How to use Bbpress widget in Elementor

How to use Bbpress widget in Elementor

The Bbpress widget, by Element Pack, allows to insertion of the Bbpress features in any webpage, regardless of compatible theme or support. This widget was designed to provide versatility in using the Bbpress forum without restrictions.

Let’s see how it works!

Important Note

Bbpress lets you add an open-source forum to your WordPress website. It’s a lightweight tool that doesn’t harm your overall site performance in any way. But to be able to use it, you must have a bbpress compatible theme installed on your website.

Amazingly, Element Pack gives you the ability to insert and use bbpress on your website regardless of the theme or required conditions for the platform.

Due to single page to global settings interference, we had to exclude the Style tab for color customizations for the widget. As it is not possible for a widget to manipulate single page customization which a forum requires, we are at a bind here. If we see the opportunity to improve this situation in the future, we will update the style option for you.

It is easy with the bbpress widget


Bbpress is a 3rd party widget at Element Pack, meaning you have to manually install this plugin. Go to Dashboard> Element Pack> 3rd Party Plugin> and find the bbPress widget and install it.


You will find 3 new tab Forums, Topics, & Replies on your dashboard once you have activated the bbPress widget. Now go to the Forums tab and click on Add New.


Give a title to the new forum, add some description or media, adjust Attributes from the options on the right side of the page, and click on the Publish button.


Create a new topic by going into Dashboard> Topics> Add New.


Give a topic name, add descriptions, select attributes, and hit Publish. Now, both the Forum and Topics are configured.

Note: You can assign roles (moderator, participator, etc.) to your subscribers on bbpress. Everyone with permission can open topics under forums or reply to other topics.

Inserting widget

Find the bbPress widget from the widget menu of Elementor page editor and drag it inside your page.

Content tab

You will see a section prompting you to choose a layout of the bbpress widget. You can select from a wide range of options.


You can directly display Forum Index to the viewers. People need to click on the forum to visit the related topics.

You can directly select Topics Index for the viewers. People can go back and forth into topics and forums using navigations.


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