Forums – wpForo

Description

The Best WordPress forum plugin made by gVectors Team. Everything you need to run an efficient and professional community. Powerful and beautiful forum with unique features.

Just 5 minutes Installation and Configuration
1. Activate wpForo and find forum on yoursite.com/community/ page
2. Create new Forums in Dashboard > Forums > Forums admin page
3. If the default colors don't fit your theme, navigate to Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Styles admin page and change forum color style.

Support Forum and Demo: https://wpforo.com/community/
Forum Documentation: https://wpforo.com/documentation/

Forums can be displayed with three different layouts

  1. Extended Layout:
  2. Simplified Layout:
  3. Question and Answer Layout:

Available Translations

  • | Czech forum by Glados (The Witcher)
  • | Dutch forum by Ger Metselaar i.o.v. Parma multimedia BV
  • | French forum by J. Coopmann, F. Lanternier, Y. Le Cottier
  • | French forum by Alain Bergevin
  • | German forum by Markus Herrmann, Pascal Feiler
  • | Hebrew forum by Gal Zilberman
  • | Japanese forum by Seg Way
  • | Persian forum by wpforo.ir
  • | Portuguese (Brazil) forum by Lucas Felix
  • | Polish forum by Bogusław Górecki
  • | Russian forum by Dmitry Butkevich
  • | Spanish forum by Ignacio Sancho(ISANlab)
  • | Spanish forum (Mexico) by Poncho Camacho
  • | Swedish forum by Mathias Persson
  • | Korean forum by Jeehwan Song

WPFORO FEATURES

  • Designed for small and extremely large forums/communities.
  • Multi-layout design fits almost all type of discussions needs.
  • Super responsive forum on all kind of devices.
  • Built-in forum SEO functions.
  • Built-in forum Cache System.
  • Built-in forum Antispam and Akismet integration.
  • Advanced forum user profile system.
  • User Rating, Badges and Member Rating Titles.
  • Built-in forum/topic subscription.
  • Drag and Drop forum management system.
  • Topic and Post front-end moderation.
  • Forum styles with different colors.
  • Built-in, powerful Usergroup system.
  • Forum Access sets per Usergroup per Forum.
  • Phrase System in Dashboard for quick translation.
  • WordPress .MO/.PO translation files.
  • Easy to migrate with Go2wpForo tool.

Need more features?

Find wpForo forum plugin adons on gVectors Team website…

Screenshots

  • Forum list - "Extended" layout (layout #1) | Screenshot #1
  • Forum list - "Simplified" layout (layout #2) | Screenshot #2
  • Forum list - "Question & Answer" layout (layout #3) | Screenshot #3
  • Forum Topic list - "Extended" layout | Screenshot #4
  • Forum Topic list - "Simplified" layout | Screenshot #5
  • Forum Topic list - "Question & Answer" layout | Screenshot #6
  • Forum Post list - "Extended" layout | Screenshot #7
  • Forum Post list - "Simplified" layout | Screenshot #8
  • Forum Post list - "Question & Answer" | Screenshot #9
  • Forum Profile Page - integrated with Shop and Profile plugins | Screenshot #10
  • Forum Member List | Screenshot #11
  • Dashboard > Forums - Drag and Drop forum management system. Easy to set Parent-Child relationship and forum order. | Screenshot #12
  • Dashboard > Forums - General Settings | Screenshot #13
  • Dashboard > Forums - Members Settings | Screenshot #14
  • Dashboard > Forums - Forum Styles, Colors | Screenshot #15
  • Dashboard > Forums - Forum Accesses / Can's | Screenshot #16

Installation

  1. Install wpForo forum plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly or upload wpForo forum plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wpforo directory
  2. Activate wpForo forum through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. If you have more than 100 users wpForo forum plugin will ask you synchronize users and create forum user profile. You just need to click on [Create Profile Data] button in wpForo message box after wpForo forum plugin activation.
  4. wpForo forum “Getting Started” documentation https://wpforo.com/docs/root/getting-started/

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install wpForo forum plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly or upload wpForo forum plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wpforo directory
  2. Activate wpForo forum through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. If you have more than 100 users wpForo forum plugin will ask you synchronize users and create forum user profile. You just need to click on [Create Profile Data] button in wpForo message box after wpForo forum plugin activation.
  4. wpForo forum “Getting Started” documentation https://wpforo.com/docs/root/getting-started/
Getting Started – Forum Page

Forum Page – wpForo creates a forum page with /community/ slug. Forum URL can be changed in Dashboard > Forums > Settings > General Tab. Make sure you use WordPress permalinks. wpForo forums don’t work with default ?p=1 URL structure. Forum page only contains [wpforo] forum shortcode. Forum doc >

Forum Menu

Forum Menu – wpForo forum menu is a regular WordPress menu. In Dashboard > Appearance > Menu admin page wpForo forum creates new navigation menu (forum top menu bar) called “wpForo Navigation (wpForo Menu)”. Forum menu is attached to wpForo Menu location. Forum doc >

Forum Sidebar

Forum Sidebar and Widgets – wpForo forum comes with own right (RTL left) sidebar and widgets (Recent Forum Topics, Recent Forum Posts, Forum Search, Forum Online Users). Forum doc >

Forum Layouts

Forum Layouts – wpForo Forums has Forum Layouts and allows to create hybrid forums. wpForo theme has built in multi-layout system. Each forum section (category with forums and subForums) can be displayed with different forum layout. Forum doc >

Forum Manager

Forum Manager – You can add new category, forum or subForum in Dashboard > Forums > Forums admin page. The Forum add / Forum edit / Forum Delete / Forum Hierarchy cn be managed on the same admin page. Forum doc >

Forum Shortcodes

Forum Shortcodes – Started from version 1.0.0 you can use wpForo shortcodes. Forum doc >

Forum Styles

Forum Styles – Please navigate to Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Styles admin page. Here you can find wpForo forum front-end colors and styles. You can choose forum colors: default (blue), red, green, orange, grey, dark. You can select forum color set or customize each color manually. Forum doc >

Forum Member

Forum Member – Forum Members are the same WordPress users. wpForo forums is fully integrated with WordPress. It comes with own Forum Login and Forum Registration page. Users get an advanced Forum Profile. You can manage all members in Dashboard > Forums > Members admin page. Forum doc >

Forum Reputation

Forum Member Badges and Reputation – wpForo forum has a simple yet powerful user reputation system. Currently it based on number of forum posts. Forum doc >

Forum Accesses

Forum Access and Permissions – Forum Accesses are different sets of forum permissions (CAN’s) designed to help forum admins control (allow/restrict) Users’ actions in each forum. Forum doc >

Forum Usergroups

Forum Usergroups and Permissions – In order to have an extended forum user permission system with full control over all forum user actions, wpForo comes with own Forum Usergroup system. Forum doc >

Forum Translation

Forum Translation – wpForo forum can be translated using PO/MO files or you can do a quick translation using wpForo Forum Phrase system in Dashboard > Forums > Phrases admin page. Forum doc >

Reviews

The best forum plugin by far

My thanks to the developers of wpForo. I needed a forum plugin for my new website. I searched for a plugin to replace bbPress. Fortunately, I found wpForo. It is by far the best forum plugin for WordPress.

With out a doubt… the Best!

This forum has literally become the best segment of my website. There are a couple minor little things with it, but nothing that would take away from a 5-star rating. Plus, support is absolutely on tome of things. I can’t wait for the myCRED addon.

Useful, but very bloated

First things first: this is a useful plugin, I’ll likely stick with it because it just works and has what is needed for a discussion board to function.

However, it has a significant payload of bloat. For a forum plugin that claims to be the “best wordpress forum” also featuring a “simplified, modern look”, it has many, for me unnecessary stuff in it, as if I was making a time travel to the 2000’s. In short, I want a discussion board, not a 300 pixels tall dashboard on every page that brags about how many posts there are and other forum statistics.

However, with some redirections, tweaking, and turning off dozens of features, it can be turned into a nice looking discussion board in about 30 minutes. Thank you for making most of the bloat easy to disable, and thank you for making this great plugin.

Good, but need More

While replying , if suppose Description is not filled and user clicks directly for Submit Reply , its do Nothing, at lest there should be pop up saying Description to be filled.

Also it would be better if Audio Recorder or Voice Send facility can be added in Editor.

Really cool forum plugin

Nice looking, with all necessary features I needed and even more – ones you don’t necesserily expect (like excellent phrase translation functionality- really cool feature), very professional and friendly support. Fast plugin development and openness to new user requirements. I do recommend!

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Contributors & Developers

“Forums – wpForo” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Forums – wpForo” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Forums – wpForo” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.4.3 | 09.12.2017

wpForo v1.4.3 Release Summary

IMPORTANT: If you have customized wpforo template files in WordPress active theme’s /wpforo/ folder, please remove those before updating to 1.4.3 version. wpForo 1.4.3 doesn’t support old template files.

  • Added: Boosted forum core. Works many folds faster. Forum OOP optimization.
  • Added: Facebook Login on Forum Login and Registration page
  • Added: Facebook API options in Settings > API’s admin page.
  • Added: Emoji selector on topic/post editor toolbar
  • Added: Forum Usergroup colors
  • Added: Option to Disable User Custom Titles
  • Added: Option to manage recent topic and post text length in Extended Layout
  • Added: Multi-section popup notification for forum actions
  • Added: Forum members mentioning with @nicename
  • Added: User mentioning email customization options
  • Added: Allow change vote in Q&A forum layout
  • Added: Usergroup permissions for profile activity and subscriptions pages
  • Added: Better no-indexing control for forum login/register pages
  • Added: Forums > Tools > Misc | Option to set “dofollow” external domains
  • Added: Forums > Tools > Misc | Option to set noindex forum certain forum pages
  • Added: Do not count Categories in Forum Statistic
  • Added: Forum information in Profile Activity list
  • New Addon: wpForo Polls
  • New Addon: wpForo MyCRED Integration
  • Fixed Bug: Problem with private replies (not private on some servers)
  • Fixed Bug: Cannot disable forum User Synchronization message
  • Fixed Bug: Private last post on forum stat. Stat cache/reset issues.
  • Fixed Bug: Avatar and Header image not changed (cache problem)
  • Fixed Bug: Color / Style UX issues (cannot add color code, color number doc)
  • Fixed Bug: Profile fields background and font colors on dark style
  • Fixed Bug: Profile links disappeared (UM, BP, Woo)
  • Fixed Bug: Non-translate-able forum phrases in JS.
  • Fixed Bug: PHP Notices / Errors in RSS Feed
  • Fixed Bug: Online users statistic
  • Fixed Bug: Corrections of some phrases
  • Fixed Bug: RTL issues

NOTE: IF YOU UPDATE FROM 1.4.x

  • After wpForo update, if you see a message “wpForo – Update Database”. Please click on [Update Database] button to complete update process. This is a data synchronization action, it doesn’t delete forum data.
  • To load your customized colors please refresh forum front-end page twice.
  • If you have a Cache Plugin, please delete all caches after wpForo update.
  • If you use CDN and found some issue please purge it.

NOTE: IF YOU UPDATE FROM OLDER VERSIONS

  • If you have a customized copy of wpForo forum template files in your WP theme /wpforo/ folder please update them. wpForo 1.4.0 requires new forum template files.
  • If you see style issues after update, please refresh forum page twice or do Ctrl+F5 on forum front-end to load new styles.
  • If you have wpForo addons, please update them right after wpForo forum update. Don’t update them before wpForo forum update.
  • In case you update forum and you have a large database, please make your forum faster using this instruction…

1.4.2 | 22.10.2017

wpForo v1.4.2 Release Summary

  • Added: Recent Posts page, menu, footer link,
  • Fixed Bug: Topic views counting. Guest logging.
  • Fixed Bug: Reset Password page and URL redirection,
  • Fixed Bug: User custom field management issues,
  • Fixed Bug: CSS issues…
  • Fixed Bug: Missing phrases,
  • Fixed Bug: Login/Register pop-up window when guest clicks on Add Topic button

1.4.1 | 12.10.2017

wpForo v1.4.1 Release Summary

  • Added: Bold titles when Forum and Topic is not visited/read
  • Added: Option to enable/disable forum RSS Feed
  • Added: Option to enable/disable WP to wpForo forum reset pass URL
  • Fixed Bug: Guests permission to view forum users avatar is disabled
  • Fixed Bug: Unable to change forum user Email and Display Name
  • Fixed Bug: Forum search form problem, empty forum field on some servers
  • Fixed Bug: Forum widget avatar doesn’t reflect view avatar permission

1.4.0 | 07.10.2017

wpForo v1.4.0 Release Summary

  • Added: Advanced forum user profile system,
  • Added: Redesigned forum profile home and account settings page
  • Added: Forum Topic and Post front-end moderation (approve/unapprove),
  • Added: User search and filter options for Forum Member search form,
  • Added: Paste as text button on forum topic/post editor toolbar,
  • Added: SEO friendly H1 tags for forum and topic titles,
  • Added: wpForo SEO Open Graph – Image Information for FB share,
  • Added: General RSS Feed for Forums and Topics
  • Added: Hide Add Topic button on click,
  • Added: Forum Description in topic list (forum page),
  • Added: Option to change default forum User Title for new registered users,
  • Added: Option to change default forum Usergroup for new registered users,
  • Added: Option to select Forum Access when creating a new Usergroup,
  • Added: Website language depended cache, language path issue with cached URLs,
  • Added: More speed with new intuitive caching and cache deleting functions,
  • Added: Boost database speed, new indexes for fresh installation,
  • Added: Make profile links nofollow when profile page indexing is disabled,
  • Added: Spanish Translation (es_ES), many thanks to Ignacio Sancho(ISANlab)
  • Added: French Translation (fr_CA), many thanks to Alain Bergevin
  • Added: Portuguese (Brazil) Translation (pt_BR), many thanks to Lucas Felix,
  • Updated: German Translation (de_DE), many thanks to uve GmbH | Pascal Feiler,
  • New Addon: wpForo – User Custom Fields
  • Fixed Bug: Filter and display subSite specific users on WP MultiSite,
  • Fixed Bug: Incorrect counting of forum synchronized users,
  • Fixed Bug: Forum Usergroup permission issue(unused CANs on profile page),
  • Fixed Bug: Unapproved topics redirect to forum login page,
  • Fixed Bug: Redirects to account edit page after registration is successfully,
  • Fixed Bug: Pagination issue, gets request uri function, checks protocols,
  • Fixed Bug: Warning: Invalid argument supplied in /wpforo.php on line 141,
  • Fixed Bug: Backslash slashes in email title and content,
  • Fixed Bug: Forum search result affects page layout and sidebar,
  • Fixed Bug: Typos and wrong phrases n forum front-end,
  • Fixed Bug: Not colored wide left border of menu items,
  • Fixed Bug: Chrome support for wpForo forum Feed XML,
  • Fixed Bug: Private forums on search form’s forum list
  • Fixed Bug: Dynamic colors issue when file writing permission is denied for colors.css