WordPress is my blogging platform (and more) of choice, there’s no doubt about that.

But up until recently, I haven’t really dealt with bbPress, even though I did know it goes with WordPress nicely. To be more precise, easy integration and single sign on between these two should make them an obvious choice if you want to add forum to your WordPress blog/site.

On to the troubles!

After installing bbPress, which has a similar style of installation to WordPress, I tried to complete the integration. I followed all the steps described in the documentation, but ended up with ‘User doesn’t exist error’. I tried to repeat the process a couple of times, but I couldn’t get rid of it.

I checked out the forums, and found out a number of unresolved issues, identical to mine. Here are a couple:

If you read through these issues, you will see that a number of times, users are instructed to visit this blog, since it has step by step instructions. And while this is true (thank you author for being so kind), it has one error right at the end, where it says to fill the custom user tables part with ‘wp_user’ and ‘wp_usermeta’. The problem is, ‘wp_user’ table does not exist (at least not in the last WordPress release), it’s actually called ‘wp_users’.

So I’m not really sure whether this is a typo, or this table changed it’s name, but this little thing did it for me; integration works flawlessly.


Ashfame fixed the error we talked about, kudos to him! I’d say his blog is a great resource for WordPress in general, so do check it out!