Re: I gave buddypress a try
If you have searched the forum, developers (from the navigation on top), and google you have two options:
1. Install bbpress from the one click installer by BuddyPress
2. Install bbpress alone and connect to BuddyPress
You’ll have total freedom customizing the forum if you choose option 2, but thanks to the community, there’s a plugin for option 1 too.
Get a testing environment, try the both and explorer the bp world!!