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A default installation of bbPress 0.9.0.4
|Stable release||1.0.2 / July 28, 2009|
|License||GNU General Public License|
bbPress has a templating system similar to that of WordPress, which includes themes that can be installed and switched between. The code that comprises the themes can also be edited for more advanced customizations. bbPress has a rich plugin architecture which allows users and developers to extend its functionality beyond the features that come as part of the base install. bbPress can integrate itself with WordPress upon installation.
bbPress was originally written by WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, after he could not find software available at the time that fit his needs. bbPress was the first forum software to utilize a CSS-based layout, rather than the tabular layouts of other forum software available at the time.
Just like WordPress, bbPress versions are code named after well-known jazz musicians.
bbPress .72, code named Bix, was released October 14th, 2006. With this release, bbPress was no longer considered to be in alpha. It offered built-in spam protection, a clean and simple interface and complete integration with WordPress. 
bbPress 0.9, code named Brubeck, was released April 3rd, 2008. Version 0.9 featured a new installer, built-in support for Gravatars, a new date and time format, and integration with WordPress 2.5. 
bbPress 1.0, code named Bechet, was released July 3rd, 2009. Version 1.0 featured usability improvements, as well as a more WordPress-like back end as well as native support for single sign-on with WordPress 2.7 and 2.8 and WordPress-like behavior in regards to permalinks and .htaccess updates.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "bbPress 1.0 final, finally released". bbpress.org. 2009-07-03. http://bbpress.org/blog/2009/07/bbpress-1-0-final-finally-released/. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
- ↑ "WordPress CMS founder, Matt Mullenweg interview". CMS Critic. http://cmscritic.com/wordpress-cms-founder-matt-mullenweg-interview. Retrieved 2009-05-26.
- ↑ "bbPress News, Tips, and Plugins". Lorelle on WordPress. 2009-03-03. http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2009/03/03/bbpress-news-tips-and-plugins/. Retrieved 2009-05-26.
- ↑ "Top 100 bbPress forums". bbshowcase.org. http://bbshowcase.org/forums/view/top100. Retrieved 2009-05-26.
- ↑ http://bbpress.org/blog/2006/10/bbpress-072/
- ↑ http://bbpress.org/blog/2007/02/bbpress-08-desmond-released/
- ↑ http://bbpress.org/blog/2008/04/bbpress-09-brubeck/
- bbPress website
- bbPress Developers blog
- bbPress at OpenSourceCMS — Demonstration of bbPress along with user reviews and commentsfr:BbPress