Re: Cannot get the bb forums setup to work?
if it is a fresh first install how is it possible that you clicked the “Use an existing bbPress installation”.
If you haven’t forums before install you can’t have some after !
Anyway, to have forums within BP; you have to create a group first. And then from group you can create a forum.
On your site, you installed the forum outside of BP, it is a “separate install” config.
If you want it to integrate BP, make a backup of the forum tables if their content is precious to you. Erase or rename the actual bb-config file.
Add an empty bb-config.php at the site root and re-install the forum by cliking “new install” this time.