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Adding Forums with bbPress

So far, we have given our visitors the chance to share their thoughts in the form of comments on other people's blogs and through the creation of their own blogs, but sometimes blogging is not the best way to carry out a conversation. Perhaps the visitor in question doesn't want to commit to running a blog in the long term, or perhaps they want a more in-depth conversation rather than a quick back-and-forth in the comments section of a blog post. That's where forums come in.

In this chapter we will:

♦ Set up the bbPress forum script

♦ Learn how to integrate the bbPress script with WordPress MU

♦ Learn how to change the style of the forums

♦ Learn how to moderate the forums

♦ Take a look at some of the interesting plugins available for bbPress So let's get on with it...

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