Category: How To
Yes. This is a bbPress core feature, but it is filter controlled. Using GD bbPress Toolbox Pro, you can easily enable or disable display of the lead topic: GD bbPress Toolbox Pro -> Features -> Topics -> Additional Tweaks -> Display Lead Topic.
Yes. Open GD bbPress Toolbox Pro -> Features -> Replies -> Additional Tweaks -> Topic tags in reply form, and Enable this option. Once enabled, only the topic author can see the tags field.
The plugin can add quick statistics overview information to the forum’s main index page. This contains various information: online users and different counts, and it can contain more things through editing of the template. You can enable or disable this block (or select user roles that can see it) by using options in the bbPress Toolbox -> Features -> Forums Index -> Forums statistics overview.