WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

This might be a total dummy question, but I have no idea where to enter the forum description with bbpress. I see it on plenty of other bbPress-powered forums, and the plugin is inserting <div class="bbp-forum-description"></div> into my table of entries, but when I create or edit a forum, I don't see a field to enter this information. Is this normal or is something strange going on with my bbPress forum?

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Are you using the standalone, or the plugin?

I'm not sure if there is a difference honestly, I've never touched the standalone.

Anyway, I have the plugin going

From my admin panel I have the option of adding/editing forums/topics/replies

Clicking on Add New for forum brings up a standard WP post screen

The title is the name of the forum, the post body area is the description. Is that not what you get?

share|improve this answer
Facepalm. You got it exactly right. I knew I was just being a dummy. I guess I was assuming that was something that would appear only on the forum page itself, not in the forum list. For what it's worth, they really need to add some documentation. Oh, and yes, I'm using the plugin. – Thrillho Aug 3 '11 at 14:57
Yup, it's just kind of being developed.... so we're all kind of stumbling through how to use it together I guess! – Rev. Voodoo Aug 3 '11 at 15:02

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.