Re: How do I use an external version of bbPress with BuddyPress?
I still think you’re confusing the internal bbPress version bundled with BP with external bbPress:
Because you want to use an external version of bbPress, you would not configure bbPress through the BuddyPress admin area.
You would install an external version of bbPress and then create your forum categories there.
You also need to theme external bbPress to match your BP install.
Also, you need to create a nav button somewhere on your BP theme so people know where your external forums reside.
Btw, I edited the topic title to be more clear.