Add a bbPress forum to your website

Although this is considered to be optional, Emphasize Pro is ready for the bbPress forum plugin with a custom forum template, sidebar for the left or right column layout, or even no sidebar if you want a full width forum. When installed, the forum will take on the custom styling from the theme.

 Install the bbPress Plugin

  1. Go to Plugins >> Add New
  2. For most, you will probably see the plugin already in view, if so, click “Install
    bbpress plugin
  3. If you do not see it on the add new plugin page, search for “bbpress” and then install it from the search results.
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. Go to Settings >> Forums (do what you need)
    forum settings
  6. Go to Forums >> Add Forums
    add forums

Choose Your Forum Layout

  1.  Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Basic Settings
  2. Find the “Forum Layout” setting and make your choice
    forum layout
  3. Click “Save & Publish

Using the Custom Sidebar

  1. Go to Appearance >> Widgets
  2. Drag any widget into the “bbPress” sidebar position