bbpress is very old fashioned and a bit cumbersome and buggy. The search does not work with the latest wordpress version, you always end up on an archive page with wrong display. The error is not caused by the theme or another plugin, have tried many things. With some themes only a blank page comes up.Also the url structure is not really nice (/forums/forum/..). bbPress urgently needs an overhaul! I spent 2 days with bbPress, before I finally switched to another plugin, because it was not possible to get bbPress to run without errors. There are better free forums for wordpress that look much more modern (Asharos forum worked right away, without problems).
our provider made a php update from v7.4 to v8.1 (because EOL for php v7.4) the days and after this our homepage wasn't reachable with the error message in the topic.
Via FTP i deactivated all installed plugins until the error came back and i found out, that this error comes from bbPress.
We have installed:
bbp style pack v5.3.5
bbPress Toolkit v1.0.12
theme Origamiez v1.3.5
If you need further information please let me know.
I really wanted to like this plugin, I really did. I mean, it's by the guys that made WordPress. So, what could possibly go wrong? Well, let's start with the layout. While I do appreciate simple and clean designs, it can get TOO simple. The forum page looks like a Typo3 layout from the nineties. Now to the more annoying part: There is no registration or lost password form on the login page. Seriously? So, I added both pages and activated the sidebar just for the bbpress widget! This gives me an acceptable registration page. But wait! If I fill in the wrong credentials (or simply nothing), I'll get redirected to the WordPress login page. WHAT? I know that I can install a plugin for this feature. But I simple don't want an additional plugin for such a basic thing.
Very primitive. No documentation. For example, there is a search box but no way to put a label on it. I tried to add a topic to a forum but there was no submit button. Basically, it has not been updated in a year and it shows.