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BBP Auto-Close Topics


BBP Auto-Close Topics will automatically close bbPress topics after an admin-specified time period. The topic age is based on topic freshness. Topics are closed on-the-fly (rather than in the database), so, if the you deactivate the plugin, topics that were once closed will be re-opened.

Development of this plugin takes place on GitHub This is the preferred venue for support requests, and pull-requests are more than welcome :).

* Note: bbPress must be installed and activated before this plugin will have any effect.


  • Option in the bbPress Admin Interface


From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit โ€˜Plugins > Add Newโ€™
  2. Search for โ€˜BBP Auto-Close Topicsโ€™
  3. Activate BBP Auto-Close Topics from your Plugins page.


  1. Download BBP Auto-Close Topics.
  2. Upload the โ€˜bbp-auto-close-topicsโ€™ directory to your โ€˜/wp-content/plugins/โ€™ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate BBP Auto-Close Topics from your Plugins page.

Once Activated

  1. Visit โ€˜Settings > Forumsโ€™ and set the Auto-Close Topics setting under the โ€˜Forum Settingsโ€™ heading.

Once Configured

  • Enjoy the magic show.


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Contributors & Developers

“BBP Auto-Close Topics” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fix issue where languages other than English would auto-close all topics, no matter the time. Props mfiguerasma. See


  • Initial release.