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Forums

INACTIVE NOTICE: This plugin is unsupported by WPMUDEV, we've published it here for those technical types who might want to fork and maintain it for their needs.

Give each site on your Multisite network a simple tool for creating its very own forums that can be embedded directly into any page or post. Encourage community participation and build your user base with topic-specific discussion boards.

Give each site on your network its very own forum - embedded in any page or post.

  • Unlimited forums
  • Site-specific forums for Multisite
  • Simple embed by code
  • Built-in Pro Sites limiter
  • Simple styling options
  • Limit topics per page

Forums lets you add message boards to posts or pages across an entire Multisite network.

Open new lines of communication on your site with Forums.Open new lines of communication on your site with Forums.

Amazingly Simple

Add a message board to your site in just a few clicks and encourage community participation.

Include a title, brief description, set basic styling options and embed the automatically generated code into any page or post.

Give each site owner simple styling options for matching their theme.Give each site owner simple styling options for matching their theme.

Powerful Multisite Features

Give each site on your network the ability to create its own forums. Control topics per page, posts per page and maximum message boards per site.

It’s like having a bbPress install for every site with powerful network admin controls.

Expand Pro Sites

Forums also includes Pro Sites integration. Restrict the number of forums a site can add depending on subscription level and add value to premium memberships.

Add community message boards to Multisite with ease using the powerful Forums plugin.

To install:

1. Download the plugin file
2. Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive
3. Upload /forums/ folder to /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site
4. Visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate it there.

_Note: If you have an older version of the plugin installed in /mu-plugins/ please delete it.
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That’s it!

To configure

1. Go to Settings > Forum in the network admin dashboard.

2. Set the topics per page, posts per page and maximum number of forums per site and then click Save.

To Use

1. Inside your blog dashboard go to Forum Tab
2. Click on New to create a new forum.
3. Add the name of your forum, description and if you desire select the main and secondary colors used, header and border color and border width then click Save.
4. Copy the forum short code.

Create a new Page (or Post) and paste the forum short code.

View your Page (or Post) with the embedded forum and click on the link to create a new forum topic.
Just add a title and contents to the post then click Send Post.

At the forums overview page, you can see the title, description and also do a search of the specific forum easy peasy.

Forums Features

Big control and easier communication.

  • Unlimited forums
  • Site specific forums for Multisite
  • Simple embed by code
  • Built-in Pro Sites limiter
  • Forum manager
  • Limit topics per page
  • Limit posts per page
  • Set maximum number of forums
  • Forum color styling
  • Forum search
  • Set border size