Forum Plugin For WordPress

Last week I set up a community website based on WordPress. The main feature is of course a forum (discussion board) for the members. There are so many forums available on the net such as phpBB (open source) and vBulletin (commercial) but can not impressed me. I mean some of them are too much for me, especially for the paid one ;)

If you asked me why I used WordPress instead of pure forum, it is because I need to have a CMS to publish news, blog posts, and articles and allow member to comment. We have it on WordPress right?

Thanks to Andy Staines who creates a plugin for wordpress named “Simple Forum (SF)”. The installation is easy as usual plugin install. SF is using WordPress User Management for the membership system as well as user registration. To allow user registration, you need to tick “Anyone can register” under WordPress Option.

SF has a feature called “post linking” which provides a possibility to create forum topic posts based on blog entries and vice versa. Only members who are allowed to post on blog have this option while making a new topic post. RSS also available to ease you in placing forum feed in your blog.

You need to try it to feel its power. Download link is available at

Here is the screenshoot of my forum.

Simple Forum

42 thoughts on “Forum Plugin For WordPress

  1. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    April 27, 2011 at 12:58am

    wah mantap ni …kapan2 buat forum ah….

  2. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Maret 13, 2011 at 11:34am

    I never new that you could create a forum on wordpress. How does the forum compare to other forums such as vBulletin and phpBB?

  3. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Agustus 20, 2010 at 6:01am

    Simple Press looks like a interesting plugin that I need to try out.

  4. Permalink  ⋅ Balas

    cebu travels

    April 5, 2010 at 9:40pm

    the lin to the download page of the forum plugin is down. please if you have it uploaded in rapidshare please post it. :D

  5. Permalink  ⋅ Balas

    Orang Ngapak

    April 1, 2010 at 3:21pm

    Sedang pilih-pilih plugin forum nih….semoga plugin wp yg terbaik..trims

  6. Permalink  ⋅ Balas

    Unlimited Forum

    Februari 14, 2010 at 3:11pm

    Hi, I’m newbie …I like wordpress too. Nice to meet you in this blog. Guide me please. Thank you

  7. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Februari 3, 2010 at 10:13pm

    i have no idea if wordpress forced to become a forum. although have powerful plugin for making such a forum on wordpress, it’s still left behind with another CMS of course. btw, good job.

  8. Permalink  ⋅ Balas

    Kamal S.

    Januari 15, 2010 at 12:00am

    Nurudon, this is perfect. Exactly what I was tearing my hair out looking for.

    On the side, I like you blog’s theme design.

  9. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Januari 10, 2010 at 3:40pm

    izin nyimak gan…
    sekalian senggol GA nya…
    di tunggu senggokan balik nya

  10. Permalink  ⋅ Balas

    stats counter

    Desember 29, 2009 at 11:54am

    well i think it will look cool but i want to know how wordpress support forum works for wordpress it is really cool one…i am installing this one.

  11. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Desember 18, 2009 at 7:06pm

    thank mas.jago banget.bookmark dulu aja.

  12. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    September 6, 2009 at 2:47pm

    I looking it for a long time. Thanks for that..

  13. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Juli 12, 2009 at 12:13pm

    I have installed but not sure how to add it in the page. do it has something like code to be inserted in the page ?

  14. […] Forum Plugin For WordPress JAUHARI Posted by root 4 hours ago ( Your webmaster search is plugin forum wordpress jauhari 14 comments add yours the upper is the most recent comment auto insurance quotes middot auto insurance middot health insurance middot tattoos middot movie downloads middot online pmp certification po Discuss  |  Bury |  News | Forum Plugin For WordPress JAUHARI […]

  15. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Mei 30, 2009 at 11:07am

    Thx bang atas pemberitahuannya, udah lama mo nyari forum plugin buat wp neh
    Mo nyoba dulu bang

  16. Permalink  ⋅ Balas

    eka tyo

    Mei 7, 2009 at 7:23pm

    Mau nanya neh sama senior2 yang diatas..
    gimana yah caranya nampilin forum ini ke halaman depan wordpress… soalnya setelah saya menginstall ini koq forumnya tidak bisa di akses dari depan yah? apakah harus ada syarat lain? mohon bantuannya atau kirim langsung ke email saya di terimakasih sebelumnya

  17. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    April 11, 2009 at 10:11am

    sip.. ini dia yang aku butuhin.. thanks ya.. :x:x:x

  18. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Februari 23, 2009 at 8:02am

    Thank You! Thank you! Thank you!

    This works Awesome, easy to install and simple to use. i have been searching a long time for a Forum Plugin like this.

    in case i didn’t say it, Thank you!

  19. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Februari 7, 2009 at 3:28pm

    Cool, I like this Simple Forum plug-in seem really nice! I like WordPress. So free WordPress, free plug-ins and more. FREE hosting. I just found out this place and after some months on it, I can say it’s a good spot! You have 1500mb of space, everything WordPress need and many tools via cPanel too. Take look!

  20. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Februari 1, 2009 at 3:02pm

    I am so glad I found this post. I set up a forum using this plug-in in about 2 hours – but I know the next time I use it will be much faster now that I’ve figured it out! Had a few troubleshooting issues with set up and my theme, but now that it’s up I couldn’t be more happier!

    I really can’t believe this plug-in is free, its that’s good :)

  21. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    November 18, 2008 at 7:41pm

    Thanks for such an opportune piece of advice when looking for a forum plugin for WordPress. I had struggled with intergrating bbpress although I expected it would, having mastered the integration, be possible to modify the aesthetics through additional theme changes. However, I’ll go with your recommendation because I didn’t set out to become a CSS editor. I have enough texts of my own to modify. Thanks again.

  22. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Oktober 28, 2008 at 8:28pm

    What a great find. I was looking for something like this everywhere.:d

  23. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Juli 6, 2008 at 6:30am

    Thanks – we’ll be adding this to our site too.

  24. Permalink  ⋅ Balas


    Juni 19, 2008 at 9:32pm

    Okay, what if the blogger doesn’t want people posting in other areas of WordPress, but only on the forums. Does it allow for that?

  25. Permalink  ⋅ Balas

    Uncle Che

    Juni 4, 2008 at 7:01am

    I am very happy seeing a post like this. This this time next week, should have a forum running on it. Cheers

Tinggalkan Balasan

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required.

Anda dapat menggunakan tag dan atribut HTML: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>