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This Plugin changes the ‘freshness ‘ that bbPress displays on topic and forum lists (eg 4 hours ago) to the date of the last post to that forum or topic (eg 17th January 2014 at 5.15pm).
It also allows you to set the heading for this new date format.
The existing (bbpress) Recent Topics widget works with date, but a revised Recent Replies Widget to display the date format called (Last Post) Recent Replies is included.
Works with wordpress 4.0 and bbpress 2.5.4.
This is the common way that many bulletin boards display this area.
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1. Install this from the wordpress plugin site Go to Dashboard>plugins>add new
3. In the search box type ‘last post’ You will see ‘bbp last post by Robin Wilson’
4. Click install now
5. and then activate
6. To set the heading – go to Dashboard>settings>bbp last post and follow the instructions to select what heading to display.
6. If you are using the (bbPress) Replies widget, go to Dashboard>appearance>widgets, remove your existing ‘(bbPress) Recent Replies’ widget, and replace with the ‘(Last Post) Recent Replies’ Widget