Simple:Press Documentation

Core Themes

Starting with Simple:Press 5.6.3, when you first install Simple:Press it comes with the Standard ‘Barebones’ theme. Before SP 5.6.3, the install came with the Classic ‘Default’ theme.

We also have other themes that you can use instead of the one that came with the initial install. These optional themes are primarily designed to show some different ways of designing your forum or provide a better layout for narrow forum widths. You can get themes in our store.

Click on the link below to learn more about each Simple:Press theme.

Note:
Many of the themes have the optional color overlay files included. The best way to see which theme looks and works best on your site is to install and activate them.

Classic Themes

Standard Themes

Premium Themes

Our Simple:Press Classic Themes

Default Theme

‘Default’ is our main core, base theme that is bundled and supplied with Simple:Press out of the box.

It is modeled with a traditional forum styling to suit desktop monitors and WordPress themes with a decent column width available on the page template.

It comes bundled with 20 ‘overlays’ – color variations – to help match a users WP theme base styling. A child theme framework for Default is available for download to aid user customization through our Default Child Theme Framework in our Store page.

Details on the Default Theme including how to obtain it are located on our Default Theme in our Store page. Be sure to click on “The Default Theme” picture to play the 2 slide slideshow providing various views of the theme.

 

iForum Theme

This theme is no longer offered – the information provided here is for legacy use only.

The ‘iForum’ theme is modeled on our core ‘Default’ that is bundled with Simple:Press – but with some quirky differences.

It offers a 2-column view combining Group and Forum Views into one.

It comes bundled with 20 ‘overlays’ – color variations – to help match a users WP theme base styling. A child theme framework for iForum is available for download to aid user customization through our iForum Child Theme Framework in our Store page.

Details on the iForum Theme including how to obtain it are located on our iForum Theme in our Store page. Be sure to click on “The iForum Theme” picture to play the 2 slide slideshow providing various views of the theme.

 

Stacked Theme

The ‘Stacked’ theme is modeled on our core ‘Default’ that is bundled with Simple:Press.

It is modeled with a traditional forum styling to suit desktop monitors and WordPress themes with a narrow column width available on the page template. It simply displays user information above posts instead of the more usual position on the left.

It comes bundled with 20 ‘overlays’ – color variations – to help match a users WP theme base styling. A child theme framework for Stacked is available for download to aid user customization through our Stacked Child Theme Framework in our Store page.

Details on the Stacked Theme including how to obtain it are located on our Stacked Theme in our Store page. Be sure to click on “The Stacked Theme” picture to play the 2 slide slideshow providing various views of the theme especially designed for both Desktop and Mobile viewing.

 

CSS-Only Theme

The ‘CSS-Only” theme is modeled on our core ‘Default’ that is bundled with Simple:Press.

It is modeled with a traditional forum styling to suit desktop monitors and WordPress themes with a reasonable column width available on the page template.

It is aimed at those users who are unable to use our overlay based themes due to hosting server restrictions.

A child theme framework for CSS-Only is available for download to aid user customization through our CSS-Only Child Theme Framework in our Store page.

Details on the CSS-Only Theme including how to obtain it are located on our CSS-Only Theme in our Store page. Be sure to click on “The CSS-Only Theme” picture to see an enlarge view of the theme.

Our Simple:Press Standard Themes

Barebones Theme

Barebones, introduced as our bundled core theme with Simple:Press version 5.6.3, has a modern, crisp and more minimal styling. It utilises glyphs to reduce http requests and boost performance. While it fully supports our ‘overlay’ styling technology, Barebones comes complete with a simple colour customiser making it easy and quick to style your forum to match the colours of your website.

Note that any Simple:Press theme sits on top of your WordPress theme and to fully achieve Barebones responsiveness on different platforms then a WordPress responsive theme is also required.

Click on the pictures below to see various views of the theme especially designed for both Desktop and Mobile viewing.

All theme screenshots are taken from our support forum and may contain elements, such as custom icons, that are not pre-supplied but can be added by the end-user or, in some cases, from additional plugins

A child theme framework for Barebones is available for download to aid user customization through our Barebones Child Theme Framework in our Store page.

Details on the Barebones Theme including how to obtain it are located on our Barebones Theme in our Store page. Be sure to click on “The Barebones Theme” pictures here and on the store page to play the 7 slide slideshow providing various views of the theme especially designed for both Desktop and Mobile viewing.

 

Barebones CSS Desktop Theme

Aimed at those users who are unable to use our overlay based version of Barebones due to hosting server restrictions – this CSS version displays Barebones in it’s default colours. Set this version as the theme for the desktop. A mobile version is also available.

Click on the pictures below to see various views of the theme especially designed for Desktop viewing.

All theme screenshots are taken from our support forum and may contain elements, such as custom icons, that are not pre-supplied but can be added by the end-user or, in some cases, from additional plugins

A child theme framework for Barebones CSS Desktop is available for download to aid user customization through our Barebones Child Theme Framework in our Store page.

Details on the Barebones CSS Desktop Theme including how to obtain it are located on our Barebones CSS Desktop Theme in our Store page. Be sure to go to the Barebones Theme in our Store page and click on the “Desktop” pictures which provide various views of the theme especially designed for Desktop viewing.

 

Barebones CSS Mobile Theme

Aimed at those users who are unable to use our overlay based version of Barebones due to hosting server restrictions – this CSS version displays Barebones in it’s default colours. Set this version as the theme for the mobile. A desktop version is also available.

Click on the pictures below to see various views of the theme especially designed for Mobile viewing.

All theme screenshots are taken from our support forum and may contain elements, such as custom icons, that are not pre-supplied but can be added by the end-user or, in some cases, from additional plugins

A child theme framework for Barebones CSS Mobile is available for download to aid user customization through our Barebones Child Theme Framework in our Store page.

Details on the Barebones CSS Mobile Theme including how to obtain it are located on our Barebones CSS Mobile Theme in our Store page. Be sure to go to the Barebones Theme in our Store page and click on the “Mobile” pictures which provide various views of the theme especially designed for Mobile viewing.

Our Simple:Press Premium Themes

Reboot Theme

Reboot’s crisp, clean look has made it popular among Simple:Press users. It is a fully responsive theme for Desktop, Tablet and Phone use built using many new CSS3 features.

It comes bundled with 12 ‘overlays’ – color variations – to help match a users WP theme base styling. A child theme framework for Reboot is available for download to aid user customization through our Reboot Child Theme Framework in our Store page.

Note that any Simple:Press theme sits on top of your WordPress theme and to fully achieve Reboot’s responsiveness on different platforms then a WordPress responsive theme is also required.

Details on the Reboot Theme including how to obtain it are located on our Reboot Theme in our Store page. Be sure to click on “The Reboot Theme” picture to play the 12 slide slideshow providing various views of the theme especially designed for both Desktop and Mobile viewing.

 

Unified Theme

With it’s typical forum look and feel, the Unified Theme is a fully responsive Simple:Press theme for Desktop, Tablet and Phone use with special emphasis on mobile usage.

It comes bundled with 10 ‘overlays’ – color variations – to help match a users WP theme base styling. A child theme framework for Unified is available for download to aid user customization through our Unified Child Theme Framework in our Store page.

Note that any Simple:Press theme sits on top of your WordPress theme and to fully achieve Unified’s responsiveness on different platforms then a WordPress responsive theme is also required.

Details on the Unified Theme including how to obtain it are located on our Unified Theme in our Store page. Be sure to click on “The Unified Theme” picture to play the 12 slide slideshow providing various views of the theme especially designed for both Desktop and Mobile viewing.

Page Changelog

Version 5.6.3: Three (3) Barebones Themes added.

Codex page sync’d with code version 6.x.


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