A lot of people and businesses use Wordpress and, more to the point, a lot of them also use the forums program (plugin) BBPress. So you would think that it would be easy to figure out how to display a list of the newest 3 or 5 or whatever number you like posts at the top of the BBPress forums listings, above the full forum listing. Or that there would be a Wordpress plugin that will put the newest BBPRess posts at the top. But there isn’t. So we’re going to tell you how to do it.
One of the banes of sites using the Wordpress BBPress forums, which is otherwise a great plugin, is that when forum members log in to the BBPress forums using the BBPress login link, they have to immediately log in a second time, because once logging in with BBPress, they are immediately redirected to the Wordpress log in, even though for the average forum user, the credentials will be identical! What you want is a way that a user can sign in one single time, using a single login that gets them into both BBPress and their Wordpress account at the same time. It’s possible with a couple of plugins, and we’re going to tell you how!
It seems to be insanely difficult to find out how to hide subforums or child forums from the main forum page in BBPress, even though it seems like such a simple and obvious thing to want to do. As it turns out, how to hide subforums is simple, it’s just not obvious.