Plugin Review – bbp Toolkit
Version Tested: V 1.0.11
bbp Toolkit is a plugin that allows the site admin to make various styling changes to a sites bbPress forum pages plus more besides.
Once installed, the plugin creates a settings menu item in Dashboard>>Tools>>bbp Toolkit. From here you can access five menu tabs – bbPress Global, bbPress Information, bbPress Performance, Close Forums and Basic System Information.
bbPress Global tab
From here you can change numberous aspects of bbPress Global settings including setting Notify to be always set to on by default, moving the subscribe menu item to the right side of the page, changing how the forum breadcrumbs are displayed etc.
bbPress Information tab
This tab allows you to change a number of the bbPress default information items, such as the text to display when a forum is empty or when the user has the ability to post unrestricted HTML content.
bbPress Performance tab
bbPress Performance gives you the option to remove bbPress CSS style from all pages except the forum pages, thus minimising the code that is loaded for those pages.
Close Forums Tab
This tab allows the admin to close forums to new topics except for specific roles.
Basic Information tab
This section gives you a list of all plugins loaded on the site plus other system information for the site, useful when raising a support case and you need to pass on that information.
This plugin has some very nice features that tend to complement those of the other bbPress styling plugin bbp style pack and both will work together to give you a large amount of control over your bbPress site, be it bbPress only or in conjunction with BuddyPress, I give this plugin a score of 9 out of 10.
My Star Rating