John James Jacoby who is one of the core developers of BuddyPress has published a post on the BuddyPress development blog that talks about the future of bbPress and BuddyPress as he sees it. In fact, if you didn’t know it by now, John is leading the initiative in turning (more…)

About a week ago, Matt Mullenweg published a post over on the newly designed bbPress blog that hints to the platforms future. The topic of discussion was WordPress integration, and what better way to do that than to build an awesome bbPress plugin? One, it’s an embarrassing pain in the (more…)

Remember this image? It was grabbed from a couple of new design screenshots back in July of 2009 when Sam Bauers announced the site would be getting a face lift. It’s been awhile but the new design looks great. Asides from the missing bee in the header graphic, the design (more…)

Gautam who is a member of the WPTavern forum recently let us know that he has setup a bbPress Developers area for bbPress developers to chat about developments in the software similar to how WordPress has one. If you are a member of the WPTavern forums and are also one (more…)

The chat logs from the latest bbPress developers chat are online and there is some exciting news to come out of the meeting. bbPress now has a official plugin on the repository albeit it’s not down-loadable just yet. If anyone was thinking bbPress would make for a good core plugin, (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Ryan Hellyer, who operates While you’re there, check out his WordPress Menu Plugin I’m involved with the development of a new bbPress theme. This in itself would not normally be particularly interesting, people develop new themes for forums all the time. (more…)

Thanks to Josh Leuze who tipped me off to this, it looks like is finally going to receive an overhaul with a brand new site design. The new design sticks with the same basic color scheme but the overall site gives a refreshed look and feel. My corny joke (more…)

Justin Tadlock who uses bbPress to power his support forums for the Theme Hybrid framework has published a tutorial on how to create custom views in bbPress. Custom views are pretty cool as they allow you to create different ways of viewing topics on a bbPress powered forum. Speaking of (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Ryan Hellyer, who operates While you’re there, check out his WordPress Menu Plugin Unlike blogging software like WordPress which usually feature good on-site SEO even from a default install, forum software typically has never featured good on-site SEO features. Default themes (more…)

I came across these videos last night through, a WordPress centric site written and maintained by Austin Passy. There are four videos from the WordCamp San Francisco Developers Day uploaded by Austin which contain Sam Bauers discussing the development of the bbPress forum software. The most interesting video to (more…)

The following guest was written by Leland Fiegel who operates While you’re there, be sure to check out his free WordPress themes. You can catch him on the WP Tavern forums under the username Leland. Quiz time: What is one thing that the following Automattic products/services have in common? (more…)

Sam Bauers announced on the bbPress developers blog that release candidate 1 has been pushed out the door. According to the post, progression towards 1.0 will increase with these release candidates. Despite this version being a release candidate, Sam does not recommend using this on a live website just yet. (more…)