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bbPress Live


bbPress Live allows the display of information from a
bbPress 1.0 forum from inside a WordPress blog.

Specifically, it provides two new widgets:

  • bbPress Forum List – Provides a list or table of forums
  • bbPress Latest Topics – Provides a list or table of the latest topics

Each widget can be used multiple times, and configured individually.

There are also two functions for use in themes. These functions return a raw
php array which can be manipulated inside the theme:

  • bbpress_live_get_forums() – Provides an array of forums
  • bbpress_live_get_topics() – Provides an array of the latest topics

bbPress Live can only connect to a bbPress forum running bbPress with a version of
1.0 or higher. The bbPress blog must have XML-RPC enabled in it’s settings.


bbPress Live version 0.1.2
Copyright (C) 2008 Sam Bauers (

bbPress Live comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY This is
free software, and you are welcome to redistribute
it under certain conditions.

See accompanying license.txt file for details.

Version History

  • 0.1 :

    Initial release
  • 0.1.1 :

    Change order of arguments in get_topics methods

    Fix bad markdown in readme file
  • 0.1.2 :

    Sync up XML-RPC calls with latest bbPress methods

    Add administration page for options


  1. Upload bbpress-live.php to your plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Configure your settings in the bbPress live section under the Plugins section


What parameters does the bbpress_live_get_forums() function accept?

The parameters are as follows:

  1. $parent integer|string The parent forum id or slug whose child forums are to be fetched. Default “0” means start at the root.
  2. $depth integer The depth to which child forums of the parent forum will be fetched. Default “0” means no limit.
What parameters does the bbpress_live_get_topics() function accept?

The parameters are as follows:

  1. $forum integer|string The forum id or slug whose child topics are to be fetched. Default “0” means get all forums.
  2. $page integer The the page number to fetch. Default is “1”.
  3. $number integer The number of forums per page. Default “0” means use bbPress’ default number per page.


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