bbPress 2.0 has been released. With BuddyPress 1.5 launching just a few hours earlier, this is a great day for major WordPress-extending plugins. That’s right, there’s no more complicated installation and integration instructions. bbPress is now a WordPress plugin, and it can easily integrate with Akismet and BuddyPress too.
Simply by activating bbPress 2.0, any standard WordPress theme is suddenly capable of having support forums, user profiles, topic tags, and custom topic views. Your users are able to mark topics as favorites to read them later, and can subscribe to be notified via email to topic replies, so they never miss out on the conversation.
If you’re currently using the old version of bbPress, this new version comes with a handy importer to get you started, and there are importers for other forum platforms planned for the future. If you run into any trouble, please feel free to contact the bbPress support forums.