I have the bbpress plugin installed in my custom Wordpress theme and everything works great, except that I can’t get users to post topics and replies without me approving it all the time. I need some kind of control where if approved once there’s no need for approving after every time. For some reason, I’m not getting that, i read a in a few places that it can work this way, but I tried everything and its not working for me. Everytime it says it’s pending and the admin needs to approve it.
I changed the user's role to editor even forum moderator and I’m able to moderate but when i create a new topic or reply using that role it’s still needs to be approved. The only one that works where I don't have to approve is administrator of-course. I even used a plugin called bbPress Moderation and it still doesn’t work for me, it says "Registered users can post without moderation after the first topic/reply is approved," but I always get (Awaiting moderation) after a post even if the first time was approved. I then went to the plugin file and changed everywhere it said pending to publish to see what happens and still nothing, so i put everything back how it was. I'm guess the plugin is not making any change. But why isn't there any option on the bbPress side?
On my wordpress setting I put everything on discussion to allow posting and nothing. On wp-admin/options.php I noticed the bbpressmoderationalways_approve field was empty. I changed it to 0 and 1 and tested and nothing, so i put it back to empty. What do you think is the problem? Is there anyway I can keep subscribers with the ability to post on forums and edit without approving on the bbpress plugin itself?