Show Post Date Instead of Freshness

BBPress shows the “Freshness” of a post by default. This is fine and will work for most people, but some clients want to show the actual date of a forum post.

Here is the code for that.

Thanks to user Robin who posted this function to the BBPress forums here: https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/freshness-date-format/

I modified it slightly since it wasn’t working quite right in my testing.

BBPress Filters

I have a tolerate/hate relationship with BBPress. I have worked with it a couple times now and I am not super happy with it. I think custom PHP forums or managed forums are better solutions when possible. Sometimes, they are not possible for some clients.

That said, using BBPress is FAR, FAR, FAR better than trying to build your own WordPress forum.

Here are some common filters I have used on BBPress to improve functionality.