Simple:Press Core Features

Some of the features included with the free version of Simple:Press

Forum Features

  • Theme and template driven
  • Plugin system to add features
  • Sub-forum support to any level
  • Optional post moderation
  • User level unread post handling
  • Forum ranks and badges
  • Image thumbnails and enlargements
  • User defined signatures
  • Avatar uploads – Gravatar or WordPress
  • A toolset for common admin tasks
  • Comprehensive search options
  • Custom icons for groups and forums
  • Comprehensive selection of RSS feed
  • Custom smileys including uploads
  • Store components outside of plugin
  • Create hidden ‘spoilers’ in posts
  • Optional support for WordPress shortcodes
  • Email notification of posts to admins
  • Forum statistics including online list


  • Powerful user group and permission system
  • Can create private and/or public forums
  • Optional ‘math’ spam prevention tool
  • Coded to use WordPress secure routines
  • Feature to prevent user access to wp admin
  • Private RSS feeds for members only
  • Email notification of posts to admins


  • Fully integrated with WordPress registrations and logins
  • Uses Cookies to track returning members and guests
  • Complete uninstall/removal option
  • Comprehensive Administrative Options and Settings
  • Fully integrated with WordPress roles and capabilities system


  • Creates pretty/seo friendly permalinks
  • Support for the All In One SEO Pack and Google XML Sitemap Plugins
  • Page and browser title settings
  • Canonical URL’s
  • Custom descriptions and keywords

User Profiles

  • Extended member profile options
  • Each user can set their own timezone
  • Full member Listing
  • Supports RPX/Janrain 3rd party login
  • Social network and IM identities


  • Extensive use of WordPress style action/filter hooks
  • Each display element contained in a template display function
  • Full access to the underlying api
  • Data inspection tool


  • Extensive help text throughout the plugin
  • Full online documentation for users and admins
  • A growing body of documentation for developers

Get started with the free version of Simple:Press