bbPress

The Admin interface:


The WordPress Admin page:

bbPress is currently running version 2.5.14.

Websites using bbPress

Around 206,000 live websites are using bbPress, and 3,000 of these sites are from Australia. (source:

A sample of bbPress-built website forums:

Hosting Requirements


  • Latest stable release of WordPress
  • PHP 7
  • MySQL 5.0 or MariaDB 10.0


  • Latest stable release of WordPress
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater

Any web server that supports PHP and MySQL runs well with bbPress but Apache or Nginx is a must-have for the robust and feature-rich projects.

Getting started with bbPress

You can quickly install the bbPress app on Hosting Cloud via the One Click Application Installer.

The app is also downloadable through the bbPress website. Instructions are provided.


Publisher: bbPress
Category: Forum
Initial release: 2003
Language: PHP
Dev/s: Automattic
License: GPL version 2
Price: Free

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