2 simple steps to upgrade bbPress

How to upgrade bbPress? Read the official documentation on upgrading bbPress to be risk-free.

Here is the shortcut I follow which works fine:

1. Download the latest bbPress release and unzip it.

2. Upload the contents of the unzipped folder to your forum folder in the webserver. A BIG WARNING: Don’t upload the whole folder as such to replace the forum folder in webserver. Just upload the contents and add to the files in the forum folder in web server.

Visit your forum URL and follow the instructions.


4 responses to “2 simple steps to upgrade bbPress”

  1. I love using bbPress for my communities. I recommend http://www.bbpressthemes.net for cool bbPress templates.

  2. Would it be possible to do a video tutorial on YouTube for upgrading existing bbpress installation?

    If we follow your shortcut what happens to the database settings in config.php one makes prior to Initial install for bbpress?

    Is there a plugin to auto update bbpress like there is for wordpress?

    Any help would be appreciated.

  3. Hi Ravi,

    I will try to make a video tutorial when I find time. Thanks for the appreciation.

    While following this short cut, nothing will happen to the previous config.php . Since the newly copied files won’t have any config.php file, the previous file will stay in the server as it is. Only other files will be replaced.

    I haven’t used any auto update plugin for bbpress. Maybe in future, we can expect a built in upgrade tool like it is available for WordPress.

  4. Do I simply overwrite the old files with the new with my FTP client?