I've looked through the documentation and these forums, others have asked, and yet I still haven't read proper documentation to set up a forum so it is like the Choices demo. I may be missing some basic step, but it isn't enough just to point us to the bbPress install guides (which are woefully under-documented).
I have installed bbPress. I have created a test forum and a couple of test topics. When I click "view" in a forum or a topic in the WP backend these bbPress pages are the full width of the browser window. So, I go and create a page, e.g. called "Forums" and add the shortcode [bbp-forum-index] - viola! I see the forum index on the page. However, now that I'm on the front-end page, if I click a forum or topic from the list of topics, the results come back full page width again - yuck. I can create a new page called "Forum One" and add the short code [bbp-single-forum id=$forum_id], and if I enter through the main nav bar I see a nicely formatted single forum topics list. But again, on the front-end if I click a topic on the list the results aren't formatted. I can create a new page and add a shortcode to display a specific topic, but that can't be right...
What, specifically, do we need to do to get the bbPress forums set up so they look just like the Choices demo (all forums, topics, posts, sidebars, etc)? I've spent hours trying to figure out what should be straight forward (and should be part of the theme documentation). Assume no prior knowledge! Please give us a step-by-step guide (with screenshots) showing us how to do it so we can move on with the other aspects of this great theme.
I'm excited to get this to work, just frustrated. thanks!